October 23-25, 2020, Radisson Hotel Providence Airport Warwick, Rhode Island


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March 29, 2020 – As always, we are currently taking the health and safety of our attendees very seriously as we closely monitor developments with the COVID-19 virus. We have been working with the Radisson more closely than usual to determine the best course of action. All options are still being considered, and we will share more news here on our site, on our Facebook page, and via email when it is available. In the meantime, we are extending the deadline for pre-deposit attendees to April 15. Thank you for your patience while we establish the best course to take in planning CJCI Convention 2020. – Melinda & Pam


FULL PAYMENTS Being Accepted for Pre-Registration Deposit Attendees Through April 15


Registration will be open from now until March 31, 2020 April 15,2020 for those who have made PRE-REGISTRATION DEPOSITS only. This is to allow those who made this convention possible first chance to obtain a table for our Saturday Show and Sale. Space for the show is limited to the main ballroom so if you would like to secure a table, please get the remainder of your convention registration payment in as soon as possible.


After March 31 April 15, general registration will open for all others interested in attending the event. If there are show tables still available at that time, they will be assigned on a first come, first served basis as registrations are received.


Scroll down for more information on completing your registration payment. If you would like an invoice for the remainder payment due, please email members @ cjci.co (not .com).






Join us as we return to the Providence, Rhode Island area for a fun-filled event as our passion for collecting beautiful baubles takes us on a tour with Jewelry Around the World! weekend!


The convention commences with registration at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 23 followed by afternoon speakers and adjourns at noon on Sunday, Oct. 25 after our morning educational workshops. However, Thursday we typically have afternoon and evening activities planned, so you may want to consider arriving early. We will post more news about pre-convention activities as our planning continues.


Our attendees will also enjoy meals together during the convention weekend; our open-to-the-public Saturday Show and Sale; and a fun-filled celebration Saturday evening including the presentation of the 2020 CJCI Achievement Award.

If you need further assistance, please contact Melinda Lewis or Pam Wiggins (melinda @ costumejewelrycollectors.com or pam @ costumejewelrycollectors.com).




Join us in welcoming the following speakers and special guests during our CJCI Convention 2020:

Patricia Gostick presenting “McClelland Barclay Jewelry: The Truth Revealed” – This author, jewelry historian, and long-time CJCI member, will discuss the history of McClelland Barclay. Patricia has spent 20 years researching this highly regarded jewelry manufacturer and will reveal details from her upcoming book, McClelland Barclay: Painter of Beautiful Women and More to be released at the time of the convention!
Julia Carroll presenting “Exploring the Shared Attitudes/Traits of Successful Jewelry Makers” – This author of the highly regarded “Collecting 101, 202, and 303” books on costume jewelry will explore five shared traits for three successful jewelry manufacturers with jewelry examples to add sparkle to each idea. This is a fun way for new collectors to learn about the rich history of these three giants in costume jewelry history and allows experienced collectors to revisit the greatness of these companies from a new perspective.
Gregory Brannan presenting “An Insider’s Look as an Industry Executive and Collector” – Get an inside look at the costume jewelry industry as Greg Brannan shares his experiences working in executive positions with notable companies such as the Monet Group and Haskell. Learn about how the costume jewelry industry has evolved since the late 1970s and hear about some of Mr. Brannan’s accomplishments and noteworthy experiences in the business. He will also talk about his collection of Trifari jewelry, and how working in the business has gone hand in hand with his journey as a collector.
Eve Townsend presenting “Schreiner: Masters of Twentieth-Century Costume Jewelry” – Join Eve Townsend, co-author of the book Schreiner: Masters of Twentieth-Century Costume Jewelry as she shares the rich history of one of North America’s foremost designers of high-end costume jewelry. Experience never-before-seen photographs and personal recollections from the private archives of the Schreiner family, Eve’s talk will open a sparkling window to the fashion world of New York City from the 1930s through the 70s, and onto one of its most famous “unknown” jewelry designers. With original research by Eve Townsend and a richly curated display of jewelry from the world-renowned Carole Tanenbaum Vintage Collection, this unique collaboration and talk presents a layered look at the history and legacy of the Schreiner Jewelry Company.
Heleen Andrik van Elburg presenting “Transitioning from Costume Jewelry Collector to Dealer”– Respected European costume jewelry dealer, speaker, and former CJCI Convention attendee Heleen Andrik van Elburg will share her costume jewelry journey of transitioning from collector to dealer. Along with her expertise and suggestions for success, she’ll also share how she discovered that costume jewelry lets everybody shine!
Mary Ann Docktor-Smith presenting “Vintage Costume Jewelry Manufacturing Concepts: Capturing the Design and Creating the Piece”. Join costume jewelry dealer and historian Mary Ann Docktor-Smith as she explores the wonder of jewelry manufacturing. When we hold a piece of costume jewelry, we typically wonder “Who made it?” followed by “When was it made?” and “What was it made of?” The question we ask less often is “How was it made?” This presentation will explore the fabrication, design, and construction processes used to create costume jewelry.

To read full bios for our 2020 speakers, please click here.

Additional special guests and pre-conference activities will be announced in the coming months as our planning continues.


Remainder payments are being accepted from those who made pre-registration deposits through March 31, 2020 April 15, 2020. On April 16, registration will open to all others who would like to attend the event.

