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After eight years at Mandalay Bay, in 2019 the JCK Las Vegas exhibition will be moving to the Sands Convention Center.  So, for the last time, the JCK Las Vegas will show at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas from June 1st to the 4th 2018.

As North America’s largest annual jewelry event it will have 2,300 exhibiting vendors from all over the world offering an all-encompassing expansive collection of jewelry, gems, timepieces and services. Exhibitors will include finished jewelry at all price points, timepieces, loose gemstones, equipment, supplies, technology, security and business solutions all relating to the jewelry industry.

There will be 23,000 individual retailers in attendance and 9,400 retail stores ranging from independents to department stores, boutiques and galleries. 23% of the retailer stores will be coming from outside of the United States.

Even though it will be a sentimental year at this memorable venue, here’s what not to miss at this year’s show…

Dedicated destination for laboratory grown diamonds

JCK Las Vegas celebrates all types of gemstones - real, rare and even those cultivated in a laboratory.

Lab grown diamonds are also known as artificial, cultured, or cultivated diamonds and refer to those created via an artificial process, rather than a natural geological one. Following on from overwhelming feedback from last year’s show to display more of these diamonds, JCK is revealing a new addition to the show floor… a dedicated destination for lab-grown diamonds.

Look out for Ultra Violet - Pantone's Color of 2018

The Pantone Color of the Year is one moment in time that provides strategic direction for the world of trend and design. This year, they have selected Ultra Violet (18-3838), as Color of the Year 2018, meaning purple will be the hue to search for at this year's show.

The color communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking pointing towards the future. Expect to see the full range of purple tones, from dark almost-reds, to pinkish purples too.

The Las Vegas estate jewelry and watch pavilion

The estate jewelry and watch pavilion at JCK is new this year. Estate jewelry describes previously owned jewelry acquired from estates, or jewelry that has been sold. It is often antique, (more than 100 years old), or vintage (from the last few decades) in nature. The timing for this new pavilion is spot-on as the estate market is currently booming.

The pavilion will enable you to sell jewelry you may have bought at an antique fair and wish to sell on to an expert buyer for the right price. It may also be worth a visit to purchase some pieces for integration with your existing jewelry business.

There will be signed period pieces on offer as well as unsigned but well-made jewels from one of the many eras of the 20th century.

JCK industry trends breakfast

JCK recently conducted a wide-ranging survey of the jewelry industry which produced some fascinating results. To find out what they are you need to be at the South Seas Ballroom on Friday, June 1, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.

Find out what your peers in the trade think about lab-grown diamonds; expectations for business in 2018 and much more. Don’t miss out on knowing the latest news – you can book here.

JCK Rocks the Bowl

After the business of the day is done, find time to relax at the Rocks the Bowl event on Sunday, June 3 between 8pm and 12am. This is THE networking event of the week and the place to dance, bowl and chat with all the events’ participants. You can pick up tickets on Friday or Sunday at the information counters on the show floor.

Viva Las Vegas!

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About The Author

Stacey Woods
Stacey Woods
Stacey Woods is the Senior Business Development Manager at Pepperi. She has extensive experience in B2B sales and understands the many benefits that can be gained by automating and syncing the different sales channels in a company.