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U.S. Antique Shows partners with the Rapaport Group

Rapaport to sponsor four U.S. Antique Shows in 2015

(NAPLES, Fla.) - U.S. Antique Shows, producer of several highly anticipated antique events, recently announced their latest partnership agreement with the Rapaport Group. The Rapaport Group is an international network of companies providing added value services that support the development of free, fair, transparent, efficient, competitive and ethical diamond markets.

GIA Colored Stone, Pearl Grading Lab Classes to be offered at Spring Atlanta Jewelry Show

(ATLANTA) - For the fifth year in a row, the Atlanta Jewelry Show will offer Gemological Institute of America® (GIA®) Lab classes in conjunction with its semi-annual show at the Cobb Galleria Centre, Atlanta, GA. Saving retailers the time and expense of traveling to the GIA campus, the Atlanta Jewelry Show will add this top-level coursework to the many other educational and product resources featured during the February 28 - March 2, 2015 edition. Programs will include the Colored Stone Grading Lab on Wednesday, February 25 - Friday, February 27 and the Pearl Grading Lab on Saturday, February 28.

Colorful diamonds dazzle at SW Florida event

Award winning gemologist/journalist Diana Jarrett explains all

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla.) - Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club near Sarasota, FL recently played host to the Opening Season Luncheon for the University Park Women’s Club. The event’s 2nd co-vice president Evelyn Cooper introduced gemologist and popular trade journalist Diana Jarrett who presented “Diamonds in Living Color” to a capacity crowd in the club’s sumptuous banquet hall.

The Original Miami Beach Antique Show once again hosts the Jewelry History Series

To be held at the Miami Beach Convention Center, January 28-29

(MIAMI) - U.S. Antique Shows recently announced that they will be hosting the Second Annual Jewelry History Series prior to the start of The Original Miami Beach Antique Show on Jan. 30. The jewelry conference, January 28-29, will consist of educational sessions from notable jewelry speakers as well as a complementary tour of Bass Museum of Art, an art museum located in Miami Beach.

JIS launches 18K Club at October 2014 Show

As a leading trade show for the jewelry industry of Latin America, the Caribbean, Florida and many other states, JIS (Jewelers International Showcase) reports a tremendous increase in the demand of 18k finished jewelry and other higher end merchandise at all their shows due to the extensive influence of Latin buyers and the extremely high economic plateaus of the Florida marketplace. With 1,250 booths at JIS’ October 2014 Show in Miami Beach and record breaking attendance, JIS successfully launched the 18K Club.

29th annual Santa Fe Symposium® accepting registrations

Registration is open, and now is the time for professionals in the jewelry industry to seize a unique opportunity! Every year, the Santa Fe Symposium® on Jewelry Manufacturing Technology invites jewelry professionals from around the world who are working to know more and build success. Throughout the 3½ days of this renowned conference, casters, manufacturers and entrepreneurs enjoy presentations on state-of-the-art techniques, new research, and the latest innovations in the jewelry industry. Each day, and well into the evening, opportunities abound to meet with colleagues, discuss ideas, and build professional networks. Register now to attend the Symposium on May 17–20, 2015, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Smart Show seeking contestants for Bench Pressure Challenge

(CHICAGO) - InStore magazine and The Smart Jewelry Show are seeking applicants to compete in InStore’s Bench Pressure Challenge competition to be held April 18 - 20, 2015, at Chicago’s Navy Pier.

A total of eight contestants will be selected; four each for the All-Around Challenge and the CAD Challenge. Each will receive round-trip airfare to The Smart Jewelry Show and two nights accommodation at the show hotel.

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