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Jewelry Trends: Platinum
Jewelry Fashion Show
JCK - JA Buyer Discount
Get JA Certified @ JCK
Support #TeamJA
JCK Breakfast Invite
GEM Awards Nominees
Request for Feedback
Tip: Prevent Maintenance Repairs
Upcoming Events

Jewelers of America has extended the deadline of our annual Cost of Doing Business Survey through June 6. Jewelry owners who complete the survey receive a customized Performance Analysis Report that reveals weak areas and suggests strategies for improved profits. Take some time to participate in this invaluable benchmarking tool for jewelers.  

Platinum Innovation Awards

Platinum Preview 

Jewelers of America got a sneak peek at new platinum fashion and bridal jewelry during Platinum Guild International's Spring Jewelry Preview in New York on May 6. Check out some of the stunning pieces we saw from more than 50 brands.

Fine Jewelry Fashion Show at AGS Conclave 

The Jewelers of America Fashion Show at AGS Conclave in April showcased fashion and fine jewelry in one high-energy event. See a photo round-up of the event that featured more than $16 million worth of jewelry from 25 JA Supplier Members.

JA Members attending the JCK Show should take advantage of the new JA Buyer Discount Program. More than 115 JCK Exhibitors are offering discounts on finished jewelry, loose diamonds, and other supplies and services exclusively to JA Members! Visit JA Booth #L132 to pick up your Membership Card and a Directory of where to find Participating Exhibitors, and make it a priority to visit their booths to maximize your profits. Read on for details:  

For the first time, JA is offering Sales and Management Certification exams onsite at JCK Las Vegas. Schedule time for you or your sales and management staff to achieve this important designation. There's still time to register for exams on May 29 & 30th.  


Team JA will be one of 28 teams participating in Jewelers for Children's Rings of Strength fundraising event on May 29 in Las Vegas. If the 5:30AM start time is too early for you, consider donating to Team JA and join us in supporting the important work of Jewelers for Children.  

Two JCK Show Seminars Not to Miss

Start your day on Saturday learning "How to Grow Your Business in the 21st Century" from the social media experts at Likeable Jewelers (May 31, 8:30AM, Tradewinds D). JA's trend expert Amanda Gizzi is presenting her always popular "Trend Tracking 101" seminar (May 31, 2:30PM, Tradewinds EF). These two seminars will give you an edge in your jewelry merchandising and marketing.    


Suppliers and retailers must work together to inspire confidence in jewelry through ethical sourcing and disclosure. As you meet with current and new suppliers during the Las Vegas trade shows, get comfortable discussing these topics with them by reviewing JA's guidance on diamonds, gold and more. You should always keep in mind JA's Code of Professional Practices, the high ethical standards commit to annually, when sourcing your products.   

Browse JA's Jewelry Trend Reports to get additional insight into the trends you should consider when shopping JCK Las Vegas and Couture. You might be inspired to visit a new designer who becomes your future best-seller!  

Protect yourself, your staff and your merchandise when attending jewelry trade shows with these tips from Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company.  

JCK Las Vegas Register today!
Speak-Up for E-Fairness

As the Jewelers of America Political Action Committee (JAPAC) prepares for its 4th annual visit to Washington, D.C., next month, we are collecting testimonials from JA Members to present to lawmakers on the critical topic of sales tax fairness. By June 6, email us and explain why you support e-fairness. Let us know why it's important to your business and how the lack of a level playing field on Internet taxation has hurt your business. Email Susan Thea Posnock, JA's Director of Public Affairs & Education, at   


We need your feedback now! More than a year has passed since the Senate voted in favor of the Marketplace Fairness Act, but the House continues to debate the measure.  



Tip: Avoid Unnecessary Store Repairs 

As we enter the summer months, consider these preventative maintenance tips from Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company to avoid unwanted and costly repairs to your air conditioning unit or electric system.
May 29-June 2: Couture Show, Wynn Las Vegas, NV

May 30-June 2: JCK Las Vegas, Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas, NV

For a full list of upcoming industry events, visit
Jewelers of America's Jewelry Events Calendar