Six designers will exhibit from June 2-5
BIJC Collective Debuts at JCK Las Vegas
New York, NY – May 9, 2023 – The Black in Jewelry Coalition (BIJC), a nonprofit dedicated to the advancement of Black professionals in the gem, jewelry and watch industry, will launch the BIJC Collective at JCK Las Vegas from June 2-5, 2023. Attendees will have the chance to connect with six Black-owned brands exhibiting jewelry and loose gemstones.
“The BIJC Collective provides opportunities for emerging and established Black designers to showcase their incredible talent at trade shows, events and retail stores,” said Annie Doresca, BIJC President. “We started the BIJC Collective in 2022 at JCK Las Vegas and thanks to the JCK Industry Fund, we were able to make this happen two years in a row.”
The BIJC Collective 2023 will be located at booth 10042 at JCK Las Vegas and is comprised of the following brands:
Dorian Webb, founded and designed by Dorian Webb, creates intentional pieces that celebrate women, support African American culture and amplify the beauty of connection. Based in Oakland, CA, the brand specializes in semi-precious and precious designs set in sterling silver and 18k gold.
Deinté Fine Jewelry, created by Ola Erogbogbo, is an international line of high-end fine jewelry that expanded to the U.S. in 2021. Pronounced "Dainty," the inspiration for each of Deinté’s U.S. collection comes from a place of beauty, elegance, exquisite craftsmanship and purposeful designs. Designed for the discerning eye, each of Deinté’s U.S collection is rooted in the desire to give beauty to the world.
James Mack Fine Jewelry, owned and designed by James McCullar, draws inspiration from the architecture of major cities, luxury yachts, and automobiles all while using sustainably sourced diamonds. As a first-generation jeweler, all designs are unique and innovative to stand out from the crowd.
KuQala Diamonds, founded by Jeffery Bolling and Christian Bolling, is a bespoke South African Diamond and Jewelry Brand that is not just about the land, but about the people.
Nungu Diamonds, owned by Kealeboga Pat Pule, is a bespoke diamond jewelry boutique.
Simone I. Smith, founded and designed by Simone Smith, is rooted in strength, integrity and style. Simone’s popular collaborations include a stunning line with Mary J. Blige. The latest
Men’s collection features her husband and brand ambassador, LL COOL J, and celebrates 50 Years of Hip Hop with Simone I. Smith and friends.
BIJC is a proud recipient of the JCK Industry Fund Grant. This grant supports the jewelry industry’s long-term success and growth by providing grant funding to impactful organizations with the vision and programming to drive sustainable improvements across the industry.
About Black In Jewelry Coalition
Black in Jewelry Coalition strives for the advancement of Black professionals within the gem, jewelry, and watch industry through networking, education, representation and an abundance of resources. We promote change in our industry with the fundamental understanding that by uniting our resources and partnering with allies, we cultivate growth and create opportunities through an alliance that is for us, by us.
Considered the most important jewelry exhibition in the world, JCK provides the global jewelry trade community the optimal stage for business growth by uniting the industry to buy, sell, network, learn and discover. A one-stop destination with the most diverse selection of professionals and products, JCK is jewelry’s most important gathering. Having been a launchpad for jewelry trends, products, and brands for three decades, JCK offers unrivaled access to quality buyers and sellers with 17,000 attendees and over 1,800 exhibitors annually. This is where the jewelry industry and its media partners unite to do business, make vital connections, and get inspired during multiple days of product discovery and exceptional experiences. Visit lasvegas.jckonline.com.
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