Tourmaline in Tucson

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The stone to know before you go When you’re #JCKTucsonBound, you’re already expecting to be delighted by a number of gemstones, both known to you and brand new. Arizona is practically synonymous with turquoise, so you expect that. You’ll be looking forward to sumptuous sapphires, regal rubies, and you can bet you’ll be oohing and aahing over opals. Most exciting for some is the prospect of finding a gemstone that prompts the question, “What is that?!” Somewhere in between those categories is the mighty tourmaline, a gemstone tried-and-true but also surprising—there always seems to be a new variation, a new…


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4 Days in the Life at JCK Tucson

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Featuring jewelry designer and exhibitor Dana Bronfman Got your schedule chock full for your visit to JCK Tucson? If so, that’s great! If not, that’s fine, too. I’m about to lay out a schedule of what your visit could look like, if you want to take advantage of everything the show has to offer. For good measure, I’ve asked jewelry designer Dana Bronfman, a returning exhibitor who knows her way around JCK Tucson, to let us know what her days will look like. It’s all about perspective. Wednesday, January 31 6:30 a.m.–7:30 a.m. Morning Hike Why not take advantage of…


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That’s Lunch

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What’s on the menu at JCK Tucson We’ve all been there. You’re cramming your day full of appointments, meetings, browsing amazing gems and jewelry, and just generally getting caught up in all the sights and sounds of the show floor—and then it happens. Your stomach rumbles so loudly you’re afraid the entire show can hear. Surely you didn’t forget to eat lunch again…did you? You check your watch—it’s 3 p.m. You reach into your bag for yesterday’s half-eaten granola bar and try to pretend that it’s satisfying. Cue the infomercial slogan: There’s gotta be a better way! And there is! Because…


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Fireside Chat Q+A with Jennifer Shaheen

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It has been said that Jennifer Shaheen has a hacker’s mind and an entrepreneur’s heart – two beneficial features for the founder of The Technology Therapy® Group to possess. Luckily for those of you attending JCK Tucson, the nationally known presenter and moderator will be leading 3 morning sessions of can’t-miss educational conversations. These trending topics will include how to meet demands with Mobile Marketing, the impact of social media on business and customer retention, and the importance of in storytelling in the digital marketplace. For now, we sat down with the inspiring leader herself to get to know the voice behind…


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Full Circle with Kristin Novinger of K Novinger Jewelry Design

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K Novinger Jewelry and customization are synonymous. Opening her store in PA in 2005, owner and designer, Kristin Novinger has made it her mission to be true to her vision of providing an array of unique jewelry. She has the ability to design exactly what one can envision but cannot find. With a focus on providing a level of service that is paramount, she builds enviable relationships and continues to attract new clientele by word-of-mouth. This hands-on approach allows each client to receive a piece best suited to them, providing a true work of art from beginning to end. Paired…


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