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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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Blue Nile CEO Departs

The company has named an interim chief.

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Blue Nile CEO Jason Goldberger has left the company, GeekWire reports.

There’s been little explanation for his departure just a year-and-a-half after joining the online diamond retailer.

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The company stated that he “moved on to pursue his next challenge.”

“We are continuing to invest behind our strategic priorities and new capabilities to accelerate growth,” Blue Nile continued in a statement.

Eric Anderson is serving as interim CEO.

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Before joining Blue Nile, Goldberger served as chief digital officer and president of Target.com. He previously held roles with Gilt Groupe, Hayneedle and Amazon.

Blue Nile officially become a private company in February. It had previously traded on the Nasdaq. The Seattle-based company was acquired by an investor group in a $500 million deal. The investor group is made up of funds managed by Bain Capital Private Equity and Bow Street LLC.

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Chairman Elected for JSA Board

He is replacing Stewart Wicht of Rolex.

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Steven Kaiser

(PRESS RELEASE) NEW YORK – On Jan. 12, the Jewelers’ Security Alliance held its annual meeting and luncheon at the New York Yacht Club in New York for 170 supporters, law enforcement personnel and industry leaders. At the luncheon it was announced that Steven Kaiser of Kaiser Time had been elected chairperson of JSA for a three-year term, replacing Stewart Wicht of Rolex, who had completed his term.

John Kennedy, president of JSA , began the luncheon with a moment of silence for Helen Buck, who worked for JSA for 37 years and passed away in October 2018, and a moment of silence for the one jeweler who was killed in the U.S. in 2018 during a
robbery.

Kennedy said that in contrast to one jeweler killed in 2018, there were 37 U.S. jewelers killed in 1992, indicating a remarkable decline. He also said that in almost every year since 2000 the total dollar losses from crime against the U.S. jewelry industry hit new lows. He attributed this decline to a powerful War on Jewelry Crime that JSA has helped organize, encourage and promote, and which now includes a network of 3,000 law enforcement personnel and broad representation of the jewelry industry.

He stated that JSA’s network of over 21,000 industry members and supporters extended from the behemoths of the industry like Jewelers Mutual Insurance Co., GIA, JCK, Rolex and Signet, to manufacturers, chains, independents, security firms and mom-and-pop jewelers coast-to-coast.

Newly elected to the JSA Board was Alan Zimmer, CEO of Reeds Jewelers, a chain of 60 fine jewelry stores. Re-elected to three-year terms were: Patti Geo lat of the Geolat Cos.; Chris Hackler of Signet Jewelers; Mark Smelzer of JCK; and David Tearle of GIA. Continuing in their terms on the JSA Board are: Chad Berg of Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry; David Bonaparte of Jewelers of America; Marc Green of Lux, Bond & Green; Adam Heyman of Oscar Heyman & Bros.; David Sexton of Jewelers Mutual Insurance Co.; Mark Udell of London Jewelers; Stewart Wicht of Rolex; and Stanley Zale of Stuller.

At the luncheon, JSA presented the Annual Industry Service Award s to Michelle Graff, editor-in-chief of National Jeweler; and Rob Bates, news director of JCK.

Kennedy said that these two journalists had made a valuable contribution to the security of the jewelry industry by helping spread JSA’s information and advice to a wide audience.

JSA also presented the Annual James B. White Law Enforcement Awards to three officers with the Paramus, NJ, Police Department: Deputy Chief Robert M. Guidetti, Detective Lieutenant Frank Scott and Detective Nicholas Luciano. Kennedy stated that these officers had provided valuable service to the jewelry industry by investigating and arresting numerous suspects in over 100 crimes against jewelers totaling millions of dollars.

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GIA Alum Craig Danforth to Join Jewelers Mutual team

He will work closely with the leadership team.

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Craig Danforth

(PRESS RELEASE) NEENAH, WI – Craig Selimotic Danforth will join the leadership team of Jewelers Mutual Insurance Group on Monday, January 28, assuming the role of vice president of client solutions.

Danforth has 25-plus years of sales, business development, marketing, training, and finance experience, most recently demonstrated as Director, Global Business and Development at the Gemological Institute of America (GIA).

“Craig’s experience in the industry makes him an ideal candidate for this role,” said Mike Alexander, senior vice president of commercial lines. “We will work together to enhance our current offerings and develop new opportunities to strengthen and grow the jewelry industry.”

As part of the Jewelers Mutual team, Danforth will work closely with the leadership team to shape the foundation, priorities, and vision of our key initiatives. His experiences at upcoming industry events and trade shows will offer Jewelers Mutual insights to further develop our core offerings and expand our emerging businesses.

Prior to his 10 years at GIA, Danforth held management roles at Cartier, David Yurman, and Ermenegildo Zegna.

Danforth completed his BA at Hamilton College, his MBA at ESSEC Business School in France, and has several diplomas from GIA including Graduate Diamonds, Graduate Pearls, and Accredited Jewelry Professional (AJP).

He is on the Board of Directors for the Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA), a member of Jewelers 24 Karat Club of Southern California, and also serves on the 24 Karat Club of Southeastern US’s scholarship committee.

Jewelers Mutual Insurance Group is seeking skilled and experienced employees to fill a variety of roles within the company. For a full list of employment opportunities, visit jewelersmutual.com/careers.

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