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Trunk shows are magical short term special events that offer a great way to directly access a large selection of a designer’s work.  It’s sort of like a pop-up shop, usually lasting from a few hours to a couple of days.  Trunk shows make for a fun outing with your Mom or your girlfriends or that special someone!

Higher end jewelry stores stock selections of work from designers based on quality, popularity and trends. While your favorite jewelry store may provide a nice selection from a particular designer – it’s always fun to see the latest designs! Also, it is not uncommon for designers to bring special one-of-a-kind pieces that are guaranteed to knock your socks off!   If there is one thing we all know – the best way to decide on a special piece of jewelry is to see it in person and try it on!  Unlike the internet, a trunk show gives you the opportunity to see more more more of your favorite things in a comfortable shopping experience!

Another bonus is stores often have special pricing or discounts for the event. For example: The Gem Collection will be hosting a trunk show September 24th-26th featuring Parle’ Jewelry.  Parle’ is a company that has repeatedly won international awards for their jewelry designs. Their jewelry features different types of opals, exotic garnets, Montana sapphires, and an array of other colored stones.  If you are a fan of colored stones, you will likely see quality and combinations that you won’t see anywhere else. It’s a great time to find the perfect unique gift for your next special occasion – and best of all, the items featured in the trunk show will be 20% off.

The idea behind a trunk show is to bring the designer’s boutique to you.  What better way to have some fun and find that next special piece to add to your personal jewelry collection?  So, the next time you hear of a trunk show coming to town  – mark your calendar, round up your friends and come to the show!

Written by: Amy Hinson

Amy’s lifetime love affair with jewelry led her to The Gem Collection eight years ago. The Gem Collection features beautiful jewelry by a number of designers, as well as custom creations and an amazing selection of estate jewelry. Amy delights in working with her customers to find just the right piece for any occasion.