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  • Rapaport reports Reed Exhibitions, part of RELX Group, acquired Jewelers International Showcase (JIS), which hosts three annual business-to-business events -- one each in January, April and October -- for jewelry retailers at the Miami Beach Convention Center.  The JIS Events will join the JCK Events in Reed Exhibitions' U.S. jewelry portfolio.

  • Some 2,233 exhibitors, from 40 countries and regions, will be showing collections of fine diamonds, gem-set and pearl jewelry, loose stones, jewelry accessories, and jewelry manufacturing and packaging tools and equipment at the June 25-28 fair at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. The show is regarded as one of the top trade fairs held annually in Asia.

  • The JCK Show Las Vegas met the low expectations of the diamond trade, with suppliers of polished diamonds reassured about the strength and stability of the U.S. market despite far from impressive sales and a constant demand for deeper discounts. Dealers and jewelers left Vegas in a relatively positive mood having done some business. Furthermore: "The industry seems to recognize that it can no longer take its position for granted and is slowly becoming more proactive to raise consumer interest."

  • The biggest diamond, jewelry and gemstone trade show in North America, which ran from May 29 to June 1, concluded on a positive note overall, reports Diamond World. Stability in the all-important American market helped create positive sentiment. Meanwhile, there was interest in CVD and HPHT-created diamonds, with visitors asking for information about quality and prices. In the jewelry arena, new and innovative jewelry did well, while demand for precious gemstones was slow.

  • UBM Asia Ltd., Taiwan Branch and the Taiwan Jewelry Industry Association will host the third Taiwan Jewellery & Gem Fair from November 20 to 23 at the Taipei World Trade Center.

  • Following Reed Exhibition’s purchase of Jewelers International Showcase (JIS Miami), JCK Events has announced plans for the launch of LUXURY Miami to run alongside. The LUXURY Miami event will feature 60 upscale brands in a salon setting and will focus on the Latin American market with a hosted retailer program for high-end retail stores from parts of South America, including Brazil; Mexico and the Caribbean as well as catering to high-end US and international retailers.

  • Natural Colored Diamond Association (NCDIA) and De Beers hosted panel discussions on the first day of JCK Vegas. NCDIA stated that natural colored diamonds are the highest growth segment for the jewelry business and retailers can achieve "unprecedented profit" from colored stones.

  • As the JCK Show in Las Vegas opens today, sentiment in the markets is improving, reports Diamonds.net. There are stable prices for some types of diamonds, underpinned by shortages. However, there is still a large supply of poor makes. Demand in the United States is solid but far from spectacular as jewelry chains' reports this week showed. The biggest development of the week: the decision by the world's biggest miners to create the Diamond Producers Association with a $6 million budget for diamond promotion.

  • Reed Exhibitions, which owns JCK Events and JCK magazine, has acquired Jewelers International Showcase (JIS) which runs the three JIS Miami shows including the annual JIS Miami show in October.

  • With a stable US market standing out in a weak international setting, expectations are rising in the diamond and jewelry industries ahead of the shows that start next week.

  • Around 2,000 jewelry and gemstone firms will display their products at the June 25-28 Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair.

  • Fairtrade jewelry brand Arctic Circle Diamonds is bringing the bear to the September trade show as a way of bringing attention to its environmental work.

  • The Jewelers Association (JA) New York Spring Show and the Manufacturing Jewelers and Suppliers of America (MJSA)’s Annual Expo will be held at the Javits Center at the same time.

  • The inaugural edition of the Mineral & Gem Asia show is slated to take place from June 27 to 30 at the AsiaWorld-Expo hall near Hong Kong airport, with exhibitors displaying rough and polished gemstones, fossils, decorative and ancient stones, art pieces and rough, loose, semi-finished and finished mineral products.

  • Royal Asscher and Treliss Worldwide will debut the newly patented 74-facet Royal Asscher Brilliant Cut at the JCK Show Las Vegas which starts on May 29.

  • The Israel Diamond Exchange announced that the International Diamond Week will take place from August 30 to September 3 just before the major Fall shows in Bangkok, Shenzen and Hong Kong.

  • The De Beers diamond brand will have more room at the Luxury by JCK show.

  • In its first year, VicenzaOro Dubai (VOD)—organized by DV Global Link, a joint venture between Fiera and the Dubai World Trade Centre, which hosted the show—welcomed 500+ brands from more than 25 countries and more han 6,000 visitors from more than 110 countries. Next year's edition is scheduled to take place April 14-17, 2016.

