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JCK lab grown
JCK Lab-Grown Section Shows Rising Demand
At JCK Las Vegas, lab-grown-diamond exhibitors havemushroomed nearly as much as opinions about the stones themselves. Toaccommodate growing market needs, organizers debuted the Lab-Grown DiamondNeighborhood at the 2018 edition of the trade fair.“There may have...
Polished Markets Jul 10, 2019 Jennifer Heebner
JCK jewelry report
Social Media Emerges as Jewelers’ Top Strategy
The US jewelryindustry sees social media as instrumental in overcoming digital challenges, a recent report by JCK found. Ofthe 500 respondents surveyed in the JCK’s 2019 State of the Jewelry Industry Report, 46% identified connecting with clients...
Retail Jun 17, 2019 Rapaport News
JCK awards
JCK Accolades Honor Innovative Designers
JCK presented awards to winners of two design competitionsduring this year’s Las Vegas show. Seven jeweler designers received a prize at the LuxuryDesign Awards, honoring designers and manufacturers who are innovative andoriginal, while displaying...
Polished Markets Jun 05, 2019 Rapaport News
Rapaport breakfast JCK Las Vegas 2019
Martin Rapaport at JCK: Watch the Full Speech
The diamond industry must invest in new products andethically sourced natural diamonds to boost profitability and counter thegrowth of synthetics, Martin Rapaport, Chairman of the Rapaport Group, stressedat the annual Rapaport Breakfast in Las Vegas....
Polished Markets Jun 05, 2019 Rapaport News
Sands Expo
Video: Vegas Show Sees Light Traffic
The JCK Las Vegas show ended Monday, with participants notinga decline in buyer traffic and exhibitors at this year’s event. Sentiment amongdiamond suppliers was relatively weak, as buyers were conservative, and overalldealer trading...
Polished Markets Jun 04, 2019 Avi Krawitz
Firestar
Nirav Modi Assets Set for Vegas Auction
A selection of jewelry and intellectual property belonging to Nirav Modi’s FirestarDiamond and Fantasy businesses will be up for auction at the JCK Las Vegas show. The sale will feature $3.5 million worth of Nirav Modi jewelry,...
Retail May 29, 2019 Rapaport News
JA Smelzer
JA Hires Duo to Improve Engagement
Jewelers of America (JA) has hired two consultants who willfocus on enhancing the US trade association’s communications with members andconsumers. Elizabeth Brewer — who was previously in charge ofmarketing for deBoulle Jewelers, as well as the American...
Polished Markets Aug 13, 2018 Rapaport News
Harry Winston
Watch Out, JCK: Swatch Just Left Baselworld
The dramatic announcement that Swatch Group will not participate in the 2019 Baselworld exhibition was not surprising, despite its shock value. For some time now, exhibitors have expressed frustration with the...
Polished Markets Aug 01, 2018 Avi Krawitz
US Trade Data 150
US Polished Imports Rise in May
US polished-diamond imports increased 7% year on year in May, a peak month for the trade due to preparations for the annual Las Vegas shows in early June. Shipments were still lower than the same month in 2013,...
Polished Markets Jul 23, 2018 Rapaport News
Diamonds Do Good 150
‘Diamonds Do Good’ Awards See Record Results
The Diamond Empowerment Fund (DEF) said it hosted its mostsuccessful award show to date, raising funds to provide higher education toyouth in diamond-producing countries. The event’s new Balloons For Good appeal, which was emceedby...
Polished Markets Jun 07, 2018 Rapaport News
JCK Floor Diamonds
Muted Las Vegas Fairs Come to a Close
The Las Vegas jewelry week ended on Monday with tradingreflecting a steady US market, despite the slower foot traffic at the variousshows. “Traffic was a bit down, but it was an okay show,” saidone Israeli polished supplier...
Polished Markets Jun 06, 2018 Avi Krawitz
JCK Las Vegas 2013
JCK Shifts 2017 Vegas Show Days
Next year’s LUXURY and JCK Las Vegas jewelry shows willtake place on different days of the week from previous years to accommodatethose observing a Jewish holiday, the organizers announced.LUXURY, an exhibition for invited retailers, will...
Polished Markets Sep 07, 2016 Rapaport News
JCK Las Vegas 2016
JCK Show to Move Back to The Venetian in 2019
The JCK and Luxury shows in Las Vegas will return to the Sands Expo and Convention Center in 2019, the event organizers said. The shows were until 2010 located at the Sands, which is part...
Polished Markets Jul 13, 2016 Rapaport News
JCK Las Vegas 2016
Vegas Shows Reveal Stable, Fast-Changing Market
As a bellwether for the U.S. jewelry market and global diamond industry, this year’s Las Vegas shows met the trade’s conservative expectations. While foot traffic and diamond trading were slightly slower than...
Polished Markets Jun 16, 2016 Avi Krawitz
Reuven Kaufman
DDC Consolidating New York Supply at Vegas Show
The Diamond Dealers Club (DDC) of New York will display diamondssupplied by its members in a separate DDC booth at the JCK Las Vegas show whichbegins this week. The DDC will continue to host a pavilion where...
Polished Markets May 30, 2016 Rapaport News
jck
Rapaport Presents Industry Insights, Lussier Explains 'The Diamond Dream'
The annual Rapaport "State of the Diamond Industry" presentation, hosted by the chairman of the Rapaport Group, Martin Rapaport, at the JCK Vegas show provided strategic insights that attendees need to understand, the outlook for...
Polished Markets Jun 25, 2015 Rapaport News
Platinum Guild International
PGI USA Names Winners of Platinum Innovation Awards
Platinum Guild International USA announced the winners of the sixth annual JCK Platinum Innovation Awards. Three winners were chosen in each of three different design categories and one was selected for “Best in Show,”...
Marketing Jun 05, 2015 Jeff Miller
dunn
J.R. Dunn Named Luxury Retailer of the Year
J.R. Dunn Jewelers received the 2015 LUXURY Retailer of the Year Award during the recent JCK Vegas show, based upon the jeweler's dedication and innovation in enhancing the jewelry shopping experience. J.R....
Marketing Jun 03, 2015 Jeff Miller
Jewelry
U.S. Jewelry, Watch Sales -2% in April
U.S. jewelry and watch sales across all channels fell 1.5 percent year on year to $5.427 billion in April, as estimated from preliminary government figures. According to Rapaport News calculations, jewelry sales dropped 1.4 percent...
Research Jun 02, 2015 Jeff Miller
JCK Traders
Retailers Must Drive Confidence, Value, Authenticity
Two separate panel discussions on the opening day of JCK Vegas were designed to help retailers expand their view of natural colored diamonds and branded diamonds, the first of which was hosted by the Natural Colored...
Research May 30, 2015 Jeff Miller
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