TJA to Offer ‘Texas Tours’ at Upcoming Round-Up Event
They include a tour of a museum’s gem collection and demonstrations of diamond cutting and polishing.
The association has announced the launch of “Texas Tours,” three special tours to be held on Sunday, Oct. 16 through Monday, Oct. 17 at the Westin Irving Convention Center in Irving, Texas.
The first includes a behind-the-scenes private tour of the Perot Museum’s special gem collection.
The second features a look into the manufacturing, repairing, and creating of high-end watches and watch accessories at the Time Delay Headquarters.
The third and final tour will offer demonstrations of diamond cutting and polishing at Southwest Diamond Cutters.
“We are so lucky to have dedicated members and board members who believe in the Texas Jewelers mission to be the best in the country. Our Texas heritage has a lot to offer our members and we are thrilled at the chance to be the first creators of this type of get-together,” said Susan Eisen of Susan Eisen Fine Jewelry in El Paso and president of TJA.
“We want to take advantage of the great people who are in our industry located in Dallas, and plan to continue our efforts in TJA to build and grow forward in Texas,” she said.
This year’s round-up event, which used to be called the convention, will also feature a group of vendors showcasing their products at a social event Sunday evening from 4-6 p.m. in the TJA ballroom.
Registration forms for vendors can be found at TexasJewelers.org.
TJA will also hold its annual design competition on Sunday afternoon. It’s open to TJA members who are present.
The deadline for early bird pricing to enter is Oct. 1.
More information can be found at TexasJewelers.org.
Meanwhile, the deadline for the hotel’s discounted rate of $179 plus taxes (plus taxes) for the event is Sept. 26. Interested parties can contact the Westin and ask for the Texas Jewelers Association rate.
The deadline to register for the round-up and tours is Oct. 1. Space is limited.
For additional information, contact Round Up manager Lucinda Rogers of Gold ‘N Carats at email@example.com or Susan Eisen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The brand has attracted attention for its colorful, vintage-inspired pieces.
Rio Grande provides a pathway to responsibly sourced gemstones.
Sponsored by HiBid
The watch seller comments on future demand, how the crypto crash impacted Rolex and Patek Philippe pricing, the supply recovery, and more.
From laboratory-grown diamonds to design to country-of-origin, GIA's Alumni Collective™ has a seminar to suite your needs.
It features fives sets of jewelry.
Through the collaboration, HRA will exclusively cut, polish, and distribute Plasmability’s lab-grown diamonds in the market.
The sale includes pieces “The King” gifted to his longtime manager, as well as jewelry Elvis owned and wore on stage.
It gives trade members full access to its catalog of products so they can sell listings on their own online platforms.
Retailers would be wise to embrace this growing segment of the market instead of shunning it, Peter Smith writes.
The Michigan auctioneer and appraiser also has to pay restitution totaling $25 million for other victims of his fraud scheme.
Johanna Levy will oversee the environmental, social, and governance programs.
Before his sudden death last week, the designer had reached new creative heights.
Joseph Corey, Krystle Craycraft, Sue Hopeman, and Sherry Smith will each serve three-year terms on the board.
A lab-grown ruby makes the perfect nostalgic treat.
Sponsored by HiBid
Revenue for the group that includes Kering’s jewelry brands grew 32 percent in the first half of 2022.