01 Dec, 2017
The Best Gem and Jewelry Trade Shows
This list of gem and jewelry events is nowhere near comprehensive and only represents a fraction of the top jewelry fairs held around the world, but of cause there are many other important industry events held annually across Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, and North and South America.
IIJS (Mumbai, India, 9−12 February) organized by The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council of India is considered to be India’s most spectacular jewelry event of the year. The show features almost 1 000 exhibitors and attracts visitors from 875 cities in India. The Bombay Exhibition Centre encompasses over 46 000 square meters and inside the venue, visitors can find everything jewelry-related, including loose diamonds, colored stones, machinery and supplies for jewelry production.
HKTDC (Hong Kong, China, 1−5 March) is one of Asia’s most anticipated industry events. Organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), and held in Hong Kong’s Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC), this event brings together almost 2 500 exhibitors. The show attracted visitors from 145 countries, with over 50 000 attendees.
JCK (Las Vegas, USA, 1−4 June) is the USA’s leading jewelry event. It attracted over 23 000 visitors last year, and featured more then 2 300 exhibitors from over 22 different countries. The extraordinary event is hosted by the Jewelers Circular Keystone (JCK) Magazine, which is considered to be America’s industry authority when it comes to jewelry. At JCK, you’ll find the world’s biggest names in jewelry, gems and watches. This is America’s premier jewelry show and should not be missed.
Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil (Tucson, Arizona, USA, 26 January — 11 February) is actually a combination of many different shows over a 2 week period. It attracts over 55 000 visitors and is one of the world’s biggest international gem and mineral shows. The main show event takes place in the Tucson Convention Center in downtown Tucson, while across the city, there are smaller events taking place at over 40 different sites.
Baselworld (Basel, Switzerland, 22−27 March) is Europe’s answer to America’s JCK Vegas. Held annually in Basel, Switzerland, the phenomenal event features watches, gems and jewelry from the world’s leading and most prestigious designers. In 2015 the event attracted almost 100 000 visitors and over 2 000 exhibitors from at least 45 different countries.
Read more what happening with Baselworld this year: Baselworld Cuts Number of Exhibitors by Half
Originally, Baselworld was focused on clocks and watches, but today, the event showcases everything, including loose and raw gems, fine jewelry and of course timepieces, which is certainly one of Switzerland’s specialties.
Other notable shows include:
Vicenzaoro (Vicenza, Italy), NEC (Birmingham, UK, 4−8 February), IJL (London, UK, 2−4 September), IJT (Tokyo, Japan, 24−27 January), Bangkok Gems and Jewelry Fair (Bangkok, Thailand, 21−25 February), Beijing International Jewelry Fair (Beijing, China, 13−16 April), G.L.D.A.(Las Vegas, USA, 28−31 May), AGTA GemFair (Tucson, USA, 30 January- 4 February), JIS (Miami, USA, 20−22 January), JANY (New York, USA, 15−17 July)
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