Events & Awards

Centurion, CBG Jewelry Trade Shows Will Head to the Desert This Spring

Events & AwardsApr 14, 2021

Centurion, CBG Jewelry Trade Shows Will Head to the Desert This Spring

They’re slated for May in Phoenix and June in Las Vegas, respectively.

The Continental Buying Group’s annual live event in Las Vegas is still on, slated for June 1-3 at Caesar’s Palace.
New York—Two industry events are still gearing up to happen in May and June in the Southwest.

First up is the invite-only Centurion jewelry show, slated for Saturday, May 22 to Wednesday, May 26 (accounting for arrival and departure days) in Phoenix.

According to The Centurion, the final decision to continue with the event came after “extensive collaboration” with venue JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, the show’s approximately 95 exhibitors, and its invited retail jewelry store attendees. 

Centurion’s COVID-19 safety procedures include a mask requirement, optional on-site COVID-19 quick testing, temperature checks and screening, extensive hotel cleaning, social distancing, wider aisles, and plexiglass barriers.

“At the end of the day, these steps (provide) the attending individuals, a large number of whom have already been fully vaccinated, with comfort that they will be safe at Centurion 2021,” Centurion President Howard Hauben said in the show’s newsletter.

“Everyone is excited to get back together and review exciting live merchandise in person, and we are grateful for their support in making Centurion possible."

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Centurion show. 

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For more information about the May event, visit the website at, call 516-331-5586 or email

Following Centurion is the Continental Buying Group’s annual live Las Vegas buying event, scheduled for Tuesday, June 1 to Thursday, June 3 at Caesars Palace Hotel & Casino.  

Safety precautions for that live event will be: 
-- Continuous and thorough cleaning of all surfaces, spaces, and equipment; 
-- Masks and other appropriate PPE for everyone attending or working on the premises; 
-- Daily screenings of every person for symptoms; and 
-- Social distancing.

It will include retailer breakfast and lunch served every day, as well as a safe cocktail event for attendees. 

For more information, email
Brecken Branstratoris the senior editor, gemstones at National Jeweler, covering sourcing, pricing and other developments in the colored stone sector.

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