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HK March 2019 show
Hong Kong August Shows Canceled
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) has called off this year’s jewelry fairs, scheduled for August, after quarantine rules made the events inaccessible to overseas participants.The HKTDC initially postponed the...
Polished Markets Jun 21, 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
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
Sands Expo
Video: Vegas Show Sees Light Traffic
The JCK Las Vegas show ended Monday, with participants notinga decline in buyer traffic and exhibitors at this year’s event. Sentiment amongdiamond suppliers was relatively weak, as buyers were conservative, and overalldealer trading...
Polished Markets Jun 04, 2019 Avi Krawitz
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
Basel
Basel to Drop Prices by up to 30%
Baselworld will reduce booth prices by 10% to 30% at next year’sshow and move diamond dealers to a more attractive location, organizers have confirmed. Management will reopen Hall 2, which was empty at the 2019show, and place...
Polished Markets Mar 27, 2019 Rapaport News
Baselworld 2019 Hall 1
Jury Still Out on Baselworld
Gem and jewelry exhibitors gave mixed responses tochanges at the struggling Baselworld show, with many stillundecided as to whether they would return to the trade fair.Visitor traffic was relatively light throughout thesix-day event, which...
Polished Markets Mar 26, 2019 Anthony DeMarco
Hong Kong March 2019 show
Oversupply an Issue at Hong Kong Show
Dealers at the Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show expressedconcerns about sluggish polished demand and an oversupply of goods in the wholesalesegment.Inventory moved slowly despite busy traffic at the fair, which began this...
Polished Markets Feb 28, 2019 Joshua Freedman
Baselworld
Baselworld Looks to Reduce Prices
Baselworldis proposing to lower prices for exhibitors and visitors in an attempt toreinvigorate the annual watch and jewelry show. “Expensescrossed the pain threshold for many people in past years,” Baselworld CEOMichel Loris-Melikoff said in a statement...
Watches Sep 12, 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
Patek Philippe Baselworld
There’s Life in Baselworld Yet
Baselworld 2018, which ended Tuesday, saw a year-on-yeardecline from 1,300 exhibitors to approximately 650, and was shortened fromeight days to six. Considering that the world’s largest watch and jewelry fairhosted 1,500 participants in 2016,...
Watches Mar 28, 2018 Anthony DeMarco
Vicenzaoro 150
Good Turnout at Italy’s VicenzaOro
Attendancewas strong at the January edition of VicenzaOro, spurring confidence that Italy’s gold-jewelry exports would improve in 2018.Risingproduction and consumption of gold jewelry signaled a favorable outlook for thesector, said Lorenzo Cagnoni, president of organizer Italian...
Retail Jan 24, 2018 David Brough
Geneva
New Geneva Show to Tap Jewelry-Auction Audience
A new jewelry trade fair will come onto the scene in Genevanext year, hoping to capitalize on the strong buyer attendance at the auctions that take place in the Swiss city. The Geneva International Gem &...
Polished Markets Dec 20, 2017 Rapaport News
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
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
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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