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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
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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
9/29-9/30: Portland Jewelry Symposium

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
11/2-11/4: Jewelers International Showcase (San Diego, CA)

December

Check back for updates.

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Gemfind Digital Solutions Announces Launch of DiamondLink App E-Commerce Edition

It lets jewelers sell diamonds directly online from curated vendors.

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(PRESS RELEASE) DiamondLink, GemFind’s well-known retail diamond sourcing app that allows retailers to curate a list of diamond suppliers for shopping on their website, has announced the launch of its E-Commerce edition for WordPress, Magento 2.0 and Shopify platforms.

The E-Commerce Edition brings GemFind to a new level, enabling jewelers to sell diamonds from their vendors directly on their website. By using this new edition of GemFind, independent retailers can not only sell diamonds online, but also select diamond qualities they wish to put for sale on their website — fully utilizing search engine optimization (SEO) in the process. With Click reports jewelers have access to data analytics on who was looking at their diamond list and when. Multicurrency – enables jewelers to open their websites to international customers with automatic currency conversion.

“The DiamondLink E-Commerce Edition is something I have long been waiting for,” said Greg Dolkarian from Derco Diamonds in San Francisco. “Not only can I access diamonds from my own customized list of diamond companies, I can go head-to-head with web-based diamond companies in the online space and enhance the ease of purchase of diamonds for engagement rings for my customers.”

The E-Commerce edition of DiamondLink also allows retailers to sell diamonds in real time without owning them and includes availability for dropship options directly from several diamond companies to the consumer. “The DiamondLink E-Commerce edition enables retailers to compete at the same level with major diamond selling websites, while taking advantage of the unique customization of their diamond inventory, noted Alex Fetanat, founder and Chief Executive Officer of GemFind. “Jeweler-curated virtual diamond inventory, coupled with critical online tools, will develop significant traffic and sales.”

While retail jewelers have used DiamondLink for over 15 years, the E-Commerce edition brings a level of functionality and ease-of-use apps that will be available on Magento, WordPress and Shopify stores. This function, combined with GemFind’s other digital marketing tools that include RingBuilder, web development, social media, geofencing, and pay per click (PPC) management, provides jewelers what is essentially a virtual salesman added to their sales team.

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Plumb Club to Require Members to Join RJC

It’s the first organization of its kind with such a policy.

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(Press Release) NEW YORK – The Plumb Club announced that its members voted to require all new and existing Plumb Club members to become Certified Members of the Responsible Jewellery Council. The Plumb Club, a current RJC association member, is the first organization of its kind to require its members to follow the RJC Code of Practices.

The new requirement underscores The Plumb Club’s purpose to “connect its members and their customers and help shape the future of the jewelry industry.”

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The RJC will collaborate with current and future Plumb Club members to ensure they adopt the RJC Code of Practices and effectively communicate their RJC membership status to their customers and business partners.

“Our new By-Law confirms The Plumb Club’s vision of being a responsible supply side organization recognized for leadership, adding value, and positively impacting the jewelry industry,” said Michael Lerche, Plumb Club president. “We strongly believe that any jewelry retailer who buys product from a non-RJC member is taking a very serious and unnecessary risk. Buying product from a Plumb Club member will greatly mitigate that risk.”

“The Plumb Club’s actions set a clear leadership example for other trade associations and member organizations within the jewelry industry. The Plumb Club’s model of cascading RJC membership through its members is a model for other associations to confidently follow,” said David Bouffard, chair of the Responsible Jewellery Council. “At the RJC, we believe that building consumer confidence is not only important for the future of our industry, but is also an imperative that can be acted on today by joining the RJC.”

Both Lerche and Bouffard called for all current and perspective RJC association members to cascade RJC membership throughout their organizations.

“Having a standardized universal code of practices throughout our industry that the retailer, consumer and even our government, can rely upon to guarantee that these products are the most responsibly sourced and ethically produced in the marketplace is critical. Today, we call on the entire jewelry industry to support the Responsible Jewellery Council and work with us in finding a way for every supplier and retailer in our industry to become a member,” said Lerche.

“As Chair of the RJC, I ask other trade associations within our industry to follow the leadership of The Plumb Club: require your members to join the RJC,” exclaimed Bouffard. “The RJC has a team ready and willing to help your organization develop its own model of cascading RJC membership.”

All certified members of the RJC are able to point their customers and business partners to the RJC’s publicly available Code of Practices to validate how the products they buy and sell are responsibly sourced. The RJC verifies its Code of Practices through full membership of the ISEAL Alliance. RJC members must become certified against the Code of Practices through a third party, independent, certification process. The RJC Code is aligned with international standards from the Organisation of Economic Co-Operation and Development and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

For more information about The Plumb Club, visit https://plumbclub.com/. For more information about the Responsible Jewelry Council, visit https://www.responsiblejewellery.com/.

