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List of Jewelry Industry Trade Events for 2019

Stay informed with our calendar of the year in trade shows.

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NEED TO KEEP TRACK of the jewelry industry’s many, many trade events? Here’s your resource. See our list of more than 60 industry trade shows, including links to each event website. This list will be updated throughout the year, so check in frequently.

Does your event need to be added here? Email Barbara Moss at barbara@smartworkmedia.com

January

2/10–2/13: IIJS Signature (Mumbai, India)
1/11: 17th Annual GEM Awards (NY, NY)
1/12: 24 Karat Club of the City of New York Banquet (NY, NY)
1/14–1/17: SIHH (Geneva, Switzerland)
1/18–1/23: VicenzaOro (Vicenza, Italy)
1/19–1/21: Jewelers International Showcase (Miami, FL)
1/23–1/26: IJT (International Jewellery Tokyo)
1/26–1/28: RJO Winter Buying Show (Nashville, TN)
1/26–1/30: Centurion Jewelry Show (Scottsdale, AZ)
1/28–1/30: Continental Buying Group (Miami, FL)

February

2/2–2/3: Jewelry Industry Summit (Tucson, AZ)
2/2–2/10: Gem & Lapidary Wholesalers Show (Holidome—Tucson, AZ)
2/2–2/13: Gem & Lapidary Wholesalers Show (Gem Mall—Tucson, AZ)
2/3–2/6: NY NOW Winter Market
2/4-2/5Metal & Smith : The Winter Edit
2/5–2/10: AGTA Gem Fair (Tucson, AZ)
2/5–2/10: GJX Gem & Jewelry Show (Tucson, AZ)
2/6–2/9: JCK Tucson (Tucson, AZ)
2/6–2/20: Junwex (St. Petersburg, Russia)
2/10-2/13: IIJS Signature (Mumbai)
2/20–2/24: Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair (Bangkok, Thailand)
2/22–2/25: Inhorgenta Munich (Munich, German)
2/23–2/26: Independent Jewelers Organization Conference & Buying Show (Phoenix, AZ)
2/26–3/2: HKTDC Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show (AsiaWorld Expo, Hong Kong)
2/28–3/4: HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show (Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre)

March

3/2–3/4: SJTA Atlanta Jewelry Show (Atlanta, GA)
3/8: GIA Career Fair (NYC)
3/10–3/12: JA New YorkMJSA Expo (NY, NY)
3/15–3/17: Jewelers International Showcase (Miami, FL)
3/21–3/26: BaselWorld (Basel, Switzerland)
3/21–3/24: Istanbul Jewelry Show (Istanbul, Turkey)
3/22–3/23: Stuller Annual Bench Jeweler Workshop (Lafayette, LA)

April

4/1-4/3: Bharat Diamond Week
4/6–4/9: OroArezzo International Jewelry Exhibition (Arezzo, Italy)
4/8–4/10: American Gem Society Conclave (Seattle, WA)

May

5/27–5/30: GLDA Las Vegas Gem and Jewelry Show (Las Vegas, NV)
5/29–5/31: Continental Buying Group (Las Vegas)
5/29–6/3: Luxury
5/30–6/3: Couture
5/30–6/3: JIS Exchange
5/30–6/3: AGTA GemFair Las Vegas
5/30–6/3: Las Vegas Antique Jewelry & Watch Show
5/30–6/3: Premier Las Vegas
5/31–6/3: JCK Las Vegas

June

6/20–6/23: Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair

July

7/15–7/16: Leading Jewelers Guild (Newport Beach, CA)
7/20–7/23: IJO Conference (Pittsburg, PA)
7/27–7/29: RJO Summer Buying Show (Schaumburg, IL)
7/28–7/29: Jewelers of America National Convention

August

8/10–8/12: SJTA Atlanta Jewelry Show
8/11–8/14: JA New Show
8/11–8/14: NY Now Show
8/19 -8/20: Prime Jewelry Show (Boston)

September

9/7–9/11: VicenzaOro September (Vicenza, Italy)
9/8–9/9: Select Jewelry Show (Dallas, TX)
9/15–9/16: Select Jewelry Show (National Harbor, MD)
9/16–9/22: Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair
9/22–9/23: Select Jewelry Show (Foxwoods-CT) 
9/28–9/30: Delhi Jewellery & Gem Fair

October

10/3–10/6: Intergem (Idar-Oberstein)
10/4–10/7: Jewelers International Showcase (Miami)
10/25-10/26: The Chicago Responsible Jewelry Conference
10/27–10/29: JA Special Delivery New York

November

11/13–11/16: VicenzaOro Dubai (UAE)
11/19–11/23: Jewellery Arabia Bahrain

December

Check back for updates.

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Burglars Are Cutting Jewelry Stores’ Power Lines to Disable Alarms

It’s happened more than 30 times across the country.

