JCK Talks

About JCK Talks

The JCK Talks education program arms retailers with the tools, insights and information necessary to succeed in the current retail climate. Content includes action packed days of influential speakers providing you with critical takeaways that deliver 'Solutions for your Store'.


JCK Talks 2016 Recap

Talk of the Town

JCK Talks 2016 included eighteen informative discussions including the much discussed panel: Lab-Grown Diamonds: Threat or Opportunity (or Both?) where standing room only crowds listened intently as panelists: Stanley Zale, Vice President of Diamonds & Gemstones, Stuller; Jack Gabriel, CEO, Gabriel & Co.; Maarten de Witte, Master Diamond Cutter, Diamond Foundry; Dr. James Shigley, Research Fellow, GIA; and Jean-Marc Lieberherr, CEO, Diamond Producers Association debated over what jewelers need to know to make informed decisions in their buying and selling activities. Other session highlights included LGBT Community: How to Merchandise and Market your Store to Attract New Customers and Sustainability and Responsible Sourcing.

Insider Trend Downloads Set the Stage

The Showcase Stage, new for 2016, played host to numerous merchandising events, panel discussions, competitions, and talks throughout the long weekend. The events were presided over, in large part, by the many members of the styling and editorial communities who were present at the show. These important influencers included costume designers Lyn Paolo, Lauren Bott, and Ann Foley; bloggers Liza Urla of Gemologue, Stacy Stahl of How He Asked, and Syl Tang of The Hip Guide & Financial Times; Editors: Shannon Adducci of Billboard Magazine, Sari Tuschman of The Zoe Report, and Jillian Magenheim of OliviaPalermo.com. Other events featured artists Angie Crabtree and Hannah Becker of Diamondoodles, whose work has captured the hearts of jewelry enthusiasts en masse through their well-followed Instagram feeds.

Check back before JCK Las Vegas 2017 for our refreshed schedule.


Talk of the Town - JCK Las VegasTalk of the Town

Talk of the Town: Chad Rodriguez, OgilvyOne

This week we sat down with Chad Rodriguez, the senior director of product and service design at OgilvyOne. Catch his JCK Talks session on Thursday, June 2  at 12:00 pm in Tradewinds meeting room C/D, pool level...

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Industry News

Salt-and-Pepper Diamonds Are Shaking Up Valentine's Day Proposals

While there's no competing with the timeless beauty of a round brilliant diamond solitaire engagement ring (or the oval diamond equivalent—see: actress Kirsten Dunst's elegant new piece of hardware from fiancé Jesse Plemons), another stone has been creeping into the bridal marketplace...

Buy an Engagement Ring, Get a Ferrari at Kristoff Jewelers

If you're in the market for a 15 ct. diamond ring,  you probably already own the car of your dreams.

Nevertheless, when you purchase a 15.93 ct. round-cut brilliant diamond engagement ring at Kristoff Jewelers, the South Naples, Fla., retailer is throwing in a cherry red 2016 Ferrari—tags, tax, and title included—as a deal sweetener...

Mary Tyler Moore and Her Jewelry

Mary Tyler Moore, the iconic actress whose 1970s TV series, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, broke new ground for women in and out of Hollywood, passed away Wednesday at the age of 80...


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