February 2, 2017

We are live at the jewelry industry's winter oasis JCK Tucson! This editorially curated community newsletter breaks down the latest event news, trends, education, social and travel information in an easy-to-skim format. This time, we're bringing you all of the latest information straight from Tucson to your mailboxes. Read it here first and consider yourself a true insider.


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Heart to Heart

Heart to Heart

It can be–and has been–argued that hearts for Valentine's Day are cliché. But really, is there anything wrong with that? This symbol, so simple yet unfailingly classic, a staple time and time again in many a showcase and personal collection, still has the power to surprise. It can be as perfectly plain as a sleek metal silhouette, as intricate as a gem-laden, filigree-detailed find, or as grand as a rare, fancy colored diamond ring.

So yes, stock up for Valentine's Day, for those lovestruck (or, at the very least, lust-struck) shoppers. But also, pay extra-special attention to this icon for any other day, reason, or celebration, too. Because during a time that feels especially difficult for many, the unassuming shape of the heart expresses the most powerful sentiment of all: love.

Click over to the Trend Files to see more designer jewels »


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Buzz From the JCK Tucson Show Floor

Buzz from the JCK Show Floor

JCK Tucson opened its doors yesterday at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa and welcomed an eclectic group of new and returning designers to the show floor. Get the inside scoop on some of our favorite designers and unforgettable events by following along with #JCKTucson and hear what the industry is saying:

"We're happy to be exhibiting at JCK Tucson. The show has doubled in size and we're excited to be a part of this amazing roster of designers. The buzz on the first day has been great and we're impressed with the caliber of buyers we're seeing at the show—the show gets better each year." – Martha Seely, Martha Seely Design

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Can't-Miss Events Happening Now At Tucson

Can't-Miss Events Happening Now At Tucson

JCK Tucson is in full swing, and there is still plenty of time to join us at the jewelry industry's winter oasis. With the weather in the mid-70s and sunny, you don't want to miss the most relaxing buying and networking experience against the breathtaking backdrop of the Tucson desert. Register today and experience all that JCK Tucson has to offer!   

Here are some can't miss events happening this week at JCK Tucson:

Fireside chat WITH MARYLOUISE SIRIGNANO LUGOSCH
Thursday, February 2 | 11:00 am
Arizona Ballroom Lounge

Join us for today's Fireside Chat featuring Marylouise Sirignano Lugosch, Director of CJDG (Contemporary Jewelry Design Group), who will be interviewing CJDG Designers and discussing what retailers need to know about designers and how they stay on trend.

JCK Tucson Design Challenge
Thursday, February 2 | 1:00 pm
Arizona Ballroom

The JCK Tucson Design Challenge, partnered with UncommonGoods.com and Overstock.com, has been revamped and expanded to highlight and honor designers who think out-of-the-box, take pride in materials and craftsmanship, but most importantly, to commend those who break the boundaries of jewelry design. Hear the stories behind the collections and designs displayed at JCK Tucson and see who will be crowned the winners in their respective categories!

GEMS AFTER DARK
Thursday, February 2 | 6:00 pm
Ania Lawn and Terrace at the JW Marriott

Partnering with WJA, Gen Next and AGS, join us at Gems After Dark, a larger-than-life industry celebration hosted by JCK Tucson. Unite with the industry at the beautiful JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa and enjoy evening events including tequila tastings, star gazing and The Passion Project – a series of speedy presentations where presenters share their passion outside of the jewelry industry.

CLICK HERE TO RSVP to join us for a truly inspiring business experience! Not registered yet? We can take care of that for you at the event.

PAINTING WITH ANGIE CRABTREE
Thursday, February 2 | 2:00 pm
Friday, February 3 & Saturday, February 4 | 9:30 am
Arizona Ballroom

Angie Crabtree will be joining us at JCK Tucson to do her lovely diamond paintings onsite! Stop by and visit her to get a raffle ticket each day, and the winners will receive one of her diamond prints!

YOGA GIVES BACK WITH JFC
Friday, February 3 | 7:30 am
Meecha Lawn at the JW Marriott
Show your support for Jewelers for Children and rejuvenate your mind and body surrounded by the natural beauty and serenity of the Sonoran Desert. *$10 mandatory donation per session to be paid the day of. All donations with go to JFC.
Sign up here »

FIRESIDE CHAT WITH PATRICIA FABER & PETER SCHMID
Friday, February 3 | 2:00 pm
Arizona Ballroom Lounge

Industry icon Patricia Faber (Aaron Faber Galleries) will discuss with the legendary Peter Schmid (Atelier Zobel) his history as an iconic designer, what inspires him and the intricacies of the designer/retailer relationship.


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Going Full Circle With Erin-Leigh Hess

Going Full Circle With Erin-Leigh Hess

Overstock.com has been around since 1999, with the goal of providing customers with the highest-quality product offerings at the best possible prices. For those of you who have visited or made purchases from the site, you know it has everything under the sun—furniture, home decor, outdoor needs, and of course, jewelry!

Erin-Leigh Hess is responsible for buying the jewelry that is sold in this massive virtual showroom. Not to mention she is one of the judges for this year's JCK Tucson Design Challenge, which will feature submissions from some of the industry's most innovative designers!

We caught up with her this week to talk jewelry, of course, to find out more about her involvement in the Design Challenge and to hear what it's like being a jewelry buyer for one of the leading online retailers out there.

Read more about Erin-Leigh Hess on the JCK Insider Blog »


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Celebrate the Industry

Celebrate the Industry

Partnering with WJA, Gen Next and AGS, join us at Gems After Dark, a larger-than-life industry celebration hosted by JCK Tucson. Unite with the industry at the beautiful JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa and enjoy evening events including tequila tastings, star gazing and The Passion Project – a series of speedy presentations where presenters share their passion outside of the jewelry industry.

Mark your calendar and CLICK HERE TO RSVP to join us Thursday, February 2 for a truly inspiring business experience!

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