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2018 Tradeshow Calendar

 

JANUARY

 

January 5-7
G&LW Show
Lakeland, FL-Lakeland Center

601.879.8832
www.glwshows.com

January 9-10
G&LW Show
Asheville,NC-U.S.Cellular
Center Asheville
www.glwshows.com 

January 20-22
Jewelers International Showcase (JIS)
Miami, FL-DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Miami Airport & Convention Center
800.840.5612
www.jisshow.com 

January 20-22
Retail Jewelers Organization
Spring Buying Show (RJO)
Savannah, GA-Savannah
Westin Golf & Resort
800.247.1774
www.rjomembers.com 

January 25-February 5
J.O.G.S. Tucson Gem & Jewelry Show
Tucson, AZ - Tucson
Expo Center
213.629.3030
www.jogsshow.com 

January 27-February 4
G&LW Show
Tucson, AZ
Holiday Inn-Palo Verde/Holidome
601.879.8832
www.glwshows.com 

January 27-February 7
G&LW Show
Tucson, AZ – The GEM Mall
601.879.8832
www.glwshows.com 

January 28-30
Centurion Jewelry Show
Scottsdale, AZ
516.331.5586
www.centurionjewelry.com 

January 28-29
49th ACE It Winter Conference
Tucson, AZ-Tucson
Convention Center
718.893.1536
www.najaappraisers.com 

January 28-29
Southeastern Jewelers Org.
Charlotte, NC-The Ballantyne
619.940.9225
www.sjobuyinggroup.com 

January 30-February 4
AGTA Gem Fair Tucson
Tucson, AZ – Tucson
Convention Center
214.742.4367
www.agta.org 

January 30-February 4
GJX Gem and Jewelry Show
Tucson, AZ
GJX Pavilion
214.742.4367
www.gjxusa.com 

January 31-February 3
JCK Tucson
Tucson, AZ
JW Marriott Star Pass Resort
800.257.3626
www.tucson.jckonline.com 

 

February

 

February 21-25
Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair
IMPACTMuang Thong Thani
Bangkok,Thailand
www.bkkgems.com 

February 23-25
GTS Florida Jewelry Expo
Orlando, FL – Osceola
Heritage Park Exhibition Hall
770.410.9771
www.gtshows.com 

 

MARCH

 

March 3-5
Atlanta Jewelry Show
Atlanta, GA
Cobb Galleria
800.241.0399
www.atlantajewelryshow.com 

March 10-13
Independent Jewelers Organization (IJO)
Grapevine, TX
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center
203.846.4215
www.ijo.com 

March 11-12
G&LW Show
Minneapolis, MN
Double Tree - Bloomington Minneapolis-South
601.879.8832
www.glwshows.com 

March 11-13
JA New York Winter Show
New York, NY
Jacob Javits Convention Center
646.654.4983
www.ja-newyork.com 

March 11-13
MJSA Expo New York
New York, NY
Jacob Javits Convention Center
800.444.6572
www.mjsa.org 

March 11-13
LUEUR Spring
New York, NY
Jacob Javits Convention Center
239.732.6642
www.lueurny.com 

March 16-18
GTS Greensboro Jewelry Expo
Greensboro, NC
Greensboro Coliseum
770.410.9771
www.gtshows.com 

March 16-18
G&LW Show
Detroit, MI
Embassy Suites Detroit-Livonia/Novi
601.879-8832
www.glwshows.com 

 

April

 

April 14-16
Jewelers International Showcase (JIS)
Miami Beach, FL
Miami Beach Convention Center
800.840.5612
www.jisshow.com 

April 20-21
G&LW Show
West Springfield, MA
Eastern States Exposition
601.879.8832
www.glwshows.com 

April 23-25
AGS Conclave
Nashville, TN
Omni Hotel Nashville
702.255.6500
www.americangemsociety.org 

 

May

 

May 4-6
G&LW Show
Orlando, FL
Osceola Heritage Park
601.879.8832
www.glwshows.com 

May 5-7
GTS Greensboro Jewelry Expo
Greensboro, NC
Greensboro Coliseum
770.410.9771
www.gtshows.com 

