Miami—The creators of the Continental Buying Group and Preferred Jewelers International have debuted a jewelry trade show slated for this fall in Florida.

Scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 4 through Friday, Sept. 6 at the Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, Florida, the new jewelry event is timed to allow retailers to fill up their cases for the important fourth quarter.

In addition to buying, it also will allow for plenty of networking opportunities as it has been set up so that breakfast, lunch, cocktails and all education seminars are scheduled so that both suppliers and retailers can attend, according to show organizers.  

The education program is scheduled for the jewelry trade show’s final day.

Seminars include the following.

--Jewelers Vigilance Committee President and CEO Tiffany Stevens and Gemological Science International President Debbie Azar will speak about lab-grown diamonds, mined diamonds and industry members responsibilities to disclose information to customers;

--Keith Elzia from Enterprise Content Solutions will speak about artificial intelligence and how it will help businesses grow and acquire new customers;

--Angela Gage from Solupay will explain how the company can help with website payment options and fraud prevention products; and

--Kendall Kennedy and Jackie Brooks of Bottomline Marketing will close the educational seminar with an interactive presentation on social media and its importance for trade businesses.

Independents retailers interested in more information about Diplomat or if they qualify for an invitation to attend should call 305-868-9004 or visit


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