Events Schedule

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Rings of StrengthJewelers For Children – Rings of Strength
5:30 am
Mandalay Bay, Shark Reef Entrance
The third 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 http://ringsofstrength.org/lasvegas.htm and ask their friends and acquaintances to sponsor their participation.


GIA Hands on Workshop: Identifying Glass Fillings and "Healed Fissures” in Corundum
8:00 am – 10:00 am
Banyan B, Level 3
(Previous gemological training and/or experience recommended)
High-lead-content glass fillings are currently the most common treatment found in ruby, while "healed fissures" are one of the most misunderstood ruby treatments on the market. In this seminar, which is comprised of lecture and a hands-on lab component, you will be taught the identifying characteristics of these treatments, why they are done, and to which types of corundum they are applied.

Tuition:  $225.00

To register, call GIA Admissions at 800-421-7250 ext.  4001


JCK TalksJCK Talks
10:15 am – 6:00 pm
Tradewinds Meeting Rooms, Pool Level
(Complimentary for all badge holders)

We've revolutionized the JCK education program to include speakers with unique points-of-view who have not been seen or heard in the jewelry industry. The 2015 JCK Talks will focus on "Redesigning Retail" and take place beginning all day Thursday, May 28 and continuing throughout the week.


Shark TankShark Tank
1:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Tradewinds C/D, Pool Level

Jump into your TV screen as you become the judge during our live presentation of Shark Tank at JCK. Be the first to learn about new, innovative technologies that will change the industry. Join your peers AND VOTE as you watch the final six exhibitors give LIVE 7 minute presentations.


SarineJCK Wine(d) Down
5:30 pm
Space across from Kumi, next to Aureole

Conveniently located between Shark Reef and the Mandalay Bay Casino, you will find the NEW JCK Wine(d) Down. Created as an oasis for relaxation, fun and networking, JCK Wine(d) Down offers a cash bar and a JCK only getaway. End your days on a high-note, as you mingle alongside customers, colleagues and friends.

Sponsored By: Sarine


Diamonds in the SkyDiamonds In The Sky Las Vegas hosted by the Diamond Empowerment Fund
6:30 pm
Four Seasons Ballroom, Four Seasons 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 Empowerment Award to Prime Minister Modi and the Government of India. Featuring an A-list entertainer, models wearing sponsor jewelry, and an important update on the Diamond Empowerment Fund's consumer facing 'Diamonds Do Good' campaign. A very gracious thank you to returning Diamonds In The Sky Las Vegas Premier Presenting Sponsors: Rio Tinto, Signet Jewelers Ltd., and The De Beers Group of Companies and new Premier Presenting Sponsor Chow Tai Fook. 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 Program Associate Stephanie Hurley at s.hurley@diamondempowerment.org  and for more information visit: http://www.diamondsintheskylasvegas.org/

Friday, May 29, 2015

GIA Hands on Workshop Identifying Synthetic Diamond
8:00 am – 10:00 am
Banyan B, Level 3
(Previous gemological training and/or experience recommended)

Advances in diamond synthesis have led to improvements in the quality and size of synthetic diamonds. They’re also appearing more frequently in gemological laboratories, often undisclosed. This new reality has brought identification and disclosure issues to the forefront.

Although advanced testing is required to identify many of today’s synthetic diamonds, there are a number of gemological characteristics and basic tests that can help you separate them from natural diamonds. During this seminar, which includes a lecture and a hands-on lab component, you will be taught how to distinguish natural from synthetic diamond, and how to know when advanced laboratory testing is required to conclusively identify a stone.

