JCK Industry Fund Now Accepting Entries

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Applications will be accepted through December 8 for the 2017 JCK Industry Fund. JCK believes that it is our responsibility to help give back and support the industry through individuals, groups, or associations that continue to make a difference. To date, the fund has awarded over $5.5 million. An Industry Fund Advisory Committee, consisting of representatives from JCK, in addition to retailers and manufacturers, select fund recipients annually that: (1) improve the image of the jewelry industry in the eyes of the consumer, and/or (2) aids jewelry industry organizations in addressing serious problems faced within the industry, and/or (3) assists…

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Wham, Bam, Holiday Glam

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Jewels That Shine Bright This Holiday Season Velvet. Paillettes. Satin. All beautiful textiles in their own right, but this time of year, they’re simply exceptional. They’re everywhere you look and everything one needs to be festively dressed for a holiday soiree, complete with one addition: the perfect jewel (or jewels!). From silver and gold to holiday red, from diamonds that glitter like the snowfall to richly hued gemstones, here are the most exquisite jewels to glam up your holiday showcases (and your customers’ celebratory ensembles).                              …

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JCK Team Wraps Up 2016 & Looks Ahead to New Year

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We are about to close the books on 2016! As we prepare for the holidays and gear up for 2017, the JCK team took some time to reflect on the top moments from 2016 as well as what we are looking forward to in the coming year. We want to know your favorite moments and what you’re looking forward to in 2017. Leave us a comment below! “My favorite memory of 2016 was the JCK Rocks the Beach concert with Train and getting to spend time with so many of my industry friends and colleagues while taking in the fresh…

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JCK Spotlights: B9Creations

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The MJSA Pavilion is going to be one of the most fascinating areas to explore this February at JCK Tucson. Filled with some of the brightest innovators of the industry, it will showcase companies marrying technology and jewelry to bring more advanced manufacturing methods to designers and unique experiences and products to their customers. B9Creations, founded by Mike Joyce in 2011, broke barriers in technology when it developed what is known as the B9Creator. The 3-D printing machine is taking jewelry manufacturing and the customer experience to a whole new level. This week, we’re getting an in-depth look at B9Creations,…

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Full Circle With Todd Reed

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We are all looking forward to seeing Todd Reed back in JCK Tucson this year! His innovative, rugged designs are captivating, and they radiate the “Raw Elegance” look that the brand is known for. Reed founded and is currently chief creative of the brand, and he has been hard at work in the Boulder, Colo., studio where everything is handmade and finished. This week, we chatted with Reed to see what he’s been doing since we last saw him, why this JCK Tucson veteran is excited for 2017, and what he will be debuting this time around in the Arizona…

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