Press ReleasesThailand Gems & Jewelry Fair Concludes Published 2 years agoon June 19, 2017By INSTORE Staff Share Tweet It was praised as a big success.(Press Release) BANGKOK — Exhibitors, buyers, visitors and industry leaders met to strengthen relationships, conduct deals and seek out new opportunities at the Thailand Gems & Jewelry Fair 2017 held June 15-18 at IMPACT Challenger 2, Muang Thong Thani, Bangkok, Thailand.The four-day international gems and jewelry fair held in the Thai capital was buzzing with activities in which participants from many countries joined in trade negotiations, fashion shows, MOU-signing ceremonies, networking activities and seminars. Fresh relationships were forged, new products unveiled and the latest trends and technology showcased amidst the exciting atmosphere of the fair.Buyers who attended the event enjoyed a wide selection of raw material and equipment from top suppliers as well as jewelry from well-known brands in Thailand.“I’ve been coming to jewelry fairs in Thailand for the past 35 years to purchase gemstones and I find that this fair is very well organized. It’s very convenient to pre-register for the event and locate booths in the exhibition hall,” said Indian buyer Poojan Nilesh Patel of Poojan Gems in Mumbai.“For the past seven years I’ve been coming to Thailand to buy gemstones and equipment. I think the Thailand Gems & Jewelry Fair should be held twice a year, and the mid-year period is perfect for the fair,” said Nay Lin Aung, president of the Thein Htike Lin Gemological Testing Center in Mandalay, Myanmar.“I recommend the Thailand Gems & Jewelry Fair strongly, as it will appeal very much to retailers from around the world who are looking to re-stock manufactured jewelry and gemstones at very competitive prices, supported by the tax advantages for the gems and jewelry sector promoted by the Thai government,” said David Brough, editor of global digital magazine Jewellery Outlook. AdvertisementA total of 12,944 visitors participated in the Thailand Gems & Jewelry Fair 2017, with 5,728 visitors from overseas and 7,216 from within Thailand. The countries with the highest number of overseas visitors at the TGJF2017 were China, India, Myanmar, Japan and U.S.TGJTA President Suttipong Damrongsakul announced that the Thailand Gems & Jewelry Fair 2018 would be held during mid-2018, reflecting the great success of the 2017 fair.“The Thai gems and jewelry industry is proud to successfully host the first international mid-year fair in Bangkok, Thailand, with the Thailand Gems & Jewelry Fair 2017,” he said. “The fair would not have been possible without our partners in the public and private sectors, from the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, to the Tourism Authority of Thailand, the Tourist Police, and gems and jewelry fair associations across the Asia-Pacific region. Thank you all for your kind participation and we hope to see you again next year!”Related Topics:Thailand Gems & Jewelry Fairtrade shows click to Comment(Comment)Up NextWJA Awards for Excellence Nominees AnnouncedDon't MissItalian Jewelry Design Contest Winners to Be Announced Sept. 22 Advertisement SPONSORED VIDEOWilkerson TestimonialsHaving a Moving Sale? Let Wilkerson Do the Heavy LiftingFor Jim Woodard, owner of Woodard’s Diamonds & Design in Tullahoma, Tenn., when it was time for a moving sale, there was only one company to help with the event: Wilkerson. “They brought in the right team for us,” he says, remarking about the sale’s extraordinary results, including a nearly 500% monthly sales increase compared to the previous year. “I wanted to have the best in the industry. 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He was told about a job opening and agreed to an interview.“After a “flukishly” successful interview in Houston, I was hired,” said Petimezas, who quickly rose up the ranks into management where he opened and supervised stores in the northeast. Jimmy DegrootVideo: Increase Your Jewelry Sales Through Add-Ons HeadlinesVideo: It’s Not My Problem When You Buy a $120 Ring and Your Wife Finds Out It’s ‘Fake’ HeadlinesVideo: Things to Remember When Dealing with ‘Gonna Buy’ Jewelry Customers He decided to branch off on his own, buying Watchmakers Shop in 1975 and renaming it Watchmaker’s Diamonds and Jewelry. Despite no signs the business is slowing down, Petimezas said he’s taking a cue from legends including Johnny Carson, Jay Leno and Jerry Seinfeld in deciding to retire this year.