2014 Events Schedule

View the events that took place during JCK Las Vegas 2014 below:

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Rings of StrengthJewelers For Children – Rings of Strength
5:30 am
Mandalay Bay, Shark Reef Entrance
The second Rings of Strength event will kick-off at Mandalay Bay Resort Hotel Casino at the early hour of 5:30 am. Participants can choose to bike a challenging 50K route in the scenic Red Rock Canyon, a moderate 15K ride, a brisk 5K run or a relaxing 5K walk along the always interesting Las Vegas strip.

Participants sign up at https://www.firstgiving.com/jfcevent/2014-rings-of-strength-tour and ask their friends and acquaintances to sponsor their participation.


Sponsored By:
Paypal

JCK Education
8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Tradewinds Meeting Rooms, Pool Level
(complimentary for all badge holders)


GIA Hands on Workshops – Identifying Diamond Treatments
9:00 am – 11:00 am
Banyan B, Level 3
Learn about the most important diamond treatment processes currently used in the gemstone market. Through a combination of lecture and hands-on lab with a microscope, you'll cover the nature and treatment identification of diamonds including, laser drilled, fracture filled, HPHT, irradiation, and multiple treatment processes. You will also learn to separate laser manufacturing remnants from treatments.

Tuition: $175.00, To register, call GIA Admissions at 800-421-7250 ext. 4001


Sponsored By:
JA Salesman Certification

For Jewelers of America Sales & Management Professional Certification Exam
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Banyan F, Level 3
For the first time ever, Jewelers of America is offering its renowned Sales & Management Professional Certification exams at JCK Las Vegas.

This exam measures your jewelry sales knowledge or management skills. There are four exam options: JA Certified Sales Professional (CSP), JA Certified Senior Sales Professional (CSSP), JA Certified Management Professional (CMP) and JA Certified Senior Management Professional (CSMP).

Register early and save $10.00! Jewelers of America members: $25 pre-registered • $35 on-site. Non-members: $45 pre-registered • $55 on-site. On-site registration spots are limited.

Click here to download the program guide, which includes sample exam questions. Visit www.jewelers.org/certfication for more information, or to register online.

Call (800) 223-0673 x8007 for more information, or to register by phone.


GIA Hands on Workshops – Gemstone Treatment Update
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Banyan B, Level 3
Learn about the most important treatment processes currently used in the gemstone market. Through a combination of lecture and hands-on lab with a microscope, you'll cover the nature and treatment identification of commercially important gemstones used in jewelry.

Tuition: $175.00, To register, call GIA Admissions at 800-421-7250 ext. 4001


Shark TankShark Tank
1:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Tradewinds D, Pool Level
This is your opportunity to vote on your favorite technology at JCK Las Vegas. The final six exhibitors selected will have 7 minutes to present their product LIVE in front of you at the Show.

The finalists are:

Diaspark Inc


Fashionteq


Gemit

Metallix


TracTech Systems


The Kingswood Company


Sponsored By:
JA Salesman Certification

For Jewelers of America Sales & Management Professional Certification Exam
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Banyan F, Level 3
For the first time ever, Jewelers of America is offering its renowned Sales & Management Professional Certification exams at JCK Las Vegas.

This exam measures your jewelry sales knowledge or management skills. There are four exam options: JA Certified Sales Professional (CSP), JA Certified Senior Sales Professional (CSSP), JA Certified Management Professional (CMP) and JA Certified Senior Management Professional (CSMP).

Register early and save $10.00! Jewelers of America members: $25 pre-registered • $35 on-site. Non-members: $45 pre-registered • $55 on-site. On-site registration spots are limited.

Click here to download the program guide, which includes sample exam questions. Visit www.jewelers.org/certfication for more information, or to register online.

Call (800) 223-0673 x8007 for more information, or to register by phone.


