In this special edition of Supplier News, we share with you some of the latest info from exhibitors of the upcoming JCK Las Vegas 2015 show. Look for Part 2 next Friday as we count down to Vegas!
Shah Luxury Group to Unveil New Diamond Designs
Shah Luxury Group will be unveiling diamond designs from three of its latest collections at the Plumb Club Exhibition at JCK Las Vegas. The Carizza, Carizza Boutique, Lecirque, and Promezza collections will all make their debut at the show.
“This will be our first time exhibiting at the Plumb Club exhibition, and we are honored to be among the unique association of leading manufacturers,” said Salil Shah, chief operating officer of Shah Luxury Group.
For more information, visit shahluxe.com.
Kirk Kara Celebrates 125th Anniversary with New Ring Collection
Coinciding with the company’s 125th anniversary, Kirk Kara will be releasing a new fine diamond engagement ring collection, Lori, at JCK Las Vegas.
Named for a province in the company’s home country of Armenia, the Lori collection features rings inspired by old-world Armenian carvings, patterns, and art with Art Deco influences.
For more information, visit kirkkara.com.
Amipi Inc. to Host Buying Camp and Consult Lab
Amipi will host a “no bull” buying camp at JCK Las Vegas that will allow attendees to sell GIA-certified diamonds to the company at about 90 percent of the selling price of comparable diamonds in stock.
“We want to provide retailers an opportunity to maximize profits selling their unwanted diamonds,” said Amipi vice president Krish Jhaveri. “By limiting the spread between selling and buying retailer-supplied diamonds, we want to instill confidence in our customers that either way, our prices remain aggressive. No bull about it.”
Amipi will also lead a consult lab, in which jewelry industry experts will share their knowledge with retailers.
“We are committed to our few thousand customers, making sure we serve them not only in our policies and aggressive pricing but also in areas where they need the latest information to support their independent retail business,” Jhaveri said.
For more information, visit amipi.com.
Israeli Diamond Industry Gears Up for JCK
Members of the Israeli diamond industry are gearing up for JCK Las Vegas, spurred by a recent uptick in the sale of Israeli diamonds in the United States.
According to the Israel Diamond Institute, the demand for polished diamonds in the U.S. surpassed the level prior to the worldwide economic crisis that began in 2008. Additionally, sales from the Israeli diamond industry to the American market increased by 5 percent in 2014.
One hundred Israeli diamond companies will be exhibiting at JCK, and about 50 will be showcasing at the Israel Diamond Institute’s national pavilion located in the Diamond Plaza.
RDS Diamonds has been exhibiting in the Israel Diamond Institute’s national pavilion since 2007.
“JCK is our advertising. It is the face of our business,” said company cofounder Itay Rabih. “With the uncertainty in the market, lots of people want to know the direction of the industry and will come to learn what’s happening. A lot of traffic means that we’ll have the opportunity to make new contacts and lots of sales.”
Rony Eitany of Regent Diamonds will be making his first appearance at JCK Las Vegas and has similar high hopes for the event. “I’m looking for independent high-end retailers and designers who are seeking special goods. JCK will be a good opportunity to meet some serious buyers,” he said.
For more information, visit israelidiamond.co.il.
Charles Garnier to Raffle $10,000 Gold Apple Watch
Charles Garnier will raffle a $10,000 18k yellow gold Apple Watch at JCK Las Vegas as the grand prize in its company promotion.
The second prize will be the Apple Watch with a 42 mm stainless steel case with a Milanese loop, and the third prize will be the Apple Watch with a 38 mm silver aluminum case with a white sport band.
To enter the raffle, participants must book an appointment to review the new Charles Garnier Mesh collection featuring ideal cut Hearts and Arrows diamonds.
“Retailers might come to win the 18k gold Apple Watch, but the real prize for a retail jeweler will be to carry our Hearts and Arrows Diamond collection in their store,” said Guy Benhamou, president of Charles Garnier.
The drawing will take place at the Charles Garnier booth, located in the Prestige Promenade, on June 1 at 2 p.m. Retailers need not be present to win.
For more information, visit charlesgarnier.com.
Unique Settings of New York to Hold Workshops at JCK Las Vegas
Unique Settings of New York will host a series of workshops at JCK Las Vegas that will focus on the various services and opportunities Unique Settings offers retailers.
The workshops will be held at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., May 29–31.
For more information, visit uniquesettings.com.