Coming to America: International Suppliers Cater to the U.S. Jeweler

America, the world loves ya! At least, it loves doing business with U.S. jewelers – especially now. With once-buoyant Asian economies in financial tailspins and European business idling, more foreign jewelry suppliers and government trade agencies are courting the independent U.S. jeweler. As one British jewelry official puts it, the United States is “the most stable and opportune” market in the world.That is evident at major U.S. jewelry trade shows, whose lists of overseas vendors waiting to get in are lengthening and where there are significant increases in the size of some foreign delegations – especially Asian. At the Jewelers of America summer show in New York, for example, both the Hong Kong and Italian groups were 10% larger than last year. Some regional shows are adding more international vendors, too. The recent Columbus Jewelry Show had exhibitors from Australia, Canad
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