JA New York hires retailer liaison
Judy Karlin-Grant has been hired as the retailer liaison for the JA New York shows, spearheading the Hosted Buyer program and serving as the main point of contact for jewelers.
Market roundup: What buyers wanted in Miami
If the recently concluded trade shows in Miami are any indication, trendy diamond fashion
jewelry will continue to be the hot item in the coming holiday season
Antique show to co-locate with JA NY, MJSA Expo
U.S. Antique Shows announced that the March 2016 edition of Lueur will be held at New York’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center at the same time as both the JA New York Spring and MJSA Expo shows.
JIS October show kicks off in Miami
Exhibitors at the JIS Miami show, which opened Thursday, reported that buyers seemed to be looking for classic, wearable pieces at lower price points ahead of the holidays.
JCK’s Luxury show plans expansion for 2016
As Luxury Las Vegas moves into newly renovated ballrooms at Mandalay Bay next year, JCK Events will add Prestige and the newly created Luxury Watch section to the show.
New York antique show to open this week
U.S. Antique Shows will hold its New York Antique Jewelry & Watch show from Friday, July 24 to Monday, July 27 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan.
Craft, Accessories councils join JA NY Summer
The American Craft Council and the Accessories Council have signed on to exhibit at the JA New York Summer show and are bringing new brands, designers and artists with them.
Las Vegas shows see attendance rise
Organizers of both JCK Las Vegas and the Las Vegas Antique Jewelry & Watch Show reported single-digit gains in the number of attendees this year.
Sex and the City costume designer coming to JCK
Patricia Field, who greatly influenced fashion dressing the four stars of Sex and the City, will discuss trends and the “it” factor during an event scheduled for Saturday afternoon.
JCK Las Vegas owner acquires JIS shows
Reed Exhibitions announced late Friday that it has bought Jewelers International Showcase, which operates the three JIS shows held each year in Miami Beach.
IDCA to honor 4 in Las Vegas
The Indian Diamond & Colorstone Association is set to celebrate its 31st annual gala and awards ceremony in Las Vegas on the evening of Friday, May 29.
Richline to bring wearables to Las Vegas
The jewelry manufacturer is partnering with JCK Las Vegas to hold a “World of Wearables” exhibition and panel on May 28 showcasing the latest innovations in wearable technology and connected devices.
Alex and Ani signs on to JCK
The Cranston, R.I.-based jewelry brand will be located in the Four Seasons Hotel adjacent to Mandalay Bay and will be open to all JCK buyers, but by appointment only.
Hong Kong shows see more US buyers
Show organizers said the number of buyers from the United States who attended the Hong Kong gem and jewelry shows this month increased, as did overall attendance.
Groups organizing new Mediterranean conference
Four industry organizations are launching a gem and jewelry conference that will take place at a “new and exotic” location in the Mediterranean region each year, starting with Athens, Greece this June.
‘Fruchtman University’ to debut at Smart show
Fruchtman Marketing is introducing a program at the Smart show this April that gives pre-qualified retailers a free 90-minute strategy session on marketing, digital programs and media planning.
How to prepare for the consumers of 2020
The drastic change in demographics that will take place over the next five years will greatly change the workforce as well as the consumer base. At AGTA GemFair, one expert shared 12 tips on how to understand and adapt.
7 new pieces from JA New York Winter
JA New York Winter gave brands and designers the opportunity to display their newest pieces for spring. Here are seven jewels found at the show.
How to adapt to the changing bridal market
During a session at the JA New York show Monday, experts discussed how jewelers can navigate the changes in today’s marriage market to capitalize on current opportunities.
How jewelers can keep it simple, tell a story
During her keynote address at the JA NY Winter show, MSNBC host JJ Ramberg spoke of the need for retailers to simplify their businesses and explain the “why” behind their stores.
The 8 educational sessions of JA NY Winter
A keynote speech delivered by a small business expert and a panel discussion on how to snag the modern bride are among the sessions scheduled to take place at the JA New York Winter show.
Rapaport show returns to Basel
For the second year in a row, Rapaport Ltd. will hold its diamond-centric trade show at the same time as Baselworld.
Vicenzaoro debuts ‘boutique’ format
Fiera di Vicenza S.p.A has unveiled “The Boutique Show” concept, which places exhibitors into one of six defined areas based on what they sell.
15 pieces to see at JA Winter 2015
On-trend openwork, personalized pieces, karat-gold tattoos and even jewelry created using 3D printing--see it all the show later this month.
JFC holding third annual party in NYC
“Celebrate New York,” a now-annual event for Jewelers for Children, is back and will take place on Jan. 18, the evening of the opening day of the JA New York Winter Show.
What retailers are buying at Special Delivery
The JA New York Special Delivery show opened Sunday to a lot of buzz and buying activity on the show floor, as retailers look to stock up on on-trend pieces for the holiday season.
MJSA’s ConFab slated for early November
MJSA has announced the dates for its third annual ConFab conference, which offers presentations on business skills that help jewelry makers and designers succeed.
UBM buys Advanstar in $972M deal
British communications and trade show company United Business Media Plc (UBM) is set to acquire Advanstar, an events and marketing service business based in New York.
Dates set for fall Pier Antique Show
U.S. Antique Shows announced that its bi-annual Pier Antique Show will return on Nov. 22 and 23 to New York City’s Pier 94 on the Hudson River.
