October 25-27, 2013
Radisson Hotel Providence Airport
Warwick, Rhode Island


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Join Us for the Saturday Show & Sale!

Don’t miss this opportunity to see table after table filled with sparkling collectible jewelry offered by 70 dealers at the CJCI Convention 2013 Show & Sale. The sale is open to the public with FREE admission!

Date: Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013

Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Location: Radisson Hotel Providence Airport, 2081 Post Road, Warwick, R.I.


Feel free to share information about the show with your friends, customers and family members in the New England area through social media or via email. To download a double flyer for this event to share with others click here or for a large flyer click here.

is Now Closed

We look forward to welcoming all our attendees who registered prior to our August 31, 2013 deadline to a fabulous Masquerade Celebration weekend! Confirmation letters will be sent via U.S. mail to all paid registrants the first week of October providing details about the event.

Our special guests/speakers will include:

Lawrence Vrba
Former head designer for Miriam Haskell and Castlecliff,
and recipient of our first CJCI Achievement Award

Mike Ruggiero
Former vice president of design for The Napier Co.
and current director of design for Crimzon Rose Int’l

Harrice Miller
Renowned author and costume jewelry expert

Farrah Moans
Our featured entertainer during our Masquerade Celebration on Saturday evening

Our Sunday morning workshops will include:

Barbara Schwartz
Costume Jewelry & Fashion in the 1920s-30s: The Evolution of Art Deco Style

Deb Kosnett
Collecting Costume Jewelry Figurals: Styles, Decades and Themes

Kevin Friedman
Traditional Beadwork of South Africa: Basic Identification and Influence on Contemporary Design

The convention commences with registration at 1 p.m. on Friday, October 25 and adjourns at noon on Sunday, October 27 after our morning educational workshops.

In addition to presentations by guest speakers, informative workshops, and entertainment, our attendees will also enjoy meals together during the convention weekend; a table or admittance to our open-to-the-public Saturday show and sale; and a fun-filled Masquerade Celebration on Saturday evening where attendees are encouraged to dress in masks, glitzy costumes, or ensembles inspired by their favorite vintage eras.


The Providence Jewelry Museum will be open for our attendees to tour on Thursday, Oct. 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Transportation is on your own. Car rentals are available nearby at the airport, or you may carpool or share a cab ride with other attendees planning on visiting the museum.

The museum located at 1 Spectacle Street in Cranston, R.I. will have Trifari’s original catalogs from the 1950s-’70s available for viewing during this time in addition to all the other exhibits normally in place. The museum’s president, Peter DiCristofaro, will be on hand to greet and guide our attendees. The museum will be open October 24 only, expressly for our attendees. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to visit the museum, which is not open to the general public!


We understand that unavoidable circumstances may require the cancellation of CJCI Convention 2013 registrations for our attendees. All cancellations made prior to the registration deadline of August 31, 2013 were subject to a $25 processing fee as stated in the INFORMATION LETTER attendees were instructed to download prior to registration.

Cancellations made after Sept. 1, 2013 will be subject to the following schedule:

Sept. 1-15 – 75% refund

Sept. 16-30 – 50% refund

Oct. 1-15 – 25% refund

After Oct. 15 – No refund will be issued

You also have the option of donating your refund to the CJCI Education Fund or CJCI General Fund at any time if you determine you will not be able to attend after paying your registration fee. CJCI donations are NOT tax deductible.

Note: Cancelling your convention registration with CJCI will not cancel your hotel reservation with the Radisson Hotel Providence Airport. Be certain to call the hotel directly and cancel your reservation to avoid being charged for your room.

CJCI CONVENTION 2013 VENUE – Radisson Hotel Providence Airport

If you need to contact the hotel directly, please phone them at (401) 739-3000.
For more information on the hotel, please click here: The Radisson Hotel Providence Airport


Spacious Executive Suite


Hotel Lounge Area

About The Hotel*
Situated in a prime location adjacent to T.F. Green International Airport and minutes from downtown, our Radisson Providence hotel provides access to the area’s top attractions, business parks, I-95, Johnson & Wales University and Brown University. Here, we provide valuable amenities such as a complimentary 24-hour airport shuttle service and in-room dining, 111 guest rooms and suites, a Fitness Center, Business Center and complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access. For days and nights of entertainment, our Warwick, Rhode Island hotel’s guests enjoy easy access to Providence Art Museum, Roger Williams Park Zoo, Rhode Island beaches, the Newport mansions, Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Block Island. * Information taken directly from hotel website.

Around Providence
Providence Visitor Information Center 401-751-1177, 800-233-1636
Providence Jewelry Museum will be open for our attendees on Thursday, Oct. 24 from 9 a.m. through 4 p.m. for individual and small group tours. Transportation is on your own.
Wolf E Myrow’s Located at 46 Aleppo Street, Providence, RI 02909
Phone: (401) 331-2921 Fax: (401) 331-2172. This is a must see for anyone coming to the convention.
The warehouse is huge. Plan on spending several hours here and wear warm and comfortable clothes.
Click here for directions.

Legal Sea Foods 2099 Post Rd., Warwick, RI 02886, 401-732-3663. Located across the parking lot from the Radisson Providence hotel, the Legal Sea Foods restaurant is a favorite for convention attendees. Be sure to buddy up with your jewelry friends for fun New England dinner. (Most folks staying through Monday will go Sunday evening as a last get together.)

Historical Sites
Walking Tour of Pawtuxet Village. Click here for a guide to historic homes.

Shopping in Warwick
Antique Haven, 30 Post Rd. Warwick, RI, Warwick, RI 02888-1608
(401) 785-0327
Golden Antiques, 858 W. Shore Rd., Warwick, RI 02889-2715
(401) 738-2518
Apponaug Village Antiques, 3159 Post Rd. RI 02886
(401) 739-7466

Tourism Sites
For additional information about Warwick, RI, click here.
Rhode Island Tourism Division, click here.

If you need further assistance, please contact Melinda Lewis or Pam Wiggins (melinda@staging-costumejewelry.wordkeeper.net or pam@staging-costumejewelry.wordkeeper.net).
Or call Melinda @ 707-751-1665 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. PACIFIC TIME

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