Welcome to the special JCK Las Vegas 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.
If you have any questions reach out to any of our JCK Insiders. We'd love to hear from you!
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Travel the World without Leaving JCK
Gearing up for JCK Las Vegas 2016? Don't forget your passport. Okay, so if you're traveling to Las Vegas from within the United States, you won't actually need your passport, but a visit to JCK Las Vegas is a lot like traveling the world. Found among the rows of exhibitors you'll encounter at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino is an exciting roster of brands from all over the globe. Those with a taste for international should make time to visit these spectacular neighborhoods including VicenzaOro, where Made in Italy comes to show off; the Hong Kong jewelry market organized by HKJMA; India, where you'll locate jewelry like no other; and Passport, where jewelry collections from around the globe come to be seen. Sound thrilling? It is—and I've got a little sneak peek to prove it. See all the reasons you won't want to miss any of the aforementioned neighborhoods this year at JCK Las Vegas. Find out more on the JCK Insider blog.
Source International Styles and Trends with a Personalized Plan at JCK
With the re-merchandised show floor, planning is essential this year. Discover the latest trends from around the globe! Through 3 floors of exhibits, you'll find the latest trends and international styles from more than 30 countries. While international styles will be on display in all of our JCK Neighborhoods, don't miss the hot spots in the Passport, Hong Kong and Vicenzaoro Neighborhoods.
To source international styles and more, we recommend taking advantage of the navigational and planning tools we have available to help personalize your JCK experience to meet your needs.
- MY SHOW is an online planning tool with "smart" technology offering a simple way to create a personalized plan for JCK. Preview vendors, their locations, new products, education sessions and special events.
- Additionally through JCK Match you'll receive personalized vendor recommendations tailored to your preferences in your MY SHOW account. How do we do it? Through the product categories that you tell us you're interested in during badge registration. After you register (or if you already are registered), log-in to your MY SHOW account to start exploring your list.
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A couple favorite International products you can preview in MY SHOW in the following Neighborhoods.
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The Real Deal: Your Shopper’s Path to Purchase
Mark your calendar for the JCK Talks Closing Keynote - Consumer Path to Purchase: Jewelry Shopper Insights & How Financing Drives Sales and Traffic on Thursday, June 2 at 5:00 pm in Tradewinds C/D, Pool Level. Join Shelly Schulz, Assistant Vice President of Marketing and Michael Bagull, Industry Vice President, Luxury Markets of Synchrony Financial as they discuss insightful research on how shoppers make their major jewelry purchase decisions and share best practices for you to participate more in your consumers Path to Purchase.
Bridging the Gap: International Influence
Discovering the inspiration behind a piece of jewelry can give it a whole new meaning. For our group of talented JCK Bridge brands, inspiration comes in all forms along with a unique story. In our NEW JCK Insider series, Bridging the Gap, we've curated a place to talk bridge jewelry you're soon to shop at JCK Las Vegas. The Bridge will feature sizeable global brands with on trend costume jewelry at accessible price points. This category bridges the gap between fashion and fine jewelry and in similar respect; this series is designed to bridge the gap between a brand and their story, talk challenges, inspirations and get the inside scoop! (Knowledge is power, right?)
For this time around, we've highlighted the trending international inspirations behind some of the best baubles you'll see in person from a couple of our Bridge designers:
Q: How would you describe your brand aesthetic as an elevator pitch?
"It's an international brand that sells fine jewelry that has fashionable and affordable products. It's feminine. It's modern. It's classic but yet in the trends. Elegant in a contemporary way. It's not fussy—it's jewelry you love to wear and forget you're wearing it. It's empowering." - Coralie Charriol-Paul, Charriol Creative Director
Chan Luu: http://jckinsider.com/bridge-brands/bridging-gap-chan-luu/
Q: Can you talk about your indigenous design techniques and how cultural elements play into your designs to create the Chan Luu style?
"Many of my designs are influenced by my travels. I love exploring craft markets and finding old world techniques and making them new and modern!" - Chan, Owner and Jewelry designer of Chan Luu
Look at this series as an online narrative to the world of bridge jewelry you'll soon discover at JCK Las Vegas. Discover all the bridge brands here and for more information or to register, please visit jckinsider.com/category/bridge-brands/.
Sip N ' Sign with the Author of Stoned
Aja Raden has been professional jewelry designer for over a decade. Former senior designer for Tacori, her pieces have walked the red carpet at the Oscars, Golden Globes and events too numerous to mention. Her expertise sits at the crossing of academic history, industry understanding and scientific perspective. Stoned, a work of narrative nonfiction about jewelry and the economics of desire, was released in fall of 2015 from Ecco Press and is her first published book. Stoned is a boisterous journey through the history of human desire for what is rare, and therefore precious. What makes a stone a jewel? What makes a jewel priceless? And why do we covet beautiful things? In this brilliant interpretation of how eight jewels shaped the course of history, jeweler and scientist Aja Raden tells an original and often startling story about our unshakeable addiction to beauty and the darker side of human desire.
See Aja at JCK Las Vegas during two exclusive sessions on Sunday, June 5: