Election Update
Jewelers of America’s latest Legislative Update focuses on the makeup of the new Congress and its affect on three key
issues that affect jewelry businesses. Click here to see what’s next for Sales Tax Fairness, “Made in USA” and LIFO.

Current Industry Happenings, Educational & employment opportunities and benefits:


Click to learn more about “The Tool Chest” seminar

Learn more about Scholarships through the Ohio Jewelers Education Foundation – 2018 Application now available!

The Board of Directors of The Jewelers Board of Trade® is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Weisenfeld as their new President.
Richard served on the JBT Board of Directors for 17 years.  He was elected to the Executive Committee in 2008 and served as Chairman of the Board from 2014-2015.

Midwest Jewelers Jewelers Association offers GIA Diamond Grading Lab, April 30th – May 4th, 2018. Sponsored by Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company. Download Registration Form here

 Click here to open and print the registration form for the Medwest Jewelers Association Colored Stone Lab class!

Why You Should Update Your Business Website to HTTPS

This month Google Chrome will release its 68th version, which will, for the first time, clearly mark sites that do not have SSL certificates as “Not Secure” in the address bar. This warning will prominently appear in the address bar, alerting visitors to the risks of insecure connections. This update may dissuade customers from entering your site and lower your Google search ranking.

Previously, a small exclamation point encased in a circle would be included with these websites, but now, the actual words will appear next to the web address to add a bit more shock value to the lack of the SSL certificate. 

Learn more by following these links:

Come July 2018 Chrome 68 will start naming and shaming websites without https security 

Google Chrome update to label HTTP-only sites insecure within WEEKS 

What is SSL? 


Group-Rating Safety Accountability Information

Each year Ohio employers have the opportunity to participate in BWC’s Group-Experience-Rating Program or Group-Retrospective-Rating Program. While these programs are not required, they do provide you with an opportunity to significantly reduce your workers’ compensation premiums, while increasing your awareness of safety and risk-management strategies. Read more…

JVC Introduces New Handbook

The Jewelers Vigilance Committee (“JVC”) is pleased to announce the release of its latest publication, “Guide to Selling Jewelry in the 21st Century: Legal Compliance for Designers, Independent Jewelers, and Online Sellers”. This handbook is intended for the independent designer and those who market their wares on websites such as Etsy, eBay, Amazon, Craig’s List, and other online marketplaces. Read more…

Business & Employment Opportunities




 Ohio Jewelers Education Foundation 2018 Scholarship Deadline is quickly approaching!

The Board of Directors of the Ohio Jewelers Education Foundation deadline for the Scholarship Applications for 2018 is July 1, 2018! Click NOW for the Scholarship Application! If you have questions, please feel free to email Adri at or contact her at 614.389.2173.

Shoplifting gets more brazen, violent
In an incident that stunned an Eastside neighborhood, a man trying to steal armfuls of items from a clothing store fatally shoots in the head a man who tried to stop him. What once seemed a petty crime has escalated into either an enterprise by organized criminals or, at worst, a potential flash point for violence. Read more…




Jewelers Of America

Our consumer education arm, Jewelry Information Center, is again running a consumer sweepstakes, “A Little Bit of Bling” Sweepstakes, through March 28 that promotes shopping with local JA Retail Members, like your store. It’s a great promotional opportunity for Mid-America Jewelers Association. Read more>>


MAJA Announces New Member Benefit

The Jewelers Reserve Consumer Financing Card Program from Citi Retail Services is designed specifically for jewelry retailers. Read more>>


British Company Beats Google to Creating Password Rings

High-tech jewelry containing your passwords is becoming a reality thanks to British entrepreneur’s recent Kickstarter campaign.  Learn more>>


3 Ways to Collect. The Option is Yours.

JBT’s extensive range of Collection services makes so much sense for MAJA members. It’s easy to use, it’s economical, and it’s effective. Check out their new Collections Brochure!