June 1, 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.


6 Jewelry Trends to Watch for at JCK Las Vegas

 6 Jewelry Trends to Watch for at JCK Las Vegas

We are ready to roll at JCK Las Vegas! Many of you will be strapping on your most comfortable shoes (pro tip #1) to make your rounds on the show floor, stashing your pockets full of granola bars (pro tip #2), and making your final lists and checking them twice—on a fully charged cellphone with backup travel charger, obviously (pro tip #3!). You already knew all of these tips, of course—I’m just here for the reminder. So while you’re giving your FitBit the count of its life on your daily business (and pleasure!) visits, you’ll want to pay attention to what’s new and trending on the show floor, to can ensure a successful holiday season catering to all of your customers’ wants and needs. Here are my picks for the top 6 trends to watch out for:

The Lavalier – Lariat, lavalier, and Y-shape necklaces are still very much in favor, and they’re perfect for late summer and early fall wardrobe additions—and they’ll make for excellent holiday gifts.

Big Earrings – From chandeliers to hoops to shoulder dusters—it doesn’t really matter the type. So long as it’s big, bold, and beautiful, it’s exactly what you’re looking for.

Reach for the Stars – Maybe it’s our current infatuation with space travel, or it’s simply that celestial jewelry has never not been beloved, but it’s more apparent than ever—which means there are so many good options to choose from. 

Enamel – Gemstones will, as ever, be the hit of the show floor, but enamel is starting to make waves in every price point. 

Collar – I’m pretty sure the collar necklace was on our Vegas trends list last year, which just goes to show that the curvy silhouette is still at the top of its game. And now that it’s had more time to develop, the range of styles is basically unlimited. Score.

Architecturally Inspired – Intricately-crafted styles that look more like they were designed by architects than jewelers (perhaps both!) are high on our radar, with jewels that make the most of their metal settings, with or without any gemstones.

Click over to the Trend Files to see some of our very best brands exemplifying these looks »


Bring the Latest Trends & Collections Back To Your Store

Bring the Latest Trends & Collections Back To Your Store

JCK Las Vegas opens next week, and with 24+ neighborhoods on the show floor, this is the jewelry industry’s most important gathering to see and be seen while shopping the latest collections. Explore our elegant, well-structured event curated into these featured locations with their own identifying icon, making it easier for you to navigate. Preview the show floor map and explore JCK’s Neighborhoods featuring the latest trends & collections:

JCK Featured Locations

Shorelines, Level 2

Finished jewelry celebrating individual style

The industry's most accomplished talent and design collections  

Elite timepieces and watch brands

Plumb ClubPlumb Club
Leading manufacturers spanning the jewelry, diamond, and watch industries

Stunning selection of pieces from the exclusive Prestige group of designers

Fiera di Vicenza presents over 130 'Made in Italy' collections

Bayside, Level 1

Elegant engagement sets, wedding bands, and semi-mounts

The GalleryThe Bridge
Sizable global brands featuring on trend costume/bridge jewelry at accessible price points

Fashionable timepieces and components

Design CenterDesign Center
Curated destination of one-of-a-kind designs from annually vetted up-and-coming and veteran artists

Diamond PlazaDiamond Plaza
Diamonds in every size, shape, cut, and color

Equipment, supplies, and services to enhance in-store capabilities

First LookFirst Look
Finished jewelry celebrating individual style

The GalleryThe Gallery
Top media outlets, services, and industry associations

Hong KongHong Kong
Explore the Hong Kong jewelry market organized by HKJMA

A collection of Indian designs

Jewelry collections from around the globe

Sterling PlazaSterling Plaza
Eclectic sterling silver jewelry and fashion accessories

Cutting-edge technology offerings bring the future to your store

JSA Jewelers Security Alliance (JSA) - NEW for 2017!
JCK has partnered with Jewelers Security Alliance (JSA) to launch a new neighborhood that will feature holistic and tailored security solution providers that keep jewelry businesses safe.

Retail ExperienceRetail Experience - NEW for 2017!
This new destination puts innovation at the forefront, featuring suppliers whose products and services transform the retail shopping experience.

