Tag: Tucson Gem Week

JCK Tucson Social Report

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5:59 PM (MST). The sun set in Tucson, AZ and just like that four days of a show filled with inspiration, stunning collections, top-notch gems and cacti, came to an end. It’s hard to say which part of the show was our favorite so show-goers that one is up to you. The days were filled wonder and left no stone unturned–pun intended. Early-morning hikes connected us deeply to the natural surroundings. Sunrise yoga offered grace and relaxation. Stepping inside the show floor came with a breath of fresh jewelry that exemplified design and invention. Some hours offered industry luminaries that…


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Designer Brand for the Modern, Elegant Woman

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East coast based designer brand JeweLyrie is thrilled to bring their fine jewelry line to Jewelry Industry’s Winter Oasis for the first time. Huan Wang, the artist behind JeweLyrie, designs contemporary fine jewelry to enhance modern women’s elegance. With a free spirit and dreams of forging her way on a creative path, Huan’s love of metalsmithing combined with her formal training in fashion design led to the creation of a contemporary collection that is infused with a sense of movement and grace. Passionate about ballet, her works’ identifying characteristic is a twist that was inspired by a dancer’s pirouette. She…


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Tucson After Dark

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What do to during your post-show evenings As you’re reading this and preparing for JCK Tucson, you may think, “Sure, like I’ll have the energy to do anything after a long day on the show floor.” But as trade show veterans know, you almost always get a second wind. One minute, it’s 3 p.m. and you’re longing to lay down and rest—the next, it’s 7 p.m. and you’re roaring and ready to hit the town. What is that all about? Something in the show’s atmosphere fills you with energy. You’re surrounded by people you adore spending time with, so you don’t want to…


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4 Things to Do in Tucson (Besides Shop for Gems)

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Woo-hoo, you’re Tucson Bound! It’s nearly time for JCK Tucson and the rest of the area’s gem shows—and with the holiday season officially over, you can concentrate on your plans. First up: Make a list of must-see exhibitors for JCK Tucson, and get up to speed on the scheduled events (do that here). Once you’ve finalized your show plans, why not round out your itinerary with some fun activities outside of the show? After all, this is something like a vacation for many attendees—or at least it should be! The beautiful Arizona setting is not one to waste, and the…


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JCK Spotlights: The Myanmar Pavilion at JCK Tucson

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There are so many new and exciting collections waiting to be discovered at JCK Tucson in February, but one of the most highly anticipated showings of 2017 is the Myanmar gems, along with the groups that will be exhibiting these stunning Burmese rubies, jade, other gemstones, and finished jewelry. Burmese rubies and jade date all the way back to the Pagan Dynasty when Myanmar royalty used to don them. However, mostly they were dedicated to the Buddhist religion and used only for display. The United States has had a ban in place since 2008 on investment in Burma (now known as…


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