UBM in talks to acquire Advanstar
International media and trade show company United Business Media (UBM) confirmed last week it is in discussions to acquire Advanstar, an event and marketing service business based in New York.
JA NY Special Delivery slated for late October
Dates have been set for the JA New York Special Delivery show, a cash-and-carry trade show that gives retailers access to relevant, last-minute product to fill their showcases in time for the holidays.
European trade show adds smartwatches
As the market for so-called smartwatches continues to grow, Inhorgenta Munich, the jewelry and watch trade show held in Germany, announced that a number of smartwatch manufacturers and brands plan to exhibit at the next show.
Attendance up 3 percent at NY antique show
U.S. Antique Shows reported that its New York Antique Jewelry & Watch show recorded a 3 percent increase in overall attendance, as well as the highest attendee numbers in the show’s history for two of the days.
In New York, JA NY Summer draws to a close
Exhibitors and buyers packed it in Tuesday as the JA New York Summer show came to an end after three days of buying activity at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.
Make your podcast debut at JA NY Summer
National Jeweler is guest hosting an upcoming episode of the jeweler-targeted podcast “Inside the Jewelry Trade” and will be recording segments from retailers, manufacturers and suppliers at the upcoming JA New York Summer show. Find out how to get involved.
New York antique show kicks off Friday
More than 100 vendors are set to exhibit at the upcoming New York Antique Jewelry & Watch show, which is scheduled to take place Friday through Monday at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan.
10 sessions for learning at JA New York Summer
Synthetic diamond disclosure, website traffic and trend forecasting are among the topics that will be covered at JA New York Summer Show’s Educational Conference, which will take place Sunday, July 27 and Monday, July 28.
5 companies back in JA New York’s Inner Circle
Five companies are returning to the Inner Circle at the upcoming JA New York Summer show, a pavilion that features high-end products from an array of designers and manufacturers.
AGS Conclave seminars now ‘on demand’
Videos of popular keynote addresses and featured sessions from the American Gem Society’s Conclave conferences are now available to the industry for free with Conclave On Demand.
Jewelry history lessons to precede Miami show
A series of educational seminars on jewelry history will take place in the two days before the 2015 Original Miami Beach Antique Show, which is scheduled for Jan. 30 to Feb. 3 at the city’s convention center.
What readers ‘liked’ most in Las Vegas
From delicate gold designs to large, bold colored gemstone pieces, National Jeweler recounts the top pictures on its Instagram account from market week.
Las Vegas in photos
National Jeweler covered both ends of the Strip in this photo gallery, which our editors built upon throughout market week. Have photos from Las Vegas you want to share? Tweet or Instagram #NationalJewelerVIP.
At the Wynn, Couture starts with a splash
“Electric Lady” singer Janelle Monáe lit up the stage, and even jumped into the pool, for the Couture audience Thursday night, topping off a strong start to the show for both buyers and exhibitors.
What’s on tap today: Friday, May 30
National Jeweler celebrates at the antique jewelry show while Couture serves cocktails at sunset and the Indian Diamond & Colorstone Association hosts its annual gala at the Mandalay Bay.
As Couture opens, design expectations soar
Couture show exhibitors enjoyed a welcome party at the Wynn Las Vegas Wednesday evening, with many not only expressing a positive outlook for the five days ahead but noting the strength of design in pieces they’ve seen from fellow exhibitors so far.
Thursday, May 29: What’s on tap today
The Couture show opens today with Janelle Monáe, while DEF gets down at its annual gala, the antique and estate jewelry show starts at the Paris and the AGA has a day-long conference on lab-grown diamonds.
4 trade show safety tips
Insurance agency Jewelers Unblocked has offered trade show safety tips for industry professionals heading to Las Vegas next week.
10 education sessions to attend in Las Vegas
National Jeweler has looked through the educational seminars that JCK will offer in Las Vegas to bring jewelers the 10 presentations they should be sure to check out.
A preview of pieces to see in Las Vegas
What’s there to view in Las Vegas? Rose gold, personalized pieces--which continue to be popular--plenty of color and, of course, bridal. Click through this slideshow to see selections from 25 JCK exhibitors.
10 fun things to do in Las Vegas
With market week upon us, National Jeweler has put together a list of 10 exciting, adventurous and relaxing things to do in Las Vegas when shows are over or, for those who miraculously manage to find free time, during them.
10 restaurants to check out in Las Vegas
National Jeweler solicited recommendations from frequent Vegas goers, scoured tourism websites and leaned on the local Time Out magazine to compile this list of the city’s best dining.
Fiera di Vicenza launches trade show in Dubai
Fiera di Vicenza S.p.A, the company that operates VicenzaOro, and the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) will premiere a new international jewelry tradeshow in Dubai next year.
12 pieces to see at the Las Vegas antique show
When the antique and estate jewelry and watch show opens in Las Vegas at the end of the month, more than 400 exhibitors will bring a mix of pieces from the 1700s and 1800s to Art Deco and even more modern jewels to Sin City.
NY antique show to return in July
The New York Antique Jewelry & Watch Show is coming back to the Metropolitan Pavilion this July, with more than 100 antique jewelry and watch dealers slated to exhibit.
Dates set for invite-only Prime show
The Prime Jewelry Group will host an invitation-only buying event in Miami this summer, bringing together high-end independent retailers with manufacturers.
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.