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Industry Events

JIS Miami, Centurion South Beach Show to co-locate in October

jis breaker(NORWALK, Conn.) - This October, the 2018 JIS Miami October Show and the Centurion South Beach Show will be co-locating their events in the beautifully remodeled Miami Beach Convention Center in the heart of South Beach, Florida. The co-location following a $620 million renovation of the venue, promises easier participation of both events and more buying and selling opportunities for retailers and exhibitors alike.

Jewelers for Children announces annual Rings of Strength

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The annual Jewelers for Children Rings of Strength will be held on Thursday, May 31, at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. The very popular event includes options for a 5K walk or run, a challenging bike ride in the scenic foothills of Red Rock Valley, or a less strenuous, street level bike ride. Sponsors are lining up for this year’s event and participants can now register to participate. The event, now in its sixth year, has generated nearly $300,000 to help children in need.

American Gem Trade Association GemFair™ Tucson 2018 increases buyer company attendance by 10%

AGTA logo(TUCSON, Ariz.) - The 36th edition of the American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) GemFair™ Tucson 2018, held annually at the Tucson Convention Center, came to a close on Sunday, February 4. AGTA reported an increase in buyer company attendance by 10%, representing over 90 countries, who flocked to explore the show’s offerings of the newest and top classic gemstones and cultured pearls and jewelry from over 300 exhibitors.

Jewelers of America announces 2018 GEM Awards winners

Debra Messing receives GEM Award for Jewelry Style and Sally Morrison receives Lifetime Achievement

GEM Debra(NEW YORK) - Jewelers of America (JA) held the 16th annual GEM Awards on January 19 at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York. The winners in the categories of Jewelry Design, Media Excellence and Retail Innovation were revealed live to an audience of press and the watch and jewelry industry’s elite. Debra Messing received the GEM Award for Jewelry Style and Sally Morrison was the recipient of the 2018 GEM Award for Lifetime Achievement.

GIA offering exciting opportunities at Tucson 2018 Gem Shows

Launching “The Passion of Colored Gemstones” book

(CARLSBAD, Calif.) - GIA (Gemological Institute of America) kicks off the year at the upcoming 2018 Tucson gem and mineral shows with activities including the GIA Show Service Laboratory, GIA education seminars, presentations and the annual GIA alumni party. The Institute will be at the American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) GemFair™, Jan. 30 - Feb. 4, and at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show (TGMS), Feb. 8-11, both at the Tucson Convention Center. Copies of GIA’s new book “The Passion of Colored Gemstones” will be available as a show gift at AGTA. More information is available on the GIA website at https://www.GIA.edu/gem-fair-agta-gemfair-tucson-2018.

Select Show announces Dallas 2018 date

Date change moves Select Dallas to September


(NEW YORK) - On the heels of a successful 2017 Select Dallas Show, The Select Jewelry Show has announced a new date for 2018.

The 2018 Select Jewelry Show in Dallas will be held Sunday and Monday, September 16th and 17th. The location remains the same, the Dallas Ritz Carlton Hotel.

JA New York Spring Show preview

JANY 1Once again, the JA New York Spring show will co-locate with the MJSA Expo March 11-13, 2018 at the Jacob Javits Center, to create a true, destination Jewelry Market Week in New York City. With JA New York’s emphasis on fine finished jewelry and MJSA Expo’s unique focus on supplies to the trade, attendees can get the best in contemporary and estate jewelry, as well as the full gamut of jewelry making resources, all under one roof.