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Buyer Qualifications

Buyer Qualifications

COUTURE Las Vegas is an appointment based TRADE event for ACTIVE JEWELRY & TIMEPIECE BUYERS ONLY. COUTURE is NOT open to the public. Buyer registration is complimentary. If you have attended COUTURE in the past two years, then you may already be pre-qualified. If you are a retailer of finished fine jewelry and/or timepieces and are NEW to the COUTURE show, you will be required to APPLY for admission to COUTURE.

In order to qualify you must be a buyer from an active retailer of DESIGNER FINE JEWELRY & TIMEPIECES. Those dealing in non-branded jewelry will not qualify. Non-exhibiting manufacturers, designers, wholesalers, loose stone dealers or those operating out of their home will not be admitted to the show. Your firm must be an active retailer of branded, finished jewelry and watches, not loose stones. We reserve the right to request additional business identification if deemed necessary. The following documentation is required in order to be considered for the qualification process.


  1. Individuals under the age of 16, including infants
  2. Individuals operating businesses from home
  3. General public/Non-trade guests/Retail buyer guests
  4. Manufacturers, designers, suppliers, loose stone dealers
  5. Retail jewelers who do not include COUTURE level branded designer fine jewelry/timepieces in their merchandise assortment


To qualify the company, you must provide (3) THREE of the following documents. One of the documents MUST BE INVOICES OF FINISHED JEWELRY and one of the documents MUST BE the first 2 pages of store lease and photographs of inside and outside of store including name signage:

*All documents not written in English, must be accompanied by certified translations.

  1. Invoices – Three invoices showing purchase of finished fine jewelry in multiple quantities within last twelve months. Traditional Jewelry Retailers must provide 3 invoices that total $30,000 or more EACH. Non-Traditional Jewelry retailers (such as a clothing boutique or gallery) must submit fine jewelry invoices with total of $10,000 or more. (Required)
  2. Business License indicating that you are a retail business (NOT a seller’s permit or Tax ID)
  3. First 2 pages of Store lease or photograph of inside and outside of the store including store name signage. (Required)
  4. New business only – Letter of Intent from an attorney, or bank on official letterhead stating the intent to start a new retail business
  5. On-line Jewelry Retailer ONLY- Active Web Site address through which Company Business can be validated
  6. Mail Order Companies must provide catalog

If you are a member of one of the following organizations, please also provide proof of membership.

  1. Jewelers Board of Trade – Listing in JBT as a retailer of finished jewelry.
  2. Jewelers of America – Be a member of JA as a retailer of finished jewelry.
  3. American Gem Society – Be a retail member of AGS.

Retail companies applying to attend COUTURE for the first time will go through an extensive review process that could take a minimum of 2 weeks, after all required credentials are received.

Emerald Expositions reserves the right to accept, reject or prohibit registration for or attendance at its events at any time for any reason.

Additional policies include:

  1. Emerald reserves the right to use photographs/video taken of you at the show for marketing purposes.
  2. ATTENTION: Exhibitors and Sponsors at COUTURE may utilize badge scanning in order to follow up with you after the show. Please be aware that by permitting an exhibitor/sponsor to scan your badge, your contact information including address, email, phone & fax will be shared with the exhibitor/sponsor, and Show Name will no longer be in control of how your information is used. Questions or concerns? Email
  3. Emerald reserves the right to accept, reject or prohibit registration for or attendance at its events at any time for any reason.
  4. Attendee expressly assumes, and releases Emerald and any affiliates from, all risks, claims, damages, losses, costs and expenses, whether or not reasonably foreseeable, associated with, resulting from or arising in connection with Attendee’s participation or presence at the Event, including, without limitation, all risks of harm, damage, illness or injury (including death) to or related to Attendee and his or her property.