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The Jewelers’ Security Alliance reports that there’s been a nationwide pattern of burglars cutting jewelry stores’ power lines in order to disable alarm systems.

On April 17, JSA issued a crime alert on the burglary of a Laguna Niguel, CA, jewelry store in which the power lines were cut. Burglars came through the roof, cut into a safe and took a large amount of merchandise.

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JSA has now received reports of over 30 cases in which burglars have cut the power lines. It’s happened in Florida, Colorado, California, Indiana, Idaho, Illinois and Utah, as well as in Canada.

The burglars cut the power lines soon after a store has closed for the night, then wait nearby to see the response by the owner or police, according to JSA.

The burglars have not carried out safe burglaries at all of the stores.

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“After cutting the wires, the burglars watch and wait,” JSA stated. “If the burglars feel safe after having witnessed the owner or police response or lack of response to the cut wires, they will break into the store, often by cutting through the roof or sidewall.

“They will then attack the safe, usually cutting into it, and sometimes torching it.”

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Jewelry Chain Looks to Build $13M Headquarters

It will employ about 100 people.

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James Avery, a Texas-based manufacturer that operates 88 stores, is looking to open a second headquarters at a cost of $13 million.

The facility would be located in Cedar Park, TX, KXAN-TV and the Austin Business Journal report.

James Avery Craftsman Inc. is seeking more than $500,000 in economic incentives for the project.

As part of the agreement, the headquarters would need to have a payroll of about $4.9 million by 2025. It would also need to consist of at least 35,000 square feet.

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The Business Journal reports that the facility would have more than 100 employees.

Kerrville-based James Avery, known in part for its Christian-themed jewelry, is particularly popular in its home state of Texas, where it operates 80 stores.

Read more at KXAN-TV

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Ritani Launches Groundbreaking “Virtual Shelf” Technology

It is to give independent jewelers immediate digital access to over 250,000 diamonds and jewelry pieces.

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(PRESS RELEASE) NEW YORK, NY — Ritani, the vertically-integrated, technology-minded jewelry company has announced the launch of Virtual Shelf, a groundbreaking, white-label application and sales vehicle for retailers that reimagines how jewelers sell and customers shop for engagement rings, diamonds, and jewelry. Virtual Shelf tackles some of the industry’s toughest challenges – such as limited physical inventory and the high costs of managing transactions and technological innovations – by providing a digital inventory of over 250,000 diamonds and jewelry items along with full-service sales processing.

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The new platform takes life in the form of a user-friendly, jeweler branded iPad app that is used over the counter during the sales consultation. Virtual Shelf is designed to complement each retailer’s existing inventory by making available a digital inventory of hundreds of thousands of diamonds and jewelry items available for immediate purchasing. Should the customer choose to purchase a diamond or jewelry item from the Virtual Shelf, the retailer sets their margin and Ritani handles the entire back-end transaction for the jeweler, including fulfillment, credit card processing, fraud risk, and returns. In turn, the retailer immediately sees the transaction on their books. The customer receives the item quickly and safely via insured shipping.

In addition to the incredible selection of diamonds and jewelry made available by Ritani with Virtual Shelf, the program can also be used as a platform for jewelers to list and sell their own inventory of certified diamonds and jewelry to other program partner retailers; diamond owners can set cost/list prices and margins to better manage their inventory flow.

“The development of Virtual Shelf builds on Ritani’s steadfast dedication to helping independent jewelers implement new technologies to accelerate business,” said Josh Marion, general manager of Virtual Shelf by Ritani. “This platform stems from years of working closely with independent retailers and seeking to solve for the critical issues affecting their businesses; we believe it will have a visible and transformative impact.”

“While the industry has often been slow to implement new technology, the introduction of Ritani’s Virtual Shelf platform is a game-changer for independent jewelers like Padis and for our customers.” said Alexis Padis, president of Padis Jewelry, one of five stores in North America currently testing the system in its stores. “This app dramatically improves the sales process for our team, removes the overhead and headaches of managing the transaction, and gives customers access to more diamonds and jewelry from a centralized, nationwide repository. Plus, we are empowered to better manage our owned inventory and offer it to other jewelers on the platform so we can collectively better serve shoppers around the country.”

Ritani research has found that nearly two-thirds of people who enter a jewelry store looking for a diamond leave without making a purchase, most often due to higher prices and a limited in-store selection. By providing these small businesses with turnkey, digital access to an immediate inventory of certified, conflict-free diamonds and jewelry, Virtual Shelf empowers trusted community jewelers to offer the vast selection, competitive pricing, and modern service that was previously only available through online companies. Further, the partnership reaffirms Ritani’s significant investment in helping community jewelers grow their business using highly-coveted technological and educational tools that are typically cost-prohibitive.

Ritani will debut Virtual Shelf at the upcoming JCK Show in Las Vegas, interested retailers can learn more about the program and sign up for a one-on-one demonstration at www.virtualshelf.io.

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