Hottest Industry Designers to Convene in the Design Center at JCK ~ Las Vegas

The Design Center at JCK Las Vegas is known for bringing together the most unique and cutting-edge designers in the jewelry industry. Taking place May 30–June 2, 2009 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas, the Design Center at JCK is a must-see area for jewelry retailers. 

“People come to JCK to see what’s new” explains JCK Group Vice President, Dave Bonaparte. “The Design Center is where our designers showcase fashion forward items that allow jewelers to freshen their inventory, and their store, at wide range of price points.”  Since these designers are in one convenient location at the show, it’s easy for retailers to browse and make purchases.

The Design Center at JCK Las Vegas is a collection of exhibitors that have been vetted and approved by a jury of designers, magazine editors and public relations consultants.  The best candidates are hand-selected for admission. Alisa, Alishan, Christian Tse, Frank Reubel, Ginger Peachy, Hidalgo, Jorge Revilla, Rebecca Overman, Robert Wander, Starhaven by Liz Donohue, Sugarman-Frantz, Susan Sadler, Suzanne Kalan, Thistle & Bee, and Van Lachman are just a sampling of the designers who will be exhibiting in the Design Center in 2009.

JCK Las Vegas has also identified eight Rising Stars within this year’s Design Center. Rising Stars make their jewelry trade show debut in Las Vegas and have been recognized as the hottest up-and-coming designers for 2009. The Rising Stars are Ana Cavalheiro Fine Jewelry, Belle Brooke Designs, Danielle Meshorer, Delisch, SAINT by Sarah Jane, Sarah Weinstock, Steven Anton Rehage, and Yobel SCM.

“Selecting the Rising Stars is an exciting process, says Bonaparte. “Many of our previous winners have gone on to achieve great success in the marketplace. We have no doubt that the 2009 Rising Stars will also bring fresh new ideas to the industry.”

In addition to sourcing product and finding new designers, retailers will be treated to several special events taking place in the Design Center throughout the show:

Annual Designer Retailers & JCK Suppliers Choice Awards, Sunday, May 31, 2:30 pm JCK will honor 50 retailers for their lasting excellence at displaying and selling designer jewelry. This year, for the first time, we will also recognize and award retailers chosen by JCK Suppliers as Best Retailers to Do Business With. Champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries will be served.

Design Center Raffle, Tuesday, June 2 at 1:00 pm The Design Center will be giving away a $2,500 merchandise credit to be used toward a purchase with any Design Center Exhibitor. Retailers should stop by the Design Center Concierge for a chance to win. For each $2,500 order placed within the Design Center, retailers will be given an additional raffle ticket. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, June 2, and will be posted on the JCK Las Vegas Web site:

Design Center Fashion Parade, Sunday, May 31, 3:15 pm Set your sights on the hottest trends in Designer Jewelry on the runway. Ten glamorous models will showcase a selection of jewelry featured by Design Center Exhibitors.

Retailers and press can stop by the Design Center for a signature Orangetini anytime throughout the Show. To get a sneak peak of the products Design Center Exhibitors will be displaying, view the Design Center Product Guide at

 For more information on any of the JCK Events, visit or call (800) 257-3626.

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