Is your suitcase packed yet? Got your plane tickets? Itinerary all planned out? Not so fast: Because I want you to see everything at JCK Las Vegas (has anyone figured out how to do that yet?), I’ve compiled a list of what’s new this year. If you’re like me, you’re probably putting your calendar to the test, packing each day with as much as humanly possible. But somewhere in there, you have to squeeze in a moment for some (or all!) of the fine exhibitors on this list. Some are new to us at JCK, some are making their return (yay!), and others are taking part in a new, beautiful, artisan-focused section at LUXURY by JCK (I’m so excited, we’ll talk about that first). Take your pick—here are the new things I hope you’ll make time to see at JCK Las Vegas for 2017.
You already know you’ll find breathtaking treasures on any visit to LUXURY, but it just got even more exciting. Design@LUXURY features a curated selection of artisan brands specializing in handcrafted creations in a range of prices and aesthetics. Some brands you may be familiar with from their residencies in JCK’s Design Center in years past; others are completely new.
Lindsey Scoggins, LUX-1629
The NYC-based Lindsey Scoggins crafts custom engagement rings and fine jewelry with an emphasis on heirloom quality using traditional techniques.
Still collection bands in yellow and rose gold with diamonds, $3,795–$6,795
Time collection Roman numeral band in yellow gold with 0.33 ct. t.w. diamonds, $4,695
Joon Han, LUX-1625
Each creation by Joon Han represents her love of gemstones and takes inspiration from the designer’s frequent travels. You’ll find one-of-a-kind pieces like these scene-stealing earrings.
One-of-a-kind earrings, price on request
Jane Basch, LUX-1726
You know designer Jane Basch for her instantly recognizable monogram jewelry—she’s the queen of personalization!
Script monogram necklace in 14k white gold with 1 ct. t.w. diamonds, $5,200
Mommy bracelet in 14k yellow gold with diamonds, $2,780
Ed Levin, LUX-1627
Handcrafted, sculptural designs are the way of Ed Levin, created in Cambridge, N.Y. This Design Center favorite is making its way to LUXURY, bringing its elegant-but-approachable styles along.
Urban Swing bracelet in 14k yellow gold with blue topaz, price on request
Jamaica earrings in sterling silver and 14k yellow gold, price on request
One could argue that the word exciting is a trite one, but it’s the most apt to describe the designs of GuitaM, because the creations themselves aren’t commonplace at all. Colorful and bold, with unusual gemstones and intriguing shapes, exciting is synonymous with this New York–based designer.
Earrings in 18k yellow gold with blue and aqua malachite chrysocolla, opal, and diamonds, price on request (Also at top)
Ring in 18k yellow gold with peanut wood fossil and diamonds, price on request
BM Designs, LUX-1728
Brand new to the show this year, BM Designs brings styles—like these bracelets—that will instantly become a staple in your store.
Cuff bangles with diamonds, price on request
From Lebanon, Gemayel is bringing its private collection of creations to show off to the Las Vegas crowd. I’ve got my eyes on that fish pendant.
Fish bones pendant in rose gold with diamonds, price on request
Multifinger ring, price on request
Feral Jewelry shows what happens when an interior designer is challenged to design a jewelry collection—and it’s fantastic. Nature is prevalent in the collection, with a combination of unusual materials and breezy designs. You can read more about Feral, which was recently featured on JCKonline, here.
Horn and recycled fur cuff bracelets with diamonds, $4,000–$5,000
Cage ring, price on request
It’s hard to decide which is the better element of JCK Las Vegas: seeing people (and brands) you already know and love or discovering new ones. Perhaps it’s an even split. There are a number of new-to-us exhibitors this year that promise to make visits worthwhile, in a variety of different neighborhoods at the show. Here is just a handful.
Alexis Bittar, B13143
No introduction is needed for designer Alexis Bittar, who has been enchanting the jewelry and fashion worlds alike with his creations—even earning the 2010 CFDA Accessory Designer of the Year award. It is certain that this will be a coveted location to visit come showtime. I plan on taking as much time as I can drooling over what’s on display.
