This week members of international jewelry industry come to Las Vegas to attend a series of trade shows that are informally known as “Las Vegas Jewelry Week.” All totaled it is by far the largest and most important jewelry industry event in North America.
The importance of the week in regards to the industry can’t be underestimated. Despite the amazing growth in China and India, the U.S. is still the world’s largest jewelry market. Retailers are here to buy products for the all-important Christmas season. These shows will go a long way to determine the outlook for the rest of the year. NYC Diamond Blog will keep you informed on all developments including innovative new designs, and style trends as they develop.
The first of the major jewelry shows opened Tuesday with JCK Luxury. This is an invitation-only event that caters to the high end luxury portion of the industry. It’s traditionally a quiet show, serving as a prelude to the larger events later in the week.
The event begins following several weeks of positive reports for the U.S. jewelry industry as independent jewelers and large chains have experienced strong growth for the first quarter of 2013. It’s too early to tell whether the good news has resulted in stronger business going forward. However, there were interesting things to see.