Pool Level

Vast array of colored gemstones, cultured pearls, and jewelry

Mandalay Bay Suites

Swiss WatchSwiss Watch
Collection of premier Swiss Watch brands and invited retailers in private suites.


The Most Talked about Event during Las Vegas Jewelry Week

The Most Talked about Event during Las Vegas Jewelry Week

NEW Experience. NEW Venue.

JCK Rocks the Bowl 2017
Wednesday, June 7 | 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
*Shuttle transportation provided to Brooklyn Bowl

JCK Las Vegas is your access to tickets for one of the hottest, most talked about events during Las Vegas Jewelry Week. JCK will host the jewelry industry at Brooklyn Bowl – one of the coolest new venues on the Strip, for a night of entertainment, fun and interaction for all.

With a mix of DJ Corey, live entertainment and exciting contests, we’ll rock the night away as we celebrate a successful culmination of Las Vegas Jewelry Week! Just see what some of our very own JCK Team has to say when asked which event they are most looking forward to this year:

The Jewelers for Children Dinner followed by the Rocks the Bowl Industry Celebration on Wednesday, June 7th.”      - Yancy Weinrich, Senior Vice President, Reed Jewelry Group

I really am excited about Rocks the Bowl! Getting out of the heat this year into the hottest NEW venue on the strip is exciting.- Kate Nellis, Special Events and Conference Manager, Reed Jewelry Group

Rocks the Bowl! I have been to the venue once before and had a blast – the space has such a cool layout, and I can’t wait to see how our team transforms it for our party. I think it’s going to be an unreal time for everyone.- Hannah Connorton, Retailer Account Manager, LUXURY and Swiss Watch Events

Click here for information about the event, exciting contests and how to get FREE drink tickets!

View the shuttle schedule here »

Must be 21+ to attend this event. Ticket required for entry; available for pick up Monday – Wednesday at the info counters located on the JCK, LUXURY and JIS Exchange show floors. Badge and photo ID required for pick-up.

Title Sponsor: Effy

Sponsored by:

  • Kallati
  • Lafonn
  • Universal Fine Jewelry
  • CC Jewelry


Add the Accessories Council Booth to Your Must-See List!

Add the Accessories Council Booth to Your Must-See List!

We are excited to welcome the Accessories Council back to JCK for their second year. The Accessories Council is a not-for-profit, international trade organization on a mission to stimulate consumer awareness and demand for fashion accessory products. They sponsor educational seminars, networking events, seasonal trend reports, marketing and advertising co-op initiatives, design and marketing awards for area fashion students, an annual silent auction, social media events, and the esteemed black tie ACE Award Gala, an annual tribute to the leaders of the industry.

The Accessories Council represents over 280 of the biggest brands in the fashion industry, and is a must-visit destination at JCK Las Vegas (booth B15143).

We wanted to get to know the Accessories Council brands a little better before the show so we asked them all a few questions – check out their responses »


JIS Exchange Is Back To Las Vegas For Its 2nd Year!

JIS Exchange Is Back To Las Vegas For Its 2nd Year!

JIS Exchange is coming back for its 2nd year at the ultimate destination during the iconic Las Vegas Jewelry Week, June 5 – 8, 2017. JIS is the #1 source for immediate at-show delivery from over 100 selected exhibitors. Enjoy an extraordinary selection at all price points - including numerous high end brands, and an array of products and services. Shop 2 full floors of the best at-show delivery exhibitors to get exactly what you need right when you need it. FREE express shuttle service runs continuously between the Tropicana and Mandalay Bay each show day.

Visit JIS Exchange at the Tropicana Las Vegas and receive access to:

  • Over 100 booths of product from around the world
  • Four (4) full days to buy
  • Representation from all major jewelry producing countries
  • Immediate at-show delivery permitted and encouraged
  • Intimate and secure setting for an easy, personalized buying experience
  • Timed concurrently with more than nine (9) other jewelry events during Las Vegas Jewelry Week
  • Exclusive & express shuttle service provided to/from JCK Las Vegas for attendees, in cooperation with JCK
  • Immediate access to the JCK Las Vegas Show Floor with your valid JIS Exchange badge
  • Instant access for all JCK Las Vegas buyer badge holders to the JIS Exchange show floor

Click here for more information »

JCK Las Vegas 2017

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