Category: JCK Las Vegas

JCK Talks Social Media Boot Camp


New for 2019, JCK Talks introduces a half-day intensive Social Media Boot Camp for jewelry retailers and other business owners. Taking place Sunday, June 2 from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm at the Sands Expo, this is the first offering of its kind for the JCK community, aiming to provide an inspiring and impactful program with key takeaways attendees can immediately put to use upon returning to their stores—all conveniently taking place under one roof during JCK Las Vegas. Powered in partnership with The Smithee Group (TSG)—industry consultants focused on helping your businesses succeed in today’s digital age—the JCK Talks…

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Full Circle: SOHO GEM


According to sisters Maria Benavides and Irina Ferry, the success of SOHO GEM—a fine yet modern jewelry store in downtown New York City with an emphasis on gemstones—is credited to their dynamic partnership. The sisters’ heritage is deep rooted in fine art, antiques and jewelry, and they quickly learned the family business alongside their parents, collecting, buying and selling unique pieces. It is the synergy of their passions, talents, business senses and visions that has established the store as a New York jewelry landmark for many years. We got the inside scoop from Irina Ferry on how they keep up with…

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Design of the Times: Kaali Designs


Anit Dodhia, founder of Kaali Designs, grew up in a culturally rich Indian community in Momasa, Kenya, and spent a lot of his childhood at his family’s jewelry gallery. This is where he discovered his interest in gems, which would later turn into a passion that has shaped his career for the last 20 years. Today, after becoming a GIA Graduate Gemologist, Dodhia and his company, Kaali Designs – named after the Hindu Goddess Kali, a fierce and powerful warrior – are based in San Diego, CA, where the jewelry is handmade to personify the perfect union of art and…

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Catch Those (UV) Rays


Talking fluorescence with your customers You know all about the 4 Cs (carat weight, cut, clarity, and color) when you’re looking for the perfect stone selection for your store, and chances are, many of your customers are at least familiar with them, too. It’s sort of Diamonds 101, and many consumers have at least touched on the unofficial course before embarking on the hunt for an engagement ring. But there’s more to selecting the perfect stone than the basics. And while your clients need not know everything, you as a retailer should be well-versed in the factors that influence a…

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Shades of Blue


The color that might dominate 2019 We’re still waiting to see what Pantone’s 2019 Color of the Year will be, but, as other home brands have begun to announce their selections, it looks as if blue is on the horizon. Blue hues are popping up everywhere, from Behr’s 2019 winner—Blueprint, which is warmer than denim but softer than navy—to Pantone’s rich, royal Princess Blue, featured in the company’s 2019 Spring/Summer Fashion Color Report. Even if Pantone chooses a bright pink or orange, isn’t blue always a winner? Its chameleonic ability to complement any ensemble makes it a favorite worldwide. Speaking…

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