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JCK 2013

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

JCK Mandalay Bay 2013All across the jewelry industry, all around the world, increased activity is taking place in preparation for this upcoming landmark annual show.

The excitement level in our office has been building as we get closer to this much anticipated date. Sorting new parcels of recently acquired gems, preparing them for displays, and going over all the last minute details that never gets old or routine, even after all the years of exhibiting.

We are sure that you as buyers are also going through your own mental “to do list”, ensuring efficiency and success on your trip. Each year we see buyers getting more organized and systematic in tackling these shows. With so many vendors at your fingertips and the long list of tasks you have to accomplish in a short few days, being prepared ahead of time makes the world of difference. Detailed to do lists, including sizes, dimensions, pictures and actual mountings to fit stones in, are among the most helpful aid. Bring extra business cards to give to new suppliers you meet, a pocket size floor plan of the show for reference or download the app available for your smart phone. Comfortable shoes are a must and staying hydrated keeps you alert and functioning.

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We have a wonderful selection of fine gems in a large variety of shapes and sizes. Please come by and visit us at AGTA Booth 622. You can also visit our website at any time when searching for specific gems, or just to browse.

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Mid America Show Coming Up

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

For many of you this will prove a very convenient, inexpensive and fun show to attend. Downtown Columbus, Ohio, the show is conveniently located close to many fun and happening destination spots. The Short North, where the convention center is located, is full of great restaurants, night life, galleries and boutique shopping. The venue itself, The Battelle Grand Ballroom, is a beautiful, modern hall, a feast for your visual senses. There is a great mix of exhibitors to satisfy all your show buying needs with Saturday and Sunday hours, allowing store owners and buyers to attend and be back in time for the work week.

Mid America Jewelry Show
Greater Columbus Convention Center
Battelle Grand Ballroom
August 20-21, 2011
Booth # 208

We have a great selection of gems in a variety of sellable and popular shapes and shades of color, covering all price points to offer to your ever increasing fashion savvy customers.

Make sure to come by our booth and see what we can offer you then and throughout the year. As the calls walk into your store, be sure to turn them into sales, knowing who to call for quality and value.

Also feel free to use our Online Gem Search resource on our webpage, where you can quickly and easily find out and request, information on stones in our inventory. Check it out today!

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JCK Las Vegas 2011 – Gem 2000

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011


The biggest show of the year, the JCK Gem and Jewelry Show, is just a few weeks away. Veteran buyers and first timers alike are equally in for all things new and changed this JCK, 2011. The new venue for this show, Mandalay Bay, promises an improved and updated show experience for all of us. New routines and strategies will have to be adapted by exhibitors and buyers alike to maximize the efficiency of the use of our time and energy, these two being elements we run short of often at these larger events.
I recommend a quick review of floor plans, knowing ahead where all of your targeted destinations are located, and the order in which you visit them.
AGTA has its own ballroom spaces at the Mandalay Bay Beach Level, and actually offers the buyers two extra buying days. AGTA opens one day prior to the main show and closes one day after the main show, allowing for more focused buying time for jewelers, manufacturers and designers attending the JCK Show from all over the world.
Presently, we have a great selection of quality fine single stones in a large variety of gems, so come and visit us early. To help you plan your time and for us to give you our undivided attention, you can call and set up an appointment with us.  1-800-545-9555 We look forward to seeing you at our booth

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Gem 2000 features Glenn Lehrer at Tucson

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

glenn  lehrer torus cut sapphire with set diamondWe’re proud to announce
that we’ll be representing

Lehrer Designs

famous for its Torus Ring cuts in a variety of gemstone materials. The Torus is the most prevalent form in nature: the iris of the eye, a whirlpool, the eye of a hurricane.

Glenn Lehrer, G.G., president of Lehrer Designs, Inc., is internationally recognized as one of the finest gemstone carvers of our time. A graduate gemologist, he has won numerous awards for his jewelry and gemstone designs. His award winning gemstones and jewelry designs have appeared on the cover of ten major jewelry publications, and many articles describing his craftsmanship have been published. In May his work appeared on the cover of two magazines, Basel Magazine and Lapidary Journal, and Glenn was also featured in an article on “American Gem Cutters,” in Departures Magazine.

Glen Lehrer Designs, torus cut gemstones

So come by and check out our new addition and its possibilities.

BOOTH #911 – AGTA GemFair Pavillion – Tucson

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Tucson Gem Show 2009

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

The AGTA GemFair Pavillion

The air was crisp, the sunshine beautiful, yet in light of all the media coverage of the economy and forecasts, as exhibitors we had come knowing that we couldn’t really have the same expectations as previous years.

red trillion spinelThe show ended up better for us than we originally had imagined. Traffic at the AGTA GemFair (Feb 4-9) was about 20% down from last year, but the buyers that had shown up were pretty serious, albeit all with smaller budgets. Purchases were based on more specific calls and replacement of sold items rather than on speculation.

Items that did better for us were more unusual gemstone in nicer quality and lower per carat prices, in general a bigger look for the money such as fancy color zircon, spinel, kunzite, beryl, fancy color tourmaline, fire opal, purple cushion sapphire as well as smaller sizes of better color and quality in classic and more known gems such as blue and fancy color sapphire, tsavorite, spessartite garnet, aquamarine, rubellite, and precious topaz. In general, jewelers who have been more interested in color gems and invested time and energy in developing a market for them by educating their customer base, and offering custom design works and services seem to have benefited, and maintained better profit margins.

Our booth at the Tucson Show, in the AGTA GemFair Pavillion.

We have found that at present, prices at supplier levels have stayed pretty firm in almost all gem categories. For example, many mining and processing operations of rough gems, in Sri Lanka have shut down, since their high fixed costs are not justified by the present weaker world demand. At all levels, dealers would rather hang on to their inventory of rough or cut stones, as replacing them gets more difficult each day and nicer goods harder to find in general.

Attending the Tucson Show, whether as a buyer or in our case as an exhibitor, has an excitement associated with it true gem lovers can not resist. Once a year, the world of gems comes together at this show, creating an incredible energy which is then released and channeled through all the exciting and beautiful jewelry pieces created and offered with love to the end user. Whether you get to walk the red carpet or not, wearing these beautiful tokens of love, bring special feelings of joy and pride; emotions humans have shared through the ages.

Read an recent article by GIA color stone analyst Robert Weldon about his report from the Tucson gem and mineral shows. VIA: www.gia.edu


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