Diamonds in the SkyDiamonds In The Sky Las Vegas hosted by the Diamond Empowerment Fund
6:30 pm
Four Seasons Ballroom, Four Seasons Hotel (Adjacent from the Mandalay Bay Hotel)

Diamonds In The Sky Las Vegas will be an exclusive and elegant affair including a cocktail networking reception, seated dinner, and auction with presentation of the Global Diamond Industry Achievement Award to H.E. President Ian Khama and the Government of the Republic of Botswana. Featuring an A-list entertainer, models wearing sponsor jewelry, and a brief 'Diamonds Do Good' update by industry leaders. A very gracious thank you to Diamonds In The Sky Las Vegas Premier Presenting Sponsors: Rio Tinto, Signet Jewelers Ltd., and The De Beers Group of Companies, Partner Sponsor: Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited, and Patron Sponsors: KGK Group and Tiffany & Co. Who is Invited: Per Diamond Empowerment Fund invitation guest list. A unique mix of the international diamond jewelry industry including manufacturers, wholesalers, suppliers and major and independent retailers, along with government officials from diamond producing nations, tastemakers, and celebrities from fashion and entertainment.

For sponsorship opportunities contact Executive Director, Nancy Orem Lyman at n.lyman@diamondempowerment.org for RSVP contact Programs Manager Emily George at e.george@diamondempowerment.org and for more information visit: http://www.diamondsintheskylasvegas.org/

Please visit Diamond Empowerment Fund at Booth L6.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Sponsored By:
Paypal

JCK Education
8:00 am – 5:15 pm
Tradewinds Meeting Rooms, Pool Level
(complimentary for all badge holders)


Sponsored By:
JA Salesman Certification

For Jewelers of America Sales & Management Professional Certification Exam
8:00 am – 10:00 am
Banyan F, Level 3
For the first time ever, Jewelers of America is offering its renowned Sales & Management Professional Certification exams at JCK Las Vegas.

This exam measures your jewelry sales knowledge or management skills. There are four exam options: JA Certified Sales Professional (CSP), JA Certified Senior Sales Professional (CSSP), JA Certified Management Professional (CMP) and JA Certified Senior Management Professional (CSMP).

Register early and save $10.00! Jewelers of America members: $25 pre-registered • $35 on-site. Non-members: $45 pre-registered • $55 on-site. On-site registration spots are limited.

Click here to download the program guide, which includes sample exam questions. Visit www.jewelers.org/certfication for more information, or to register online.

Call (800) 223-0673 x8007 for more information, or to register by phone.


JCK’s Opening Ceremony
9:00 am – 9:30 am
Bayside Foyer, Level 1
Join the JCK Team, Advisory Board, and Industry Fund recipients at this crowd-gathering festivity.


JCK Exhibits/LUXURY & Elite Enclave Salons/ AGTA Gemfair Open
9:30 am – 6:00 pm


Saks Fifth AvenueComplimentary Cosmetic Applications
9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Get glamorous at JCK with complimentary make up applications and radiate beauty while at JCK.
(Appointments can be made at the Saks counter in the Breakers Ballroom)


Sponsored By:
Forever Lasting New York

JCK Las Vegas ManiCam
9:30 am – 6:00 pm
Bridal Lounge, Shorelines, Level 2
Come and visit JCK Las Vegas’ Mani Cam, sponsored by Forever Lasting New York, and show off your fingertip fashion. Whether it be sparkling rings or trendy bracelets, we want to see how you’re accessorizing at JCK this year.


Sponsored By:
CanadaMark

Fashion Parades
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Bayside and Shorelines


Fashion Lounge Sponsored By:
Ti Sento

Mi Moneda

Managing Fashion Trends & Fashion Jewelry Merchandising in Today’s Jewelry Store
2:00 pm
Fashion Lounge, Bayside, Level 1
Amanda Gizzi, Director of Public Relations and Special Events, Jewelers of America


Featured Exclusive Presentation: De Beers’ Perspectives on the Diamond Industry
4:00 pm – 5:15 pm
Surf Ballroom
Philippe Mellier, CEO De Beers Group and Stephen Lussier, Executive Vice President Marketing for De Beers Group & CEO Forevermark, with moderator Robert Bates, Senior Editor JCK Magazine


Happy Hour
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
(Cash Bar)