“You go out while you’re on top,” said Petimezas, whose store has received a dozen business recognition awards over the years. “It’s 45 a wonderful years – I’m blessed with a booming economy and a positive business trajectory.”Large Sale in the WorksShoppers looking for bargains on high-quality jewelry should mark November 7th on their calendars. That’s when Watchmaker’s Diamonds and Jewelry will start a huge store-wide retirement sale. Expect to find special deals on jewelry- including engagement rings, anniversary bands, gemstones and estate jewelry.Interested in Jewelry at an Early AgePetimezas recalls going to an F.W. Woolworth department store at age 5 in 1955 and buying a 25-cent pair of plastic rose earrings for his mother’s birthday.“She still has them today and continues to wear them for special occasions,” he said of his mother May, who is 100 years old.As a child, he always had an interest in plastic rings and jewelry and also collected rocks when he was young. He would later embark on a career where certain kinds of rocks¬–the ones that have diamonds–are prized, and his journeys for them took him to 4 continents.Building a Career That Values CustomersAs an adult just starting out in the business, a meeting in 1974 with the late Harry B. Gordon, son of the founder of Gordon’s Jewelers, would leave a lasting impression.“He said ‘jewelry is the only thing you can give that conveys an emotion, you can wear it and it has continuing value.’ Think about the last gift you received that hit all those key values.”Petimezas was also struck by Gordon’s affable, unassuming demeanor. At one point Gordon told him he could sit in his chair and put his feet up on his desk during some light-hearted banter in his office.“I was so impressed by him,” Petimezas said. Petimezas himself would devote his career to providing excellent customer service with a smile, and treating everyone with respect no matter their station in life.“A boy who’s 16 or 17 years old and wants to get his prom date something, well that’s the most important piece of jewelry in the world to him,” he said. “To somebody who is celebrating his 60th anniversary and has an unlimited budget, that’s an important piece of jewelry for him as well. At my store, my staff and I are going to give them the same level of friendly, quality customer service.”Fostering a warm and inviting atmosphere has helped Petimezas and his devoted staff develop a growing pool of loyal customers.“The staff–my business partners as I call them–have been with me for 25 and 30 years with some even longer,” he said. “It’s the same faces, the same people, and customers love that. And I think what people who have never bought here will find is a wealth of experience and people who enjoy what they’re doing because that’s all they’ve done for their entire career.”Thanks to a steadily growing number of customers, Watchmaker’s Diamonds and Jewelry was running out of space. In 2002, Petimezas relocated from The Galleria Mall to its current location on Scalp Avenue: A free-standing commercial building that’s triple in size.Giving BackPetimezas has given to a variety of causes over the years, including contributing toward Reverend Sam Childers’ work with orphans in the Sudan. He’s struck up friendship with the former gang biker, otherwise known as the “machine gun preacher.” A movie about his life was made in 2011.“He does a lot of good work in the Sudan resisting the insurgents, building orphanages, and rescuing children conscripted into the rebel army” he said. “I try to help when I can, and plan to visit him there after this last Christmas season”.Setting a New Chapter in His LifePetimezas is exploring his options in retirement while his wife Dee Dee, who he met in 1996 plans to continue operating her beauty salon and enjoying their two children, a safety engineer and an RN emergency room nurse.“This has been a great year,” “I turned 69 this year, and it was time to execute a plan we had in the works for several years. Go out while you’re on top and pursue whatever endeavors are there”.He said he’ll miss his customers who have become members of his extended family.“I’m grateful to the entire community of Johnstown whose support has made our success possible,” he said. “And a great thanks to my loyal and dedicated staff for their long tenures and hard work which made everything happen. They became part of my family.”Want to go?What: Watchmaker’s Diamonds & Jewelry Retirement SaleWhen: Begins November 7th, 2019Where: 1252 Scalp Ave., Suite 2, Johnstown, Pa. 15904Store hours: 10am. to 6:00pm. Monday through Saturday. After Thanksgiving open Sundays too, 12 to 5pm.More info.: Visit mywatchmakers.com, call 814-266-9653 or email email@example.com Follow on Facebook Continue Reading Press ReleasesTake the Risk Out of Buying Diamonds and Finished Jewelry for Stock with GN Diamond’s 100% Guarantee Stores that buy for stock sell 60% more than stores who do not. 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