One of my favorite pieces spotted at the show — a major opal + black enamel is always a winning combo in my book. The vendor is Diamond Traders International.
Loved seeing this new designer — Olivia B Jewelry and her gemstone and gold creations. These pendants were my favorite!
Taking some photos of opals at Tim Roark’s booth — he specializes in fine colored gemstones
I met Nina Nguyen Designs and loved all her rings, convertible earrings and necklaces. The east-west pear shapes were killing me!!
This vendor, Mittal Brothers, had LOTS of loose gemstones and I was getting flashbacks of Tucson.
Galatea Jewelry specializes in carved pearls set with diamonds inside. The designer, Chi Huynh, is demonstrating his latest innovation — a ring that opens and closes depending on temperature, which can also store photos & messages via an app on your phone!
Here’s the ring — the wire petals open and close depending on the temperature! By Galatea Jewelry
Loved these carved rainbow moonstones from vendor Mittal Brothers
Lots of pearls at the Atlanta Jewelry Show!
Check-in and registration never looked prettier and more organized! Love the setup of the show!
Spotted this antique piece from one of the estate vendors at the show — Master Craft Jewelry Co.
In need of some serious diamond weight?! Diamond Traders International has you covered!
Diamond Traders International also had some gorgeous estate opal rings
Being interviewed was so fun — can’t wait to see the video!
GOLD FOR DAYS! SYK Gold Inc had so much gold and great prices. My husband bought a cuban link chain from them and has been wearing it nonstop.
Such pretty rings from Mazza Company and all have such fine craftsmanship.
To-die-for pearl hoop earrings from LexiMazz Designs and this waterfall-inspired choker necklace is so sexy!
Newly launched Ava Coutures specializes in bridal, with eternity bands and engagement rings you can have actual prototypes of (made from CZs and metal) in your store so people can find exactly what they want before ordering the real thing!
Spotting new things everywhere I look!
Looking for estate diamond engagement rings? The Atlanta Jewelry Show has those too!
Tourmalines in every color from Tim Roark
The last time I attended the Atlanta Jewelry Show was nine years ago when I worked at a local antique jewelry store. This was the first jewelry show I ever attended and I couldn’t wait to see what it was going to be like! Attending a show with co-workers is very different than what I do now, but I remember then having tasks to complete — like buying some watch bands, finding new styles of diamond fashion pendants, and we even made up a fun contest amongst us. My mission when covering a show today is far different, but with both scenarios, it is important to be open to see new things, search out for eye-catching jewelry and gems, and not be afraid to explore and chat to further your knowledge. For many jewelry stores, attending the Atlanta Jewelry Show is necessary to fill voids that happen in inventory, especially this time of year! It also is a perfect opportunity to learn, as the show provides numerous educational “learning labs” throughout the weekend.
I was eager to attend again, as I was looking forward to seeing how the show has evolved over the years and to compare its old self, nine years ago! The Atlanta Jewelry Show’s motto is “Learn. Shop. Evolve.” so I knew evolution was a part of the foundation of this show. I was so impressed by how everything was organized, both the layout of the show and the decor. The outer perimeter of the show was designated for e-tail gurus (experts in aspects useful to the jewelry community), learning labs where live presentations were being held, Kid’s Jewelry Camp which is a highly rated program where kids ages 7 and up can experience a fun-filled day of jewelry activities, and in the far corner (my favorite) the Market Place Cafe. A new concept for the show which was just added is the Occasions Lounge, an area where luxury gifts were on display for sale — items ideal for fine jewelry stores to carry which complement their inventory of jewels. There were large amethyst geodes, gemstone lamps, fine china, leather goods, housewares and lots of other gifts that had me drooling.
If you’re wondering about the types of vendors at the Atlanta Jewelry Show, I would say it was truly a diverse group — so much variety! You could browse one booth with thousands of loose gemstones, faceted natural gem beads, rose cut diamonds and then hop on over to another booth selling gold chains (any type of chain you could imagine, in all sizes), gold hoops, gold bracelets, gold rings and gold charms. There were booths with high-end designer jewelry and booths with fashion silver jewelry. About 4 or 5 booths featured antique & estate jewelry, which I loved spending time at and I hope the show adds more in the future. Stuller was there with all there tools and products from their highly popular catalog out on display for jewelry stores to actually see! Need boxes or new packaging? There are a few vendors that specialize in that area — I bought a ring display that I’ll be sure to show you for only $6!
I had such a fun time at the show and very thankful that Atlanta is just 3 1/2 hours away for me! I’m so glad I got the opportunity to visit before I take some time off to prepare for the baby. Thanks Atlanta Jewelry Show for having me!
This sponsored blog post was brought to you in collaboration with the Atlanta Jewelry Show.