January 4, 2018

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!


New Year, New Wish List


Ready for JCK Tucson? After this preview, you’ll be pumped, primed, and packing your bags. I got a look at some of the pieces our awesome exhibitors are planning to showcase and, though it was tough to choose just one per brand or designer, managed to make a wish list of sorts—things I want, obviously, but more important, things you’ll want to see. From the clever creations of the Design Center to the global influence of the international brands, there’s a lot to love.

Here are more reasons to be #JCKTucsonBound »


Fireside Chat Q&A with Jennifer Shaheen


It has been said that Jennifer Shaheen has a hacker’s mind and an entrepreneur’s heart – two beneficial features for the founder of The Technology Therapy® Group to possess. Luckily for those of you attending JCK Tucson, the nationally known presenter and moderator will be leading 3 morning sessions of can’t-miss educational conversations. These trending topics will include how to meet demands with Mobile Marketing, the impact of social media on business and customer retention, and the importance of in storytelling in the digital marketplace.

Get to know the voice behind some of this year's JCK Tucson Fireside Chats »


Pascal Lacroix


Raised in the south of France, Pascal Lacroix honed his love for jewelry making under the guidance of his sculptor and designer father first, then embarked on his own exploration into the world of creative jewelry making. Now an award-winning designer, Lacroix specializes in sculptural, artistic creations for the wrist—bracelets, that is. You’ll find a number of his gorgeous collections at JCK Tucson this year, but we couldn’t wait until then to chat with him about wrist wear, inspiration, and the design process.

Read on for Pascal Lacroix’s trade secrets and why he’s attending JCK Tucson »


Kristin Novinger of K Novinger Jewelry Design


K Novinger Jewelry and customization are synonymous. Opening her store in PA in 2005, owner and designer, Kristin Novinger has made it her mission to be true to her vision of providing an array of unique jewelry. She has the ability to design exactly what one can envision but cannot find. With a focus on providing a level of service that is paramount, she builds enviable relationships and continues to attract new clientele by word-of-mouth. This hands-on approach allows each client to receive a piece best suited to them, providing a true work of art from beginning to end. Paired with other exquisite and unique designer lines, K Novinger is a jewelry force to be reckoned with!

Go full circle with Kristin Novinger on the Insider Blog »


4 Things to Do in Tucson (Besides Shop for Gems)


Woo-hoo, you’re Tucson Bound! It’s nearly time for JCK Tucson and the rest of the area’s gem shows—and with the holiday season officially over, you can concentrate on your plans. First up: Make a list of must-see exhibitors for JCK Tucson, and get up to speed on the scheduled events (do that here). Once you’ve finalized your show plans, why not round out your itinerary with some fun activities outside of the show? After all, this is something like a vacation for many attendees—or at least it should be!

The beautiful Arizona setting is not one to waste, find your Tucson travel inspo here »

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