By Lenore Fedow
As part of the Atlanta Jewelry Show’s Kids Jewelry Camp, children can meet up with their parents on the show floor for a real-life buying experience.
Atlanta—Atlanta Jewelry Show organizers are holding the third annual “Kids Jewelry Camp” at the next jewelry trade show happening in March, looking to cultivate blossoming jewelers-to-be.

The camp offers educational programs and interactive learning sessions tailored to two age groups: children 7 to 12 and teens 13 and up.

Anywhere from 15 to 20 students typically attend each day, said an AJS spokesperson.

The curriculum will cover gem identification, jewelry design, the 4 C’s, business development and marketing, store concepts, and display strategies. Children can also participate in a gem dig exercise.

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Children will also be able to meet up with their parents on the show floor for a real-life buying experience.

“I’m extremely excited about expanding the reach of the show to our youngest family members through AJS Kids Jewelry Camp,” said Libby Brown, executive director of AJS.

“This is where we’ll reach out to our youngest jewelry family members and grow their interest in our industry through educational and hands-on programs. And, since children are now allowed to join their parents on the floor, it’s about helping develop excitement and passion for jewelry through real-life experience.”

The Atlanta Jewelry Show will be held March 2 to 4 at the Cobb Galleria Centre, with a pre-show conference held March 1.

The camp will take place Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The cost is $150 per camper for two days or $100 per camper for one day.

For more information or to register, call 800-241-0399 or register online.

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