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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.

ACE© It Conferences by NAJA

The National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA) has announced its 43rd Annual Winter ACE© It Education Conference to be held in Tucson, AZ on February 1-2, 2015. 

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

San Antonio spells success for the TJA and the Texas-Israel Diamond Show

The Texas Jewelers Association (TJA) held its convention and the Texas-Israel Diamond Show at the St. Anthony Hotel in San Antonio, Texas, September 28 - 30.

The three day event allowed attendees the opportunity to participate in the educational offerings including Jewelers of America certification testing, seminars and presentations, networking, vendor exhibits and the Texas-Israel Diamond Show.

TJA vendor/exhibitor and Texas-based sales rep Bill Ward said of the event: “The TJA Convention was a smashing success! Downtown San Antonio was the perfect setting for the gathering, which included top jewelers from across the state of Texas. The flow of the event, including the seminars, breaks and networking schedule was a huge asset to the vendors, and encouraged a lot of time for vendor-retailer interaction. My sales at the Texas Jewelers Association Convention were the best I’ve ever had for a jewelers convention, and I can’t wait for next year!”

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