JCK Insider - January 12, 2017

Special Edition JCK Tucson Insider!

With only 3 weeks until we arrive at the jewelry industry's winter oasis, JCK Tucson (February 1-4), we wanted to make sure you have all the latest event news, trends, education, and travel information you need 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!

2017: That Design Life: Jewels Made By People You Want to Know

That Design Life: Jewels Made By People You Want to Know

Farm-to-table. Small batch. Shop local. As more and more consumers demand to know not only where their goods are coming from but who is making them, designer jewelry (that is, jewelry truly dreamt up and realized by individual designers) is more important than ever. In a share-everything society, we often feel as if we know celebrities, athletes, and fashion designers, because we're privy to an insider's look at their lives (or at least, the lives they want us to see)—a rarity, if it existed at all, even 10 years ago. But these jewelers—yes, you may call them celebrities, as it is argued that any artist famed for his or her craft is such—are people we may actually know, or at least feel as if we do through their works. Their design ethos prevalent in each creation—not merely a replica of a specific look or trend, but an individual take, or interpretation, of style—these jewels tell a story, and ask that the consumer build upon that story with years and years of love and wear. 

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

5 W's of JCK Tucson Answered 

 5 W's of JCK Tucson Answered

Is 'who, what, what, where, why' making your head spin when planning your JCK Tucson schedule? Let us help simplify your planning process and ease your mind by answering these questions for you!

Who: JCK Tucson features 130 jewelry artisans showcasing loose gemstones, custom mountings, jewelry technology, and edgy and artistic one-of-a-kind collections in two distinct ballrooms. Click here to view the full JCK Tucson vendor list »

What: A stress-free environment for business, inspiration and discovery against the backdrop of Tucson's natural beauty and landscape. JCK Tucson also offers carefully curated events designed to capture the spirit of Tucson's southwestern charm by beginning your mornings with daily hikes, and ending your days with celebratory sunset tequila toasts. Click here to view the full schedule of events »  

Where: The five star JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa in Tucson, AZ, Wednesday, February 1 – Saturday, February 4, 2017. Located only 8 minutes from downtown, JCK Tucson is easily accessible and offers a complimentary shuttle service to and from other Tucson Gem Week events.

Why: JCK Tucson is unlike any other event in the jewelry industry. It takes place during Tucson Gem Weeks which includes events happening at 40 sites around the city of Tucson. With so much to discover, JCK Tucson is your perfect chance to connect with vendors in the New Year.  

You can also utilize our online planning tool, My Show, to help you browse exhibitors, product categories and plan your time at JCK Tucson.

Hot Topic: 3D Printing for Jewelers

Hot  Topic: 3D Printing for Jewelers

Three-dimensional printing has created a buzz in the jewelry industry thanks to more and more companies offering their technology to jewelers. This time-saving, innovative solution for manufacturing pieces will be showcased at JCK Tucson in the Tucson Ballroom by five companies who are all a part of our new MJSA Pavilion this year. Join us in welcoming B9CreationsFormlabs, Miicraft 3D Printer , Techform Advanced Casting and Gemvision.

View all Tucson Ballroom exhibitors here » and learn more about this revolutionary service on the JCK Insider Blog »

Going Full Circle with Betsy Barron of Love & Luxe

 Going  Full Circle with Betsy Barron of Love & Luxe

Betsy Barron is a jeweler and proprietor of Love & Luxe, a San Francisco jewelry gallery and atelier. In addition to her namesake collection, Betsy has collaborated on collections with fashion icons including Cher, Betsy Johnson, and Kate Spade. Betsy is a JCK Loyalist Retailer who is headed to JCK Tucson for the first time ever! We had the chance to chat with her about everything including how she got her start in jewelry and where she sees her business headed in the future.

Read more about Betsy Barron on the JCK Insider Blog »

Gems After Dark - A Larger-than-life Industry Celebration

 Gems After Dark - A  Larger-than-life Industry Celebration

  • Womens Jewelry Association
  • Gen Next
  • Youth Title Holders - American Gem Society

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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