The Jeweler’s Resource Bureau provides the fine jewelry industry with marketing, publishing and trade show expertise that promotes designer-owned businesses.

The company was founded in 1991 with one goal and one goal only – to support the growth of designer fine jewelry as a retail category, an artform and a community. The JRB offers a full menu of marketing and publishing services offering expert advice, custom publications and the kind of targeted marketing tools that designer entrepreneurs need to run their businesses most effectively.

Cindy Edelstein, founder and president of Jeweler's Resource, was awarded the prestigious Benne Award by the American Jewelry Design Council in 1995, and was the 1996 winner of the Contemporary Design Group’s award as Best Designer Advocate. In 1990, she received the Women’s Jewelry Association’s Award for Editorial Excellence. And in 2001 she was recognized again by the group for her Excelence in Marketing. Her byline can be seen in many trade and consumer magazines.

She has traveled internationally to such far-flung destinations as Thailand, Brazil and Ireland to present speeches, workshops and private consultations to industry groups and individual artisans to enlighten them about the American designer business.

Before starting the JRB she was the Fashion Editor for JCK magazine, and now serves as a consultant to JCK as coordinator of their highly successful Design Centers at the two JCK Shows. In 1996 she launched the first designer jewelry pavilion in the American Gem Trade Association’s Tucson GemFair.

In 2000, Jeweler’s Resource launched globalDESIGN, the first trade show for international studio jewelers. This event presents an elite collection of the world’s finest artisans to the American craft gallery audience.

The Jeweler’s Resource Bureau publishes the Designer’s Annual Planning Guide, the SOURCEBOOK for DESIGNERS and ARTISANS and dozens of online reports addressing the myriad of concerns facing professional jewelry designer entrepreneurs. We also produce an annual designer-oriented conference, designerDAY: The Business Conference for Jewelry Designers, in conjunction with MJSA.

Frank Stankus, vice president, joined the company in 1996 after many years at The New York Times. His career there included positions in the foreign news, technology and ergonomics departments before he was appointed editor of the newspaper’s in-house magazine, Times Talk. He brings to Jeweler's Resource sharp editorial skills, a keen design sense and expertise in computer and internet technology. Frank has maintained his writing chops while handling creative and technical projects at Jeweler's Resource by authoring numerous articles in many of the jewelry industry's leading publications, including JCK, AJM, Lustre, InStore and several others.

Together Cindy and Frank have built a team dedicated to promoting designers and their work.

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