  • Bridal Lounge: Shorelines, Level 2
  • Design Center Lounge: Shorelines, Level 2
  • Fashion Lounge: Bayside, Level 1
  • Watches Lounge: Bayside, Level 1
  • Bayside Lounge: Bayside, Level 1

Sponsored By:
Italian Trade Commission

VICENZAORO Italian Club

Fashion Parades
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
VICENZAORO Italian Club


Indian Diamond and Colorstone Association 30th Annual Gala – Cocktail Reception/Business Networking Event/Awards Ceremony
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
South Seas Ballroom, Level 3

The Indian Diamond and Colorstone AssociationThe Indian Diamond and Colorstone Association will celebrate its 30th Annual Gala - Cocktail Reception / Business Networking Event / Awards Ceremony with dinner and entertainment on the evening of Friday May 30th at the South Seas Ballroom Mandalay Bay Hotel, Las Vegas during the JCK-Las Vegas Show.

Our honorees this year are:

Retailer of the Year: Zale Corporation

E-Tailer of the Year: Blue Nile, Inc.
Recipient: Mr. Harvey S. Kanter, Chief Executive Officer / President

Doyenne of the Year: Ms. Mary Moses Kinney, Merchandising Director
Independent Jewelers Organization

Entry to the event is open with Retailers Badge and RSVP only for Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres from 6.00pm – 8.00pm. RSVP to: office@idcany.org - with Company Name & Names of the Attendees.

Entry to the Dinner & Awards Presentation is only by invitation. Please contact the IDCA office for more information.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Plumb Club Breakfast Featuring “Shark Tank TV Personality” Daymond John
“Branding Your Store While Swimming With Sharks”

7:30 am – 9:15 am
South Seas Ballroom, Level 3
Presentation at 8:00am

Daymound JohnShark Tank TV personality and entrepreneur Daymond John, Founder and CEO of the iconic fashion brand FUBU and President and CEO of Shark Branding, a national branding and marketing firm, will speak about branding your store in today’s ever changing marketplace.

To be a successful company you must go further than simply chasing sales. You must become intrinsic in the consumers’ identity. In an ultra-saturated jewelry marketplace, consumers do choose to purchase their jewelry in a place that embodies their aspirations, as well as how they desire to look, live, and feel. Learn how to incorporate this mindset into your branding philosophy and strategy.

Reservations for this important and informative program are offered to all registered retail buyers on a priority, first come basis. To RSVP for this breakfast please visit: plumbclub.com/daymondjohnrsvp/ or for more information please email the Plumb Club at: Lhess@plumbclub.com.

Presented by:
The Plumb Club


Sponsored By:
Paypal

JCK Education
8:30 am – 5:15 pm
Tradewinds Meeting Rooms, Pool Level
(complimentary for all badge holders)


JCK’s Opening Ceremony
9:00 am – 9:30 am
Bayside Foyer, Level 1
Start each day of the JCK Show with a performance to remember and lots of exciting surprises!


JCK Exhibits/LUXURY & Elite Enclave Salons/ AGTA Gemfair Open
9:30 am – 6:00 pm


Saks Fifth AvenueComplimentary Cosmetic Applications
9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Get glamorous at JCK with complimentary make up applications and radiate beauty while at JCK.
(Appointments can be made at the Saks counter in the Breakers Ballroom)


Jewelers for ChildrenMake a Snowflake and Support Jewelers for Children
9:30 am – 6:00 pm
Shorelines Lobby
Take a break and cut snowflakes for the children. Your snowflake will be delivered to local New York Children’s hospitals before the winter holidays.


Sponsored By:
Forever Lasting New York

JCK Las Vegas ManiCam
9:30 am – 6:00 pm
Bridal Lounge, Shorelines, Level 2
Come and visit JCK Las Vegas’ Mani Cam, sponsored by Forever Lasting New York, and show off your fingertip fashion. Whether it be sparkling rings or trendy bracelets, we want to see how you’re accessorizing at JCK this year.


