Jewelry Week Trade Shows in Las Vegas
Thousands of jewelry professionals head to Las Vegas this weekend to attend three of the largest trade shows of the year.
Have you ever wondered where the jewelry industry finds the next upcoming jewelry designer, or how antique jewelry shops stock their shelves with trays upon trays of gorgeous heirloom diamonds? Jewelry professionals from around the globe are gathering in Las Vegas this week for some of the biggest annual trade shows of the year. The three most notable are JCK, Couture, and the Antique Jewelry & Watch Show. Each is taking place in a different hotel, and most who head to Las Vegas try to attend all three shows so that jewelry tradespeople will be everywhere along the strip this weekend!
So what could one expect to see at each of these shows this year? Only time will tell what exciting jewels will get uncovered this week, but first here is a rundown of these three trade shows and why they matter so much to the industry.
Every year jewelry professionals from around the globe gather in Las Vegas for the biggest annual jewelry trade shows of the year. So what could one expect from jewelry week this year? Start making your travel plans! Here is a breakdown of the top three trade shows and why they matter so much to the jewelry industry.
JCK publishes one of the leading jewelry industry magazines and hosts a few different jewelry trade shows throughout the year.
This show in Las Vegas is one of the top trade events in the country and is open to all jewelry professionals. Not only does this show highlight various jewelry designers, but it also provides an excellent opportunity for networking as well as education sessions with a broad range of fine jewelry and timepieces.
Everything you would need to expand your fine jewelry business can be bought at this show.
Depending on your needs, you can find the following in separate sections across the show floor:
- bench supplies, packaging, and software
- loose diamonds and gemstones
- jewelry designers and finished jewelry
Details: Attendees must register in advance with ample proof they have a valid fine jewelry business.
Where to Stay: JCK Las Vegas takes place at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. The show has an extensive shuttle service that will transport you from any of these hotels:
Alexis Park | Aria | Bellagio | Caesars | Cosmopolitan | Luxor | MGM Grand | Monte Carlo | New York New York | Palazzo | Signature Towers | South Point (ACRE) | Vdara | Venetian
The Couture Show caters to the most luxurious end of the fine jewelry market. Thousands of top-end buyers from stores like Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman gather together to shop from over 200 brands like Bulgari and Stephen Webster. Expect to discover many other established and up and coming jewelry designers at this event.
Various members of the press and jewelry bloggers also cover this event to be among the first to break new trends in the fine jewelry world. The show is very well organized and has various events including The Couture Design Awards which highlights the season’s favorite jewelry designers. They even offer a daily juice bar, cappuccino cart, and cocktail hour.
Details: Admission is free, but you will need proof that you are an active member of the jewelry industry.
The Antique Jewelry & Watch Show features over 400 antique jewelry dealers travel from around the world to display their collections. Their jewelry spans many jewelry eras, from the Renaissance to Art Deco. The unique part about this show versus a large antique show is that this is a trade only event, which means you must prove you are in the jewelry business or part of the press in order to attend. Many famous vintage designer jewels will be on display from the likes of Cartier, Tiffany, Harry Winston, and Van Cleef & Arpels.
Details: Jewelry store owners and their employees must be able to prove they are in the jewelry resale business to be able to register.
Where to Stay: This show takes place at the Paris Las Vegas. They encourage you to stay at the Paris Las Vegas by offering discounted rates on booking.
Other Jewelry Trade Shows Taking Place During Jewelry Week
- American Craft Retailers Expo
- GLDA Las Vegas Gem & Jewelry Show
- International Watch and Jewelry Guild Show
Who can attend? You must be own or be an employee of a jewelry store and register proof in order to attend this show.