We recently attended a press conference held by the promoters of the upcoming World Jewelry Center at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York. The conference was hosted by former GIA president William Boyajian, who is now heading the World Jewelry Center.
The World Jewelry Center, with approximately one million square feet of mixed-use space, will be one of the largest jewelry hubs on the planet. The mixed-use project will also feature a world-class museum, exhibition space, and exclusive luxury residential condominiums. It will begin construction at the end of 2009 and is scheduled to finish by 2010.
It could be a big development, transforming Las Vegas, which until now has only housed a trade show, into a jewelry center much like Dubai.