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Thursday, October 1, 2015

#JCKLasVegas #2016JWLV Apply TODAY! for a Booth in the Design Center at JCK Las Vegas!

JCK Las Vegas - Design Center


The JCK Design Center is THE destination to find unique designs from both well established brands and up-and-coming designers; each with their own unique point of view and individual aesthetic. Alongside established brands, discover this year's Rising Stars from around the globe, making their debut into the fine jewelry market. The scope of finished jewelry in this section is unmatched, with many hand crafted artisan pieces and premier collections you’ll only find at JCK.

Get your application in early - Some of the most respected jewelry designers in the country debuted as Rising Stars! 

We think you're ready - and would love to see your name next to Designers like Nina Basharova, Timothy Meier, Ana Cavalheiro, Nada G and Blackbird and the Snow....
Nina Basharova's Bridal Rings from her Milky Way Collection

JCK 2016 Design Center Application - Now Available

Ana Cavalheiro's Castle Collection

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

#TheDailyJewel Today Your Daily Jewel Is From Russian Enamelist Ilgiz F.

Irises are my favorite flowers - so these amazing Iris pieces were bound to show up eventually...

In  2002 Ilgiz F. won the first prize of the prestigious competition «Golden Constellation» in the nomination «The precious idea».The whole process of manufacturing jewelry, sketching and each subsequent operation is performed   by his own. Ilgiz is not afraid to use a mixture of different styles and trends, as well as any materials, to embody his ideas. However, the jeweler’s favorite trends in design are «Art Nouveau & Art Deco».When the master asked why so many of the areas in which he worked, he preferred to devote himself to jewellery art, he replies that because only in jewellery there is no limit from idea to  its implementation.

In March 2011, Ilgiz was awarded the title «Champion of Champions» at the International Jewellery Design Excellence Awards in Hong Kong, with the pendant «Bullfinches». This is the  highest award in the world jewelry community. Ilgiz is the unique Russian jeweler, his works were sold at auction «Christie's» in London and «Bonham’s» in New York.

November 26, 2014, Ilgiz F. was honored with the award for  "Jewelry luxury brand of Russia" at the Luxury Lifestyle Awards 2014 Russia ceremonies! 


Chrysalis Will See YOU at the JIS Jewelry Show - Miami on October 15-18

Chrysalis invites you to join them in Miami at the JIS Jewelry Show October 15-18 

See their new fall and holiday collections from Chrysalis...including a new Sports collection as well as a new all rose gold collection called Royal Family. They are also launching their first children’s collection, Wishes by Willow, with bangles and necklaces for little girls aged 6-10.

You will find them at the Plumb Club, booth 2109, 2111, 2208 and 2210.

Come enjoy the Sun and South Beach nightlife before your holiday season begins!

We LOVE #Museums! The Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh Are FREE in October!

Free Admission in October at
Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History
Thursday evenings after 3 p.m.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania…Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History invite all visitors to enjoy free admission to the museums from 3 to 8 p.m. every Thursday in October. Have a night out at the museums, with world-class scientific and art collections, as well as special exhibitions. Take a break at the museum cafĂ©, with a cash bar and light snacks. Free Thursday Nights in October are made possible by UPMC Health Plan.  Parking is $6 per car after 3 p.m.
On View at Carnegie Museum of Art

  • CMOA Collects Edward Hopper: CMOA Collects Edward Hopper presents all 17 works by Hopper in the museum’s collection, ranging from impressive examples of his etchings, drawings, and watercolors, to the oil paintings for which he is best known.
  • Teenie Harris Photographs: Cars: Presents 25 photographs selected from Carnegie Museum of Art’s Teenie Harris Archive, which contains well over 2,000 images of automobiles from the 1930s to 1970s. The exhibition emphasizes not only the beauty and elegance of these iconic cars—Cadillacs, Dusenbergs, Hudsons, and Buicks—but also the roles that they played in Pittsburgh’s segregated African American communities.

 Isamu Noguchi, Alcoa Forecast Program Table, 1957. Gift of Torrence M. Hunt, Sr.
  • Hot Metal Modern: Design in Pittsburgh and Beyond: This installation reveals the significant contributions of Pittsburgh-based designers and manufacturers in the development of 20th-century modernism.
  • HACLab Pittsburgh: Imagining the Modern: Using archival photography, drawings, and ephemera, this experimental presentation contextualizes the arrival of modern architecture in Pittsburgh during the 1950s and 1960s, a period of rapid change through urban renewal. And, it demonstrates how other cities held up Pittsburgh as an example of progressive urbanism.
On View at Carnegie Museum of Natural History
  • Out of This World! Jewelry in the Space Age: This exhibit brings together scientific fact and pop culture in a showcase of wearable and decorative arts related to outer space, space travel, the space age, and the powerful influence these topics have had on human civilization. Beginning with jewelry and artifacts memorializing the appearance of Halley’s Comet in 1835, Out of this World! travels forward through time to explore nearly 200 objects from landmark moments in space-related history.

