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NAJA to present ACE© It Conference for appraisers continuing education

NAJA logoThe National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA) announces its 45th Annual Winter ACE© It Education Conference to be held in Tucson, AZ on January 31 - February 1, 2016. 

The appraisal organization dedicated exclusively to gems and jewelry presents an outstanding program to assist the professional appraiser’s continuing education and an unparalleled networking experience. 

Arkansas retailer hosts exclusive trend event with guest luxury experts

From the Runway to Roberson’s

Roberson 4 women Nov(LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) - Award winning luxury jeweler, Roberson’s Fine Jewelry, welcomed women customers to the first-ever trend event, Runway to Roberson’s, on September 24, at their Little Rock store. Other guests in attendance included prestigious out-of-state jewelers, as well as local media and top jewelry blogger, Danielle Miele of Gem Gossip.

JA encourages positive editorial for fine jewelry

JA group NovFine Jewelry Preview showcased over 100 pieces of jewelry to trade and consumer press

(NEW YORK) – Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry retail marketplace, showcased over 100 pieces of jewelry, many from JA Supplier Members, to the press during its Annual Fine Jewelry Preview on September 30, in New York. The event was held in conjunction with Cultured Pearl Association of America, Platinum Guild International USA and Silver Promotion Service, and was sponsored by Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company and Synchrony Financial.

The Original Miami Beach Antique Show celebrates 55 years

Miami Antique Nov(MIAMI) - U.S. Antique Shows, the world’s leading producer of indoor antique shows, announced that their staple event, The Original Miami Beach Antique Show, will return for its 55th year. The show will be held at Miami Beach Convention Center, Jan. 28 - Feb. 1, 2016.

“The Original Miami Beach Antique Show has offered dealers unparalleled opportunities, garnering exposure to varied clientele for more than five decades,” says Dan Darby, Emerald Expositions vice president and U.S. Antique Shows general manager. “Our focus is to always enhance the overall show experience by presenting dealers with exceptional merchandise and hosting educational programs that can be enjoyed by all.”

JIS Miami October Show reports largest attendance in history

JIS crowd(MIAMI BEACH, Fla.) – On Thursday, October 15, 2015 the jewelry industry descended upon Miami Beach, Florida for opening day of the Jewelers International Showcase (JIS) October jewelry trade show. By the time the show concluded on Sunday evening, JIS reports all prior JIS attendance records were shattered. Attendance reporting presented a 16% increase over the October 2014 event, also making it JIS’s largest year to year attendance increase in the show’s thirty six year history.

GIA’s Jewelry Career Fair & Open House draws 600+ attendees

(CARLSBAD, Calif.) - More than 600 job seekers and guests packed GIA’s headquarters in coastal Carlsbad on October 9, where 33 companies were looking to fill hundreds of positions during the Institute’s annual Jewelry Career Fair & Open House. The gem and jewelry industry’s most illustrious recruiting experience drew crowds for hiring opportunities, one-on-one career coaching and three panel discussions with award-winning designers, innovative entrepreneurs and top executives.

Texas Jewelers Association adjusts 2015 Convention date

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Texas Jewelers Association (TJA) has adjusted the date on its 2015 Convention. The Convention, originally scheduled to take place from October 10 - 12 in San Antonio, will now be held from November 7 - 9, 2015.

TJA Executive Director Ann Glynn stated: “Although we had to deal with some unexpected circumstances, I am thrilled to announce that aside from the change in date, most everything else on our previous schedule will stay the same, including our beautiful location at the El Tropicano Hotel, located directly on the Riverwalk in San Antonio.