January 2017

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!

2017: The Year of Peridot

2017: The Year of Peridot

Though Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year was met with mixed reactions, you can’t deny that, after a year of muted, pastel colors, Greenery is a lively choice. “A fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore, and renew,” according to Pantone, Greenery is the pop of color I think many of us need as we enter the New Year. Yes, I did liken it to a certain slimy substance brought to popularity by Nickelodeon (and I stand by that), but I also think that makes it more fun, carefree, and youthful (justlike the television channel). If this color sticks, it’s great news for peridot: A gemstone that garners mixed reviews in its own right (that green just isn’t for everyone), perhaps seeing more of it—as a result of more designers embracing it—is just what the gem needs to grab the spotlight (and a place in our collective hearts and jewelry boxes). The following brands and designers already have a head start, and I very much look forward to what will undoubtedly be a renaissance for peridot in 2017.

Click over to the Trend Files to see more peridot pieces »

Good Vibes to Start the New Year

Good Vibes to Start the New Year

JCK Tucson is your time to ease into the New Year, you’ll have plenty of time to relax and take in the breathtaking scenery of the Sonora Desert and all Tucson has to offer. Start your day with an organized hike or morning yoga to benefit JFC. Take the day to browse and shop the show floor in a stress-free environment. At dinnertime you’re in for a treat as Tucson is the only US city recognized by UNESCO as the Creative City of Gastronomy. In the evening you can find your industry peers relaxing by the fire pits for s’mores and one last cocktail before calling it a day.
Here are a few events not to miss:

  • Yoga Gives back with JFC
    Wednesday, February 1 and Friday, February 3, 7:30 am – 8:30 am, Meecha Lawn at the J.W. 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 will go to JFC.
  • Fireside Chats
    Wednesday, February 1 and Friday, February 3, 2:00 pm; Thursday, February 2 and Saturday, February 4, 11:00 am, Arizona Ballroom Lounge
    Learn from and be inspired by informal talks between industry luminaries including John Atencio, Teresa Frye of TechForm, Marylouise Sirignano Lugosch of CJDG, Patricia Faber of Aaron Faber, Peter Schmid of Atelier Zobel, and more.
  • Design Challenge
    Thursday, February 2, 1:00pm, Arizona Ballroom
    Partnered with: UncommonGoods and Overstock.com

    Join us to 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.
  • Gems after Dark
    Thursday, February 2, 6:00 PM, Ania Lawn and Terrace at the JW Marriott
    A Larger-than-life Industry Celebration, hosted by JCK Tucson, WJA, GenNext and AGSYoungTitleholders

    We invite you to join us as the industry unites at the beautiful JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa. Evening events and highlights include 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 for a truly inspiring business experience!
Find the full events schedule here »

Catching Up with Asbury Adams & Chinchar/Maloney

Catching Up with Asbury Adams & Chinchar/Maloney

As we wrap up the holiday season, it is starting to set in that JCK Tucson is only a short 4 weeks away. We are not only excited to welcome back our veterans, but also to introduce over 50 new designers to the show floor- two of whom we recently sat down with to talk about their work.

Our guest blogger, iDazzle’s Monica Stephenson recently caught up with Simone Adams of Asbury Adams, and Colin Chinchar and Marian Maloney of Chinchar/Maloney to discuss their love for jewelry and what they are most excited for as they prepare for JCK Tucson as first time exhibitors.

Click over to the blog to read more about Asbury Adams and Chinchar/Maloney and find out what you can expect to see from these talented designers »

Going Full Circle with Michael & Catherine Jensen

Going Full Circle with Michael & Catherine Jensen

Michael and Catherine Jensen work hand in hand to create each original piece for Michael Jensen Designs. They pride themselves on doing everything from sketches to texture application completely by hand, which shows in their finished product. They have had a number of different lines, many inspired by historical sites and museums, stories, and their travels.

We are so excited to have them return to JCK Tucson this year to show us more of their strong, bold designs. We caught up with both Michael and Catherine to see what they’ve been up to since the last time we saw them.

Read more about Michael Jensen Designs on the Insider Blog »

Reserve Your Hotel Room for JCK Las Vegas Today!

Reserve Your Hotel Room for JCK Las Vegas Today!

As we jump into 2017, our excitement is building for what’s to come at JCK Las Vegas, taking place on a new day pattern Monday, June 5 – Thursday, June 8, 2017 at Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

You can now book hotel rooms at exclusively negotiated rates for our outstanding lineup of Las Vegas properties, all within a mile or two from the show. Choose from a variety of options at price points to fit your budget. Planning on spending time at JIS Exchange? Stay at the Tropicana (starting at just $105* per night) and enjoy complimentary express shuttle service to/from the Tropicana and the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. See the entire list of hotel options here »

*Additional fees, surcharges, taxes, and other restrictions may apply.

JCK Las Vegas 2018

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