  • The 12th edition of the diamond and jewelry show will kick off at the Tel Aviv Trade Fair and Convention Center on June 30 an closes on July 1. Around 200 exhibitors from Israel and abroad are expected, say organizers.

  • The 32nd edition of the India International Jewellery Show (IIJS), due to take place in Mumbai from August 6 to 10, will be the biggest show ever with more than 1,100 exhibitors and 2,000 booths – a 25% increase in exhibitors and an 11% rise in booths, according to the Gems and Jewelry Export Promotion Council.

  • JCK has unveiled a TED Talks–inspired educational program to arm retailers with the tools, insight, and information needed to succeed in the current era of retailing. The program—set for Thursday, May 28 (one day before the start of the JCK show) at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino—will feature executives from HubSpot, the Edge Retail Academy, De Beers, Adorn Insight, and Wheels Up as speakers.

  • Baselworld's Buyer Attendance Declines 3%

  • JCK's Logan Sachon comments on her latest trip to the HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show earlier this month and gives trade show exhibitors a  piece of advice on how to wow and draw in customers by giving them a unique and personalized experience.

  • The 40th edition of the Istanbul Jewelry Show featured more than 1,250 local and international exhibitors from more than 25 countries.

  • "The chase for lower price-point items at the Hong Kong show is actually a trend, and it is echoing the US Christmas holiday sales trend – more diamond jewelry items are sold, but the average price point is lower, sometimes much lower.​"

    Edahn Golan, independent industry analyst calls for heavy investment in generic marketing to spur consumer interest in diamond jewelry.

     

  • It didn’t take long for the first theft to be reported at the Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem and Pearl Show at the AsiaWorld-Expo on Monday.

  • Final visitor numbers for the 8th edition of Signature IIJS have not been published, but are believed to be slightly lower than expected, however that may have been balanced out by high-quality buyers, especially for jewelry. But loose stones, particularly diamonds, saw less foot traffic and slow business.

  • The London Diamond Bourse (LDB) is to hold its first open day on February 23 aimed at creating business for members by enabling visitors to network and simply to see what the LDB has to offer, from small diamonds to colored gemstones, watches, courier services, and trade insurers.

  • Some 400 buyers from 24 countries were involved in the action in the packed trading hall during the five-day event. Highlights of the event included US Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro's appearance at the opening ceremony and the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Russian diamond company Alrosa and the Israel Diamond Exchange.

  • Organizers of the event are putting the final touches to it with in excess of 12,000 people from India and key international markets expected to visit the February 20-23 show.

  • In excess of 300 Israeli diamond firms have registered for the Winter edition of the International Diamond Week, with hundreds more visitors expected to take part.

  • The Munich trade show to take place February 20-23 will show off trends in men’s jewelry since some of the event's exhibitors are specializing in men’s jewelry.

  • The by-invitation-only Antwerp Diamond Trade Fair (ADTF) started on Sunday and continues until Tuesday (February 3) and featured hundreds of new buyers as well as returning visitors. The show is taking place in the trading halls of the Antwerp Diamond Bourse, the Diamond Club of Antwerp, and the Rough Diamond Bourse.

  • The show's revised format appears to have been welcomed by both exhibitors and visitors, with the new layout making getting around the show floor significantly easier.

  • The winter edition of the event at the Israel Diamond Exchange will, for the first time since the event was launched two years ago, see members of the Diamond Dealers Club of New York and the Antwerp Diamond Bourse taking part in the bourse tradeshow. 

  • The Diamond Dealers Club of New York is holding its second India Diamond Week together with the Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council. More than 300 members of the DDC and 100 other pre-registered buyers visited the show by early afternoon on the first day of the event. 

  • The Diamond Dealers Club of New York, together with India's Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), will stage the latest India Diamond Week next week.

  • The Diamond Dealers Club of New York, together with India's Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), will stage the latest India Diamond Week next week.

  • The upcoming sixth annual Antwerp Diamond Trade Fair has already seen registrations from hundreds of jewelry retailers and manufacturers. Next to an impressive selection of gooods on offer, fair visitors will also have the opportunity to visit the HRD and IGI laboratories.

  • The Vicenzaoro Dubai show, a new B2B event in the Middle East region for the jewelry business to be held April 23 to 26 will see a new Antwerp Diamond Pavilion.