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Leaders Honored at JNA Awards 2019

16 were honored as recipients across 11 award categories.

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(PRESS RELEASE) HONG KONG – The eighth annual JNA Awards ended on a high note and was well attended by industry dignitaries and trade leaders in Hong Kong on 17 September.

Organized by Informa Markets, the awards celebrates and recognizes entrepreneurs and companies that set high standards for excellence, innovation, and outstanding business performance. A total of 45 Honorees were feted this evening for their notable accomplishments in the past year. Among them, 16 were honored as recipients across 11 award categories by a highly-respected and experienced panel of judges.

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Three outstanding leaders from the retail sector, Cao Thi Ngoc Dung, Hung Ming Li and Wang Chun Li are the recipients of this year’s highest accolade, the Lifetime Achievement Award. These are exceptional leaders well-known for their instrumental roles in transforming and shaping the retail landscape in their respective field and region.

The 16 Award Recipients across 11 categories are:

Brand of the Year – Retail
Shenzhen Sunfeel Jewelry Co Ltd – China

Supplier of the Year
Kapu Gems – India

Industry Innovation of the Year
3a. Industry Innovation of the Year – Diamond Identification
Diamond Services Ltd – Hong Kong

3b. Industry Innovation of the Year – Jewelry Manufacturing Technology
3D Kaiente Jewelry Co Ltd – China

3c. Industry Innovation of the Year – Production Technology
Sahajanand Technologies Pvt Ltd – India
Shenzhen Future Wisdom Jewelry Co Ltd – China

Manufacturer of the Year – Cutting & Polishing – Creativity & Innovation
China Stone Co Ltd – Thailand

Manufacturer of the Year – Jewelry
Chow Tai Fook Jewelry Group Ltd – Hong Kong

Outstanding Enterprise of the Year – China
DECENT Gold Group Co Ltd – China

Outstanding Enterprise of the Year – Countries/Regions outside of China and India
FRANK & co – Indonesia

Outstanding Enterprise of the Year – India
H.K. Designs – India

Retailer of the Year
Luk Fook Holdings (International) Limited – Hong Kong
Phu Nhuan Jewelry Joint Stock Company – Vietnam

Sustainability Initiative of the Year
Shenzhen Xingguangda Jewelry Industrial Co Ltd – China

Young Entrepreneur of the Year (age 40 and below)
Abhay Chordia, Ashok Jewels – India
Angelina Lau, SK Jewelry Group – Singapore

Letitia Chow, chairperson of the JNA Awards, and director of business development – Jewelry Group at Informa Markets, said, “Tonight, we are celebrating a milestone in the jewelry and gemstone trade. These companies have demonstrated that with perseverance and forward-thinking, even in times of challenges, our industry can adapt, transform and continue to make positive impacts to the growth of the business. For that, they truly deserve our sincere congratulations and applause.”

Commented on the 2019 JNA Awards, James Courage, one of the principal judges of the awards remarked, “With increased interest in the Awards, the quality and scope of the entries have increased; hence the judges endeavor to follow up with submissions and clarify, where appropriate, on paper and in-person to ensure comprehension and understanding of the joint judging process and a clear insight into each entry.”

Albert Cheng, one of the principal judges of the awards shared, “It was proven to me, during this year’s due diligence visits to the Awards’ entrants, that the passion of the founders and the way they communicate their visions to their customers via their staff and products or services determine the successes of the brands and companies. I am very proud to honor and recognize these successful entrepreneurs through the JNA Awards.”

Kent Wong, managing director of Chow Tai Fook Jewelry Group remarked, “This year marks the 90th anniversary of Chow Tai Fook Jewelry Group, as well as our eighth consecutive year as a Headline Partner of the JNA Awards. Throughout these years, we are honored to have grown with the JNA Awards and witnessed the continuous breakthroughs in the industry.”

Lin Qiang, president & managing director of the Shanghai Diamond Exchange and one of the awards judges shared, “With the JNA Awards gaining increasing recognition and influence since its inception, the 2019 JNA Awards has reached an unprecedented high. To be able to stand out as an Honoree among the entrants is no easy feat, and to eventually become a Recipient shows that one is indeed the cream of the crop. All of them have achieved great accomplishments and I am sincerely happy for them.”

Kenneth Scarratt, CEO of DANAT concluded, “It is a tremendous honor for DANAT to be involved with the JNA Awards once again in 2019; a celebration of all that is great with our amazing gem and jewelry industry. Indeed, we are at awe, once again, with the organization that goes into the preparations, the determination that goes into the judging, and the extraordinary quality of the Recipients.”

In addition to Headline Partners Chow Tai Fook, Shanghai Diamond Exchange and DANAT, the JNA Awards is supported by Honored Partners KGK Group, China Gems & Jade Exchange, and Guangdong Land Holdings Limited.

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