Jay Leno and Sugar Ray Leonard at Conclave

The American Gem Society has announced the identities of its celebrity guests for the 2017 Conclave: comedian Jay Leno and boxing legend and Olympian Sugar Ray Leonard. Conclave will be held in Hollywood, CA, from April 5-9. Leno will perform at the opening event’s lunch April 5, and Leonard will speak at the general session breakfast April 7. americangemsociety.org/en/conclave2017

Bench Bash

Stuller’s annual bench workshop will be held March 24-26 at the brand’s headquarters in Lafayette, LA. The 2-1/2-day workshop offers hands-on demonstrations and educational seminars. stuller.com/workshop

More Diamonds; Fewer Problems

MVI Marketing has created the Global Diamond Buying Consortium, which allows U.S.-based diamond dealers, stores and other organizations to join in promoting increased diamond sales to consumers. Members have access to free advertising content as well as social media content services. gdbc.rocks

For Finding Findings

3R Findings has released its new catalog, titled Essentials: The Jeweler’s Collection. This volume offers the manufacturer’s most popular and best-selling findings in an easy-to-use format. rfindings.com

SyPi for Mobile Buys

Synchrony Financial has announced the release of a fully integrated Synchrony plug-in credit feature for the mobile apps of retail partners. Called SyPi, it allows customers to use their credit cards to easily shop, redeem rewards and securely manage and make payments to their accounts via apps on their smartphones. synchronyfinancial.com

This article originally appeared in the January 2017 edition of INSTORE.