|Two years ago, JCK Tucson underwent a major overhaul that would separate itself from other jewelry industry events, providing a relaxed, yet still upscale buying environment during Tucson Gem Weeks. The event has a curated group of exceptional designers while also providing the necessities of Tucson (gemstones, mountings, etc.). With its all-star roster, events, and unique offerings, JCK Tucson continues to thrive and will include a number of new additions to its next event taking place January 31 – February 3, 2018 at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona.|
Perfectly situated just 10 minutes from downtown Tucson, the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa is located in the saguaro-covered foothills of the picturesque Sonoran Desert. New in 2018, JCK Tucson will offer lunches on the terrace, ideal for networking with new and current industry partners. JCK Tucson will continue to offer shuttle transportation to/from downtown Tucson ensuring gem shopping has never been so convenient.
To allow for maximum inspiration for new discoveries, the vendors are organized into two separate ballrooms based on product type. JCK Tucson’s design offering includes industry veterans and newcomers alike, all with their unique perspective from artisans like Aaron Henry, Alex Sepkus, Adel Chefridi, Belle Brooke, Alishan, Dorian & Rose, JS Noor, Nina Nguyen, Suzy Landa to name a few. Some of the new additions to the 2018 event include Toronto jewelry designer Anna Sportun, deeply in gems designer Margisa, and contemporary jewelry designer W. Britt.
The Tucson Ballroom offers a comprehensive mix of products and services for designers and retailers looking to source loose gemstones, mountings, quality manufactured goods, technology from companies like Quintessence, GRS Tools, Master Casting & CAD, Dazzle Gems and more.
JCK Tucson welcomes jewelry industry buyers looking to restock and refresh inventory for the New Year. The elevated Loyalist Program continues to build success hosting 90 of the most design-savvy stores throughout the world who are looking to discover new vendors, including: Ladyfingers (CA), Jack Lewis Jewelers (IL), Alara Jewelry (MT), Jewels That Dance (NC), Art & Soul (CO), Pave Fine Jewelry (CA), and many more.
|Personal Enrichment |
Networking begins and ends under the stars with morning hikes and yoga, afternoon fireside chats with industry influencers, tea tastings, the Design Challenge, evening tequila toasts and casual conversations by the fire pits. Last year JCK Tucson introduced “Gems After Dark”, where over 400 of the industry’s finest united on JW Marriott’s Ania Lawn Terrace taking in the desert beauty while networking with industry colleagues. Co-hosted with Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA), American Gem Society’s Young Titleholders and Gen-Next, Gems After Dark is quickly becoming the can’t miss industry event of the winter.
|For more information on JCK Tucson visit jckonline.com/Tucson. |
Retailers looking to register to attend may do so online at: jckonline.com/Tucson.
Vendors interested in inquiring about exhibiting options can contact: Nina Mancini, firstname.lastname@example.org ;
Designers interested in exhibiting in the Arizona Ballroom, can contact Alexandra Wurster at: email@example.com.
About JCK:JCK is a trusted partner connecting jewelry retailers and manufacturers/suppliers with trends, news, products, education, and partners to build business. Whether attending face-to-face events, building inventory with online and onsite sourcing, or obtaining authoritative news and insights from JCK Magazine — the leading industry publication in print & online - JCK offers a suite of tools and events to deliver sound solutions, innovative opportunities, and essential information. For more information on JCK Events, visit jckonline.com.
It is very easy to get carried away at the huge venues,
however...don't miss the smaller ones.
During the Tucson Showcase, Kent's Tools Show
is more than just their store...they feature several vendors
in a small craft show in front of their 1st Avenue store.
Kent’s Jewelry, Lapidary, Tool & Supply Show
Kent’s Tools, 2745 North 1st Ave., Tucson, Arizona 85719
...the used and reduced price equipment section
via Email Notification
Full Event Schedule at: http://tucson.jckonline.com/Events/Events-Schedule/
Tucson classes: January 29-30, 2018
Corundum Treatments and Pricing
January 29, Monday
9:00am-4:00pmFee from $445.00
A full day hands on workshop working with 150 ruby and sapphire samples.
Emerald Treatments and Pricing
January 30, Tuesday
9:00am-1:00pm Fee from $225.00
Half day hands on program working with treated and natural emerald specimens with pricing information.
Colored Stone Grading and Pricing
January 30, Tuesday
2:00pm-6:00pmFee from $245.00
Half day program exploring the color, clarity, cut and carat weight of a colored gemstone specifically for the purpose of estimating its value. Participants will examine, grade and value a variety of colored stones.
Now to preface this article I have to immediately talk about the fact that this company is so much more than Larry Woods, Gem Cutter Extraordinaire.
Larry is the face of the company and the source of the faceted and carved gems - but it is important to give credit to the woman behind the man...Stacia Woods.
Larry cuts the gems and Stacia turns them into wearable works of art.
It will be well worth your time to stop in and see Larry and Stacia at the AGTA GemFair at the Convention Center booths 200-202.
Let's look at some Jewels from the Woods....featuring Larry's trademark Medicine Wheel designs.
|One of my favorite Stacia Woods designs.|
|Freeform Druzy Quartz over Native Cooper|
|2017 Honorable Mention AGTA Spectrum Cutting Edge Award Winner|
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