Best Jewelry Shows for Jewelry & Accessories Brands

Elizabeth Scolari
October 13, 2015

For jewelry brands, trade shows can be a great way to get products in front of retail buyers, check out new trends, and connect with others in the industry. In addition to the bigger gift shows and fashion & accessories trade shows out there, there are also a bunch of jewelry-specific trade shows to look into. These jewelry shows are great, because they attract a much more specific buyer. While some of these shows are large industry-wide events and others are small or regional, we’ve gathered information like locations, dates, attendee numbers, exhibitor numbers, and examples of past exhibitors to help you decide which jewelry shows might be worth attending.

Top Jewelry Shows in the USA

1. GTS Florida Jewelry & Apparel Expo

The GTS Florida Jewelry & Apparel Expo is an immediate-delivery show featuring importers, manufacturers, and wholesalers showcasing a full range of products. Venue: Osceola Heritage Park Exhibition HallLocation: Kissimmee, FL Dates: September 26-28, 2015 Attendees: 6,000 Exhibitors: 300 Exhibitors Include: My Favorite Beads, Tres Mois Accessories, Bond Street

2. Charlotte Gift & Jewelry Show

The Charlotte Gift & Jewelry Show is a cash-and-carry jewelry show that has firmly established its place as one of the strongest regional shows in the country. Venue: Park Expo & Conference Center (formerly Charlotte Merchandise Mart)Location: Charlotte, NC Dates: September 26-28, 2015, December 5-7, 2015 Attendees: not available Exhibitors: 40 Exhibitors Include: Alen Jewelry, Everest Jewelry, Diamonds by Angie

3. The Gem and Lapidary Wholesalers Show - Minneapolis

The Gem and Lapidary Wholesalers Show is a top gem & mineral destination, creating a platform for traders of gems and precious stones to buy in bulk. Venue: Ramada Mall of AmericaLocation: Minneapolis, MN Dates: September 27-28, 2015 Attendees: not available Exhibitors: 50 Exhibitors Include: Evergreen Gemstone, Avalon Trading Company, Global Sterling, Inc.

4. TransWorld’s Jewelry, Fashion & Accessories Show

TransWorld’s Jewelry, Fashion & Accessories Show is for wholesalers, distributors, importers, manufacturers, designers or resellers of jewelry, fashion, and accessories. Venue: Donald E. Stephens Convention CenterLocation: Rosemont, IL Dates: October 15-18, 2015 Attendees: 18,000 Exhibitors: 250 Exhibitors Include: Infinity Gems & Diamonds, All that Glitterz, MiaMia Jewels

5. Jewelers International Showcase - Miami

Jewelers International Showcase is the second largest jewelry show in the Northern Hemisphere, offering access to the hottest jewelry brands, manufacturers and wholesalers. Venue: Miami Beach Convention CenterLocation: Miami, FL Dates: October 15-18, 2015, January 16-18, 2016, April 9-11, 2016 Attendees: 12,000 Exhibitors: 1250 Exhibitors Include: Hippie Chic, Festina, Silverine

6. JA Special Delivery - New York

JA New York has been bringing the jewelry industry together for over 109 years, offering vendors that range from high-end designers and major manufacturers to rising stars. Venue: The Javits Center Location: New York, NY Dates: October 25-27, 2015 Attendees: 9,000 Exhibitors: 1,000 Exhibitors Include: Tosco International, Super Gems Jewelry, P. F. Jewelry Limited

6. Mid-South Jewelry and Accessories Fair

The Mid-South Jewelry and Accessories Fair is a popular Midwest market that made its debut in 1991 and has become a “must” for wholesale buyers in the region. Venue: Memphis-Cook Convention CenterLocation: Memphis, TN Dates: November 5-8, 2015 Attendees: 10,000 Exhibitors: 350 Exhibitors Include: Mondrian Collection, S&N Jewelry, Just Perfect

7. WWT Watch and Jewelry Show - Miami

The WWT Watch and Jewelry Shows have evolved into one of the fastest growing watch and jewelry shows in the nation, with dealers showcasing everything from vintage to modern watches, fine jewelry, and collectible items. Venue: Hyatt Regency MiamiLocation: Miami, FL Dates: November 11-12, 2015 Attendees: not available Exhibitors: not available Exhibitors Include: not available

8. West Coast Gem & Mineral Show

One of the largest of it’s kind, the West Coast Gem & Mineral Show provides a unique opportunity to showcase the latest gem-related designs available on the market. Venue: Holiday Inn - Orange County AirportLocation: Santa Ana, CA Dates: November 13-15, 2015, May 13-15, 2016 Attendees:not available Exhibitors: 80 Exhibitors Include: Empire Gems International, New Era Gems, Starborn Creations

9. Tucson Gem and Jewelry Show

The JOGS Tucson Gem and Jewelry Show is among the largest and most attended jewelry trade shows in the US. Venue: Tucson Expo CenterLocation: Tucson, AZ Dates: January 28 - February 8, 2016 Attendees: not available Exhibitors: 200 Exhibitors Include: Sunwest Silver, Fashion Accessories International, Starborn Creation.

10. AGTA GemFair Tucson

The AGTA GemFair Tucson brings in thousands of qualified buyers with networking events, a free seminar program and the promise of exhibitors with products at competitive prices. Venue: Tucson Convention CenterLocation: Tucson, AZ Dates: February 2-7, 2016 Attendees: 8,600 Exhibitors: 300 Exhibitors Include: American Gem Society, Jewelers of America, Arise Jewels

11. Atlanta Jewelry Show

The largest regional jewelry show in the nation, the Atlanta Jewelry Show brings together the latest introductions and best-selling designs. Venue: Cobb Galleria CentreLocation: Atlanta, GA Dates: February 27-29, 2016, August 6-8, 2016 Attendees: 8,800 Exhibitors: 500 Exhibitors Include: Benchmark, Christina Jewelry & Watches, Imperial

12. The SMART Jewelry Show

The biggest jewelry show in the midwest, the SMART show is designed to meet the needs of independent retailers from across the US. Venue: Navy PierLocation: Chicago, IL Dates: April 10-12, 2016 Attendees: not available Exhibitors: 400 Exhibitors Include: Imperial Pearl, William Levine Fine Jewels, Martin Flyer


LUXURY offers a unique business opportunity, bringing together upscale jewelry retailers with high-end manufacturers and designers. Venue: Delano, Four Seasons, Mandalay Bay Resort & CasinoLocation: Las Vegas, NV Dates: May 31 - June 6, 2016 Attendees: not available Exhibitors: 40 Exhibitors Include: Tacori, Mastolini, Tresor

14. JCK Las Vegas

JCK is the leading jewelry event in North America, showcasing the latest domestic and international designers and the most sought-after trends. Venue: Mandalay Bay Resort & CasinoLocation: Las Vegas, NV Dates: June 3-6, 2016 Attendees: 22,000 Exhibitors: 2,300 Exhibitors Include: Marc Jacobs, Anna Beck, Fossil   For more top trade shows across 16 different industries, as well as dates, locations, and attendee/exhibitor stats, download our 2015-2016 Trade Show Directory here.