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Agenda: August’s Top Jewelry Industry Events

As the U.S. slowly reopens following the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, more jewelry and gem trade events are returning to live, in-person formats. Most still have safety measures, including masks mandates and social distancing, in place. But for retailers on the hunt for fresh brands and stellar new styles from existing partners, there’s no shortage of trade fairs to attend in 2021.  

In fact, August brings a deluge of options. The largest U.S. jewelry trade shows, including JCK Las Vegas and the Couture Show, convene in Las Vegas beginning August 24. But the entire U.S. will be buzzing with worth-it fairs this month, from the sprawling NY NOW show at NYC’s Javit’s Center to the dual Gemfaire shows in Southern California. 

Ready to get back out there? Pack your hand sanitizer and book your travel for a few of these awesome events:

 

Las Vegas Jewelry Week

 

JCK Las Vegas
Aug. 27-30
Lasvegas.jckonline.com

 

LUXURY by JCK
Aug. 24-26
luxury.jckonline.com

 

The Couture Show
Aug. 24-26
Thecoutureshow.com

 

Buyers and a vendor at a past JCK Las Vegas show (courtesy of Reed Exhibitions)

 

AGTA GemFair Las Vegas
Aug. 24-26
agta.org/las-vegas

 

Las Vegas Antique & Watch Show
Aug. 24-26
Lasvegasantiquejewelryandwatchshow.com

 

International Watch & Jewelry Guild Show
Aug. 22-23
iwjg.com

 

Couture Show

Jewelry sales rep Mark Davidovitch and journalist Tanya Dukes at the 2019 Couture Show (courtesy of the Couture Show)

National Trade Shows

Dallas Bead and Jewelry Show
Grapevine, Texas
Aug. 6-8
aksshow.com

 

Gemfaire
Santa Barbara
Aug. 13-15
Costa Mesa
Aug. 27-29
Gemfaire.com

 

NY NOW
Aug. 8-11
New York City
nynow.com

 

Aimee Petkus rings

Aimee Petkus rings photographed at NY NOW’s 2018 show (courtesy @athousandfacets)

 

Mid-South Jewelry and Accessories Fair
Memphis
Aug. 13-15
Helenbrettexhibits.com

 

Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show
West Springfield, Mass.
Aug. 13-15
Mineralshowslld.com

 

Greensboro Gift & Jewelry Show
Greensboro, N.C.
Aug. 6-8
Gtshows.com

 

Melee The Show
New York City
Aug. 6-9
Meleetheshow.com

 

Bead Fest
Philadelphia
Aug. 17-20
Beadfest.com

 

Top photo: A display from JCK Las Vegas 2019 (courtesy Reed Exhibitions)

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