(NORWALK, Conn Jan. 27) — LUXURY 2012, featuring Elite Enclave and Swiss Watch, continues its enviable status as an exclusive, must-attend event for discerning jewelry brands and buyers. Results from the successful 2011 LUXURY event has created an ever-increasing demand for participation from both new and returning brands. The elegant environment, coupled with a wider choice of select brands in 2012, has caused the expansion of the Legacy Platinum and Legacy Elite buying levels – both of which are already sold out for 2012 – will feature many first-time buyers to LUXURY.
The market dynamic will be further enhanced by the total LUXURY experience including Elite Enclave, offering the finest jewelry retailers, designers and manufacturers with an intimate, full-sensory buying experience in a fully curated designer boutique setting while Swiss Watch, celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2012, will continue its fine offering of an appointment-only buying experience for the world’s finest time pieces.
New and returning brands include Designs by Vatche,´ Gert Hellmuth, Lili Diamonds and Mark Schneider Designs will join Bayco, Bellarri, House of Baguettes, Jewels by Star, Julius Klein, Lazare Kaplan, Frederic Sage, Temple St. Clair and Tacori; to name a few as part of the LUXURY portfolio. Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry, India Hicks Jewelry and Cassis have joined Elite Enclave’s bespoke line-up of fine jewelry brands. Swiss Watch will feature Breitling, Baume & Mercier and GUCCI with more brands to be announced in the coming months.
“Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry is pleased to be a part of Elite Enclave this year,” said Andrea Hansen, CEO. “We are looking forward to showcasing our brand to the best buyers and enjoying the fine LUXURY environment in which to conduct our business. We look forward to a great 2012 experience.”
“With a strong foundation of new brands/designers in 2011, LUXURY has set the stage to add additional high-end retailers from the US and internationally in 2012,” said John Tierney, Event Director, LUXURY. “LUXURY’s expansion of its Legacy Platinum and Legacy Elite hosted retailer programs will showcase the largest concentration of high-end retailers participating in these highly sought-after programs than ever before.”
“ We are hearing positive forecasts for the luxury market and feel that we need to visit the fine brands and designers at LUXURY, Elite Enclave and Swiss Watch this year,” said Helene Zadok, Zadok Jewelers, Houston. We look forward to the LUXURY experience, and the opportunity to interact with both quality vendors and retailers in a pleasant, non-pressured and private buying environment.”
LUXURY announces a strong line of supporters including the American Gem Society, Chippenhook, Focus Business Management Institute, GE Money, The Gordon Company, Harmon, JCK Magazine and Jewelers Mutual with additional support to be announced.
JCK is a trusted partner connecting jewelry retailers and manufacturers/suppliers with trends, news, products, education and partners to build business. Whether attending face-to-face events, building inventory with online and onsite sourcing or obtaining authoritative news and insights from JCK, the leading industry magazine in print & online, JCK offers a suite of tools, events and information to deliver sound solutions, innovative opportunities and essential information. Mark your calendars as JCK Events presents its portfolio of buying opportunities:
- LUXURY and Elite Enclave: May 29 - 31, by invitation only, and then continues as the events open their doors to all JCK retailers Friday, June 1 - Monday, June 4 – Four Seasons v Mandalay Bay v THEhotel
- Swiss Watch, June 1-4 - Four Seasons vMandalay Bay v THEhotel
- JCK Las Vegas June 1-4 – Mandalay Bay Convention Center
- LUXURY Prive, July 30 – Aug. 1 New York vThe Pierre Hotel Fifth Avenue
- JCK Toronto Aug. 12-14, Toronto, Canada v Metro Toronto Convention Center-South Hall
In 2012, Equipment, Technology & Supplies (ETS) and AGTA’s Gem Fair™ offer extended dates to its customers to complete their shopping and sourcing experience. These events take place from May 31- June 4th at Mandalay Bay.