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HK Show Sept 2019
September Hong Kong Show Now in November
The September Hong Kong show has been postponed to November due to the coronavirus and related travel restrictions, organizer Informa Markets said Wednesday.Jewellery & Gem World (JGW) Hong Kong, formerly the September...
Polished Markets Jul 08, 2020 Rapaport News
GIA dossiers
GIA Calls Off New York Career Fair
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has canceled next week’s career event in New York due to the coronavirus.The GIA Jewelry Career Fair was due to take place on March 13. It targets job seekers in the...
Polished Markets Mar 05, 2020 Rapaport News
JCK Las Vegas 2019
JCK Las Vegas to Go Ahead
The JCK Las Vegas and Luxury shows will take place as planned, their organizer has confirmed, allaying fears the coronavirus would jeopardize the events.“At this time of global concern, Reed Exhibitions and...
Polished Markets Mar 04, 2020 Rapaport News
Gucci Baselworld 2019
Gucci Pulls Out of Baselworld
Gucci has become the latest major brand to skip this year’s Baselworld show, citing the new timing of the event as its reason for staying away, according to the fair’s organizers.The dates of the 2020...
Retail Feb 04, 2020 Joshua Freedman
Hong Kong during coronavirus Jan 2020
Hong Kong Shows Postponed Due to Coronavirus
Organizers of two upcoming jewelry trade shows in Hong Kong have postponed the events as the coronavirus continues to spread beyond mainland China.The Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show, which was due...
Polished Markets Feb 04, 2020 Joshua Freedman
HK protest
Hong Kong Riots Cast Cloud over Show
Diamond traders have raised concerns ahead of next month’s Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair, as mass protests have caused chaos and dented local demand. The show will still take place as planned,...
Polished Markets Aug 13, 2019 Joshua Freedman
Mary-Lou Keen
AGTA Show Manager Keen to Retire
Mary Lou Keen, trade-show manager at theAmerican Gem Trade Association (AGTA), is retiring after three decades at the organization. Keen has been responsible for developing AGTA’s presenceat a range of national events — including the AGTA...
Polished Markets Jul 04, 2019 Rapaport News
Julius Klein 22-carat yellow diamond ring at 2019
Video Blog: Insights from AGS Conclave
Watch the third installment of our video blog from the American Gem Society’s annual Conclave in Seattle, Washington. Avi Krawitz, Rapaport News Editor andSenior Analyst, discusses what’s unique about the event, and...
Polished Markets Apr 11, 2019 Avi Krawitz
Swatch
Swatch Group Calls Time on Baselworld
Swatch Group has quit Baselworld, arguing the watch andjewelry show is no longer relevant and its organizers are not interested inchanging it for the better.The Swiss group, whose 18 brands include Omega, Tissot andHarry...
Watches Jul 30, 2018 Rapaport News
GemGeneve
GemGenève Show Wins Industry Hearts and Minds
Within 48hours of its Thursday opening, exhibitors were already hailing the GemGenève tradefair as a success.Words like “jolly,” “friendly” and “good vibe” peppered descriptions of the Geneva-based show, which welcomed 147 exhibitors spanning the...
Polished Markets May 13, 2018 Sonia Esther Soltani
Carat + 150
Elizabeth Hurley Bedazzles at Carat+
The Carat+ show opened on Sunday, helping to raisesentiment in the Antwerp diamond market. Exhibitors noted busy visitor traffic on the opening day,which culminated in the Carat+ Night event, featuring actress Elizabeth Hurleyas the guest...
Mining May 07, 2018 Avi Krawitz
Rapaport Partners with Carat+ 2018 150
Rapaport Partners with Carat+ 2018
RAPAPORT PRESS RELEASE, February 28, 2018, New York… Rapaporthas signed an agreement to be the official media partner for the Carat+ tradeshow taking place in Antwerp this May.As part of the deal, Rapaport Magazineand its...
Polished Markets Feb 28, 2018 Rapaport
Baselworld
Baselworld Slashes Exhibitor Numbers in Half
About half as many exhibitors will attend the shorter 2018 Baselworldwatch-and-jewelry fair compared to this year, after organizers scaled back the annualshow in response to difficult market conditions.The upcoming March edition will feature only...
Watches Nov 15, 2017 Rapaport News
VicenzaOro 2017
VicenzaOro Signals Rise in Italian Jewelry Exports
Retailer trafficwas brisk at the September VicenzaOro, the last showcase of Italian gold andsilver jewelry before the festive season, with organizers reporting a rise inItalian precious jewelry exports.Italy’s exportsof precious jewelry increased 13%...
Polished Markets Sep 27, 2017 David Brough
HK show Sept 2016
Hong Kong Show Reflects Stable Diamond Market
Diamantaires left the Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair on Sunday relatively satisfied with trading in the loose-diamond section, as traffic increased during the five-day event. Buyer traffic rose from last year, and...
Polished Markets Sep 17, 2017 Mary Kavanagh, Avi Krawitz
Diamond Rings
Organizers Optimistic Ahead of Carat+ Opening
The company behind next week’s Carat+ event is hopefulthe fair will fill a gap in the trade-show scene as the world’s first purelydiamond-focused international exhibition.More than 2,000 visitors from 35 nationalities haveregistered to attend the show...
Polished Markets May 04, 2017 Joshua Freedman
Las Vegas Strip
Helzberg Diamonds to Receive DEF Award
The Diamond Empowerment Fund (DEF) will honor HelzbergDiamonds for its contribution to society, at an award ceremony in Las Vegas laterthis year.The retailer will receive the Diamonds Do Good CorporateLegacy of Philanthropy Award at a gala event on June...
Retail Mar 07, 2017 Rapaport News
Sparkle exhibition Surat
India’s Cash Policy Delays Surat Jewelry Fair
Gujarat authorities postponed the annual SparkleInternational gem and jewelry exhibition by a month as India’s demonetizationpolicy prevented visitors from attending the show in December.The 9th edition of the fair will now take place in Suratfrom January...
Polished Markets Dec 27, 2016 Rapaport News
Hong
Hong Kong Offers Some Hope to Cautious Trade
TheHong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair concluded Monday, with diamond traders relativelyoptimistic in the face of a cautious outlook for the upcoming holiday season.Demandin the Far East remains weak amid slower economic growth...
Polished Markets Sep 19, 2016 Rapaport News
Hong Kong September 2016 show
Positive Mood Amid Caution at Hong Kong Show
Sentiment among participants was mixed on the second day ofthe Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair, with exhibitors reporting satisfactory,if not outstanding, business activity. “The first day was good but today...
Polished Markets Sep 14, 2016 Rapaport News
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