Swinging charm cuff bracelet with green amethyst crystal, pyrite doublet, cyroprase, amethyst, and crystals, $425
Flower and snake brooch in lucite with pyrite and crystal, $345
Rocky chandelier clip earrings with green amethyst crystal and pyrite doublet, smoky quartz, chrysoprase, amethyst, and crystals, $325
Ofer Mizrahi, LUX-1637
Diamond dealer Ofer Mizrahi offers its inventory of roughly 6,000 diamonds in partnerships with jewelers and retailers, to ensure they find the right stone, market it, and sell to its customers. This year, Mizrahi debuts its new diamond company, HEARTSTAR Diamonds. With stones mined in the Arctic Diamond Belt, a HEARTSTAR Diamond is said to be the “first significant ‘super ideal’ cut diamond in a decade.” See them for yourself with a visit to the new brand in LUXURY!
Diamonds by Kathy Ireland, LUX-1716
You probably don’t need an introduction to Kathy Ireland, but you might be getting a look at her jewelry collection for the first time. Packed with sparklers in categories from bridal to fashion (the bracelets are my favorite), retail stores with a flair for diamond jewelry will want to check this out.
Eleganza engagement ring with diamonds, $1,700–$11,000, depending on carat weight
Italian brand Visconti is known for its extraordinary fountain pens, with visually interesting elements and high-quality craftsmanship. In 2013, Visconti decided to put that work into a selection of timepieces—which you’ll get to check out at its LUXURY location at JCK. For now, here’s a gorgeous little writing instrument to whet your whistle.
Wild West pen, price on request
Coeur de Planet, B16166
How would you like to see some “jewelry from outer space?” Swiss brand Coeur de Planète offers pieces with carved meteorite, though the looks are anything but alien. With a collection of fun pendants and pretty rings like these, they’d be perfect to wear for just about any occasion.
Saturn pendant in red gold with meteorite and diamonds, price on request
Band in steel with meteorite and Yogo sapphires, price on request
Pure Grown Diamonds, B24183
If it’s lab-grown diamonds you’re in the market for, pay a visit to Pure Grown, which offers both loose stones and finished jewelry.
Offering “The New Generation Shopping Platform,” AUGMENTes is a global technology brand established in 2013. A retail experience is what you’ll find with a visit to its booth, with emphases on software and e-commerce solutions.
Gem-Water by VitaJuwel, B21130
Make room in your display case, because this one is the perfect gift or self-purchase. If you spend any time on Instagram, you’ve probably seen the Gem-Water‘s products making the rounds as of late. Its gemstone- and crystal-infused vessels seek to change the way people drink water. Not only are the products gorgeous, but they are said to “enliven the water, restoring its crystal structure to the quality of actual spring water.” Only one way to find out—go try it!
VitaJuwel Gem-Water bottles with various gemstones, $98–$140
CT Scuderia, B32129
Showcasing Italian and Swiss-made timepieces with a twist, CT Scuderia‘s offerings embody a “Spartan aesthetic with aggressive styling.” The watches are bold, for sure, and would fit right at home in any collector’s armoire.
Check Flag watch in IP stainless steel with black silicon tire strap, price on request
Café Racer watch in stainless steel with leather strap, price on request
3SI Security Systems presents its Jewelry Tracker, a GPS system that is covertly designed to protect a jeweler’s inventory. In short, if a theft were to occur, a silent alert would be triggered on the stolen piece, along with tracking updates to follow its location. 3SI offers the technology for other assets—like watches and cash—and all will be something to see in action at the show.
Omi Privé LUX-916
After a brief hiatus with the JCK show, crowd favorite Omi Privé is back, this time showcasing its gemstone wizardry at LUXURY by JCK. You know the Omi team for its incredible work with colored stones, knowing just the right way to show off with anything from opal to Alxandrite, and spinel to sapphire. Don’t miss your chance to visit—you’ll be glad you did.
Duet ring in 18k yellow gold with 5.14 ct. blue-green tourmaline, 0.57 ct. t.w. Alexandrite, and 0.18 ct. t.w. diamonds, $15,000
Duet stud earrings in 18k white gold and black rhodium with 2.09 cts. t.w. sapphires and 0.23 ct. t.w. diamonds, $12,250
Monaco ring in 18k yellow gold with 3.5 ct. Australian Lightning Ridge black opal, 0.7 ct. t.w. emeralds, and 1.03 cts. t.w. diamonds, $41,000
Duet pendant in platinum with 0.73 cts. t.w. alexandrite and 0.1 ct. t.w. diamonds, $12,000
One-of-a-kind ring in platinum with 6.61 ct. pink sapphire and 1.79 cts. t.w. diamonds, $164,000