The buyers at this show are mostly the smaller boutique-type stores - you know the kind: the funky shop in the Beach with the eccentric owners.
Anyhow, I went there mostly to see what kinds of jewellery people were selling and, more importantly, buying. This is homework for when I go down to Tucson AZ to the big Gem and Mineral Shows next week.
What I saw at the Mode Show is that large chunky necklaces are still in, as are the simple "Swarovski snowflake on a chain" type necklace. A lot of multi-strand "illusion"-type necklaces as well. Natural is good, and so are metal finishes such as brass and copper. There were a lot of hammered/distressed metal look items. Bling still seems to be popular, in fact at some of the booths, the bling was downright blinding.
I was rather amused to see some filigree butterfly brooches that were almost identical to the inspiration on our website, except they were larger. In fact there were a lot of brooches of all kinds on display. After all, it's an inexpensive way to jazz up last year's dress.