JCK Show Marks 10th Edition

The international JCK Show in Las Vegas marked its 10th edition by becoming the world's largest jewelry trade fair, and with better-than-expected business despite a slight decline in attendance and a soft economy. The 2001 show, held June 1-5 in the Sands Expo and Convention Center, welcomed 3,000 exhibitors (2,250 from the United States and 750 from other countries). The Basel, Switzerland, jewelry and timepiece fair, traditionally the world's largest show, this year had some 2,300 exhibitors. In attendance, however, the show still trailed Basel, which boasted more than 86,000 attendees; the JCK Show drew slightly more than 19,000 buyers, compared with 20,800 last year. A pleasant surprise. Despite the economic slowdown, business at The JCK Show was upbeat. Opening day was crowded with attendees and, overall, business was better than average. In some areas—such as the "Time Square
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