May 11-13
G&LW Show
Franklin, NC
Watauga Festival Center
601.879.8832
www.glwshows.com 

May 20-23
Santa Fe Symposium
Albuquerque, NM
Hotel Albuquerque
800.952.6222
www.santafesymposium.org 

May 28-31
G.L.D.A.-Vegas Gem Show
Las Vegas, NV
Mirage Hotel and Casino
301-294-1640
www.glda.com 

May 30-June 4
Luxury By JCK
Las Vegas, NV
Mandalay Bay Hotel and Convention Center
800.257.3626
www.luxury.jckonline.com 

May 31-June 4
AGTA GemFair at JCK
Las Vegas, NV
Mandalay Bay Hotel and Convention Center
800.257.3626
www.lasvegasshow.com 

 

JUNE

 

June 1-4
JIS EXCHANGE
Las Vegas, NV
Tropicana
800.840.5612
www.jisshow.com/exchange 

June 1-4
JCK Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV
Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
800.257.3626
www.lasvegas.jckonline.com 

June 22-24
GTS Florida Jewelry Expo
Kissimmee, FL
Osceola Heritage Park Exhibition Hall
770.410.9771
www.gtshows.com 

 

JULY

 

July 13-15
G&LW Show
Livonia, MI
Embassy Suites
601.879.8832
www.glwshows.com 

July 14-16
RJO Fall Buying Show
Minneapolis, MN
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
800.247.1774
www.rjomembers.com 

July 15-17
JA New York Summer Show
New York, NY
Jacob Javits Convention Center
508.734.4986
www.ja-newyork.com 

July 26-29
G&LW Show
Franklin, NC
Watauga Festival Center
601.879.8832
www.glwshows.com 

July 28-31
Independent Jewelers Organization (IJO)
Cleveland, OH
Cleveland Convention Center
203.846.4215
www.ijo.com 

 

AUGUST

 

August 3-5
GTS Greensboro Jewelry Expo
Greensboro, NC
Greensboro Coliseum Complex
770.410.9771
www.gtshows.com 

August 4-6
Atlanta Jewelry Show
Atlanta, GA
Cobb Galleria
800.241.0399
www.atlantajewelryshow.com 

August 11-14
50th ACE IT Mid-Year Conference
Baltimore, MD
Lord Baltimore Hotel
718.896.1536
www.najaappraisers.com 

August 19-20
Select Jewelry Show
Ledyard, CT
Foxwoods Resort & Casino
888.427.4697
www.selectjewelryshow.com 

August 25-27
Southeastern Jewelers Org.
Charlotte, NC
The Ballantyne
619.940.9225
www.sjobuyinggroup.com 

 

SEPTEMBER

 

September 6-9
G&LW Show
Tucson, AZ
Holiday Inn Palo Verde/Holidome
601.879.8832
www.glwshows.com 

September 16-17
Select Show
Dallas, Tx
Ritz Carlton
888.427.4697
www.selectjewelryshow.com 

September 21-23
GTS Florida Jewelry Expo
Kissimmee, Fla
Osceola Heritage Park Exhibition Hall
770.410.9771
www.gtshows.com 

September 30-October 1
G&LW Show
Minneapolis, MN
Double Tree - Bloomington Minneapolis - South
601.879.8832
www.glwshows.com 

 

OCTOBER

 

October 5-7
G&LW Show
Livonia, MI
Embassy Suites
601.879.8832
www.glwshows.com 

October 5-7
GTS Greensboro Jewelry Expo
Greensboro, NC
Greensboro Coliseum
770.410.9771
www.gtshows.com 

Oct TBD
GIA Jewelry Career Fair
Carlsbad, CA
Gemological Institute of America
800.421.7250 ext. 4100
www.careerfair.gia.edu 

October 12-13
G&LW Show
West Springfield, MA
Eastern States Exposition
601.879.8832
www.glwshows.com 

October 14-15
Select Show
National Harbor (Oxon Hill), MD
Gaylord National Resort
888.427.4697
www.selectjewelryshow.com 

October 18-21
Centurion South Beach
South Beach, FL
ELV Special Events Center
888.427.4697
www.centurionsouthbeach.com 