The cost for the event will be $419 via PayPal or the discounted price of $399 if paying by check or money order. The fee includes meals during the convention weekend; admittance to our open-to-the-public Saturday Show and Sale; guest speakers, workshops and activities; and a fun-filled Around the World celebration on Saturday evening where attendees are encouraged to wear their jewelry favorites from around the globe.
Attendees requesting a table for the Saturday Show & Sale will be charged an additional $35 to help cover the cost of permits, room rental, local newspaper advertising, and security on duty during the show. Tables are available on a first come, first served basis beginning with those who made pre-registration deposits.
For more information on what we’ll be doing during CJCI CONVENTION 2020, please download and thoroughly review the following PDF files (Adobe Acrobat required):





A completed registration form is required for either Check/Money Order or PayPal payment. Your registration will not be complete until the form is received.
Note: Since space is limited, spouses, other family members, and guests who would like to partake in meals served to attendees and/or attend workshops, classes or other activities that are part of planned convention agenda are required to pay the full registration fee.





To register and pay BALANCE by CHECK OR MONEY ORDER:


Please print and return the completed registration form linked above with your payment of $299 – regular fee ($399 less $100 prepaid by attendee) or $334 to reserve a sale table ($399 less $100 prepaid by attendee plus $35 for sale table) . Make checks payable to:


CJCI, P. O. Box 446, Benicia, CA 94510




To register and pay by PAYPAL:
Please print the Registration Form above and use the Payment Calculation section to determine the appropriate registration package for your custom weekend experience. Pay by choosing the corresponding button below. After making your payment via PayPal, please mail your completed Registration Form to: CJCI, P. O. Box 446, Benicia, CA 94510.


CONVENTION REGISTRATION ONLY: $319 via PayPal ($419 total less $100 deposit prepaid by attendee)

CONVENTION REGISTRATION, AND SELLING TABLE PACKAGE: $354 via Paypal ($419 total less $100 deposit prepaid by attendee plus $35 for sale table)


Please download and submit the registration form linked above by U.S. mail (send to CJCI, P. O. Box 446, Benicia, CA 94510) or scan and email to melinda @ costumejewelrycollectors.com. Your registration will not be deemed complete until your form is received.
If you need further assistance, please contact Melinda Lewis or Pam Wiggins (melinda @ costumejewelrycollectors.com or pam @ costumejewelrycollectors.com).




We understand that unavoidable circumstances may require the cancellation of CJCI Convention 2020registrations for our attendees. All cancellations made prior to the registration deadline of August 31, 2020 are subject to a $100 processing fee.


Cancellations made Sept. 1, 2020 or later will be subject to the following schedule:
Sept. 1-10 – 75% refund
Sept. 11-20 – 50% refund
Sept. 21-30 – 25% refund
After Sept. 30 – 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 is pleased to announce we negotiated competitive group rates at the Radisson Hotel Providence Airport for 2017! Double/standard king rooms are $119 per night, and King suites are $139 per night (plus applicable state and local taxes).


Call 401-739-3000 to book your room directly with the hotel. Mention Costume Jewelry Collectors Int’l to get the affordable group rates noted above. Don’t delay though! We do anticipate the hotel selling out prior to the close of registration. Scroll down for more information on our 2017 event venue.

The hotel is in close proximity to T.F. Green airport serving the Providence, Rhode Island area.

Note: When the Radisson Hotel Providence Airport sells out, rooms will be available directly across the street at the Hampton Inn & Suites located at 2100 Post Road, Warwick, Rhode Island.




Don’t miss this opportunity to see table after table filled with sparkling collectible jewelry offered by up to 70 dealers at the CJCI Convention 2017 Show & Sale. The sale is open to the public with FREE admission!

Date: Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020

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

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



Sell Your Treasures Today on the Jewelry Lane!

Sell Your Treasures Today on the Jewelry Lane!




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 please click here.


CJCI CONVENTION 2020 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

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. Sightseeing outside of the convention must be arranged on your own.



Providence Visitor Information Center – Call 401-751-1177, 800-233-1636 with questions.
Providence Jewelry Museum – Open by appointment only.
Wolf E Myrow – 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.
Waliga Imports & Sales – 1467 Atwood Avenue, Johnston, Rhode Island 02919, 401-272-6777. A warehouse filled with findings, beads, stones, etc. If you enjoy digging for treasure, this is the place for you.



Legal Sea Foods, 2099 Post Rd., Warwick, RI 02886, 401-732-3663. Located across the parking lot from the Radisson Hotel Providence Airpot, Legal Sea Foods 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 dine together here on Sunday evening as a last get-together before they say their goodbyes.)
Bertucci’s, 1946 Post Rd. Warwick, RI- Offering Italian cuisine including pizza close to the Raddison.
Gregg’s Restaurant, 1359 Post Road, Warwick, RI – Casual restaurant a short drive from the Raddison known for their vast dessert selection.
Elizabeth of Portifino’s, 897 Post Road, Warwick, RI, 401-461-8920 – Excellent Italian food with pleasant atmosphere and decent prices, also a short drive from the Raddison.
Indulge, 891 Post Road (right next door to Elizabeth of Portifino’s), Warwick, RI, 401-270-9499 – Exquisite dessert and drink bar.


Hall’s on Broadway, 145 Broadway, Providence, RI 02903, 401-272-0000
Rhode Island Antiques Mall, 345 Fountain Street, Pawtucket, RI 02906, 401-475-3400
Village Art & Antiques, 2145 Broad Street, Cranston, RI, 401-781-5226



— 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@ costumejewelrycollectors.com or pam@ costumejewelrycollectors.com).
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