New, Not-to-Miss Sights at JCK Las Vegas 2017



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.

 

Design@LUXURY

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

Lindsey Scoggins Time collection Roman Numeral band | JCK On Your Market

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.

Joon Han one-of-a-kind earrings | JCK On Your Market

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!

Jane Basch diamond monogram necklace | JCK On Your Market

Script monogram necklace in 14k white gold with 1 ct. t.w. diamonds, $5,200

Jane Basch Mommy bracelet | JCK On Your Market

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.

Ed Levin Urban Swing bracelet | JCK On Your Market

Urban Swing bracelet in 14k yellow gold with blue topaz, price on request

Ed Levin Jamaica earrings | JCK On Your Market

Jamaica earrings in sterling silver and 14k yellow gold, price on request

 

GuitaM, LUX-1724

One could argue that the word exciting is a trite one, but it’s the most apt to describe the designs of GuitaMbecause 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.

GuitaM drop earrings | JCK On Your Market

Earrings in 18k yellow gold with blue and aqua malachite chrysocolla, opal, and diamonds, price on request (Also at top)

GuitaM peanut wood fossil ring | JCK On Your Market

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.

BM Designs cuff bangles | JCK On Your Market

Cuff bangles with diamonds, price on request

 

Gemayel, LUX-1631

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.

Gemayel fish pendant | JCK On Your Market

Fish bones pendant in rose gold with diamonds, price on request

Gemayel multi-finger ring | JCK On Your Market

Multifinger ring, price on request

 

Feral, LUX-1730

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.

Feral Jewelry fur cuff | JCK On Your Market

Horn and recycled fur cuff bracelets with diamonds, $4,000–$5,000

Feral Jewelry Cage ring | JCK On Your Market

Cage ring, price on request

New Brands!

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.

Alexis Bittar cuff bracelet | JCK On Your Market

Swinging charm cuff bracelet with green amethyst crystal, pyrite doublet, cyroprase, amethyst, and crystals, $425

Alexis Bittar flower brooch | JCK On Your Market

Flower and snake brooch in lucite with pyrite and crystal, $345

Alexis Bittar drop earrings | JCK On Your Market

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.

Kathy Ireland diamond engagement ring | JCK On Your Market

Eleganza engagement ring with diamonds, $1,700–$11,000, depending on carat weight

 

Visconti, LUX-1104

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.

Visconti Wild West pen | JCK On Your Market

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.

Ceur de Planete Saturn pendant | JCK On Your Market

Saturn pendant in red gold with meteorite and diamonds, price on request

Coeur de Planete sapphire and meteorite band | JCK On Your Market

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.

 

Augmente, B9135

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 | JCK On Your Market

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.

CT Scuderia Check Flag watch | JCK On Your Market

Check Flag watch in IP stainless steel with black silicon tire strap, price on request

CT Scuderia Café Racer watch | JCK On Your Market

Café Racer watch in stainless steel with leather strap, price on request

 

3SI, B11131

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.

 

They’re Baaaaaack!

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.

Omi Privé tourmaline Duet ring | JCK On Your Market

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

Omi Privé sapphire Duet stud earrings | JCK On Your Market

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

Omi Privé Monaco opal and emerald ring | JCK On Your Market

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

Omi Privé alexandrite Duet pendant | JCK On Your Market

Duet pendant in platinum with 0.73 cts. t.w. alexandrite and 0.1 ct. t.w. diamonds, $12,000

Omi Privé one-of-a-kind pink sapphire ring | JCK On Your Market

One-of-a-kind ring in platinum with 6.61 ct. pink sapphire and 1.79 cts. t.w. diamonds, $164,000

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