Snapshots From 2015 Las Vegas Market Week



They came, they saw, they shopped. For the LUXURY and JCK Las Vegas shows, Year Five at Mandalay Bay went off without a hitch. Meanwhile, the Diamond Empowerment Fund’s Diamonds in the Sky gala brought jewelers, students, and celebrities to Vegas. 

 

 

 

 

LUXURY
Tacori’s Paul Tacorian tells the brand’s retail partners that 60 percent of Tacori.com’s online traffic comes from mobile devices.

 

LUXURY
JCK’s Lars Parker-Myers and W’s Claudia Mata (far r.) with Design Center Editor’s Choice Award finalists Marcia Budet, Anita Sondore, and Arya Esha

 

LUXURY
Ben Bridge Jeweler’s Lisa Bridge and Ed Bridge flank Amir Goldfiner from Rahaminov Diamonds.

 

JCK
Forevermark’s Charles Stanley with De Beers’ Philippe Mellier and Stephen Lussier at the “Diamond Insights” panel discussion

 

RINGS OF STRENGTH
MJSA’s Peggy Jo Donahue, GIA’s Craig Danforth, Leo Schachter’s Rebecca Foerster, and Malca Amit’s Virginia Halevi

 

LUXURY
Retail educator Terry Hawkins and LUXURY event director Sarin Bachmann

 

JCK ROCKS THE BEACH
Singer-songwriter Gavin DeGraw performed at JCK’s fifth annual beach party at Mandalay Bay.

 

LUXURY
Kirk Kara’s Angela Karaguezian (second from l.), with The Knot’s Shelley Brown, Rachel Jackson, and Marissa Olivier

 

 

JCK
Pure Grown Diamonds’ Lauren Brownstein, Lauren Spoto, Julia Rosario, and Suzanne Messina

 

DEF GALA
Olympian swimmer Roland Schoeman, DEF board of governors president Phyllis Bergman, and model Nicola Breytenbach-Steiner

 

DEF GALA
Chantal Uwiringiyimana and Oumar Ba, DEF scholars from the African Leadership Academy

 

DEF GALA
Grammy Award–winning artist Kelly Rowland performed at the conclusion of the gala.

 

DEF GALA
Edward Asscher, president of the World Diamond Council, and his children, Royal Asscher’s Lita and Mike Asscher

 

DEF GALA
iDazzle’s Monica Stephenson, Danielle Miele of GemGossip, Jewels Dujour’s Natalie Bos, and Luxury Brand Group’s Jen Cullen Williams

 

DEF GALA
Memoire’s Doug McDowell, JCK’s Yancy Weinrich, and the JIS show’s Sara McDonough, Meghan Hogan, and Jordan Tuchband