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Industry Events

Jewelers for Children announces 2016 Rings of Strength Tour

JFC FebBike, run or walk to help children in need

Jewelers for Children (JFC) will hold the fourth installment of the very popular Rings of Strength on Thursday, June 2 in Las Vegas. Start time will be at 5:30 a.m. outside the tour bus entrance at the Mandalay Bay Resort Casino. Participants will be able to choose between a 5K walk or run, a 50K challenging bike ride in the foothills of Red Rock Canyon or a shorter 15K route.

To date, the event has raised over $180,000 to help children in need.

Midwest Jewelers Conference & Show - A new show with a history


Jones FebThe 2016 Midwest Jewelers Conference & Show (MJC) is the “new” Jewelers Educational Conference, a regional jewelry conference and show that has been held biannually in suburban Kansas City, Missouri for 16 years. The name change, along with a move to Kansas City’s downtown Power & Light Entertainment District, was made to accentuate a restructured agenda that eliminates “slow time” for vendor-sponsors, and consolidates educational and social time for jewelers and their families. The entertainment district location also offers multiple dining and entertainment venues that are ideal for entertaining family or customers.

GIA offerings at 2016 Tucson Shows

Lab service, exhibits, alumni event, lab classes, seminars and more

GIA logo 1 28(CARLSBAD, Calif.) - GIA will offer a variety of activities at the upcoming 2016 Tucson shows - from a show service laboratory and not-to-miss alumni party to exhibitions and seminars - that will enrich the visitor experience. The Institute will have a presence at the American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) GemFair™, Feb. 2-7, and the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show (TGMS), Feb. 11-14, both taking place at the Tucson Convention Center.

Atlanta Jewelry Show announces AJS U schedule for February edition

SJTA logo(ATLANTA) - In addition to fresh new product finds, jewelers will be able to choose from a full selection of educational sessions filled with new ideas, marketing strategies and sales tips during the February 27-29, 2016 Atlanta Jewelry Show at the Cobb Galleria Centre. From creating ‘Authentic Happiness’ in the workplace to new merchandising strategies to attract Millennials, the AJS U educational line-up brings together some of the industry’s best speakers to share and spark new ideas that promise to get the new year off to a strong start.

JA New York gears up for Spring Show

Addition to show staff + co-location + new dates + easier access

(NEW YORK) - JA New York is pleased to announce an addition to their New York City-based team. Judy Karlin-Grant has been named Retailer Liaison of The JA New York Shows and will be responsible for spearheading the show’s Hosted Buyer Program, as well as serving as the main point of contact for all established and prospective retailers.

Identification of diamond treatments to be discussed at 2016 Mediterranean Gem and Jewellery Conference in Spain

The second in a series of annual Mediterranean conferences will take place at the AC Marriott in the heart of Valencia, Spain, May 7 - 9, 2016. Lectures will be offered by leading independent laboratory gemologists, diamond treatment producers and experts on a broad range of subjects, but especially topics that are of most concern and challenging to the jewelry industry. The theme of this conference will be on Diamond Treatments, and four experts will be discussing various related topics: