Category: JCK Tucson

Fireside Chat: John Carter

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John Carter began his career at Jack Lewis Jewelers at only 16-years-old. Fast-forward to today, and he is the proud owner of the store. After earning his degree in Marketing from Illinois State University, Carter went on the road as a regional sales director for Maurice Lacroix watches. He later returned to Jack Lewis and purchased the store in 2011. Upon his purchase of the store, Carter and his team dramatically shifted its marketing strategies, which have become almost completely digital. Today, Carter’s goal for the store is to continue to innovate through marketing, social media and new ways to…


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Inside JCK Tucson: Katie Dominesey

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Katie Dominesey is the Industry Vice President of JCK Tucson. While this may have become her title in 2015, her background in the jewelry industry started early on, coming from a family of jewelry collectors and industry insiders. She took interest in jewelry at a young age, taking a jewelry fabrication course at 12-years-old. See our exclusive conversation with her about her background in the jewelry industry, what she’s looking forward to at JCK Tucson 2019, a glimpse of the prominent conversation to be expected at the show and much more: What is your background in the jewelry industry and…


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4 Days in the Life: A JCK Tucson Itinerary

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With notes and tips from jewelry designer and JCK exhibitor Dana Bronfman Hey, planners! This one is especially for you. If you like to have a timeline of events as you embark on your annual trek to Tucson, we’ve rounded up a schedule of things you can’t miss when attending JCK Tucson. For the third year in a row, we teamed with the fabulous jewelry designer and JCK Tucson exhibitor Dana Bronfman to get her take on the must sees and dos in Tucson, including some of her favorite memories of past events and tips for those doing it all…


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Fireside Chat: Sarah Russell

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Sarah Russell is a manager at NEI Group, the Secretary of the American Gem Society Young Titleholders and the Vice President of Membership for the Women’s Jewelry Association NY Metro Chapter.  At NEI, Russell is responsible for company-wide technology strategies including overseeing web development. She also manages the hiring of personnel and company training. As a senior manager, Russell is involved in other key strategic decisions including merchandising and financial planning.  With an impressive background and industry experience under her belt, we’re very excited to have her joining us as a panelist for JCK Tucson 2019’s Fireside Chat, Can Inspiration Influence Your Business?  Before the show, we…


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Know the Stone: Quartz

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The mineral houses a family of fabulous gems A glimpse at any of our exhibiting brands’ and designers’ repertoires reveals a vast array of gems, each one gorgeous. And with so many amazing gemstones to choose from, how can we single one out to preview? In the spirit of pleasing a crowd, this week’s spotlight focuses not on a specific variety of gemstone, but on the mineral responsible for many: quartz. Quartz is actually the second most abundant mineral in the earth’s crust and comes in many forms—some of which are the gemstones we know in jewelry. The quartz family includes…


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