Jewelers of America Produces Fashion Show at AGS Conclave That Combines Fashion & Fine Jewelry

The Fashion Show showcased fine jewelry to AGS conclave attendees on Wednesday, April 24th

April 30, 2013, New York, NY – Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry retail marketplace, combined fashion and fine jewelry as the producer of the Jewelers of America Fashion Show at the American Gem Society (AGS) Conclave. The fashion show, featuring 24 jewelry manufacturers, took place on Wednesday, April 24, at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix, AZ. Click here to see images from the event!

During the high energy runway show, retailers saw more than more than 100 stunning pieces of diamond, gemstone and precious metal jewelry paired with sleek clothing by Carmen Marc Valvo. The Showcase Reception following the Fashion Show allowed them to view the detailed craftsmanship of the pieces up close.

“Connecting retailers and jewelry suppliers is a major focus of Jewelers of America’s mission, which is why we enjoy producing the Jewelers of America Fashion Show at AGS Conclave -- a platform that generates positive industry networking,” says JA President & CEO David J. Bonaparte.

The following jewelry designers showcased their jewelry on the runway: A.F. Greenwood/Balanced Diamonds; American Gem Trade Association; ASBA USA, Inc.; Ashi Diamonds LLC; Byard F. Brogan/Embee Diamond/Inspired Collection; Corona Jewellery Company; Debbie Brooks; Diamond Days & Franco Pianegonda; Goshwara; Hearts On Fire; IDD; Julius Klein Group; JYE’s International Inc.; Kara Ross; M.K. Diamonds & Jewelry; Mastoloni; McTeigue; Precision Set; Premier Gem Corporation; Ritani; Rosy Blue; Star Gems; Supreme Jewelry Corp.; and Yael Designs.

Each jewelry brand received a dedicated fashion model, staffed by FORD Robert Black Agency.

Visit Jewelers of America’s website, www.jewelers.org, to learn about the valuable marketing benefits received through JA membership.

About Jewelers of America
Jewelers of America is the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry retail marketplace. Jewelers of America's primary purpose is to improve consumer confidence in the jewelry industry through its leadership in public, government and industry affairs; by advocating professionalism, including high ethical, social and environmental standards; and by facilitating members' access to education. JA’s consumer education arm, Jewelry Information Center (JIC), has provided public relations and marketing services on behalf of the fine jewelry and watch industry since 1946. JIC’s website, JIC.org, is the source for fine jewelry and watch information featuring interactive gift and buyer’s guides, design galleries and more. Visit www.jewelers.org and www.JIC.org for more information.

About American Gem Society
Guided by the ideals of education and consumer protection, Robert M. Shipley and several other leading jewelers and gemologists founded the American Gem Society in 1934. This not-for-profit trade association is comprised of fine jewelers, jewelry designers, and suppliers in the United States and Canada. The nearly 3,000 retail, supplier, and individual titleholders, and affiliates of the American Gem Society are dedicated to: Ethical business practices; development and maintenance of superior gemological skills and knowledge, and protecting the consumer. For more information visit www.americangemsociety.org