Tuition:  $225.00

To register, call GIA Admissions at 800-421-7250 ext.  4001


JCK TalksJCK Talks
8:30 am – 9:15 am

Tradewinds Meeting Rooms, Pool Level
(complimentary for all badge holders)


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

Sail into serenity at this year's Elite Enclave Yacht Club. Enjoy a luxurious nautically-inspired oasis for a quiet meeting, mid-morning coffee break or afternoon "country club" cocktail. Anchors away…

Join us daily for:
Coffee Break: 10:30 am & 2:30 pm | Afternoon Snack: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm | Cocktail Hour: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm


Fashion Parade
10:30 am – 11:30 am


Fashion Parade
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm


CanadaMarkFashion Parade
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Sponsored By: CanadaMark


Happy Hours (Cash Bar)
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Sterling Plaza Lounge and The Hub Lounge | Bayside, Level 1

Design Center Lounge, Currents Lounge, and Bridal Lounge | Shorelines, Level 2


JCK TalksJCK Talks Feature Session: Diamond Insights from De Beers
3:00 pm
Tradewinds A-F, Pool Level


JCK Wine(d) Down
5:30 pm
Space across from Kumi, next to Aureole

Conveniently located between Shark Reef and the Mandalay Bay Casino, you will find the NEW JCK Wine(d) Down. Created as an oasis for relaxation, fun and networking, JCK Wine(d) Down offers a cash bar and a JCK only getaway. End your days on a high-note, as you mingle alongside customers, colleagues and friends.


The Indian Diamond and Colorstone AssociationIndian Diamond and Colorstone Association 31st Annual Gala – Cocktail Reception/Business Networking Event/Awards Ceremony
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Four Seasons Ballroom, Four Seasons Hotel


BerkleyA Night of Design
6:30 pm
JCK Wine(d) Down
Design Center TOP 50 Retailer Awards

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Sal Giunta

The Plumb Club

Plumb Club Breakfast: “Uncommon Valor: The Importance of Teamwork, Sacrifice ad Leadership”
7:30 am – 9:15 am
South Seas Ballroom, Level 3
By Invitation Only
Presentation at 8:00 am

Join us in “Celebrating America” at our breakfast presentation featuring the first living service member to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor since the Vietnam War: Sal Giunta.

Saving his squad from the Taliban during a deadly ambush in Afghanistan, Sal Giunta shares - with unassuming humility - his courageous story and the importance of teamwork, selflessness and leadership.

Each attendee will receive a complimentary signed copy of Sal Giunta’s book: Living with Honor. Following the presentation, Mr. Giunta will be in the Plumb Club Pavilion to personalize your book while having your picture taken with him.

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/2015breakfast/ or for more information please email the Plumb Club at: Lhess@plumbclub.com

Presented By: The Plumb Club


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


Fashion Parade
10:30 am – 11:30 am


Fashion Parade
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm


Fashion Parade
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm


Happy Hours (Cash Bar)
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Sterling Plaza Lounge and The Hub Lounge | Bayside, Level 1

Design Center Lounge, Currents Lounge, and Bridal Lounge | Shorelines, Level 2


JCK TalksJCK Talks
4:00 pm – 4:45 pm  
Tradewinds Meeting Rooms, Pool Level
(complimentary for all badge holders)


JCK Wine(d) Down
5:30 pm
Space across from Kumi, next to Aureole

Conveniently located between Shark Reef and the Mandalay Bay Casino, you will find the NEW JCK Wine(d) Down. Created as an oasis for relaxation, fun and networking, JCK Wine(d) Down offers a cash bar and a JCK only getaway. End your days on a high-note, as you mingle alongside customers, colleagues and friends.


The Plumb ClubPlumb Club Gala Evening
6:30 pm
South Seas Ballroom, Level 3
By Invitation Only

Plumb Club's Got TalentThis year’s Plumb Club event will feature performances by finalists and winners from the iconic television show America’s Got Talent. Plumb Club Members and their guests will enjoy an evening of fine food and camaraderie.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

RAPAPORTRapaport Breakfast, Diamond Grading & Responsible Sourcing
South Seas Ballroom and Banyan Room, Level 3

Rapaport Breakfast
8:00 am - 10:00 am
South Seas Ballroom, Level 3

"State of the Diamond Industry" by Martin Rapaport
The Rapaport annual State of the Diamond Industry presentation will give you the strategic insights you need to understand the market. The outlook for diamond demand and supply, as well as a forecast of prices going into the Christmas season will be discussed. Find out what you need to know to maximize your diamond profits.

