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4 jewelry trends to find at Luxury As you gear up for your visit to Luxury and JCK Las Vegas, you might wonder what new styles will be popular this year. Sometimes it’s easy to guess based on what’s selling in-store and what you see the biggest fashion retailers selling. At other times, you won’t notice a theme until you see it repeatedly, perhaps on the show floor. To kickstart your trendspotting, here’s a preview of four exciting emerging trends, accompanied by images from some of our exceptional exhibitors. Stay tuned for more, and look for these jewels on the…


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Know the Stone: Tourmaline

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When it comes to gemstones you’ll find at JCK Tucson 2019, tourmaline is about as popular as it gets—and for good reason. With one of the widest color ranges of any gemstone, you can easily understand why it’s such a favorite among jewelry designers and consumers alike. Tourmaline has often been confused with other gemstones—emerald, ruby, and the like—its name comes from the Sinhalese toramalli, which means “mixed gems.” It’s a downright treasure to behold in any shade, from the island-evoking Paraiba to the super cool watermelon tourmaline. What’s so amazing about this stone is the way it inspires such…


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To the Lab!

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New Lab-Grown Diamond Exhibitors at JCK Tucson 2019 Lab-grown diamonds are a popular topic of conversation—one that’s on the industry’s collective mind these days—and with good reason. According to the inaugural JCK State of the Jewelry Industry Report, 78 percent of all survey participants expected their sales of lab-grown diamonds to increase in 2018. Lab-grown diamonds are up in general, according to the survey. A whopping 62 percent of sellers saw an increase in their sales in 2017 over 2016, while 19 percent of all respondents said they sell lab-grown diamonds. As the demand for responsibly sourced jewelry—and consequent sales—continues…


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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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All About Amethyst

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A preview of February’s birthstone at JCK Tucson A visit to Tucson during Gem Weeks promises an array of rare and interesting gemstones—perhaps even some you’re seeing for the very first time. Exciting stuff indeed, and, with the talent lined up for JCK Tucson, you can count on impressive designs housing gems of all sorts.  While we’ll surely be oohing and aahing the fascinating finds to come, we must pay homage to the classics, too. With the show taking place in February and all, it seems proper to celebrate its stone of the month: amethyst.  This recognizable and beloved iteration…


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