22 Jun Exclusive Insider Look at North American Jewelry Market Week in Las Vegas
Viva Las Vegas! And I’m not referring to an emblematic Elvis’ song. My excitement derives from an inspiring 1950’s era after a five-day bender, where creative minds, luxury, and celebration become one: the Rat Pack! And that’s how it felt! The excitement was palpable during the North American jewelry market week in Sin City from June 4-8. I spent four glorious days in Las Vegas last week as a special guest at the various jewelry trade shows where, with a coveted press pass in hand, I encountered some admirable jewelry industry’s leaders along with established and emerging jewelry designers.
June is a busy, fast paced month for jewelers, jewelry retailers, jewelry designers, and gemologists, who travel from all over the country and even internationally to attend the many different jewelry trade shows that take place during the North American jewelry market week in Las Vegas. It’s here that many jewelry retailers large and small, antique dealers, gemologists and specialty watch companies bring the best and brightest of their new collections to showcase to eager purveyors and buyers.
What I love most about the research and work I do as a graduate gemologist, jewelry lover and lifestyle blogger is that the jewelry field relies heavily on dedication and a passion for the craft. For example, a jewelry designer’s work consists of long hours studying and demystifying raw materials and jewelry fabrication to determine whether the artist’s vision can be incarnated into metal, and whether that metal can also incorporate nature and beauty.
But you can’t sit with us–sort of. This conclave exclusively services jewelry retailers and wholesalers, who select only the crème de la crème across fine jewelry and exotic gem collections to showcase. I was blessed enough this year to get my hands on an exclusive press pass and that gave me access to the entire North American jewelry market week–from jewelry trade shows and specialty showcases to parties and more. I can’t wait to share more insider details and photos with you in the coming weeks. Be prepared for jaw-dropping jewels and bright baubles that are to die for!