Judith Osmer and Virginia Carter of J.O. Crystal Co. Inc. retired from active management of their company, the J.O. Crystal Co., effective Dec. 31, 2002. Beginning in January 2003, Josephine and Alan Chan of JoAlan Designs became sole distributors of the Ramaura Cultured Ruby, Nicholas Created Alexandrite, and Empress Cultured Emerald on behalf of the firm. JoAlan will operate from the facility formerly occupied by J.O. Crystal in Long Beach, Calif.; contact phone numbers and the Web site (www.Ramaura.com) will remain the same. For further information, contact Virginia Carter or Alan Chan at 1493 Cota Ave., Long Beach, CA 90813; (562) 437-0736, e-mail: JOC@Ramaura.com.