Welcome to the new monthly JCK Insider! 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!
Pearls for every occasion
From everyday classics and wearable trends to the truly avant-garde and imperial, pearl designs are plentiful at JCK events. Walk the halls of LUXURY to find the most opulent looks, while the Design Center's myriad of modern, classic, and trendy styles (in every price range), make it possible to shop for every type of pearl consumer.
Focus on design at upcoming JCK Shows
Now more than ever, jewelry retailers are looking for designers that have integrity in product and process and JCK will be their destination for that. In 2016, we're proud to unveil a new design strategy with the addition of two industry powerhouses, an alternative retailer focus and enhanced offerings.
We are excited to welcome to our team Jaqueline Stone as Design Consultant to JCK Tucson and JCK Las Vegas Design Center. An impressive resume, Stone is the founder and lead designer of Salt + Stone, a fine jewelry company based in Brooklyn, NY and will be the eyes and ears for the designer community.
Additionally, a newly formed Design Advisory Group which includes Patricia Faber, Aaron Faber Gallery; Zdena Jiroutova, Z Folio Gallery; John Carter, Jack Lewis Jewelers; Andrea Riso, Talisman Collection, and Catherine Jensen, Michael Jensen Designs. Also joining this all-star group will be Monica Stephenson from idazzle. This group is the sounding board for ensuring JCK is vetting exhibitors of high-caliber and creating value with its events.
JCK will introduce a new hosting program for elite design-focused retailers at both upcoming JCK Tucson and JCK Las Vegas events in addition to investing in unique looks for its design sections of the show floor.
It's a very exciting time for JCK as we invest in design and collaborate with the industry.
Find out more:
- To read more about out design strategy, view our press release.
- Register to join us at JCK Tucson (February 3-7, 2016) taking place at the serene JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort in Tucson, AZ.
- Save the date for JCK Las Vegas (June 3-6, 2016) at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino.
Relive the many talks of education at JCK Las Vegas
Video cameras, packed rooms and fresh ideas set the backdrop for the transformed education program at JCK Las Vegas 2015. Featuring big names such as, HubSpot, Adorn Insight, De Beers and Wheels Up, the cast of speakers at JCK Talks offered presentations that challenged attendees to think out-of-the box.
Today, the thriving program, known as JCK Talks, offers attendees the opportunity to watch or re-watch the influential talk's right from their store. View the full video gallery of the JCK Talks sessions »
Ready, Set, Jet: JCK Vacation Journal
With summertime sadness at an all-time high, it's time to reminisce on the JCK Team's favorite vacations from summer 2015, share photos, and of course, talk jewelry. Every month, look out for a new JCK Vacation Journal featuring a JCK Insider's recent vacation and their jewelry necessities.
For our first edition we're going to Cancun with Portfolio Sales Director, Shelly Hill. (Spoiler: LUXURY Miami exhibiting brands were the perfect jewelry match!) Find out more on our Insider Blog.
Next Stop: Miami!
Anticipation is building as LUXURY is set to make its Miami debut next week. The inaugural LUXURY Miami will open its doors Wednesday, October 14 to by invitation only retailers then continue October 15-16 opening to all JIS buyers. This exquisite buying destination in the heart of South Beach offers a highly curated destination ready to awe the jewelry community.
Located in the private Palm Ballroom within the Miami Beach Convention Center LUXURY Miami offers an intimate buying environment with convenient access to JIS. LUXURY will feature the latest trends and newest collections from some of the world's most talented designers including: Aspire Designs, Dilamani, Doves by Doron Paloma, Effy, Frederic Sage, Lenti & Villasco, Louis Newman, Norman Silverman, Paramount Gems, Sara Weinstock, Simon G, Stephen Dweck, Talento, VIANNA B.R.A.S.I.L, Wendy Yue and more. View the full brand list.
Networking and special events span over all three days including merchandise credit raffles' each day at 4:30 pm and cocktails + afternoon snacks each day at 4:00 pm in the LUXURY Palm ballroom. If interested in attending LUXURY on the days it is open to all JIS buyers, you can save time and register for JIS.