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JCK Las Vegas 2011: A Rejuvenated Experience for Buyers

New Product Categories Added, LUXURY extended for 7 days

(NORWALK, Conn.) - JCK Event’s ongoing reinvention continues to take shape in the form of improving and enhancing the customer experience. JCK 2011 will be moving to the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Convention Center in Las Vegas. The move is part of an overarching reinvention that has been embraced by a robust list of market-leading manufacturers/suppliers and buyers representing every facet of the jewelry industry.

Upbeat mood, serious buying marked 2010 Prime Jewelry Group event in Naples, FL

The Prime Jewelry Group held its highly acclaimed buying event on Sunday, August 29 and Monday, August 30 at the luxurious Ritz-Carlton Resorts in Naples, Florida. Indicating what may prove to be a turning point at the retail level, both the volume of sales recorded and the overall mood at the event was described as “enthusiastic.”

What should you do if you are the victim of a robbery?

Georgia GIA Alumni Association, Cobb County police hold “Mock Robbery”

Officer Kadison (not his real name) stood in front of the group, each connected in some way to the jewelry industry. Those seated had been invited to an interactive security briefing titled “A Mock Robbery” and were aware that part of the presentation would include a staged robbery and the audience would be witnesses.

RJO Buying Show brings industry together

Retail Jewelers Organization focuses on building relationships at this year’s event

(NEWTON, Iowa) – RJO jewelers and manufacturers from around the country attended the exclusive Fall 2010 Retail Jewelers Organization (RJO) Buying Show in Kansas City, MO. The RJO Buying Show, held semi-annually, provides successful independent jewelers the opportunity to browse current fashions, network with other industry leaders and purchase jewelry at negotiated discounts from world-renowned vendors.

Rapaport International Diamond Conference

(NEW YORK) - The Rapaport International Diamond Conference (IDC) will take place Thursday, October 21st, 2010 at The Times Center, New York. The one day conference held annually in New York City is renowned for identifying the important trends in the diamond industry. The topics of this year’s conference will be “Diamond Demand” and “Human Rights and the Diamond Industry – The Way Forward.”

GemJammin’ Tucson 2011 comeback date set

The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) is pleased to announce the return of GemJammin’ in conjunction with the 2011 AGTA GemFair™ Tucson. Back by popular demand, this open-to-all trade professionals music jam, is a benefit for Jewelers for Children. The event will be held at The Hut in Tucson on February 3, 2011, from 8 pm until the last lingering note fades in the early morning hours.  Participation and attendance is open to all members of the gem, mineral and jewelry industries.

Arizona Global Gem & Jewelry Show at The Hotel Arizona

For 28 of the last 33 years there has been a strong wholesale Gem & Jewelry Show at The Hotel Arizona. For 15 of those years the person responsible for all booth sales and show set up was Ron Swanson, managing partner of Arizona Global Gem & Jewelry Show.

“I am proud to announce that in 2011 Arizona Global Gem & Jewelry will be continuing this tradition with a wholesale gem and jewelry show in the heart of downtown Tucson at The Hotel Arizona,” said Swanson.

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