JCK Team Wraps Up 2016 & Looks Ahead to New Year

We are about to close the books on 2016! As we prepare for the holidays and gear up for 2017, the JCK team took some time to reflect on the top moments from 2016 as well as what we are looking forward to in the coming year.

We want to know your favorite moments and what you’re looking forward to in 2017. Leave us a comment below!

“My favorite memory of 2016 was the JCK Rocks the Beach concert with Train and getting to spend time with so many of my industry friends and colleagues while taking in the fresh air, and entertainment. I am most looking forward to LUXURY 2017 with the upgraded amenities and focus on doing business in the best environment during the JCK week – the lineup of Prestige, Global Design and LUXURY exhibitors are going to make it a stand out event in 2017.”

-Yancy Weinrich, Senior Vice President



“I’ll never forget the opening of LUXURY Privé in NY, coming into live music playing and kicking off with our Sunday Bloody Mary brunch.  Everyone was in good spirits and it set a great mood for the rest of the event. I look forward to spending Memorial Weekend with my family and then having an equally exciting open to LUXURY in Las Vegas on Friday, June 2!”

-Sarin Bachmann, Industry Vice President



“My favorite memory of 2016 was sitting around the fire pits chatting with my team and all the great designers in JCK Tucson. In 2017, I am looking forward to getting to see customers all around the US and the world.”

– Katie Dominesey, Industry Vice President- JCK Las Vegas & JCK Tucson




img_0441“This year I was lucky enough to travel abroad to London and meet with international retailers and manufacturers. It was fascinating to learn more about the international market, consumer behaviors and compare it to what we are seeing in the US. It truly puts in perspective the scope of the jewelry industry and its cultural influences. I’m looking forward to finding out who will be the entertainment for JCK Rocks the Beach 2017!”

-Lauren Laramore, Marketing Director, JCK Events


jisedit“My favorite memory was when JIS Exchange opened its doors for the 1st time during Las Vegas Jewelry Week at the Tropicana. It was so exciting to see a brand new show- with JIS heritage- come to life. I can already tell 2017 is going to be a great year with our first two JIS Shows being held at the beautiful waterfront Ft. Lauderdale Convention Center. I’m not only looking forward to the fresh new vibe in Ft. Lauderdale, but also the launch of the new JIS Talks Education Series. I am more than just “looking forward” to 2017. I’m pumped!”

 -Meghan Hogan, Marketing Director, JIS Events


katephoto“I loved seeing Aretha Franklin at 24K 2016 Gala Award Dinner. She is such an incredibly talented woman and it is always amazing to see our industry come together and get all dressed up! I am most looking forward to JCK Tucson in 2017! The team has done such an amazing job curating this event to be unique yet represent the JCK brand. The list of amazing designers and retailers that are joining us this year is too long to count! The gorgeous resort doesn’t hurt either.”

-Kate Nellis, Special Events and Conference Manager


event-review“I rejoined the team during JCK Las Vegas this year and will never forget looking out at the crowd during Rocks the beach and feeling so proud and honored to be a part of this amazing and passionate industry. I’m looking forward to experiencing JCK Tucson for the first time. From seeing the show come to life to taking in the sights and of course…. the FOOD!”

-Chadaé Bowler, Senior Marketing Manager


lux2“My favorite memory of 2016 was LUXURY’s opening night party at the top of the Delano. It was so exciting to be starting the show. What I am looking forward to most in 2017 is a new venue for Privé and continuing to build relationships with the LUXURY community.” 

-Hannah Connorton, TAP Manager




prive“I’ve attended some very special industry events this year, but the most memorable was being entertained by The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, at the 2016 24K event at the Waldorf Astoria. I am most looking forward to how our industry will adapt to more experiential interaction/learning whether at industry events or through retail channels. How we engage with our customers in today’s climate will determine how much we want them to participate in the evolution of our industry.”  

-Shelly Hill, Portfolio Sales Director, JCK


garden-of-the-gods-colorado-springs-3“Joining the JCK Team in January and diving right in by being at JCK Tucson 2 weeks after joining the company! I’m looking forward to traveling to new cities where I’ve never been, and meeting new stores along the way.”

-Isabel Cajulis, Retail Account Manager

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