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6:00 pm

OPENING NIGHT EVENT

Raise a glass with friends and colleagues and get a sneak peek of our show floor in advance of our official opening day! Our Opening Night Event is open to ALL COUTURE badge holders.

*Show Floor Opens at 6:00pm

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8:15 am

Unified Commerce: How to Elevate your Customer Journey by Crafting a Holistic Brand Experience

Learn how to deliver an unforgettable customer journey by creating a holistic brand experience. This session will provide actionable insights and tools to meet your customers where they are and unlock new growth potential in your business.

Led by: Shopify Solutions Engineer

Bandol Ballroom
Sponsored by Shopify

10:00 am

Exceptional Color: Rough & Cut

Discover the trends and rarity of exceptional colored gemstones such as paraiba tourmaline, padparadscha sapphire and spinel. Gain insights into how to effectively educate your customers on these unique gemstones.

Led by: Carson Lee, GIA Senior Instructor of Gemology

Cafe Noir Lounge, Cristal Ballroom

11:00 am

Pearls: Trends Beyond Tradition

Explore the colors and shapes of cultured pearls and how to leverage the varying types to appeal to modern consumers. Learn how to showcase pearls in your store to attract a new generation of pearl enthusiasts.

Led by: Carson Lee, GIA Senior Instructor of Gemology

Cafe Noir Lounge, Cristal Ballroom

12:00 pm

Phenomenal Gemstones: Science & Storytelling

Uncover the mesmerizing phenomena of gemstone color change and optical effects. Learn how to identify and showcase these stones to your customers and add a touch of enchantment to your inventory.

Led by: Carson Lee, GIA Senior Instructor of Gemology

Cafe Noir Lounge, Cristal Ballroom

3:00 pm

Exceptional Color: Rough & Cut

Discover the trends and rarity of exceptional colored gemstones such as paraiba tourmaline, padparadscha sapphire and spinel. Gain insights into how to effectively educate your customers on these unique gemstones.

Led by: Carson Lee, GIA Senior Instructor of Gemology

Cafe Noir Lounge, Cristal Ballroom

4:00 pm

Pearls: Trends Beyond Tradition

Explore the colors and shapes of cultured pearls and how to leverage the varying types to appeal to modern consumers. Learn how to showcase pearls in your store to attract a new generation of pearl enthusiasts.

Led by: Carson Lee, GIA Senior Instructor of Gemology

Cafe Noir Lounge, Cristal Ballroom

4:30 pm

Evening Cocktails Celebrating 190 Years of Wolf

Convention Center Lounge

5:00 pm

Phenomenal Gemstones: Science & Storytelling

Uncover the mesmerizing phenomena of gemstone color change and optical effects. Learn how to identify and showcase these stones to your customers and add a touch of enchantment to your inventory.

Led by: Carson Lee, GIA Senior Instructor of Gemology

Cafe Noir Lounge, Cristal Ballroom

7:00 pm

Party by the Pool

Join us for our Party by the Pool on Sunset Terrace with a performance by Santigold. Our Party by the Pool is open only to exhibiting COUTURE designers and brands, Cornerstone retailers, sponsors and press.

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8:15 am

Sustainability, Responsibility, Sourcing & Technology

The jewelry trade is working together on initiatives in innovation and consumer needs in areas of sustainability, responsibility, sourcing, and technology. These are major trends shaping the industry. We invite renowned experts from different parts of the value chain; from diamonds to manufactures; mining and sourcing; technology and innovation; from trade organizations to retail; to share their insights as well as collaborated efforts that are furthering the progress on sustainability, sourcing, and technology and innovation.

Moderator: Josh Helmich, (CEO) Helmich Luxury Group
Panelists:
• Jenny Luker – (President) - Platinum Guild
International-USA
• Wes Tucker – (CEO) -Tracr
• Benny Oeyen – (Executive Head of Market
Development for PGMs) - Anglo American
• Russell Kwiat – (Owner-COO) - Kwiat & Fred
Leighton
• Belit Myers – (Chief Operating Officer) – Stuller

Bandol Ballroom
Sponsored by Tracr

1:15 pm

Amplifying Success Across the Fashion Industry with Beautiful AI

Step into the future of fashion and accessories with an inside look at how AI, AR, and virtual try-on are revolutionizing the apparel and accessories industry. Discover how AI and AR-driven solutions are empowering fashion brands to stay ahead of the curve and deliver unparalleled virtual try-on experiences proven to boost sales, foster loyal brand connections, and create unparalleled personalized shopping experiences.

Speaker: Wayne Liu, Chief Growth Officer, Perfect Corp

Bandol Ballroom
Sponsored by Perfect Corp

4:30 pm

Evening Cocktails Celebrating 190 Years of Wolf

Convention Center Lounge

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4:30 pm

Evening Cocktails Celebrating 190 Years of Wolf

Convention Center Lounge

6:30 pm

COUTURE Design Awards

Join your friends and colleagues in the Encore Theater as we announce this year's winners of the COUTURE Design Awards! This internationally-recognized design competition pays tribute to the highest level of design achievement. The COUTURE Design Awards is open to ALL COUTURE badge holders.

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