Events Schedule

Win a trip to Florence, Italy!*

All Show Days                       Location: Within the PREMIER main aisle

Stop by the giveaway station anytime during show hours to be entered to win a 5 night stay in Florence Italy!
*Valid only for attendees of The Collective 18 years or older. One winner will be randomly selected after close of show on Monday, June 3, 2019 and notified within 10 days of that date. The winner will receive airfare for two and a 5 night hotel stay in Florence, Italy. Black out travel dates do apply. No substitutions. This prize is not transferable.

The Power of Collaboration—Idea Lab

Friday, May 31                11:30am – 12:30 pm                Location: PREMIER X Designer Lounge

Monica Stephenson of ANZA Gems will be joined by gem cutterBeth Stier, as well as Jennifer Maxwell, of PREMIER X Designer brand, Leigh Maxwell, to discuss elevating and supporting artisans through the power of collaboration. The discussion will also include the importance of giving back and empowering the communities from which the stones are mined, with a focus on ethical sustainability.

PREMIER X Designer Speed Mentoring

Saturday, June 1           8:30 am – 9:30 am           Location: Your booth

We have established several industry leaders who have volunteered their time to offer you their expertise at your booth. Representing a variety of fields including retailers, editors, brand strategists, publicists and venerable trade organizations, these mentors will be meeting with brands who have chosen to participate.

From Social to Sale—Idea Lab

Saturday, June 1               11:30am – 12:30 pm                Location: PREMIER X Designer Lounge

Brand advocate, influencer and consultant to fine jewelry designers, Benjamin Guttery of @ThirdCoastGems, will lead a discussion on building community through social media. The knowledge Ben will share about messaging, community building and social media influencing will be instrumental to designers and retailers looking to align their social behaviors with their marketing efforts, and ultimately generating sales.

Old Meets New—Idea Lab

Sunday, June 2                11:30am – 12:30 pm                Location: PREMIER X Designer Lounge

So much of today’s jewelry is influenced by designs from the past. Find out from Grace Lavarro, Owner of Jewels by Grace, a jewelry boutique offering rare and unique antique diamonds, fine vintage and estate jewelry, and contemporary engagement rings, how she incorporates beloved estate pieces into her contemporary designs. Grace’s passion for jewelry is contagious, and she loves sharing the stories that each piece tells, as well as utilizing those pieces in designs that will go on to tell a story of its own!

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