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Industry Events

TJA Convention brings seminars, education & networking together with exhibitors, diamond vendors & more

Finishing touches are being put on the 2014 Texas Jewelers Association (TJA) Convention, to be held September 27 - 30 in San Antonio. This year the TJA, together with the Israeli Diamond Industry (IDI), will host the 1st annual Texas-Israel Diamond Show, scheduled for September 29 - 30.

The St. Anthony Hotel, located on the San Antonio Riverwalk, will be home to the event. Currently undergoing a $24 million renovation - scheduled to be completed and ready for attendees to enjoy during the convention - the St. Anthony Hotel is a National Historic Landmark, Completed in 1909, the St. Anthony still has much of the period detail preserved.

JA New York announces new dates for 2015 Winter Show

(NEW YORK) - JA New York has announced that the dates for their 2015 Winter Show will be moved from March to January 18 - 20, 2015. The new show dates reflect a need within the industry to create a stand alone show that won’t overlap with any other trade event. JA New York decision makers also feel the new timing of the show will be beneficial for retailers after what’s expected to be a prosperous holiday selling season.

GIA’s New York Jewelry Career Fair draws hundreds

(NEW YORK) - More than 800 ambitious and aspiring professionals packed the Javits Center on July 28, where 44 companies were looking to fill hundreds of positions at the GIA (Gemological Institute of America) Jewelry Career Fair. The jewelry industry’s largest recruiting event drew crowds for job opportunities ranging from an on-air television host to design, manufacturing and sales positions. The program also featured one-on-one career coaching with industry veterans and a panel discussion led by top names in the jewelry business.

Mississippi Jewelers hold annual Convention

The Mississippi Jewelers Association (MJA) held its 63rd annual Convention in June at the Whispering Woods Resort in Olive Branch, MS.  Olive Branch (just outside Memphis, TN) is considered to be the fastest growing city in America and association members had the opportunity to visit and learn about the northwest part of Mississippi.

Centurion South Beach 2014 set for Oct. 12-14

Looks to carry momentum from 2013 attendance surge

(MIAMI BEACH, Fla.) - The Centurion South Beach Show will return to the iconic Ritz Carlton Miami Beach Hotel at One Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL, October 12-14, 2014 for what will be its fifth event serving jewelry retailers from the Caribbean, Central and South America, Florida and elsewhere in the USA.

MJSA Jeweler’s Bench Conference & Trade Fair coming in September

If you ever wanted a better, more profitable way to make or repair a piece of jewelry, plan to attend the MJSA Jeweler’s Bench Conference and Trade Fair September 13 & 14. Held at the Sheraton Providence Airport Hotel in Warwick, RI, the Jeweler’s Bench Conference & Trade Fair is for anyone engaged in bench work - artisans and designers, manufacturers, retailers who offer repair or repurposing services. Attendees will learn the latest bench techniques and re-discover the joy of bench work, learn ways to run a better bench business and discover the latest tools, supplies, and services that will turn their operation into a lean and fit “Super Shop.”

SJO and MAJA holding Fall Buying Show August 24-25 in Charlotte

The Southeastern Jewelers Organization (SJO) is gearing up for its Fall Buying Show in Charlotte at the renowned 4-star Ballantyne Hotel and Spa. SJO members, along with Mid-America Jewelers Association (MAJA) members, are invited to participate in this highly effective 3-day event. Members benefit from the variety and quality of vendors and the incredible networking and educational seminars, all within the luxurious Ballantyne Resort setting.