Vegas Jewelry Shows Expand
Las Vegas is known for its night life and the motto " whatever happens in Vegas stays in Vegas." But, for jewelry lovers and those in the jewelry business, there's a lot more glitter in Vegas than casino streets signs and show-girls'. Vegas is home to Las Vegas market week, when jewelry vendors flock to the city to buy, buy, and well, buy more jewelry. There are shows all over town, and recently, a new show has been added to the list:
" The Las Vegas International Jewelry Show, slated for June 2-5 at Mandalay Bay's convention center, expects to draw 300 to 500 vendors. The show plans to offer a service called "Speed Shopping," allowing buyers to work with a concierge to go directly to the vendors that carry goods they might be interested in.
The show will also host a celebrity jewelry contest, inviting attendees to match up baubles by jewelry houses like Tiffany, Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels with celebrities who have worn the pieces. Retailers who correctly make a match will win the privilege of borrowing a celebrity jewelry collection for an in-store promotion."