Jewelry Industry & People: October 2013

REMEMBERED>>?Leon Mason, cofounder of Mason-Kay, died of Alzheimer’s disease in Denver on July 24. He was 74.>>?Donald “Mike” Elmore, former owner of Gransbury-Elmore Jewelers and Mike’s Watch Shop in Felton, Calif., died July 18 after suffering a brain hemorrhage.>>?Alan Katz, who was vice president of operations for deBoulle Diamond and Jewelry in ­Dallas as well as a veteran of Friedman Jewelers and Zale Corp., died Aug. 22 at age 69.LABS>>?The International Gemological Institute has expanded its diamond report series to include Spanishand Portuguese language options.COMINGS AND GOINGS>>?Moissanite manufacturer Charles & Colvard has appointed Kyle ­Macemore senior vice president, chief financial officer, and treasurer.>>?Jewelers of America has elected Bill Farmer Jr., a partner in Farmer’s Jewelry in Lexington, Ky., as its new chair
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