Lori & All,
My first choice would be G+LW, second would be Gem Faire. Both draw
a crowd of mid level jewelry store owners, curio store owners, and
gallery owners. You must be willing to sell wholesale and have a
significant inventory to make it worth your while.
Tucson is the “Big Dance.” Booths are high, but it is the only show
I know where buyers comes solely to buy. Almost all the buyers at
Tucson are store owners or gallery owners. At other shows attendees
come to stay in contact with the trade. If you are a serious
gemstone cutter or jewelry maker Tucson is a must. It is the only
show I have ever done where buyers come that buy whole lines of
products. A single buyer can purchase all you have made of one line.
Some vendors have sold their entire booth to one customer.
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