TJA to Offer ‘Texas Tours’ at Upcoming Round-Up Event
They include a tour of a museum’s gem collection and demonstrations of diamond cutting and polishing.
The association has announced the launch of “Texas Tours,” three special tours to be held on Sunday, Oct. 16 through Monday, Oct. 17 at the Westin Irving Convention Center in Irving, Texas.
The first includes a behind-the-scenes private tour of the Perot Museum’s special gem collection.
The second features a look into the manufacturing, repairing, and creating of high-end watches and watch accessories at the Time Delay Headquarters.
The third and final tour will offer demonstrations of diamond cutting and polishing at Southwest Diamond Cutters.
“We are so lucky to have dedicated members and board members who believe in the Texas Jewelers mission to be the best in the country. Our Texas heritage has a lot to offer our members and we are thrilled at the chance to be the first creators of this type of get-together,” said Susan Eisen of Susan Eisen Fine Jewelry in El Paso and president of TJA.
“We want to take advantage of the great people who are in our industry located in Dallas, and plan to continue our efforts in TJA to build and grow forward in Texas,” she said.
This year’s round-up event, which used to be called the convention, will also feature a group of vendors showcasing their products at a social event Sunday evening from 4-6 p.m. in the TJA ballroom.
Registration forms for vendors can be found at TexasJewelers.org.
TJA will also hold its annual design competition on Sunday afternoon. It’s open to TJA members who are present.
The deadline for early bird pricing to enter is Oct. 1.
More information can be found at TexasJewelers.org.
Meanwhile, the deadline for the hotel’s discounted rate of $179 plus taxes (plus taxes) for the event is Sept. 26. Interested parties can contact the Westin and ask for the Texas Jewelers Association rate.
The deadline to register for the round-up and tours is Oct. 1. Space is limited.
For additional information, contact Round Up manager Lucinda Rogers of Gold ‘N Carats at email@example.com or Susan Eisen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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