Atlanta–Organizers of the Atlanta Jewelry Show have announced they are launching a “Kids Jewelry Camp” at the spring 2018 event to help cultivate a passion for the industry at a young age.
It will be held on Saturday, March 3, and Sunday, March 4, and is open to children ages 8 and up.
There will be educational seminars and hands-on, kid-friendly programs during the event. Children also will be allowed to join their parents on the show floor to see real buying experiences.
“Many retailers in our industry are independent jewelers who created or operate a family-owned business specifically with the idea of handing a legacy down to their heirs,” AJS Executive Director Libby Brown said. “Over the last 25 to 30 years, changes in the economy as well as changes in the retail industry as a whole has made owning and operating a family-owned business challenging at best.
“Our goal with the AJS Kids Jewelry Camp is to connect with children whose families are in the industry and help them nurture their interest in the industry by identifying and cultivating excitement and passion for jewelry and the jewelry industry.”
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The camp costs $100 per child. Children have to be registered by Feb. 23.
For more information or to register a child, call the show office at 800-241-0399 or 404-634-3434.
The Atlanta Jewelry Show is schedule for March 3 to 5 at the Cobb Galleria Centre, with a pre-show conference held the day before it starts.