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Tradeshows

2020 Trade Show Calendar

JANUARY


January 7-8
G&LW Show
Asheville, NC
U.S.Cellular Center Asheville
601.879.8832 - www.glwshows.com


January 10-12
G&LW Show
Lakeland, FL
Lakeland Center
601.879.8832 - www.glwshows.com


January 25-27
Retail Jewelers Organization Spring Buying Show (RJO)
Houston, TX
MarriottMarquis Houston
800.247.1774 - www.rjomembers.com

 

January 29-31
Centurion Jewelry Show
Tucson, AZ
J.W. Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa
516.331.5586 - www.centurionjewelry.com

 

January 30 - February 10
J.O.G.S. Tucson Gem & Jewelry Show
Tucson,AZ
Tucson Expo Center
213.629.3030 - www.jogsshow.com 

 

FEBRUARY


February 1-9
G&LW Show
Tucson, AZ
Holiday Inn Palo Verde/Holidome
601.879.8832 - www.glwshows.com

 

February 1-9
G&LW Show
Tucson, AZ
The GEM Mall
601.879.8832 - www.glwshows.com

 

February 2-3
53rd Annual ACE It Winter Conference
Tucson,AZ
Tucson Convention Center
718.893.1536 - www.najaappraisers.com

 

February 2-3
The Select Jewelry Show
Tucson,AZ
Westin la Paloma Resort
646.216.9290 - selectjewelryshow.com/show- info-tucson-2020/

 

February 4-9
AGTA Gem Fair Tucson
Tucson,AZ
Tucson Convention Center
214.742.4367 - www.agta.org

 

February 4-9
GJX Gem and Jewelry Show
Tucson, AZ
JX Pavilion
214.742.4367 - www.gJxusa.com


February 5-8
JCK Tucson
Tucson,AZ
JW Marriott Star Pass Resort
800.257.3626 - www.tucson.jckonline.com

 

February 9-11
Jewelers International Showcase (JIS)
Miami, FL
Miami Beach Convention Center
800.840.5612 - www.jisshow.com

 

February 22-24
Southeastern Jewelers Org. (SJO)
Charlotte, NC
The Ballantyne
877.996.9850 - https://www.sjorg.com 

 

February 25-29
Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair
Bangkok,Thailand
www.bkkgems.com

 

February 28 - March 1
GTS Florida Jewelry Expo
Orlando, FL
Osceola Heritage Park Exhibition Hall
770.410.9771 - www.gtshows.com

 

February 28 - March 3
Independent Jewelers Org. (IJO)
Colorado Springs, CO
The Broadmoor
203.846.4215 - www.lJO.com

 

MARCH


March 3-6
Hong Kong Diamond Gem & Pearl Show
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition
www.hktdc.com

 

March 7-9
AJS Atlanta Jewelry Show
Atlanta, GA
Cobb Galleria
800.241.0399 - www.atlantajewelryshow. com

 

March 13
GIA Jewelry Career Fair
New York, NY
Javits Convention Center
800.421.7250 ext. 4100 - www.careerfair.gia.edu

 

March 15-17
JA New York Winter Show
New York, NY
Javits Convention Center
646.654.4983 - www.ja-newyork.com


March 20-22
GTS Greensboro Jewelry Expo
Greensboro, NC
Greensboro Coliseum
770.410.9771 - www.gtshows.com

 

March 29-30
G&LW Show
Minneapolis, MN
Doubletree-Bloomington
Minneapolis South
601.879-8832 - www.glwshows.com


APRIL


April 3-5
GTS Asheville Gem & Jewelry
Asheville, N C
US Cellular Center
770.410.9771 - www.gtshows.com


April 3-5
G&LW Show
Detroit, MI
Embassy Suites
Detroit-Livonia/Novi
601.879-8832 - www.glwshows.com

 

April 17-18
G&LW Show
West Springfield, MA
Eastern States Exposition
601.879.8832 - www.glwshows.com

 

April 27-29
AGS Conclave
Denver, CO
Sheraton Denver Downtown
702.255.6500 - www.americangemsociety.org

 

April 28-30
Jewelers International Showcase (JIS) 
Miami Beach, FL
Miami Beach Convention Center
800.840.5612 - www.jisshow.com

 

MAY


May 8-10
G&LW Show
Franklin, NC
Watauga Festival Center
601.879.8832 - www.glwshows.com


May 15-17
G&LWShow
Orlando, FL
Osceola Heritage Park
601.879.8832 - www.glwshows.com


May 17-20
Santa Fe Symposium
Albuquerque, NM
Hotel Albuquerque
800.952.6222 - www.santafesy.mposium.org

 

May 29-31
GTS Greensboro Jewelry Expo
Greensboro, NC
Greensboro Coliseum
770.410.9771 - www.gtshows.com


May 31 - June 5
Luxury By JCK
Las Vegas, NV
The Venetian & Sands Expo Center
800.257.3626 - www.luxury.jckonline.com

 

May 31 - June 5
JCK Swiss Watch
Las Vegas, NV
The Venetian & Sands Expo Center
800.257.3626

 

JUNE


June 1-5
AGTA GemFair at JCK
Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas Convention Center South Hall
800.257.3626 - www.agta.org/las-vegas-2/

 