Special Presentation: "The Diamond Dream" with Stephen Lussier CEO of ForeverMark and Executive Vice President of Marketing, De Beers

This year's special presentation will focus on "The Diamond Dream", with a thorough analysis of why consumers buy diamonds and how you can sell more diamonds by participating in the dream. Stephen Lussier, CEO of De Beers ForeverMark and Executive Vice President of Marketing of De Beers for the past 22 years will present his views of what the diamond trade can and should do to increase consumer desire for diamonds. If you want to understand the diamond business, specifically, why customers buy diamonds and how you can sell more diamonds, don't miss this presentation.

Rapaport Diamond Grading Conference
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Banyan Room, Level 3

Diamond grading reports have become the most important merchandising and marketing tool for better quality diamonds. But what exactly do these reports communicate? What standards are used and who grades the graders?

Join us for a lively discussion about what is really going on in the market for lab graded diamonds? Topics to be discussed include; diamond grading standards, SI3 and Eye-Clean grading, Are Grading Report destroying profits?, How can jeweler's add value to diamonds with grading reports?

Responsible Sourcing Conference
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Banyan Room, Level 3

Leading members and organizations of the jewelry industry will be meet to discuss what can and should be done to improve responsible sourcing in the diamond and jewelry trade.

Issues to be discussed will include;
What can jewelers do to ensure that the legitimacy of the products they sell? What should be done about the sale of synthetic and treated diamonds as natural diamonds? How can international trade organizations work together to protect the integrity of the diamond and jewelry industry? What role can and should Chain of Custody standards play in ensuring the legitimacy of jewelry products?

This is your opportunity to learn about what you can do to ensure responsible sources of supply and develop strategies that will help you protect your reputation and increase your business.


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


First Love Then Style: Bridal Trends You Need to Know
10:30 am
Bridal Lounge, Shorelines, Level 2


Fashion Parade
10:30 am – 11:30 am


Fashion Parade
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm


Fashion Parade
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm


Happy Hours (Cash Bar)
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Sterling Plaza Lounge and The Hub Lounge | Bayside, Level 1

Design Center Lounge, Currents Lounge, and Bridal Lounge | Shorelines, Level 2


LeVianLe Vian® Red Carpet Revue 2016 Jewelry and Fashion Trend Forecast
Proceeds benefit Jewelers for Children
4:30 pm
Lagoon Ballroom, Mandalay Bay

Discover the hottest looks for 2016 at this invitation only event featuring a luxurious compilation of the trends in fashion, fine jewelry, watches and more as models walk the runway in head to toe Le Vian designs.


JCK Wine(d) Down
5:30 pm
Space across from Kumi, next to Aureole

Conveniently located between Shark Reef and the Mandalay Bay Casino, you will find the NEW JCK Wine(d) Down. Created as an oasis for relaxation, fun and networking, JCK Wine(d) Down offers a cash bar and a JCK only getaway. End your days on a high-note, as you mingle alongside customers, colleagues and friends.


Jewelers For ChildrenJewelers for Children Facets of Hope
6:00 pm cocktails, 7:30 pm dinner and program
South Seas Ballroom, Level 3
Honoring: Philippe Mellier, De Beers Group of Companies and Scott Burger, Pandora North America

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.


JCK Rocks the BeachJCK Rocks the Beach
8:30 pm – 11:00 pm
The Beach at Mandalay Bay

Join us for JCK's most anticipated event where over 3,000 jewelry professionals celebrate in the sand and surf with headlining entertainment.  Dress in casual beach attire and be sure to plan in advance because this is one event you won't want to miss. Past entertainment includes: One Republic, Bruno Mars, Maroon 5, and Rob Thomas of Matchbox 20. This year's headline entertainment will be announced in spring 2015. Get ready to rock the beach with us!

Monday, June 1, 2015

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


JCK Wine(d) Down
5:30 pm
Space across from Kumi, next to Aureole

Conveniently located between Shark Reef and the Mandalay Bay Casino, you will find the NEW JCK Wine(d) Down. Created as an oasis for relaxation, fun and networking, JCK Wine(d) Down offers a cash bar and a JCK only getaway. End your days on a high-note, as you mingle alongside customers, colleagues and friends.

COUNTDOWN TO JCK LAS VEGAS


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