  • Animal Secrets: Where does a chipmunk sleep? What does an eagle feed its young? How do mother bats find their babies in a cave? In Animal Secrets, visitors to Carnegie Museum of Natural History will learn the answers to these questions and more as they explore the hidden habitats and secret lives of forest animals. Using imaginative role-play and hands-on activities, children will discover nature from an animal’s point of view in naturalistic environments, including a stream, meadow, woodland, cave, and naturalists’ tent.
Carnegie Museum of Art and Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Located at 4400 Forbes Avenue in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Museum of Art and Carnegie Museum of Natural History were founded by industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1895. Two of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, they are nationally and internationally recognized for their collections. For more information, call 412.622.3131 or visit

Sunday, September 27, 2015

2015 JCKTalks Available On Video... #JCKLV

Missed the sessions you wanted to see?   ...didn't make it to Las Vegas?     

You can find a Complete List of the Videos available HERE

#JCKEvents Design is Main Focus for JCK Events in 2016 - JCK Brings in Two Industry Powerhouses

JCK Events Gains Two Industry Powerhouses to Support Design as Main Focus for 2016

JCK Events is proud to unveil its design strategy for 2016 with two additions to the JCK team, an alternative retailer focus, and enhanced offerings. "Now, more than ever, jewelry retailers are looking for designers that have integrity of product and process and JCK wants to be the destination for it. We're aiming high this year and working with the industry's best to re-imagine and elevate our offerings to the designer jewelry community in 2016," states Katie Dominesey, Industry Vice President for JCK Events.

High on the list is the addition of Jacqueline Stone as Design Consultant to JCK Tucson and JCK Las Vegas Design Center. Stone will be the eyes and ears for the designer community. An impressive resume, Stone is the founder and lead designer of Salt + Stone, a fine jewelry company based in Brooklyn, NY. She was named one of New York City's Design Entrepreneurs, and has a diverse background in finance, marketing, merchandising, production, product development and fine jewelry including Tiffany & Co. Product Development. Stone can also be seen and heard in the industry as a speaker for The Gemological Institute of America's Lecture Series along with contributing to her weekly columns in National Jeweler's Designer's Diary and The Good Men Project, Evolution of Love.

Michelle Graff, Editor-in-Chief of National Jeweler commented, "I've told Jackie this in person and I'll say it here, if she wasn't designing jewelry, she definitely could have a successful career in writing. Her columns are well written, insightful and engaging. I am so proud to see her working as a consultant with JCK. I know she'll be a great asset, both to the shows and to the designers themselves."

iDazzle's Monica Stephenson participated in the Blogger Panel at the 2015 JCK Talks
"In my role as Design Ambassador, my job is to help both jewelers and retailers alike get the most of the shows. I'll be scheduling appointments, helping retailers discover new talent and most importantly getting small jewelry businesses the attention they deserve. I'm a huge fan of building community and it's an honor to be included in this dynamic team," stated Stone.
In addition to bringing Stone on board, JCK will also be backing its efforts by collaborating with a newly formed Design Advisory Group including: Patricia Faber, Aaron Faber Gallery; Zdena Jiroutova, Z Folio Gallery; John Carter, Jack Lewis Jewelers; Andrea Riso, Talisman Collection, and Catherine Jensen, Michael Jensen Designs. Also joining this all-star group will be Monica Stephenson from idazzle. This group is the sounding board for ensuring JCK is vetting exhibitors of high-caliber and creating value with its events.

Stephenson is well known in the industry for her blog where she covers the jewelry industry from an insider's perspective. At, Stephenson delves into the true inspirations of jewelry designers, along with reporting trends in the fine jewelry and emphasizing the significance of adornment to readers.

JCK's design spaces at both JCK Tucson (February 3-7, 2016) and JCK Las Vegas (June 3-6, 2016) will undergo extensive makeovers in 2016 offering curated, one-of-a-kind finished fine jewelry in ambient and inspiring destinations. New to 2016, JCK Tucson and JCK Las Vegas will introduce a hosting program for elite design-focused retailers. "Acknowledging that designers are not necessarily looking to be carried in only traditional jewelry stores, we have scoured the industry finding the best galleries, boutiques, and alternative retailers. We are investing in our shows and making sure that the right retailers are not only attending, but hosted at our properties in Tucson and Las Vegas," echoes Dominesey on her design-focused strategy.

JCK is also investing in unique looks for its design sections. Both JCK Tucson and JCK Las Vegas are getting a makeover with new booth design and layout. JCK Las Vegas' new chalkboard-styled booths and non-linear floor plan will allow designers to draw and show off their inspiration with a unique community feel. Tucson has revamped its offering utilizing two ballrooms, one curated Design ballroom and one Custom ballroom with technology and loose gemstones. JCK Tucson has improved the vetting process of its exhibitors and its transportation to other shows to ensure both the high-level of exhibitors and convenience of the February event.

Dominesey finishes with "Overall, it's a very exciting time for JCK. We're adding design competitions, creating events to bring people together, working hard to understand the retailer— essentially re-imagining what it means to exhibit at a tradeshow at any stage in a designer's career. We want to push ahead of what the norm has been and bring some excitement back. JCK is invested in Design and with the collaboration of people like Jacqueline and Monica, it makes the experience not only relevant, but fun."

About JCK:

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