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JA New York Will No Longer Produce Summer Show

Fall and spring events will be strengthened for retailers, brands and manufacturers.




(PRESS RELEASE) NEW YORK — In its ongoing commitment to respond to the needs of its community while also offering value to the fine jewelry industry at large, JA New York Show Management is continually monitoring the benefits each of its JA New York events provides to the market. Based on feedback from its exhibitor and retail partners, the team has made the decision to strengthen their two, book-ending events in Spring and Fall, and no longer produce their Summer shows. The choice to focus on these two events was made, in large part, to support the changing buying habits of their retailers; the Spring event is strategically timed in advance of Mother’s Day, while the Fall event will allow their attending retailers to stock their cases in time for the busy holiday selling season.

“When we launched our third event, JA New York Fall, in 2004, the landscape of the fine jewelry industry was very different,” explains Group Show Director, Mark Lind. “We’re looking forward to concentrating all of our efforts on building upon the success of our two, mainstay events in October and March. We are confident that this adjustment to our show cadence will better satisfy the needs of the industry, and that JA New York will become a leading destination for retailers, manufacturers and brands in the most important jewelry market in the United States.”

The 2022 Fall event is taking place at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City, October 23-25, while the 2023 Spring event will be held March 5-7. For more information or to schedule an interview with a member of the management team, contact Michelle Orman at (646) 302-5521 or via email at



When There’s No Succession Plan, Call Wilkerson

Bob Wesley, owner of Robert C. Wesley Jewelers in Scottsdale, Ariz., was a third-generation jeweler. When it was time to enjoy life on the other side of the counter, he weighed his options. His lease was nearing renewal time and with no succession plan, he decided it was time to call Wilkerson. There was plenty of inventory to sell and at first, says Wesley, he thought he might try to manage a sale himself. But he’s glad he didn’t. “There’s no way I could have done this as well as Wilkerson,” he says. Wilkerson took responsibility for the entire event, with every detail — from advertising to accounting — done, dusted and managed by the Wilkerson team. “It’s the complete package,” he says of the Wilkerson method of helping jewelers to easily go on to the next phase of their lives. “There’s no way any retailer can duplicate what they’ve done.”

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