Industry & People


>>?Jacky Roth, former president of the Antwerp World Diamond Centre, has been appointed to the board of the World Diamond Council.

>>?Hamida Belkadi, CEO of the U.S. division of the De Beers retail chain since 2007, is resigning at the end of 2011 to pursue other interests. A replacement had not been named at press time.

>>?Glen Ross will become president of Shreve & Co. in San Francisco, succeeding Richard Horne. Ross previously was director of the Las Vegas Piaget boutique.

>>?Beny Sofer was elected to the Diamond Dealers Club board of directors by unanimous vote. He has served on its business development, nominating, and gemological committees.

Glen Ross


>>?The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York confirmed the reorganization plan for Doris Panos Designs on Aug. 30. Panos had filed for Chapter 11 on April 17, 2009.


>>?InterJewel USA will add Mercury Ring Corp.’s bridal and fashion lines to its international design, manufacturing, and sourcing capabilities.


>>?On Oct. 23, the Jewelers 24 Karat Club of Southern California honored Angelo R. Cardono, president of Jewels by Angelo in Downey, Calif., and Nate Morgan, president of Salt Lake City’s Morgan Jewelers, with the group’s Excellence in Service Award.


>>?Kathie Bovo, longtime JCK Jewelers’ Directory
manager, died of cancer Sept. 11. Bovo, who also worked on the JCK Las
Vegas show guide, is remembered by fellow staffers as special,
dedicated, and always helpful.

>>?Stanley Goodman, founder of Goodman & Sons ­Jewelers
in Hampton and Williamsburg, Va., died at Riverside Regional Medical
Hospital Sept. 8 at age 83 after complications from a long illness. He
founded the company in 1947 after serving in the Navy by establishing
stores on local military bases. His three sons work in the family
business, and his daughter and her husband own A. Altier Jewelers in Coral Springs, Fla.

>>?Yitzhak Forem, former president of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses, died Sept. 1 after a prolonged illness. Forem served as president of the Israel Diamond Exchange
from 1993 to 1998, and as WFDB president from 1998 to 2000. Born in
Poland in 1938, Forem survived the Holocaust and emigrated to Israel in
1949, where he rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel in the Israeli


>>?JCK Events is extending LUXURY by JCK from three to seven days, May 31–June 6. Swiss Watch by JCK runs June 2–6, and JCK Las Vegas June 3–6. All shows will be held at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

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