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JCK Review

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

By now you might have read the updates on the June JCK Las Vegas show in a variety of publications and come to know that it proved to be a strong show with a good turnout of buyers, ready to do business. The change of venue for the show was something everyone had to deal with, and I found many buyers a little frustrated trying to figure out where everything was. Almost like walking into a new grocery store and trying to figure out the new layout, finding the most efficient route to all the items on your shopping list. Mandalay Bay was trying to help with this process and all show people in charge were making notes on what needed to be improved and changed for next year. I have a feeling that by next show, buyers will feel more familiar with the floor plans, and despite this new location being a little isolated on The Strip, will not be complaining further.

We actually got many remarks from buyers that the AGTA Pavilions by far were the easiest to walk through and locate exhibitors in at the whole show.

We saw a larger turnout of overseas wholesale buyers, taking advantage of the still lower prices on old stock US dealers still had in their booths.

Because of the large range of gemstones we carry, it’s hard to decide what we sold the most of, but the trend was more of our larger finer quality pieces, and hard to find gem quality smaller sizes. Sapphires, Rubies, Alexandrites, Tourmalines, Spinels, Aquamarines, Zircons, and Peridots were all on the invoices we wrote at the show.

Due to the present ongoing increase of price in the world gem markets, every time we sold a fine quality gem, we knew that replacing it will probably cost us more than what we just sold it for. But as long time dealers who have gone through many similar cycles before, and we know that there will always be value in owning the finest gems, when buying.

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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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