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.
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhoods
It’s no secret that the show floor at JCK Las Vegas is a vast one: Plenty of time—and comfortable footwear—is necessary. But thanks to its variety of neighborhoods, it’s a little easier to make sure you’re in the right place for what you’re in the market for. Searching for distinctive, artisan jewels? Make your way to the Design Center, where you’ll be treated to the talents of some amazing individuals. Diamonds, both of the loose and finished jewelry variety? Better hit up Diamond Plaza. And those are just two of the twenty-two neighborhoods that await you at the show: To sneak a peek at what you can expect, here’s what’s going on in the neighborhoods of JCK.
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What You Need to Know about This Year’s Classes
One area of the show floor you absolutely cannot miss at JCK Las Vegas is the famed Design Center. Some of the industry’s most creative and unique designers will be taking their collections to this curated neighborhood. Discover both established and up-and-coming artisans whose individual aesthetic will be on display in this storytelling destination.
Las Vegas will be a platform for JCK’s talented Kickstarters to introduce some of the pieces that they’ve been working on. The program introduces 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. This year’s class includes Sylvie Lissa, Sierra Adair, Lillian Zuhair and Coline Assade (Photos below from left to right).
We are thrilled to welcome our Rising Stars to JCK this year. This program highlights up-and-coming designers who have been in business five years or less. Spencer Fine Jewelry, Neeta Gupta, Judi Powers and M. Spalten Jewelry are just a handful of the designers that will be featured in this group. All boast stunning collections whose beauty you will have to see for yourself on the show floor! (Photos below from left to right).
Expore the rest of our Design Center
and see full listings of our neighborhoods over on the JCK Las Vegas website.
Get Ready for Our 2017 JCK Education Lineup
Sunday, June 4 – Thursday, June 8
Discover solutions for your store with new refreshed content for 2017. JCK Talks arms retailers with the tools, insights and information necessary to succeed in the current retail climate. JCK Talks will kick off with a full day of complementary education sessions on Sunday, June 4, one day before the JCK Las Vegas show floor opens with JCK Talks hosted breakfasts sponsored by World Diamond Mark. Talks will continue on Monday, June 5 with a spotlight on out industry partners during JCK Talks – Afternoon with the Associations.
Sunday, June 4 – Thursday, June 8
Continue your week on the show floor at the Showcase Stage featuring morning vendor presentations followed by afternoon retailer panels and trend downloads from famed industry experts, editors and bloggers. All are welcome to join us in the evening for networking and cocktails with members of the jewelry industry.
Stay up to date on the latest JCK Talks information.
Visit our website for the full schedule of events.
Design of the Times Featuring Neeta Gupta
Neeta Gupta did not start out pursuing a path in jewelry, but an interest in jewelry design led her to create a few pieces for friends and family. When she found it frustrating to try communicating her direction to metalsmiths, Neeta decided to learn how to make jewelry herself. Courses and certificates from GIA followed, and the Neeta Gupta Jewelry collection evolved. Many of her jewelry designs involve metal carefully crafted around gemstones with organic outlines, and finishes are graceful textures you might find in nature. I caught up with Neeta to talk about her jewelry, her process, and what she is looking forward to at her first JCK Las Vegas.
Read more about Neeta Gupta on the JCK Insider Blog »
A First Look at LUXURY 2017
LUXURY Las Vegas is the destination for elite designs and collections from some of the world’s top designers. LUXURY will kick off on Friday, June 2 – Sunday, June 4 by invitation only, and open to all JCK badgeholders Monday, June 5 – Thursday, June 8.
The Salon Floor includes the distinct, curated neighborhoods of LUXURY, Prestige, LUXURY Design, LUXURY Watch and Private Salons. All combine to create a distinguished jewelry buying experience.