December 1, 2016

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!

Wham, Bam, Holiday Glam – Jewels That Shine Bright This Holiday Season

Wham, Bam, Holiday Glam – Jewels That Shine Bright This Holiday Season

Velvet. Paillettes. Satin. All beautiful textiles in their own right, but this time of year, they're simply exceptional. They're everywhere you look and everything one needs to be festively dressed for a holiday soiree, complete with one addition: the perfect jewel (or jewels!). From silver and gold to holiday red, from diamonds that glitter like the snowfall to richly hued gemstones, here are the most exquisite jewels to glam up your holiday showcases (and your customers' celebratory ensembles).

Click over to the Trend Files to check out the best new trends for 2017

JCK Industry Fund Now Accepting Entries

JCK Industry Fund Now Accepting Entries

Applications will be accepted through December 8 for the 2017 JCK Industry Fund. JCK believes that it is our responsibility to help give back and support the industry through individuals, groups, or associations that continue to make a difference. To date, the fund has awarded over $5.5 million.

An Industry Fund Advisory Committee, consisting of representatives from JCK, in addition to retailers and manufacturers, select fund recipients annually that: (1) improve the image of the jewelry industry in the eyes of the consumer, and/or (2) aids jewelry industry organizations in addressing serious problems faced within the industry, and/or (3) assists internal organizations and associations in developing training materials. Award Recipients are chosen based upon their synergy with the overall core goals and intentions of the Fund.

For more information and to submit a proposal, please visit:

Up Close and Personal with Atelier Zobel and John Atencio

Up Close and Personal with Atelier Zobel and John Atencio

There's nothing better than the setting at the J.W. Marriott Starr Pass resort, friends, gems, and beautiful jewelry all against the singular backdrop of the Tucson landscape. The designers exhibiting at JCK Tucson in 2017 represent an intriguing cross section of design veterans with an established vision, and emerging artists spreading their wings.

Monica Stephenson of iDazzle recently caught up with Peter Schmid of Atelier Zobel and John Atencio to dish about their love for jewelry and how they incorporate different materials into their work to create such unique collections.

Read more about Peter Schmid and John Atencio and what they are looking forward to at JCK Tucson on the Insider Blog »

Going Full Circle with Todd Reed

Going Full Circle with Todd Reed

We are all looking forward to seeing Todd Reed back in JCK Tucson this year! His innovative, rugged designs are captivating, and they radiate the "Raw Elegance" look that the brand is known for. Reed founded and is currently chief creative of the brand, and he has been hard at work in the Boulder, Colo., studio where everything is handmade and finished.

Last week, we chatted with Reed to see what he's been doing since we last saw him, why this JCK Tucson veteran is excited for 2017, and what he will be debuting this time around in the Arizona Ballroom.

Read more about Todd Reed on the Insider Blog »

Favorite Moments and the Year Ahead

Favorite Moments and the Year Ahead

We are about to close the books on 2016 and as we prepare for the holidays and gear up for 2017, the team took to reflecting on some of our favorite highlights from this past year.

Read about some of our favorite memories and what we are most looking forward to in 2017 on the Insider Blog ».
Leave a comment on the blog with your favorite 2016 memories and what you're looking forward to in the new year.

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