We’ve taken in all the sights and sounds of IJO jewelry market in Nashville! There is so much to learn from the amazing speakers and jewelry professionals gathered from around the country, not to mention the incredible buying opportunities that allow us to bring home beautiful new designs for our customers. The Independent Jewelers Organization makes these events possible for many small businesses just like ours.
Crossing the Mississippi River on the long drive to Nashville
The lobby of the Omni hotel, host of the IJO Conference
Architecture at the newly built Omni Hotel
The pool at Omni hotel; but no time for swimming! We had more shopping to do.
Outstanding speakers at the IJO learning seminars
Wall of instruments at the Music City Center, across from the hotel, where the buying room was hosted
The “buying room” – a whole floor packed with jewelry to explore
A fantastically brilliant sphene from the Artinian booth (they visited Faye’s with their collection for our Gem Exhibition in ’14)
We paid a visit to our friends at the Singer Estate Collection at their IJO vendor booth
There’s a reason she’s called the “Diamond Diva”!
Lovely designs from our friends at Parle!
Stunning South Sea pearls, by the rope!
So many stunning designers on display in the showroom
Pearl jewelry from Galatea
Faye & the girls after the IJO evening reception
Sundown in Nashville
Bridgestone Arena at sunset
Quick stop at a few landmarks…
Faye & the girls taking time out for sightseeing
A special guest! Logan, third-generation designer of the family, joined us in Nashville.
A beautiful night out, near the Old Spaghetti Factory
The Palm restaurant, walls filled from floor to ceiling with faces & signatures of famous visitors
As seen on TV…
So much to see at the American Pickers’ “Antique Archaeology” location in Nashville
Who knew so much candy could fit in one room? Nashville is dotted with small shops full of hand-made candy & desserts.
With keynote speaker Mike Rayburn: guitar virtuoso, comedian, entrepreneur, adventure athlete, & motivational speaker