Sponsored By:
Silver Mark

Fashion Parades
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Bayside and Shorelines


The Michael B “Essence of Excellence” Award and Tribute
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Bridal Lounge, Bridal Pavilion, Level 2

Join us in the Bridal lounge for a special tribute and memoriam to Michael Bogosian, award-winning designer who showcased passion and innovation in his jewelry designs. One of our Bridal Pavilion exhibitors will be awarded the inaugural “Essence of Excellence” for their ability to meet the Michael B core values. We will come together to celebrate Michael’s life, his journey, and raise a glass of champagne to the winner of this special and prestigious award. To learn more about Michael B and his journey, click here.

Michael B has set up a scholarship through WJA and GIA and a charity drive through JFC. To learn more, visit the Michael B. Designs booth at Booth LUX633.


Sponsored By:
Silver Mark

Fashion Parades
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Bayside and Shorelines


Fashion Lounge Sponsored By:
Ti Sento

Mi Moneda

Understanding Social Media Strategic Thinking
4:00 pm
Fashion Lounge, Bayside, Level 1
Shane O'Neill, Vice President, Fruchtman Marketing


Happy Hour
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
(Cash Bar)

  • Bridal Lounge: Shorelines, Level 2
  • Design Center Lounge: Shorelines, Level 2
  • Fashion Lounge: Bayside, Level 1
  • Watches Lounge: Bayside, Level 1
  • Bayside Lounge: Bayside, Level 1

Plumb Club Gala Evening
6:30 pm
South Seas Ballroom , Level 3

Jerry Seinfeld @ JCK Las Vegas 2014Jerry Seinfeld, America's premier comedian will be the featured entertainment at this year's Plumb Club Gala event. Plumb Club Members and their guests will enjoy an evening of fine food and camaraderie.

By Invitation Only.

Presented by:
The Plumb Club

Sunday, June 1, 2014

RAPAPORTRapaport Breakfast & Fair Trade and Certification Conferences
8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Pre-registration is required via email: conference@diamonds.net, online at: www.diamonds.net/conference or by calling: 702.893.9400.

Rapaport Breakfast
8:00 am – 10:00 am
South Seas Ballroom, Level 3
Prices, Profits and the Independent Jeweler - get the inside story about diamond markets at the annual Rapaport presentation.

Rapaport Certification Conference
10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Banyan B Meeting Room, Level 3
Grading the Graders – what’s really going on in the market for certs.

Rapaport Fair Trade Jewelry Conference
2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Banyan B Meeting Room, Level 3
Source Certification and Chain of Custody – legitimizing the diamond and jewelry supply chain.


Sponsored By:
Paypal

JCK Education
8:30 am – 5:15 pm
Tradewinds Meeting Rooms, Pool Level
(complimentary for all badge holders)


JCK’s Opening Ceremony
9:00 am – 9:30 am
Bayside Foyer, Level 1
Start each day of the JCK Show with a performance to remember and lots of exciting surprises!


JCK Exhibits/LUXURY & Elite Enclave Salons/ AGTA Gemfair Open
9:30 am – 6:00 pm


Saks Fifth AvenueComplimentary Cosmetic Applications
9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Get glamorous at JCK with complimentary make up applications and radiate beauty while at JCK.
(Appointments can be made at the Saks counter in the Breakers Ballroom)


Jewelers for ChildrenMake a Snowflake and Support Jewelers for Children
9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Shorelines Lobby
Take a break and cut snowflakes for the children. Your snowflake will be delivered to local New York Children’s hospitals before the winter holidays.


Sponsored By:
Forever Lasting New York

JCK Las Vegas ManiCam
9:30 am – 6:00 pm
Bridal Lounge, Shorelines, Level 2
Come and visit JCK Las Vegas’ Mani Cam, sponsored by Forever Lasting New York, and show off your fingertip fashion. Whether it be sparkling rings or trendy bracelets, we want to see how you’re accessorizing at JCK this year.


