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Sunday, June 2, 2013

JCK's Las Vegas Opening Buzzed With Excitement

ON THE HEELS OF LUXURY'S ATTENDANCE BOOM, JCK LAS VEGAS OPENS
Day 1 Saw Strong Numbers and Buzzed with Excitement for the Days to Come

JCK Las Vegas, North America’s leading jewelry trade show, opened its doors today to begin its 22nd year in business. The 2013 show consists of over 2,500 manufacturers and designers representing 32 countries, including 300 new exhibitors, and covers every corner of the jewelry industry, from the most sought after brands to fashion and up-and-coming talent. JCK Las Vegas takes place at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino and runs through Monday June 3.
JCK Las Vegas features the most exhibitors of any Jewelry Week show spread over a broad range of categories from bridal and emerging artisan-quality designers to high-end fine jewelry and luxury timepieces. Loose stones, materials, packaging supplies, and merchandising displays are also available. With such breadth of product presented, the show is able to provide one-stop shopping for vendors and retailers alike. The show is divided into specific sections, making the expansive offerings easy to find and shop. The Design Center features trend-setting, innovative and up-and-coming designers such as Jason Dow, Susan Wheeler and Karin Jameison, while the classic fine jewelry staples of LUXURY include presentations from A. Link, Simon G., Tacori and Mastoloni, to name a few. Between Watches at JCK, featuring brands such as Brera and Ritmo Mundo, and Swiss Watch, home to more than 30 luxury watch brands, including Tag Heuer, Gucci and Breitling, there is indeed something for everyone.
Beyond the sheer number of amazing brands to see over the show’s four days, JCK is intent on providing an atmosphere that is prime for networking, learning and enjoyment. With ample social lounges and daily happy hour gatherings, the opportunity to mix, mingle, and do business won’t be hard to come by. The roster of daily educational seminars (topics include sales training, merchandising, inventory management, and social media) are carefully orchestrated and timely, ensuring value and relevance to those in the industry. JCK has also planned its annual ‘JCK Rocks the Beach’ party for Sunday night; the eve of the show’s closing. The talented and wildly popular Maroon 5 is on tap to perform and will undoubtedly bring the crowd to its feet in celebration of yet another banner year.
With so much to take advantage of and still more to come, retailers and members of the press were out in full force, each commenting on what the show had to offer and the highlights so far:
Severine Ferrari of Engagement 101 commented, “I was very impressed with the bridal designs; there was a lot of variety and alternatives to the halo, from modern designs to vintage. I saw a lot of color innovation, specifically with metals: two-tone metals and seamlessly fused metals together. Another thing I noticed is that designers seem to really be paying attention to the consumer and delivering on requests for unique, different, and custom creations.”
Mari Lou MC Cann of Mari Lou’s Fine Jeweler in Orlando, FL remarked on the ease and organization of the show, “We’ve been to the show many times and I can honestly say we are having the best show ever. Everything from start to finish has gone extremely well. We breezed through registration even though it was very busy, the layout of the show, with all of the different areas separated very clearly, is easy to navigate, and we’ve really enjoyed the comforts of the VIP lounge.”
From the exhibitor side, Anna Ruth Henriques of Anna Ruth Henriques Jewelry was “very happy” with Day 1’s attendance, sharing “We met with all new doors today and everyone was interested in something different. It was a very diverse, yet quality group. We are looking forward to meeting even more new customers over the next few days.”
In addition to the great energy on JCK’s main floor, the AGTA GemFair™ section of the show is open and buzzing as well. JCK runs through Monday, June 3.

ABOUT JCK:
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 upcoming buying opportunities:

--LUXURY and Elite Enclave: May 28 - 30, 2013, by invitation only, and then continues as the events open their doors to all JCK retailers May 31 - June 3, 2013 - Four Seasons, THEhotel, Mandalay Bay
--Swiss WatchMay 31 - June 3, 2013 - THEhotel, Mandalay Bay, Four Seasons, Mandarin Oriental
--JCK Las VegasMay 31 - June 3, 2013 - Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino
--LUXURY PrivĂ© New YorkJuly 29 - 31, 2013 - New York, The Pierre Hotel, Fifth Avenue
--LUXURY PrivĂ© PanamaAugust 26 - 28, 2013 - Panama City, Panama, Westin Playa Bonita
--JCK TucsonFebruary 3 - 8, 2014 - Tucson, JW Marriot Starr Pass Resort
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