June 2-5
JCK Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV
The Venetian & Sands Expo Center
800.257.3626 - www.lasvegas.jckonline.com

 

June  1-5
Premier Show
Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas Convention Center
646.668.3730 - www.premiershow.com

 

June 1-5
The EXCHANGE at JCK
Las Vegas, NV
The Venetian & Sands Expo Center
800.840.5612 - https://lasvegas.jckonline. com/

 

June 19
GIA Jewelry Career Fair
London, UK
800.421.7250 ext. 4100 - www.careerfair.gia.edu

 

June 26-28
GTS Florida Jewelry Expo
Kissimmee, FL
Osceola Heritage Park Exhibition Hall
770.410.9771 - www.gtshows.com

 

JULY


July 10-12
G&LW Show
Livonia, MI
Embassy Suites
601.879.8832 - www.glwshows.com

 

July 18-20
RJO Fall Buying Show
St. Louis, MO
Renaissance St. Louis Grand Hotel
800.247.1774 - www.rjomembers.com

 

July 23-26
G&LW Show
Franklin, NC
Watauga Festival Center
601.879.8832 - www.glwshows.com

 

July 24-28
Independent Jewelers Org. (IJO)
Baltimore, MD
Cleveland Convention Center
203.846.4215 - www.lJO.com


July 26-28
Jewelers of America National Convention
New York, NY
InterContinental New York Barclay
203.846.4215 - www.ijo.com

 

AUGUST


August 7-9
GTS Greensboro Jewelry Expo
Greensboro, NC
Greensboro Coliseum Complex
770.410.9771 - www.gtshows.com

 

August 8-10
AJS Atlanta Jewelry Show
Atlanta, GA
Cobb Galleria
800.241.0399 - www.atlantajewelryshow.com

 

August 8-11
54th ACE It Mid-Year Conference
Dallas, TX
location TBD
718.896.1536 - www.najaappraisers.com

 

August 9-12
JA New York Summer Show
New York, NY
Jacob Javits Convention Center
508.734.4986 - www.ja-newyork.com

 

August 23-24
Select Show
Washington, D.C
Ritz Carlton
888.427.4697 - www.selectjewelryshow.com


August 28-30
GTS Asheville Gem & Jewelry
Asheville, NC
US Cellular Center
770.410.9771 - www.gtshows.com


August 29-31
Southeastern Jewelers Org.
Charlotte, NC
The Ballantyne
877.996.9850 - https://www.sjorg.com/

 

August 30-31
Select Show
Uncasville, CT
Mohegan Silll
888.427.4697 - www.selectjewelryshow.com

 

SEPTEMBER


September 6-7
Select Show
Dallas, TX
Ritz Carlton
888.427.4697 - www.selectjewelryshow.com

 

September 10-13
G&LW Show
Tucson, AZ
Holiday Inn Palo Verde/Holidome
601.879.8832 - www.glwshows.com

 

September 27-28
G&LW Show
Minneapolis, MN
Doubletree-Bloomington Minneapolis South
601.879-8832 - www.glwshows.com


OCTOBER


October 2-4
GTS Greensboro Jewelry Expo
Greensboro, NC
Greensboro Coliseum
770.410.9771 - www.gtshows.com

 

October 3-5
G&LW Show
Livonia, MI
Embassy Suites
601.879.8832 - www.glwshows.com

 

October 9-10
G&LW Show
West Springfield, MA
Eastern States Exposition
601.879.8832 - www.glwshows.com

 

October 9-11
GTS Florida Jewelry Expo
Kissimmee, Fla
Osceola Heritage Park Exhibition Hall
770.410.9771 - www.gtshows.com

 

October 11
GIA Jewelry Career Fair
Carlsbad, CA
Gemological Institute of America
800.421.7250 ext. 4100 - www.careerfair.gia.edu

 

October 13-16
Jewelers International Showcase (JIS)
Miami Beach FL
Miami Beach Convention Center
800.840.5612 - www.jisshows.com

 

October October 13-16
Centurion South Beach
Miami Beach Convention Center
888.427.4697 - www.centurionsouthbeach.com 

 

October 25-26
MJSA Expo New York 
New York, NY 
Jacob Javits Convention Center
800.444.6572 - www.mJsa.org

 

October 25-27
JA N.Y. Special Delivery
New York, NY
Jacob Javits Convention Center
646.654.4983 - www.ja-newyork.com

 

October 30 - November 1
G&LW Show
Kissimmee, FL
Osceola Heritage Park
601.879.8832 - www.glwshows.com

 

NOVEMBER


November 3-4
G&LW Show
Asheville, NC
U.S. Cellular Center Asheville
601.879.8832 - www.glwshows.com

 

November 13-15 
JIS Delivery San Diego
San Diego, CA
San Diego Convention Center 
 

 

DECEMBER


December 4-6
GTS Greensboro Jewelry Expo
Greensboro, NC
Greensboro Coliseum
770.410.9771 - www.gtshows.com

 

**Editors note: All information was provided by show organizers and is subject to change.  Before making plans to attend a show, check with the show's organizers using the contact information listed.

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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.

Our unique format and very reasonable
advertising rates set us apart from all other industry publications. Our tabloid size means your ad will be larger and more noticeable, BIGGER IS BETTER!

Take a look at Southern Jewelry News and see why our readers
call us the most readable publication in the industry.

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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