As Seen in Las Vegas

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Now that you’ve made your return home and are on the mend from a week (or more) in Vegas, let’s review. A walk down short-term memory lane might inspire you to think of the jewels you saw, the people you met, and the events you attended. But let’s talk about the jewels (obviously in no short supply) that represented every trend we expected to see, new designs that caught our eye and features from each individual designer that kept us enthralled throughout the entire show floor.  And, like with anything in big numbers, you start to see some movements. While…


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JCK’s State of the Jewelry Industry Report Revealed

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The Results Are In This past week at JCK Las Vegas’ 2018 Industry Trends Breakfast presented by Signet, senior vice president of Reed Jewelry Group, Yancy Weinrich, presented highlights from the first annual JCK State of the Industry Jewelry Report. This survey, which was conducted by GFK and MRI, comprised over 500 responses from jewelry retailers as well as a small sample of manufacturers, wholesalers, and designers and posed questions focusing on the general sentiment towards jewelry retail, and the issues the industry is currently facing. First things first: the industry is feeling buoyant. When asked about the way the…


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LUXURY Design Award Winners

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The 2018 show brought a ton of new introductions, including the LUXURY Design Awards that stunned us all! These awards were created to honor the jewelry designers and brands that exemplify the important industry values of innovation, originality and excellence in craftsmanship.  Fortunately for participants, this award program included partnerships with six of the best retailers and editorial media to help the winners really drive their business forward. The winners were announced at LUXURY breakfast on Thursday, May 31 and you just have to see their designs….    


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That’s a Wrap #JCKLasVegas

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As the doors closed to JCK Las Vegas 2018 on Monday afternoon, we said goodbye to Mandalay Bay for just one last time, looking onward to the future as we prepare to make ourselves at home in our new location for 2019. This year’s show was nothing short of expansive with every product category covered on the show floor, events and education that enlightened and inspired, social influencers that dazzled us with their grace, a BIG prize wheel that kept transactions flowing and rewards plentiful, and as always, so many gorgeous jewelry collections. While your sleep schedule has yet to readjust…


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Design of the Times: Jennifer Dawes, Jennifer Dawes Design

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Launched in 2000, Jennifer Dawes Design is a conscientious jewelry brand helmed by independent designer Jennifer Dawes, who specializes in sustainable jewelry. She has become known for her organic diamond designs as well as her collections featuring colored gemstones in raw and slice form. You’ll find Dawes in the Design@LUXURY pavilion—a curated section of designers housed within the LUXURY show at JCK Las Vegas. Below, Dawes schools us on sustainable jewelry, knowing and loving your customer, and what’s in store at JCK Las Vegas. You launched your brand in 2000, when independent designers and sustainable jewelry were less in-demand. Have…


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