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JAA SECURES NEW DIAMOND IMPORTATION CODE FOR SYNTHETIC DIAMONDS

27 MARCH 2019

Sydney based jewellery designer and JAA member Roberto Mattei has been recognised at the 2019 International Jewellery Design Excellence Awards in Hong Kong..

Held during the HKTDC International Jewellery Fair over late February and early March, the IJDE Awards are open to designers from around the world who have previously won a jewellery design competition.

JAA MEMBER SHINES AT 2019 IJDE AWARDS IN HONG KONG

7 FEBRUARY 2019

The Jewellers Association of Australia (JAA) is pleased to announce the implementation of the new import classification which will differentiate synthetic diamonds from natural diamonds.

This announcement is the outcome of ongoing discussion between the JAA and the Department of Home Affairs which aim to align Australian tariff classifications with technological advancements impacting the jewellery industry. 


JO TORY APPOINTED AS JAA PRESIDENT
7 JANUARY 2019

The Jewellers Association of Australia (JAA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jo Tory as President, from 1 January 2019.

Jo has been involved with the JAA as a member in the early '90s and has served on the JAA Board of Directors for the previous year...


JAA PRESIDENT TO STEP DOWN AT END OF TERM AND DIRECTORS RE-ELECTED
5 DECEMBER 2018

On November 21, the Jewellers Association of Australia (JAA) Annual General Meeting was held in accordance with the requirements of the JAA Constitution.

The meeting saw the re-election of two elected directors for a further two-year term. Mr Cameron Marks continues in the same position he has held since May 2017. 


JAA ANNOUNCES JEWELCOVER
7 FEBRUARY 2018

The Jewellers Association of Australia (JAA) is excited to announce the launch of a new consumer jewellery insurance product - JewelCover.

“For too long our members have expressed their frustrations in dealing with domestic insurers who redirect their customers to the insurer’s preferred jeweller at the expense of the customer’s family jeweller.


JAA ANNOUNCES 2017 JAA JEWELLERY AWARDS MEDIA PARTNERSHIP WITH MARIE CLAIRE

26 JULY 2017

The Jewellers Association of Australia (JAA) is pleased to announce a media partnership with marie claire for the 2017 JAA Australasian Jewellery Awards (Awards). This comes after marie claire’s successful media partnership with the 2010 JAA Australian Jewellery Awards.


A MESSAGE TO THE INDUSTRY FROM THE JAA BOARD OF DIRECTORS 
12 JULY 2017

At a recent Board meeting, the JAA Board of Directors comprising Selwyn Brandt, Frank Salera, Karen Lindley, Jo Tory, George Proszkowiec, and Cameron Marks addressed certain matters that have been made public to the industry. The Board decided that some clarification was necessary given recent media coverage that may have confused industry members*


JAA ANNOUNCES THE 2017 JAA AUSTRALASIAN JEWELLERY AWARDS PRESENTATION EVENING

4 JULY 2018

The Jewellers Association of Australia (JAA) is pleased to announce that it will present a live event as part of its 2017 JAA Australasian Jewellery Awards program. The presentation evening will be held in conjunction with the Showcase Dinner and Masquerade ball on 25 August to maximise industry attendance.



AN IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE JAA BOARD

8 MAY 2017

It is with regret that the JAA Board must advise members that Amanda Hunter has submitted a request to step down from her current role as Executive Director.

In her time as Executive Director Amanda has worked with the genuine desire to...


JAA WELCOMES CAMERON MARKS TO THE JAA BOARD  

3 MAY 2017

The Jewellers Association of Australia (JAA) is pleased to welcome Cameron Marks to the JAA Board.

Cameron is the Managing Director at Percy Marks Fine Gems Pty Ltd where he has...


JAA ANNOUNCES 2017 JAA JEWELLERY AWARDS JUDGING PANEL

19 MARCH 2017

The Jewellers Association of Australia (JAA) is thrilled to announce the judging panel for the 2017 JAA Australasian Jewellery Awards. The JAA Jewellery Awards recognise the best emerging and experienced jewellery designers in Australia and New Zealand in a variety of categories that allow them to showcase their individual skills and talents.



JAA SECURES KEY NSW POLICE SECURITY CONTACTS

15 MARCH 2017

The Jewellers Association of Australia (JAA) is extending on the valuable work achieved through liaisons between the NSW Head Office, JAA Victorian Branch Committee Members, and the Victorian Police by forging an alliance with NSW Police. As a result key contacts within NSW Police have been established.

ANONYMOUS BENEFACTOR GIVES $10,000 TOWARDS A STUDENT OR APPRENTICE

6 MARCH 2017

The Jewellers Association of Australia (JAA) is honoured to announce that an anonymous benefactor has chosen the 2017 JAA Australasian Jewellery Awards as the vehicle to donate $10,000 towards a JAA initiative that supports an up-and-coming student/apprentice jeweller.


JAA RESPONSE TO JEWELLER MAGAZINE ARTICLE 

1 MARCH 2017

Coleby Nicholson’s outburst in Jeweller magazine’s online article this week was an extraordinary mixture of misunderstandings, false assumptions, conspiracy theories and innuendo.

Please be assured that the JAA is in good shape. Membership levels in recent years have held relatively...

END OF PUBLISHING AGREEMENT ENABLES JAA TO TAKE FRESH MEDIA APPROACH

15 FEBRUARY 2017

The Jewellers Association of Australia (JAA) has recently received notification that Gunnamatta Media Pty Ltd will not be seeking to renew its publishing agreement with the JAA.  

Accordingly, the JAA advises that with effect from...


JAA ANNOUNCES 2017 JAA AUSTRALASIAN JEWELLERY AWARDS

13 FEBRUARY 2017

The highly-respected JAA Australasian Jewellery Awards will be held in 2017. This premier industry awards event was established in 1968 to celebrate the creativity and imagination that abounds in the industry. Established as a highlight for the Australian and New Zealand jewellery industry for many years, the Awards continue to be the leading local jewelley competition.


JO TORY WELCOMED TO JAA BOARD 
8 FEBRUARY 2017

On February 9, Joanna Tory of Najo was welcomed to The Jewellers Association of Australia (JAA) Board to commence a co-opted Director’s position. This appointment will see Joanna join JAA President Selwyn Brandt, Vice-President and Buying-Group Representative George Proszkowiec, and Directors Brett Bolton, Frank Salera and Karen Lindley.

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