JCK’s LUXURY Set to Kick Off Las Vegas Jewelry Week

Viva LUXURY! is the theme for this year’s JCK LUXURY show, kicking off at Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino on May 26. The invitation-only show (May 26–28; open to all attendees May 30–June 1) will open its doors to more than 940 of the industry’s top retailers. In addition to the notable exhibitors, LUXURY will feature a variety of networking events and amenties for guests to take part in throughout the week. 

Key highlights on the schedule for JCK’s LUXURY include:

LUXURY breakfast events featuring keynote addresses

Tuesday, May 26: “Redesigning Retail,” presented by Diane Warga-Arias, the Jewelry Activist and president of DWA Communications

Wednesday, May 27: “Why Wait to Be Great? It’s Either Now or Too Late!” presented by award-winning speaker and retail educator Terry Hawkins

Thursday, May 28: “The Millennial Movement: How Millennials Are Reshaping Retail,” presented by Ben Smithee, chief strategy officer and master curator at Relevants

South Seas Ballroom, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, 8:30–10 a.m.

The Viva LUXURY opening gala

Guests will be delighted by a number of entertainers at this kickoff event, including five-man a cappella group MO5AIC and featured headliner Matt Goss, an English singer-songwriter currently in residence at Caesars Palace. 

Wednesday, May 27, Fountain Terrace at Four Seasons, 6:30–10 p.m.

Late Night Lounge at 1923 Bourbon and Burlesque lounge

Mandalay Bay’s recently opened 1923 Bourbon and Burlesque lounge will be the setting for late-night fun, transporting guests to the Prohibition era with its speakeasy-style setting. Custom cocktails and, as the name promises, bourbon, are a few of the libations guests can enjoy. To take the secret libary entrance, attendees will have to use the special guest password; more details to be revealed on-site.

Tuesday, May 26, and Wednesday, May 27, 10 p.m.–12 a.m.

Retailer of the Year Awards: Redesigning Retail

The second annual awards ceremony takes on the theme of Redesigning Retail. It will honor the best in jewelry retailing, celebrate the most influential retailer whose focus is the future of jewelry retailing, and acknowledge his or her efforts over the past year. The five finalists will be revealed at Tuesday morning’s keynote breakfast event, and the winner will be anounced on Thursday morning after the LUXURY community has completed its voting.

Notable industry bloggers take LUXURY

Popular bloggers including Gem Gossip‘s Danielle Miele, KaterinaPerez.com‘s Katerina Perez, Jewels du Jour‘s Natalie Bos, idazzle‘s Monica Stephenson, and The Jewellery Editor‘s Rachel Garrahan will be covering the salon floor and taking part in LUXURY events, offering a live look at the show.

Other new additions to the LUXURY show include an exapanded lineup of exhibitors housed in private ballrooms, including Scott Kay, Tacori, and Forevermark, as well as a new nautical theme in the exclusive Elite Enclave section of the LUXURY show floor.

LUXURY is an invitation-only event from May 26 through May 28, and events are open to all-access LUXURY badge holders only. The LUXURY show will open to all qualified JCK badge holders beginning May 29 through June 1.

For more information and to preregister, visit jckonline.com/lasvegas.