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


Jewelers of America Sales & Management Professional Certification
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Banyan F, Mandalay Bay

Registration is required, please click here to register or contact Jewelers of America at 800-223-0673 extension 8007. $10 off for pre-registration, $25 for JA members, and $45 for non-members.


JCK TalksJCK Talks
10:00 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.


RichlineJCK Talks Feature Session: THE WORLD OF WEARABLES EVENT: Walk-In Exhibit
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Tradewinds D, Pool Level

Wearables are expanding into all sectors of our lives, including safety, fitness, wellness, lifestyle computing, communication and glamor!  From virtual dressing room experiences to smart fabrics and accessories with embedded sensors, wearables provide opportunities to live more personal, functional and fashion-forward lives.

Come see the award winning designs from Health to Home and 3D Printing to Virtual Reality and, of course some innovative jewelry.

Sponsored By: Richline


Shark TankShark Tank
1:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Tradewinds A/B, 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.


Jewelers of America Sales & Management Professional Certification
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Banyan F, Mandalay Bay

Registration is required, please click here to register or contact Jewelers of America at 800-223-0673 extension 8007. $10 off for pre-registration, $25 for JA members, and $45 for non-members.


RichlineJCK Talks Feature Session: THE WORLD OF WEARABLES EVENT: Panel Discussion and Showcase
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
(Limited Seating)

Tradewinds C/D, Pool Level

2015 marks the beginning of a new age in technology and it is taking the form of multi-function wearables.  This new market will bring wearables to our wrists, our clothing, our eyes, our fashion accessories and our fine jewelry.  We will see high-tech merging with everyday objects, from measuring our well-being to keeping us organized, and from sensing danger to monitoring our health. Listen in on these subject matter experts: Robin Raskin, Sonny Vu, Dave Monahan, and Scott Amyx as they discuss how the future is companies leveraging innovation to impact this breed of emerging technology.

Sponsored By: Richline


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


Jewelers of America Sales & Management Professional Certification
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Banyan F, Mandalay Bay

Registration is required, please click here to register or contact Jewelers of America at 800-223-0673 extension 8007. $10 off for pre-registration, $25 for JA members, and $45 for non-members.


Fashion Parade
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
JCK Show Floor


CanadaMarkFashion Parade
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
JCK Show Floor

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
3:30 pm – 4:15 pm
Tradewinds C/D, Pool Level

Join Philippe Mellier and Stephen Lussier as they take a look at changing consumer preferences and the development of the diamond jewellery retail landscape in the US.


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


An Evening of Design: Design Center Top 50 Retailer & Editor’s Choice Awards
6:30 pm
JCK Wine(d) Down

BerkleyDesign Center TOP 50 Retailer Awards
The Design Center's Designer Retailer Awards were created to spotlight retail stores who have exceeded the standards of excellence in the promotion, merchandising, and sales of designer jewelry. The specific criteria for which the top 50 were chosen include: educating the consumer on the quality and value of designer jewelry; displaying and merchandising designer products for maximum salability, and finally, their commitment to fair business practices.

Editor’s Choice Awards
The JCK Design Center Editor’s Choice Award honors designers who break the boundaries of innovation and originality, while combining new trends and classic ideas. This award has been crafted to celebrate imagination and honor excellence in craftsmanship. Editors and industry bloggers are invited to judge the industry’s most compelling jewelry designers and awe-inspiring products


Hakkasan NightclubExperience Hakkasan Nightclub, JCK Style
10:30 pm – 1:00 am
MGM Grand Hotel & Casino

Bring your JCK badge to get complimentary admission and expedited entry into Hakkasan Las Vegas!  JCK has partnered with Hakkasan Las Vegas, an immersive five-level space that offers a variety of environments including the Michelin-starred restaurant, Private Dining Room, Ling Ling Lounge, Main Night Club, Pavilion and Mezzanine. This exceptional night club and restaurant showcases a unique convergence of world-class mixology and exclusive musical talent collaborations and is located at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino. For inquiries regarding preferred booking in tables or further information about Hakkasan Nightclub, please email Paulina Dimaguila here.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Sal Giunta

The Plumb Club

Plumb Club Breakfast: “Uncommon Valor: The Importance of Teamwork, Sacrifice and 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
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
JCK Show Floor


Fashion Parade
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
JCK Show Floor


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.


LIGHT NightclubExperience LIGHT Nightclub, JCK Style
10:30 pm – 1:00 am
Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino

Bring your JCK badge to get complimentary admission and expedited entry into LIGHT Nightclub!  JCK has partnered with LIGHT, the ultimate theatrical nightlife experience located in Mandalay Bay. At LIGHT,  headlining DJs and performers lead the charge, coupled with exclusively built performance elements and visuals which include - revolutionary video mapping, avant-garde costumes and unique choreography.

For inquiries regarding preferred booking in tables or further information about LIGHT Nightclub, please email Alex Enes.

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 – 11:30 am
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- 11:30 am
Bridal Lounge, Shorelines, Level 2

We’re bringing the bridal industry’s best together to provide coveted insights you need to know! Join bridal bloggers and stylists as they cover everything bridal, from jewelry and dress trends, to real life proposals...all curated on live models. Enjoy this unparalleled experience as you snack-and-sip on brunch and cocktails.

Stacy Tasman
Stacy Tasman
How He Asked
Severine Ferrari
Severine Ferrari
Engagement 101
Michael O' Connor
Michael O' Conner
Industry Expert
Rebecca Moskal
Rebecca Moskal
Communiqué

Fashion Parade
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
JCK Show Floor


Fashion Parade
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
JCK Show Floor


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.


Jayden StarJCK 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.


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

Sponsored by EFFY

Celebrate with us at a night of entertainment in the sand-and-surf at JCK Rocks the Beach 2015!  We are excited to bring you one of the most recognizable voices of our time, GAVIN DEGRAW! Singer/Songwriter Gavin DeGraw, has enjoyed immense success since his breakthrough album in 2003, Chariot. More recently, Gavin released his newest album, Make A Move. You won’t want to miss his live performance at the Beach at Mandalay Bay–you’ll need a ticket to attend!  Dress in casual beach attire and be sure to plan in advance. Learn More »

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

Monday, June 1, 2015

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


JCK Brunch Bash
10:30 am – 11:30 am
Sterling Plaza Lounge, Bayside, Level 1
Kick your case of the Monday with a fresh start as we commemorate JCK 2015, brunch style.

First come, first served.


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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