Welcome to the April edition of the JCK Insider! This editorially curated community newsletter breaks down the latest event news, trends, education, social and travel information in an easy to skim format. Read it here first and consider yourself a true insider.
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The Price is Right
Just in time for summer is a new crop of fresh and fabulous pieces coming in at under $500—a great price point for the gift giver (and those self-gifters, too). It’s important to have a well-rounded selection of budget-friendly styles for the holidays (which, just like every year, will be here before we know it), but any day of the year is a good opportunity for a guilt-free purchase. Keep an eye out for exciting styles like these throughout your journey at JCK Las Vegas, and consider making an appointment with any of these fine exhibitors before you jet to Sin City. Find out more on the JCK Insider blog.
Next Generation of Design
JCK Las Vegas is THE destination for what's new and what's next in jewelry design. A couple months ago, we announced our NEW Design Center Evolution Model and we are excited to give you a sneak preview into what to expect June 3-6, 2016.
MEET OUR INAUGURAL KICKSTARTER CLASS
The Kickstarter program at JCK’s Design Center is a platform to launch the next generation of designers to the industry. Selected students from participating schools receive a complimentary showcase space and a mentorship program focused on the future of design. The 2016 class, selected by JCK's Design Advisory Board is comprised of seven talented student designers who represent the next generation of design.
MORE RISING STARS
The Rising Star section at JCK’s Design Center will feature up-and-coming designers who have been in business 5 years or less. Rising Star, which used to allow 6 debuting designers annually, now allows for 21 designers including: Doryn Wallach, Judi Powers, and Amy Glaswand.
Established designer brands who have taught us how to re-define design. Browse collections from jewelry design icons such as Michael John Jewelry, Sydney Lynch, and Terry Snider.
Plus we are incorporating more design focused networking and education events at two hot-spots all happening on Friday, June 3:
- THE SHOWCASE STAGE: Located outside the Design Center on Bayside Level 1, The Showcase Stage will kick off the day of design with opening remarks and an Exhibitor Preview. Notable stylists and influencers then take the stage in the afternoon for a Retailer Panel and Insider Trend Download featuring award winning Hollywood stylist Lyn Paolo from ABC's hit drama, Scandal.
- THE LOFT: Evening of Design beginning at 6:30 pm will award leaders in jewelry and retail design! Hosted design retailers and influential members of the media will gather to celebrate the Design Center Editor's Choice Award Winners (new: will award one designer from each exhibiting phase) and the Design Center Top 50 Retailers.
Find out more about all things Design at JCK Las Vegas by previewing the exhibitor directory and event schedule.
Let's Give 'em Something to TALK About
Proving to be the ‘Talk of the Town', JCK Talks 2016will arm retailers with the tools, insights and information necessary to discover Solutions for Your Store. You will experience five action-packed days of learning both on and off the show floor beginning Thursday, June 2 (one day before the JCK Las Vegas show floor opens).
We've created this hit list of sessions you can't afford to miss:
Thursday, June 2 – JCK Talks Keynote & Full day of General Education Sessions
Friday, June 3 – Day of Design at the Showcase Stage & Afternoon with the Associations
Saturday, June 4 – Bridging the Gap at the Showcase Stage
Sunday, June 5 – Tech & JCK Think Tank
Monday, June 6 – Social Media
- Get social in this hands-on session featuring Ben Smithee at The Showcase Stage at 10:30 am, 12:00 pm and 1:30 pm
View the entire 2016 JCK Talks Schedule »
View the 2016 JCK Talks Speakers »
Ready, Set, Jet: JCK Vacation Journals with Sarin Bachmann
We're talking more getaway glam on the JCK Insider blog and this vacation journal features bright and bold colored jewels. LUXURY brands were equipped with the most stand-out designs for Sarin's most recent trip to Mexico. Lauren K, Michael M., Erica Courtney, Graziela Gems and Nanis will have you counting down the days until the LUXURY event and summertime. Read on...
Iconic Brands Relocate to LUXURY Las Vegas
As always, the LUXURY Las Vegas show is a can't-miss destination for elite designs and collections. LUXURY will kick off Las Vegas Jewelry Week, May 31-June 2, 2016 by invitation only, then continuing the week and opening to all JCK retailers June 3-6, 2016.
LUXURY is taking on a new, larger footprint in Las Vegas this year and by placing LUXURY, Prestige, LUXURY Watch and Elite Enclave together, the most accomplished talent and design collections are combined in one place – transforming the LUXURY experience into a tailored one-stop shopping event for high-end buyers. This new space affords the opportunity to bring in iconic brands that will be new to LUXURY in 2016.
Erica Courtney is the newest addition to the stellar line-up of brands that will be on display at LUXURY. For three decades, Erica Courtney has defined style and luxury with a highly revered collection of chic statement pieces that pushes the boundaries of artisan jewelry. Known for her visionary, one-of-a-kind designs in fine diamond and colored gemstone jewelry and also unique settings, bridal and engagement rings with ornate designs, it goes without saying the LUXURY team is thrilled to welcome her to the community. Read more »