September 1, 2016

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!



True Blue, Baby I Love You– Sapphire jewels for September Birthdays

True Blue, Baby I Love You– Sapphire jewels for September Birthdays

It's true that the sapphire is an incredible gemstone, regarded for its strength, value, and variety. It's admired for its many colors – hello, how amazing is the padparadscha?– and looks amazing in any form, from rough to slice to cabochon. Just as variety is the spice of life, sapphire is the gemstone that makes for some of the most exciting (and enduring) jewelry designs. And as much as you and I love a good range of shape and color, this is a celebration of the sapphire in its most recognizable (dare I say most beloved?) form: true blue, baby.

Click over to the Trend Files to check out September's true blue hues »

3 Reasons to Mark Your Calendar for JCK Tucson 2017

3 Reasons to Mark Your Calendar for JCK Tucson 2017

It's the first of September and while we're blissfully holding on to every bit of summer, the team is looking forward to February (yes, as in the month!), when we'll burrow out from our down parkas and escape the chilling temps and post-holiday blues to enjoy the serenity of our winter oasis in the desert. JCK Tucson, is unlike any other event in the jewelry industry, taking place against the majestic backdrop of the Sonoran Desert at the picturesque JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa.

Located only 8 minutes from downtown Tucson– with complimentary shuttles to other Tucson Gem Weeks events– there is so much to take advantage of in this whimsical Arizona city. Here are our top 3 reasons you should mark your calendar to join us for JCK Tucson (Wednesday, February 1 – Saturday, February 4, 2017):

  1. JCK Tucson features an unmatched selection of curated, finished, designer jewelry– the Arizona ballroom will feature a select group of designers displaying their eclectic, finished collections– crafted with the utmost integrity each representing their own individual aesthetic. View the current list of brands »
  2. Enjoy an experiential, one-stop shopping destination– the re-developed Tucson Ballroom will showcase loose gemstones, new technology and introduce the new MJSA pavilion offering retailers an exclusive opportunity to work and interact with MJSA members on custom work. Read more about the MJSA partnership »
  3. The most relaxing place to mix business & pleasure– we know that your time away from your store is extremely valuable, which is why we make it our priority to provide carefully planned events and amenities to help you maximize every moment. From headlining events and treasure hunts, to morning hikes and tequila sunsets (literally!) JCK Tucson offers many opportunities to network and celebrate the industry.

We bet you're warming up to the idea of February now, aren't you?

To find out more on JCK Tucson, or to register and book your hotel room – Visit

Key Takeaways from Latest JCK Talks Webinar

Key Takeaways from Latest JCK Talks Webinar

We're providing you with a recap on our most recent webinar: SMALL BUDGET - BIG IMPACT! This all-new energetic session from Ben Smithee provides both retailers and exhibitors with ways a small budget can still make a big impact. Check out the key takeaways below:

  • Your website is becoming as important as your store!
  • There is a difference between "doing social" daily and  actually having a unified social year-round strategy
  • The "Social Game" is rarely won the first time
  • Get to know your audience
  • If you're not testing, you're wasting $$

Listen to the full recording here »

Full Circle with Vicky Lew, Vicky Lew London

Full Circle with Vicky Lew, Vicky Lew London

The month of August and September are dedicated to those who won big at JCK (it is Olympic season after-all) and our latest feature spotlights a designer to watch. The jewelry community got a taste of Vicky Lew London at her first-ever JCK Las Vegas and safe to say, she left everyone wanting more.  An exhibitor in the Design Center, Vicky and her less than 1 year old company dove head-first into the brand's American debut.

Receiving high-marks for her one-of-a-kind collection, Vicky Lew was rewarded the Editor's Choice Award recognition for the Kickstarter class.

Read more about Vicky's "Day in Numbers" and how a round of golf impacted her life on the Insider Blog »

See what's in Store for JIS Miami this October!

See what's in Store for JIS Miami this October!

With summer coming to a close, it's time to plan your business for the busy and important holiday season. What could be better than adding a jewelry trade show to those plans that offers both at-show delivery and order writing…and in sunny, warm Miami Beach, Florida in the month of October?

JIS Miami October (October 14-17, 2016) provides the industry with a convenient destination to stock up on the most sought after fashion trends and giftable pieces right before the holidays.  The famous "Best in Class" Plumb Club will return with its relaxing lounge and business center as well as the 2nd Annual Retailer of the Year Award Ceremony in the Galleria Lounge celebrating retailers with the Best Customer Experience. This year's October Show will be like no other with its NEW Italian Pavilion featuring 43 companies from all of Italy's most desired jewelry districts and a completely redesigned show floor to make shopping easier than ever – now organized by product category and specialty pavilion, and much more!

And all in one of the world's most desired and easy to get to vacation destinations – Miami Beach, Florida.  Recognized worldwide for its beaches, vast culinary diversity, incredible shopping, nightlife, and being hailed as one of the top 3 most frequented cruise ship ports, where else would you want to be this October?

Visit for more information and to register to attend this year's event. 

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