Sponsored By:
CanadaMark

Fashion Parades
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Bayside and Shorelines


Fashion Lounge Sponsored By:
Ti Sento

Mi Moneda

Managing Fashion Trends & Fashion Jewelry Merchandising in Today’s Jewelry Store
2:00 pm
Fashion Lounge, Bayside, Level 1
Amanda Gizzi, Director of Public Relations and Special Events, Jewelers of America


Sponsored By:
BERKLEY ASSET PROTECTION

Design Center Top 50 Retailer Awards
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Designer Center Lounge, Shorelines, Level 2
Celebrate the Industry’s most innovative retailers for their excellence in merchandising, sales and display of designer jewelry.


Happy Hour
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
(Cash Bar)

  • Bridal Lounge: Shorelines, Level 2
  • Design Center Lounge: Shorelines, Level 2
  • Fashion Lounge: Bayside, Level 1
  • Watches Lounge: Bayside, Level 1
  • Bayside Lounge: Bayside, Level 1

Sponsored By:
Italian Trade Commission

VICENZAORO Italian Club

Fashion Parades
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
VICENZAORO Italian Club


LeVianLe Vian® Red Carpet Revue 2015 Jewelry and Fashion Trend Forecast
Proceeds benefit Jewelers for Children
4:30 pm
Lagoon Ballroom, Mandalay Bay

Walk the red carpet, hobnob with the who’s who of fine jewelry, Hollywood celebrities, press, and Le Vian collectors and be the first to hear as Le Vian® unveils its 2015 Red Carpet Jewelry Trend Forecast in coordination with Harper’s Bazaar’s unveiling of its fall fashion forecast for 2014. Don’t miss the hottest ticket to this standing room only all-star event in benefit of Jewelers for Children.

Le Vian will donate $500 per invited attendee with $100,000 minimum guaranteed donation to JFC.

To reserve, e-mail: fashionshow@levian.com.


Jewelers For ChildrenJewelers for Children Facets of Hope
6:00 pm cocktails, 7:30 pm dinner and program
South Seas Ballroom, Level 3
Honoring Michael Barnes, Sterling, Inc. and Glenn and Susan Rothman, Hearts on Fire

The festivities will begin at 6:00 pm with cocktails followed by dinner and the program at 7:30 pm. Sponsorship and ticket information is available on their website at www.jewelersforchildren.org. You can also email them for more information, info@jewelersforchildren.org, or call at 212-687-2949.


Rob Thomas

Title Sponsor:
EFFY

JCK Rocks the Beach
8:30 pm – 11:00 pm
The Beach at Mandalay Bay
Join us for a celebration and entertainment in the sand and surf. Dress in casual beach attire and be sure to plan in advance because this is one event you won't want to miss with this year's headlining entertainment, Grammy-award winner, ROB THOMAS of Matchbox 20. Learn more »

This year we are excited to announce the JCK Rocks the Beach 2014 Title Sponsor, EFFY.

You won’t want to miss his live performance at the Beach at Mandalay Bay–you’ll need a ticket to attend!

NEW Ticket Format

Ticket Centers open during JCK Las Vegas (Friday and Sunday) on the show floor
One ticket per badge (limited availability), first-come, first-served
Badge and Photo ID required for pick-up


Sponsors for JCK Rocks the Beach

Monday, June 2, 2014

JCK’s Opening Ceremony
9:00 am – 9:30 am
Bayside Foyer, Level 1
Start each day of the JCK Show with a performance to remember and lots of exciting surprises!


JCK Exhibits/LUXURY & Elite Enclave Salons/ AGTA Gemfair Open
9:30 am – 4:00 pm


Saks Fifth AvenueComplimentary Cosmetic Applications
9:30 am – 2:00 pm
Get glamorous at JCK with complimentary make up applications and radiate beauty while at JCK.
(Appointments can be made at the Saks counter in the Breakers Ballroom)


Sponsored By:
Forever Lasting New York

JCK Las Vegas ManiCam
9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Bridal Lounge, Shorelines, Level 2
Come and visit JCK Las Vegas’ Mani Cam, sponsored by Forever Lasting New York, and show off your fingertip fashion. Whether it be sparkling rings or trendy bracelets, we want to see how you’re accessorizing at JCK this year.

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