Buyer Qualifications and Credentialing

If this is your first time attending or your company has changed, we request that you provide the additional information listed below:

  • JIS Shows are for the Active Jewelry Trade Only*
    With your cooperation they will remain as such.
  • Buyers must be Active Retailers of Jewelry or Wholesalers of Finished Jewelry.
    Wholesalers of finished jewelry must pre-register AT LEAST 30 DAYS before each show. Manufacturers and Loose Stone Dealers will not be admitted as Buyers. Your firm must be an active Retailer or Wholesaler of finished Jewelry, not loose stones.

If you have been approved to attend a JIS Show within the past two (2) years, you will be approved for JIS February 2020.

Your Company's Credentialing Requirements

Please provide a copy of at least one of the following documents:

  • JBT Listing: Listing in Jewelers Board of Trade (JBT) Red Book as a Retailer or Wholesaler of Finished Jewelry. JBT listed Wholesalers not showing as a "Wholesaler of Finished Jewelry" must provide "Invoices" as below.
  • Invoices: Produce current invoices for a combined total of US $15,000.00 from a minimum of two (2) different Jewelry Manufacturers, Wholesalers, Importers, etc. confirming your firm's purchase of FINISHED JEWELRY. (Please note: The US $15,000.00 is a TOTAL of the required current invoices, NOT $15,000.00 from each supplier).

Your Attendees' Credentialing Requirements

Provide a copy of at least one of the following documents for EACH attendee:

  • Business Card: Professionally printed Business card(s) showing each person's name and their affiliation with the registering company above. (computer printed business cards will not be accepted).
  • Payroll Check: Copy of Bank cancelled payroll check(s) (front and back) showing each person's name and their affiliation with the registering company above.
  • Legal Documents: Legal documents such as registration of your firm's name, Articles of Incorporation, Leases, etc. showing the registering individual's name(s) in affiliation with the registering firm's name.

Other Information Required to Verify:

  • Your firm's State/Country Sales Tax Resale Number
  • Government Issued Identification such as Driver's License or Passport.
  • Government Issued Photo identification is required to obtain or validate your badge at the show and enter the show floor. Please bring your photo identification with you to the show.

Receipt of JIS Literature or an Exhibitor invitation does not constitute admission unless the above Buyer Credential requirements are completely satisfied.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Customer Service Department
Tel: +1 (203) 840-5612
Fax: +1 (800) 840-5612

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