With only one week until we arrive at the jewelry industry’s winter oasis, JCK Tucson (February 1-4), we wanted to make sure you have the latest event news, trends, education, and travel information you need in an easy-to-skim format.
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For a week of events typically dedicated to gemstones, it might seem odd to talk about Tucson and stoneless designs in the same breath. But that's just what I'm about to do, considering a great many designers getting ready to show off their creations at JCK Tucson feature styles that require little to no additional adornment.
Though the designs shown here today don't celebrate rare gemstones or bright color, that absence goes unnoticed. What they do showcase is an art form: Awesome attention to detail, brilliantly realized design features, and creative thinking. In the market for gemstones with your visit to Tucson? Of course you are. But save some room for these heavy metal designs, too. You'll be glad you did!
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Chat With Some of the Industry's Finest
Learn and be inspired through these can't-miss informal talks that offer insight into the inspiring careers of these industry icons.
All chats will take place in the Arizona Ballroom.
- Wednesday, February 1 at 2:00 PM – Teresa Frye (TechForm Labs) and John Atencio (John Atencio Designs) will be discussing the successes and possibilities of jewelry design through machines and manufacturing.
- Thursday, February 2 at 11:00 AM – Marylouise Sirignano Lugosch (Director of CJDG) will be interviewing CJDG Designers, discussing what retailers need to know about designers and how they stay on trend.
- Friday, February 3 at 2:00 PM – 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.
Find out more about our Fireside Chat speakers here »
Before and After Hours
Start your mornings off with close-up views of the beautiful landscape and scenery of Tucson and hike the Sonora Desert as the sun rises. Follow up the breathtaking experience by joining in the traditional Mitakuye Oyasin Morning Ritual or taking part in a morning Yoga class to help support a great cause. Throughout the day, visit the coffee shop to stay caffeinated and energized while enjoying various events such as Fireside Chats, the design challenge and cocktail hours.
Daily Events Schedule
+Southwest Hiking Tour of Sonora Desert | 6:30 am | JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Lobby
+Mitakuye Oyasin Morning Ritual | 7:30 am | Salud Terrace
+Happy Hour | 4:00 pm | Arizona and Tucson Ballrooms
+The Legend of Arriba, Abajo—Tequila Toast | 6:00 pm | Salud Terrace
At JCK Tucson, the excitement never stops with celebrations and networking events each evening. JCK Tucson is more than just a trade show; it's an experience to not be missed.
Full Circle With Paris & Zoë Gerrard, @Get_Rocked
Jewelry lovers and sisters Paris and Zoë Gerrard created their Instagram account @Get_Rocked out of pure passion. The goal was simple—to share some of the most beautiful jewelry and accessories! They will be joining us in Tucson to do a special takeover of our JCK Instagram account
Read more about Paris and Zoë on the JCK Insider Blog »
Optimize Your Show Experience at JCK Tucson
Make the most of your time at JCK Tucson by activating your My Show account, our complimentary tool built to optimize your show experience before, during, and after the show. Get started today and view your personalized exhibitor and product recommendations, build your list of must-see exhibitors, connect with exhibitors before the show and explore the interactive floor plan.