JCK Las Vegas has announced a new partnership with the International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA): a multiyear deal that includes the debut of the ICA within the jewelry show’s Global Gemstone neighborhood starting in 2019. In addition to its own 8,300-square-foot space within the neighborhood that features 200-plus exhibitors, the ICA will continue its educational programming for attendees of the show.
“We are delighted to participate in the JCK Las Vegas show beginning in 2019,” said ICA president Clement Sabbagh in a press release. “This important event in the gem and jewelry sector will provide our members a new and unique opportunity to exhibit all in one location in the United States. The ICA colored gemstone marketplace will be the destination for retail buyers and jewelry designers to access the largest assortment of colored gemstones worldwide.”
The pavilion won’t be the only change for the 2019 JCK Las Vegas show, as it moves to its new location at the Sands Expo and Convention Center next year. Consistent with the show’s current gemstone offerings, the Global Gemstone neighborhood will have a five-day run, opening one day before JCK Las Vegas, and will be located across from the registration area and shuttle drop-off. Brands expected to show in the sold-out pavilion include Sara Gems, Takat, Michael Gad, and Intercolor.
“We couldn’t be more proud to work with a world-class organization like ICA,” said Yancy Weinrich, senior vice president of Reed Jewelry Group. “It has always been our goal to ensure JCK Las Vegas is the marketplace for the entire jewelry industry, and this great reaction and comprehensive gemstone offering does just that. It ensures we’re creating a one-stop shop for retailers in 2019 and beyond.”
JCK Las Vegas will take place one last time at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas June 1–4, 2018. For more information and to register, visit jckonline.com/lasvegas.
(Photo courtesy of the International Colored Gemstone Association)