AZGem Gems
June, 2008

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Written by Carolyn Doyle for customers of
The Dorado Company
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Las Vegas Jewelry and Gem Shows 2008


Las Vegas Jewelty and Gem Shows


The Las Vegas Jewelry and Gem Shows are well underway today.

The Las Vegas Jewelry and Gem Shows began on May 26 with the Gem & Lapidary Dealers Association colored gem trade show at the Mirage.

Several other shows are being held at Wynn's, Bally's, Rio, Palace Station, and additional locations in Las Vegas.

Another important colored gem show is the American Gem Trade Association's Gemfair, This trade show is held in conjunction with the JCK Show in the Venetian Grand Ballroom.Las Vegas Jewelty and Gem Shows

The finale is, of course, the gigantic JCK Show itself. This is the show that attracted all of the other shows to Las Vegas.

The JCK Show is so large that it now is staged at both the Sands Expo & Convention Center (connected to the Venetian Hotel) and the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The JCK show features exhibitors that cater to every facet of the retail jewelry industry. Jewelry, watch, and even leather and tabletop goods manufacturers abound.

Distributors and manufacturers of display cases and packaging are also popular stops for show attendees.

Jeweler's equipment and supplies also generate a lot of interest. What ever a jewelry store operator or bench jeweler needs can be seen and ordered here.

The other shows going on around town are theme trade shows.:

    • Loose gemstones
    • Beads
    • Antique Jewelry and Watches
    • Couture

As you would expect, attendance at all these shows are restricted to members of the jewelry and related trades.

If you operate a retail jewelry store, the JCK Show is probably the most important trade show for you.

For those in the USA gem trade, these shows are probably second only to the February Tucson Shows in importance.

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Gem Industry News...


Disaster Relief Funds


Members of the gem industry are responding to two natural disasters through donations.

The Foundation For The People Of Burma is coordinating humanitarian aid for victims of the devastating cyclone that struck recently.

The American Gem Trade Association and The Tanzanite Foundation are operating a Tanzanite Miner's Flood Relief Fund for the families of miners lost in the recently flooded mines.

Checks can be made out to AGTA -Tanzanite Fund and sent to the Tanzanite Foundation:
42 W 48th Street,
Suite 1702,
New York, NY 10036.


Deposited directly:
Bank Of America
Attention:  Troy Zupancic
15303 Dallas Parkway
Suite 290
Addison, TX 75001

Account Number:  004881834475
Swift:  BOA US 3N
Routing :  026 009 593

Each of these funds is worthy of a contribution if you can donate.


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Jewelry Dealers


A recent article in a JCK newsletter focused on the importance of keeping your customers. The article made the point that you can reduce expenses by  selling (again) to those you have done business with before.

To quote a snippet from the article...

"Keeping your best customers loyal to your store can be a cost-effective way to increase business when compared with the expense and effort of attracting new customers, said Kirsten Darrow, marketing director of Fred Meyer Jewelers."

The point is just as valid for dealers that do not operate a brick-and-mortar store.

While many of you develop new customers and thereby grow your business through referrals from existing customers, other methods are used by many. 

Jewelry parties, exhibiting at flea markets, and traditional advertising can be effective ways to recruit new customers, but they all carry a cost.


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Jewelry Dealers Program

Do you enjoy jewelry and gems?sapphire ring

Do you enjoy talking with friends and co-workers?

Could you use an extra income source?

Take a look at our great Jewelry Dealers Program.



Carolyn Doyle

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