• Welcome Back to Vegas – IDEX’s Memo
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    Welcome Back to Vegas – IDEX’s Memo

    June 08, 22 by John Jeffay It’s hard to believe that three years have passed since the diamond world last converged on Vegas. Who among the 30,000-plus visitors and exhibitors could have imagined that JCK 2020 and JCK 2021 simply wouldn’t happen? That the world would be gripped by a global pandemic that has, so far, claimed 6.3m lives? That Russia would invade Ukraine, that the resulting sanctions would put a third of the world’s rough diamond beyond legitimate reach? That factories in Surat would run out of inventory, that US inflation would hit over eight per cent? Many of those heading for Harry Reid International as the last show drew…

  • What’s New and Next at the JCK Show in Las Vegas 2021
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    What’s New and Next at the JCK Show in Las Vegas 2021

    (PRESS RELEASE) NORWALK, CT — After over two years, the JCK Show and Luxury by JCK, together the premier destination to do business in-person for the retail jewelry industry, are thrilled to welcome the jewelry industry back to The Venetian Resort & Sands Expo to reunite jewelry professionals for a robust program of product discovery, education and events. The full agenda of the highly anticipated 2021 show is designed to allow the jewelry community to reunite in a safe and productive space and do business together once again. The JCK Show will be held August 27 – 30, with GEMS opening a day early on August 26, and Luxury open…

  • Good Business at Vegas Jewelry Shows
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    Good Business at Vegas Jewelry Shows

    RAPAPORT…  As the Las Vegas diamond and jewelry shows ended on Monday, mask-clad vendors expressed satisfaction with the amount of business they’d conducted during the past week. “I’m so glad I came,” said Mishael Vardi, owner of Israel-based VMK Diamonds, a supplier of fancy-color diamonds. “I met a lot of people, and those people came to do business.” There were serious buyers, added a New York-based diamantaire who requested anonymity. “We made sales with immediate payment, which doesn’t always happen at the shows,” he commented. The events began with the Couture and Antique Jewelry & Watch shows, which took place at the Wynn hotel complex from August 24 to…