(NEW YORK) – Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, produced the Jewelers of America Fashion Show at American Gem Society (AGS) Conclave that combined fashion from esteemed New York fashion designer Carmen Marc Valvo with the fine jewelry of 25 jewelry manufacturers. The Fashion Show took place on Wednesday, April 23, at the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, CA.
Retailers were treated to a spectacular show that featured more than $16 million worth of stunning diamond, gemstone and precious metal jewelry. A Showcase Reception that followed the Fashion Show gave jewelry retailers an up-close look at the details and fine craftsmanship of the pieces.
“Each year, Jewelers of America is proud to partner with AGS to bring our special events and production expertise to the Jewelers of America Fashion Show at AGS Conclave. The result is a crowd-pleasing fashion event that uniquely mixes fashion and fine jewelry and facilitates the networking of jewelry retailers and suppliers like no other industry event,” says JA President & CEO David J. Bonaparte.
The following jewelry designers showcased their jewelry on the runway: American Gem Trade Association; ASHI Diamonds LLC; Byard F. Brogan/Embee Diamond/Inspired Collection; Carelle; Corona Jewellery Company; Diamond Days & Etienne Perret; Forevermark; Goldstein Diamonds; Harry Kotlar & Co.; Hearts On Fire; Julius Klein Group; Jye’s International Inc.; Lika Behar Collection; Martin Flyer Jewelry; M.K. Diamonds & Jewelry; Mastoloni Pearls; McTeigue Since 1895; Michael John Jewelry; Omi Privé; Precision Set; Ritani; Takat; True Knots; Vanna K Bridal and Fashion Jewelry; and Vivaan.
Each jewelry brand received a dedicated fashion model, staffed by No Ties Management.
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