September 7, 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.

If you have any questions reach out to any of our JCK Insiders. We’d love to hear from you!


Sapphires of the Season

Sapphires of the Season

It’s natural to want to spotlight sapphire now, given that it’s the birthstone for the month of September, but really, is there any time of year when sapphire isn’t deserving of attention? Crushingly gorgeous in any iteration—but perhaps most recognizable in blue—sapphire is the chameleon of the gemstone world. In any form—faceted, cabochon, raw, rose-cut—and any color—from navy to cornflower blue, pink, purple, and yellow—sapphire is not only the stone of the season, it’s the stone of every day, occasion, and style. Here are the latest in classic (but always thrilling) blue.

See the season’s most beautiful shades of blue »


Destination: Tucson, AZ


As the sun begins to set on the summer months and each day starts to feel a bit shorter than the last, the JCK team dreams only of a curated destination for finished jewelry, loose gemstones and the picturesque natural beauty of the JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa. An event unlike any other, JCK Tucson, offers a relaxing yet productive environment for completing business goals surrounded by the lush Sonoran Desert, a scene fitting of the title, The Jewelry Industry’s Winter Oasis.

Situated moments away from the city’s downtown area and just a shuttle away from the many other Tucson Gem Week activities–a trip to JCK Tucson (January 31 - February 3, 2018) is the perfect destination for a mid-winter hiatus.

An Experience That Goes Beyond the Show Floor
It’s not just business, it’s fun! Join us for carefully executed events designed to capture the spirit of Tucson’s southwestern charm. Begin your mornings with daily hikes, and end your days off the show floor with celebratory sunset tequila toasts. Discover new opportunities designed to leave you inspired including the ever popular Gems After Dark, a larger-than-life industry celebration hosted by JCK Tucson. The evening will feature events and highlights include tequila tastings, star gazing and The Passion Project- a series of speedy presentations where presenters share their passions outside of the jewelry industry.

A Jewelry Hunter’s Paradise
JCK Tucson features an unmatched selection of designer jewelry treasures crafted with the utmost integrity each representing the designers’ individual aesthetic. Stop by to see the latest and greatest from our returning designers like Aaron Henry, Alex Sepkus, Audrius Krulis, Dorian & Rose, Nina Nguyen Designs and Rock Deco, as well as something fresh and new from our new exhibitors such as Conni Mainne, Margisa, Jewelyrie, Garnish, Eduardo Sanchez and Lesley McKeown, to name a few. Stroll through the various ballrooms for not only an exquisite selection of jewelry but also a comprehensive mix of products and services for designers and retailers looking to source loose gemstones, mountings, technology and more, both new and necessary to the ever evolving jewelry industry.

Find Comfort among Our Amenities
Enjoy a luxurious hotel experience in spacious resort-style rooms boasting scenic views and specially discounted rates. The real, natural southwest captivates the imaginations of visitors fortunate enough to spend time in Tucson. Majestic Saguaro Cacti stand tall in the shadows of the five mountain ranges which cradle the Tucson valley. The area is showered in sunshine over 300 days a year with average winter temperatures around 70 degrees.

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


Chau and Trang of Paris Jewellers


Sisters and co-owners of Paris Jewellers, Chau and Trang, run their 28 luxury jewelry retail stores with refreshing integrity, leveraging their experiences to appreciate and truly value all customers. Their family emigrated from Vietnam to Canada when the sisters were very young and the family had very little. Over the past 30 years, their family has been able to create a thriving 28 location luxury jewelry retail brand with locations throughout Canada. The family is a beautiful example of what can happen if you work hard and follow your passions.

Read the full interview to learn more about their experiences »


Meet the Uncommon Goods Design Challenge Winner


JCK Tucson hosted so many talented designers and amazing collections, but three designers took home the coveted first-place wins. In partnership with Uncommon Goods, Overstock and O, The Oprah Magazine, our three judges selected winners based on their respective criteria.

Wife, mother and former lawyer, Lee Ann Jones of Lee Jones Collection shares how much it meant for her to win the JCK Tucson Design Challenge and how it gave her the ability to tell her story and cultivate relationships with others.

The other two designers acknowledged by our esteemed partners were Lord Jewelry for Overstock and Rock and Gems Jewelry for O, The Oprah Magazine. Stay tuned for the announcement of our 2018 Design Challenge!

Read more about winner Lee Ann Jones on the Uncommon Goods Blog »


7 Reasons to Attend JIS Miami October


With the end of summer upon us, we find ourselves full speed ahead into the holiday selling season. You may already be asking yourself, where can I find the newest trends customers are clamoring for, what about those key items your loyal supporters always ask for, or new pieces that will have every one talking about this holiday? Well, we have your answer! Here are the top 7 reasons why JIS Miami October (Sunday, October 8 – Wednesday, October 11, 2017) is the place for you!

  1. Back in Miami Beach! The 1st JIS Show to ever be produced in the new, upgraded Miami Beach Convention Center after a $600 million renovation project.
  2. Being the 2nd largest jewelry show in the Americas, only second to JCK Las Vegas, it’s even more exciting to be just blocks from the beaches, vast culinary diversity, incredible shopping and nightlife in trendy South Beach.
  3. The shopping selection will be more diverse and amazing than ever – with exhibitors from countries like Italy and Brazil, and the Plumb Club returning for its 3rd consecutive year.
  4. The JIS Matchmaking Program to find new vendors with the exact products you’re looking for to make your life easier and shopping more efficient.
  5. The new JIS Show Mobile App “Ask Me” feature that taps into JIS staff to answer your questions at any time during the day or night.
  6. Special events for all who attend the show such as the FREE JIS Talks Education Series and a chance to win thousands in merchandise credits by getting your badge scanned by an exhibitor and/or visiting the Plumb Club.
  7. The 3rd annual Retailer of the Year Award Ceremony on Tuesday, October 10 where JIS Miami October crowns its new Retailer of the Year!
Visit for more information and to register to attend this year's event. Is there really anywhere else you want to be this October?

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