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JAA Board Appoints New President

Jo Tory JAA President 1 January 2019 The Jewellers Association of Australia (JAA) Board 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 since the early ‘90s and has served on the JAA Board …

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JAA Launches New Consumer Jewellery Insurance Product

PRESS RELEASE 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 …

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The JAA Announces the 2017 JAA Australasian Jewellery Awards Presentation Evening

MEDIA RELEASE IMMEDIATE . 3 July 2017 The JAA announces the 2017 JAA Australasian Jewellery Awards presentation evening 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 …

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An Important Announcement from the Board of the JAA

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 further the interests of the Australian jewellery industry. …

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Anonymous benefactor donates $10,000 towards students and apprentices at 2017 JAA Australasian Jewellery Awards

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. The JAA acknowledges the anonymous benefactor for the generosity of their donation …

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End of Publishing Agreement Enables JAA to Take Fresh Media Approach

  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 7 April 2017, Jeweller Magazine will no longer carry the endorsement of, or be the …

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JAA announces the Young Jewellers Group at the 2017 Tradeshow

MEDIA RELEASE IMMEDIATE  7 February 2017 JAA announces the Young Jewellers Group at the 2017 Tradeshow The Jewellers Association of Australia (JAA) is pleased to announce the involvement of the Young Jewellers Group at the 2017 JAA Jewellery Tradeshow. The Young Jewellers Group was founded in 2011 as an …

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JAA Farewells Laura Sawade 

MEDIA RELEASE IMMEDIATE | 25 October 2016  JAA Farewells Laura Sawade  The JAA was saddened to hear of Laura Sawade’s departure from her role as Marketing Manager for Peter W Beck Pty Ltd.  This has necessitated her standing down from the board given that her position on the NIAC as …

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JAA to Continue with 2017 JAA Jewellery Tradeshow

JAA to continue with 2017 JAA Jewellery Tradeshow In light of the recent communication sent from both Nationwide and Leading Edge buying groups regarding their fair involvement in 2017, the JAA has made the following statement: The Jewellers Association of Australia (JAA) is an industry body. The JAA works towards …

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Now for the WHOLE truth!

Now for the WHOLE truth! The Jewellers Association of Australia (JAA) would like to address the communication sent from Gary Fitz-Roy, Managing Director of Expertise Events on 26 May. The JAA does not wish to waste resources and engage in a negative to and fro, however, strongly refutes many of …

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JAA to run new JAA Jewellery Fair in 2017

The Jewellers Association of Australia (JAA) proudly announces a new industry fair run by the industry for the industry, the JAA Jewellery Fair. This landmark announcement is being delivered amidst great excitement, after detailed research, analysis and discussion by the JAA Board and Executive Director. The event must meet the …

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JAA NIAC expresses extreme disappointment

The Jewellers Association of Australia’s (JAA) National Industry Advisory Council (NIAC), which advises the JAA Board, has expressed its extreme disappointment with Jeweller magazine. The 17 NIAC councillors represent all states and sectors of the industry. The unanimous resolution was in response to the article criticising the JAA in the …

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ACCC visit jewellery retailer after JAA Code Committee referral

JAA News Release A NSW jewellery retailer has modified their two price advertising and pricing practices following an investigation by the ACCC. The retailer failed to respond to a request for information following the receipt of an industry complaint to the JAA Industry Code of Conduct. Based on the information …

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