October 19-22
Jewelers International Showcase (JIS)
Miami Beach FL
Miami Beach Convention Center
800.840.5612
www.jisshows.com 

October 28-30
JA N.Y. Special Delivery
New York, NY
Jacob Javits Convention Center
646.654.4983
www.ja-newyork.com 

 

NOVEMBER

 

November 2-4
G&LW Show
Kissimmee, FL
Osceola Heritage Park
601.879.8832
www.glwshows.com 

November 6-7
G&LW Show
Asheville, NC
U.S. Cellular Center Asheville
601.879.8832
www.glwshows.com 

November 16-18
GTS Florida Jewelry Expo
Kissimmee, Fla
Osceola Heritage Park Exhibition Hall
770.410.9771
www.gtshows.com 

November 30-December 2
GTS Greensboro Jewelry Expo
Greensboro, NC
Greensboro Coliseum
770.410.9771
www.gtshows.com 

 

DECEMBER

 

 

About Us

About Southern Jewelry News

Established in 1988, Southern Jewelry News is currently in its 28th year of publication, and is the only trade newspaper dedicated to the Southern jewelry industry. Our circulation is nearly 13,000 readers with all our database management done in house. By updating our mailing list monthly, we can guarantee your message will reach your intended audience.

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About Mid-America Jewelry News

Mid-America Jewelry News was started in 2002 after repeated requests from our advertisers and readers to bring the regional, down-home news format of Southern Jewelry News to other parts of the country. Now in it's 8th full year of publication, over 8,000 readers look forward to receiving Mid-America Jewelry News every month.


Staff

newnams_smallBill Newnam is the co-owner and editor-in-chief of Southern Jewelry News and Mid-America Jewelry News. He is a 1989 graduate of the University of North Carolina - Greensboro.

Bill began working in the jewelry industry in 1987 for a manufacturer of colored stone and diamond jewelry and engravable giftware. In 1992 he was promoted to national sales manager of that organization.

In February 2000 Bill and his partner, Chris Smith, purchased Southern Jewelry News from Elizabeth Curtis. In October 2001 the pair started Mid-America Jewelry News to make their style of down-home jewelry news available to jewelers in America's Heartland.

Bill is a member of the Southern Jewelry Travelers Association, several state jewelry associations in the southeast and the 24 Karat Club Southeastern United States in which he has held several officer positions including president.

smiths_smallChris Smith is the President and publisher of Southern Jewelry News and Mid-America Jewelry News. He graduated from the University of North Carolina - Greensboro with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and political science.

Chris' background in the industry includes employment as purchasing manager for a jewelry and giftware manufacturing firm. In February 2000 Chris and his partner, Bill Newnam, purchased Southern Jewelry News from Elizabeth Curtis. In October 2001 the pair started Mid-America Jewelry News to make their style of down-home jewelry news available to jewelers in America's Heartland. Chris is a member of the North Carolina and Georgia Jewelers Association.

Chris and his wife, Carol, have been married since 1994. They have two children, Nate and Katie, and an Australian Shepard named Copper. Chris spends his spare time with his family traveling, exercising, and getting outdoors. 


elesa2Elesa Dillon is the Vice President of Sales for Southern Jewelry News and Mid-America Jewelry News. She joined the company in January 2002.

Elesa has been in the jewelry industry for over 25 years and her experience includes working in retail, and with a manufacturer/wholesaler, where she was involved in virtually every aspect of the business. She received a Lifetime Achievement award in 2010 from The Mid-America Jewelry Association.

She is a member of the Southern Jewelry Travelers Association, Several State Jewelers Association. She has served on the vendor advisory committee with the Retail Jewelers Organization. Elesa also serves on the Board of The Atlanta Jewelry Show. 

Elesa is a second-generation jewelry professional, and owes her passion for the industry to her mentor; her late father Paul Brandenburg.

Elesa's personal time revolves around her husband and two boys. Elesa enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling and volunteering.


martha_smallMartha Osswald Martha Osswald is the office manager and heads up the classified sales department for Southern Jewelry News and Mid-America Jewelry News. She is a native of Greensboro, North Carolina. She graduated from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro in 2005.

Martha's personal time involves spending time with her family, and friends. She joined in the company in December of 2009.

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