Gems After Dark

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A Larger-than-Life Industry Celebration Hosted by JCK Tucson Calling all JCK Tucson 2019 designers and retailers—don’t miss a one-of-a-kind event filled with networking and fun. You’re invited to the third annual Gems After Dark Celebration on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 6:00 pm! Gems After Dark is where the industry unites for an evening filled with games, networking, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. RSVP to Gems After Dark here. Here’s a look at the good times we had in the years past:  


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The Tucson To-Do List

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Activities for when you’re not at the show As you read this, you’re likely returning from the holidays, whether you took a break and closed the store for a week, or even for just a couple of days. We hope your holiday season was fruitful, and that you’re coming into 2019 ready to tackle another year. Now that you’re (hopefully?) feeling a bit refreshed, it’s once again time to kick things into high gear! Replenishing stock, researching new trends and designers to get in store, and giving your staff the pep talk of the century (and perhaps a refresher training…


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Fireside Chat: Katherine Bodoh

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The American Gem Society (AGS) was founded in 1934 by a small group of leading jewelers. Their goal was to create an organization that could help protect the jewelry-buying public from fraud and false advertising. Today, their vision has become a reality. Approximately 3,400 jewelers, retailers, suppliers, individual titleholders and affiliates have joined the American Gem Society and have dedicated themselves to consumer protection, ethical business practices and development and maintenance of superior gemological skills and knowledge. This week, we caught up with Katherine Bodoh, CEO of AGS and AGS Laboratories. Bodoh has always loved jewelry, and she began her…


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4 Major Categories to Stock for 2019

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Find them all at JCK Tucson If you experienced the holiday rush of the century, the end of 2018 means ringing in not only a new year, but a new selection to your store. As people strive to begin 2019 with vigor, a little special something to carry them into the next trip around the sun will be in order. On a granular level, there’s probably a laundry list of things due to order: new gift boxes for the back room, a manicured selection of showcase accessories to replace those worn bracelet and ring displays, a re-up of your best-selling…


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Full Circle: Gem Jewelry Boutique

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Over 13 years ago, Laura Kitsos opened a quaint little boutique and atelier under the name Gem Jewelry Boutique to make and sell her own jewelry designs. Within a year, the store was recognized by publications such as DailyCandy, Crain’s Business, Vogue and more. Gem focuses on pursuing and collecting from small, independent jewelers with one-of-a-kind styles—introducing different brands to their Chicago customers and some becoming major players in the jewelry industry—and all the jewelry offered at the store is made with ethically sourced stones and/or recycle diamonds and goods. This week, we caught up with Kitsos herself to discuss…


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