US Antique Shows partnering with Polygon
Online trading platform Polygon will sponsor and have a presence at multiple U.S. Antique Shows this year and in 2015, giving attendees tours of the website and explaining membership opportunities.
Baselworld buyer attendance down 4 percent
The number of buyers in attendance at Baselworld was 117,000 this year, a 4 percent decrease compared with the 122,000 that attended last year, according to show organizers.
Rapaport sets Diamond Show dates for 2015
After what it said was a successful first show, the Rapaport Group has announced it will host the Diamond Show at Baselworld again next year at the same venue, the Markthalle building.
Couture’s opening act, finally revealed in full
Following a slow unscrambling on social media, Couture officially announced Wednesday that soul singer Janelle Monáe will be the entertainment for this year’s opening night event, scheduled for May 29 at the Wynn Las Vegas.
JA New York’s four-day show wraps up
Although the threat of a snowstorm and a closely scheduled fair in Hong Kong surrounded the JA New York Winter show this year, buyers turned out to shop the floor for the extended four-day show.
Live from JA New York: Diversify the supply chain
Don’t rely on a single manufacturer for any one product, pick suppliers that work with the store’s delivery needs and payment abilities, and check their references. These were just a few of the tips offered at a session on diversifying a store’s supply chain held Monday at the JA New York Winter show.
Live from JA New York: Why it pays to be ‘likeable’
“The ROI (return on investment) of social media is that your business will still exist in five years.” That was the crux of a talk given Monday at the JA New York Winter show by Dave Kerpen, CEO of Likeable Jewelers and a best-selling author.
Live from JA New York: Capitalizing on custom
During a panel held Sunday at JA New York Winter, Peggy Jo Donahue of MJSA moderated a discussion with a Connecticut jeweler about how they have used custom design to their benefit and how other retailers can do the same.
GJEPC launches new jewelry show in Dubai
The Dubai Multi Commodities Centre along with the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council will premiere a new industry fair next month in Dubai, the Global Gem & Jewellery Fair.
The six new designers of the winter show
A half-dozen designers will, for the first time ever, exhibit their pieces at the upcoming JA New York Winter show, scheduled for March 1 to 4 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York.
Brazil gem show now ‘Fair at the Source’
In an attempt to spark interest in Brazilian gems, the country’s Gem Export Association is rebranding its international gem trade show and relaunching it this summer.
Get educated at JA New York Winter
JA New York has released the lineup of speakers and panels for the education program at its upcoming winter show, helping retailers take home relevant information on top of a new stock of jewelry.
Emerald Expositions completes acquisition of GLM
Emerald Expositions, the parent company of National Jeweler, the JA New York shows and Couture, announced Wednesday that it has completed its acquisition of George Little Management LLC from Providence Equity Partners for $335 million.
The ‘Retail Doctor’ to speak at Smart show
Business consultant Bob Phibbs, who is known as the “Retail Doctor,” is the keynote speaker for the Smart Jewelry Show, which will take place April 5 to 7 at Chicago’s Navy Pier.
TJA announces new conference for jewelers
The Texas Jewelers Association (TJA) will host an inaugural conference this weekend that will focus on tools, tips, technology and team-building skills for jewelers.
Ambiente show launching in India this June
Trade show organizer Messe Frankfurt Inc. has announced that it is expanding its Ambiente trade show, which covers home design, furnishings and accessories, into India for the first time.
Fiera di Vicenza names new president
Matteo Marzotto is the new president of Fiera di Vicenza S.p.A., the company that organizes the Vicenzaoro trade shows that are held in Italy three times a year.
First machinery expo held in Surat
The inaugural India Gem & Jewellery Machinery Expo (IGJME) took place in Surat from Dec. 13 to 15, attracting attendees from the production and retail segments of the jewelry industry.
‘Conflict’ minerals seminar added to Vicenzaoro
CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation, announced Monday that a session addressing the regulation of minerals from areas of conflict in Africa and their impact on the jewelry industry will be held during the Vicenzaoro winter trade show this January.
Emerald Expositions acquiring GLM in $335M deal
Emerald Expositions, the parent company of National Jeweler, JA New York and Couture, announced Friday that it has agreed to acquire George Little Management LLC (GLM) from Providence Equity Partners for $335 million.
Rapaport to host diamond trade show in Basel
The Rapaport Group, the organization known for diamond pricing, is getting into the trade show game with the launch of a diamond-centric show scheduled to take place in conjunction with Baselworld.
New dates set for Miami antique jewelry show
Less than a month after announcing a change in name and a new venue, the Miami Antique Jewelry & Watch Show has moved its dates, and will now hold the 22nd edition of the show from Nov. 7 to 9, 2014.
In NY, JA Special Delivery draws to a close
JA Special Delivery ended Tuesday, wrapping up three days of buying and
selling activity, with a number of vendors noting that their silver
business was particularly strong.
AGS announces additional Conclave speakers
A group of businesses leaders, sales experts and thought innovators will join basketball star Magic Johnson as speakers at American Gem Society (AGS) Conclave 2014 in San Diego.
JA’s cash-and-carry show kicks off Sunday
Nearly 500 vendors are set to exhibit at the upcoming JA New York Special Delivery show, which begins Sunday at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York.
Show session outlines what’s hot for fall
Industry professionals got the inside scoop on jewelry trends for the fall season at an educational seminar held Monday afternoon at the JA New York Summer Show.