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Saturday, May 24, 2014

LUXURY 2014 To Honor, Inspire, And Entertain Attendees

Opening day is almost upon us and LUXURY 2014 is poised to impress this year. The show will feature the first annual LUXURY Retailer of the Year award, a re-imagined format for events that will include more networking, outdoor gatherings at the pool at the Four Seasons, Cirque Du Soleil’s Michael Jackson show, and our ever popular Dine-Out, including six restaurants at Mandalay Bay, never before offered. 
You’ll see more brand environments with Tacori joining Scott Kay in a ballroom which provides each brand the opportunity to entertain, sell, and network within their own intimate, exclusive environments.
“We are very excited about the LUXURY program this year,” said John Tierney, Industry Vice President for LUXURY and Swiss Watch. “Between the fresh new exhibitors at LUXURY and the Italian designers in Elite Enclave, to the always popular breakfast speaker program and plenty of networking opportunities (during show hours and after), there is so much to take advantage of.”
“We are also thrilled to initiate the longtime-coming Retailer of the Year Award for the LUXURY group,” John continued.
The LUXURY Retailer of the Year Award, in its inaugural year, will honor the luxury retailers who best innovate and sell both fashion and fine jewelry. The five finalists will be featured throughout the LUXURY show, encouraging retailers and exhibitors to cast their votes. The winner will be announced in a special presentation on Thursday, May 29.
What’s new by way of product? Retailers will enjoy a fresh crop of new talent within the walls of LUXURY and Elite Enclave this year. Joining the prestigious group for 2014 are Getana, Stroili Oro Group, Italian Design Srl, Krizanti, Andreoli, and Unrounds, to name a few. Below, some of the newcomers have shared previews of their collections, as well as thoughts on exhibiting for the first time.
Both retailers and exhibitors alike will delight in LUXURY’s speaker program. A highlight year after year, the speaker roster will be kicked off by veteran jewelry professional, Diane Warga-Arias. With her influential blog, The Jewelry Activist, Warga-Arias advocates for quality standards across fine jewelry categories and serves as an in-the-know jewelry champion.
Finally, the annual LUXURY Gala event will take its revelry up another notch this year, morphing from a sit down dinner to a cocktail party followed by an evening with the immortalized King of Pop. After libations and plentiful hors d’oeuvres, LUXURY All-Access badge holders will be given a ticket to Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil—moonwalking and networking are sure to ensue.
LUXURY will take place May 27 through June 2 at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.

First-time LUXURY exhibitors share their thoughts and collection previews:

Suzanne Mauduit, Italian-Design SrlItalian-Design creates new lines every six months. Normally, we present them in early spring at Basel World and late summer at the Hong Kong International Jewellery Show, ensuring our international clientele a platform to meet in Europe and the far East. This year we decided to come closer to the U.S. and South American markets, and exhibit at LUXURY Las Vegas too. Our goal for 2014/15 is to reach top retailers in order to create a wider network of POS in these geographic areas.
Italian Design is created by young Italians, Alberto and Silvia Prandoni, with the goal of making the essence of Italian products known around the world. They want to bring the excellence of Italian creativity together with the quest for unique jewels and the tradition of skilled jewelry manufacturing worldwide. Collections follow three main inspirational paths from which their name derives: Naturalia, Historica and Cosmo.
A collection of rings from Italian-Design srl
Caroline Hadjibay, Andreoli USA
LUXURY offers an unparalleled opportunity for us to present our jewelry collections to a wide audience of jewelry aficionados. We look forward to displaying our newest pieces, crafted in Italian Coral, beautiful Colombian emeralds, multicolor sapphires, and much more!
Peices from Andreoili's newest collection
Stroili Oro Group
In the Stroili world, design, research, trends and different styles are all key elements. The result is versatile collections whose original, exquisite, and glamorous features are due to the in-house team of fashion designers who study and analyse the leading trends, and come up with a large number of collections every year of the highest quality and breathtaking beauty.
Stroili Italian Jewels' aim is to grow and strengthen its position as a benchmark in the jewelry world: in the past few years the company has concentrated on making its jewelry accessible across the board, while offering consistently luxurious, beautiful, and exquisitely crafted products. Stroili Italian Jewels epitomizes a modern lifestyle with its fashion jewelry and watches whose quality is certified, perfect for sophisticated customers who want only the best.
Peices from the Stroili Oro's Kalahari collection
Unrounds
Unrounds is a contemporary diamond jewelry brand showcasing the magic and brilliance of unround diamonds such as Princess cuts, Emerald cuts, Radiant Cuts, Ovals, Pears, Marquise, Hearts, Cushions and so on. It offers a range of premium, aesthetically crafted jewelry made with fancy-shaped diamonds. It has been designed with the young luxury customer in mind.
A selection of Unround rings

About JCK Events:

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 27 - 29, 2014, by invitation only. May 30 - June 2, 2014, open to all JCK Buyers | Four Seasons, THEhotel, Mandalay Bay | Las Vegas, NV
  • JCK Las Vegas: May 30 - June 2, 2014 | Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino | Las Vegas, NV
  • Swiss Watch: May 30 - June 2, 2014 | THEhotel, Four Seasons, Mandalay Bay, Mandarin Oriental | Las Vegas, NV
  • LUXURY PrivĂ© New York: New Dates: July 27 - 29, 2014 | New Location: Waldorf Astoria | New York, NY
  • JCK Tucson: February 2 - 5, 2015 | JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort | Tucson, AZ
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