New Gemstone, Jewelry Show to Debut in US

By Rapaport News / May 30, 2021 / www.diamonds.net / Article Link

RAPAPORT... A new trade fair focusing on gemstones, jewelry, minerals and fossils will make its inaugural appearance in Colorado later this year.The HardRock Summit, which will feature over 400 exhibitors, educational seminars and keynote speakers, will run in Denver from September 16 to 21 at the Colorado Convention Center, its founders said last week. The event was created by Christoph Keilmann, the organizer of The Munich Show and Gemworld Munich, and Wolter Mehring, a gemstone expert who helped develop the Pueblo Gem & Mineral Show in Tucson, Arizona.The summit will be split into two venues, called Evolution and Sparkle & Joy. Evolution will take place between September 16 and 19, and will offer a marketplace for minerals, fossils and meteorites. The Denver Gem & Mineral Show will hold its annual fair in the adjacent space.Meanwhile, Sparkle & Joy will cover fine gemstones and jewelry, with exclusive workshops and hands-on training and educational programs, as well as live presentations.It is scheduled for September 18 to 21. Both areas will be open to industry members, while Evolution will also be available to the general public."The HardRock Summit will be the central meeting point for all those who already are part of our community and those who want to be," said Keilmann. "In addition to our dedication to build[ing] a top market platform, our eyes are also focused on emerging trends, firsthand news from the industry, and the joy of sharing experiences and conducting business together."Image: The Colorado Convention Center. (The HardRock Summit)