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International Association Spotlight: Wings Cheung, HKJMA

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Ever wander through the Hong Kong Pavilion at JCK Las Vegas and wonder how it all came together? Meet Wings Cheung, general manager of the Hong Kong Jewelry Manufacturers Association (HKJMA) and key player in making the pavilion a reality at JCK Las Vegas. Sponsored by HKJMA, this neighborhood houses the largest overseas collection of Hong Kong–based jewelry industry vendors outside of Hong Kong. You’ll find finished jewelry, loose gemstones, watches, supplies and equipment, and more. For some behind-the-scenes insight and a hint of what’s in store at the Hong Kong Pavilion this year, we spoke with Cheung. First, tell…


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The Retail Experience

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How to stay one step ahead You’ve undoubtedly heard the buzzword “retail experience” by now, which refers to what stores can do to take shopping beyond, well, simply an everyday experience. People still prefer shopping in-store for jewelry—where they can touch and try on—rather than buying online, but it takes more than great merchandise and smart pricing to win today’s savvy customers. Creative strategies that take in-store shopping to the next level will keep loyal fans coming back and give new ones a reason to pop in. We know that more and more people are shopping online these days, but…


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Roll Out the Red Carpet

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Jewelry predictions for the 2018 Oscars Who’s ready for the 2018 Academy Awards? Even if you haven’t seen all (or even a few) of the movies, you can’t deny the magnetic pull of a good awards show—particularly if you’re in it for the fashion and jewelry. With many of this year’s red carpet events being dedicated to the #MeToo movement and #TimesUp initiative, it can seem frivolous to put much importance on who’s wearing what and how many carats their diamond necklace features. Still, let’s not deny the importance of fashion, and its role in making a statement. It is,…


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Meet Your Match

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  There’s a lot to do at JCK Las Vegas, from seeing as many exhibitors as possible to catching special events like JCK Talks presentations and fashion shows. And you’ll want to do all this while trying to network and socialize. Of course, it’s worth the effort. But ya know what doesn’t take much effort? The JCK Match program. For both exhibitors and attending shoppers, it’s one of the simplest, most useful things you can do pre-show. (You won’t even lose valuable time on the show floor.) For retailers, it’s like this: You’ve got a long list of exhibitors to…


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Red and pink for Valentine’s Day and beyond

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When you think of Valentine’s Day in terms of colors, you probably think pink and red—colors that evoke passion and romance, often seen on holiday merchandise of all sorts. Yes, the lovey-dovey duo is the perfect representation of Valentine’s Day, but this year it’s doing double duty. If you’ve been paying attention to any of the recent runway shows at Fashion Week in New York—not to mention the streets surrounding them—you may have noticed that red and pink pairings aren’t just for February’s major retail holiday. The color combo makes an electrifying style statement, which might explain why trend stalkers…


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