World Jewlery Center Launch Party

An abandoned parcel of land in downtown Las Vegas was the scene of an elaborate launch party for the World Jewelry Center, a proposed one-million-square-foot project that combines 55-plus story tower for the jewelry trade, a three-story gems and jewelry retail center and museum, and luxury residential suites.

Among the guests at the event held Oct. 25 inside a tent on the property were jewelry and gem industry officials representing the first 10 companies that signed letter-of-intent to occupy the building, American Gem Society representatives (who signed a letter-of-intent to occupy the WJC earlier in the day), and local Las Vegas and Nevada officials who are backing the project.


Taria Spector of Robert Wan Tahiti, Alex Grizenko of Lucent Diamonds, and Alan Friedman of Alan Friedman Designs.

Las Vegas mayor Oscar Goodman, Joyce Boyajian, and Bill Boyajian of WJC.

Ruth Batson of AGS, Dawn Gibbons, governor-elect of Nevada Jim Gibbons, Mark Smelzer of JCK, and Cindy Ramsey of AGS.

Developer Robert Zarnegin of Probity International, Las Vegas mayor Oscar Goodman, and Bill Boyajian of WJC.
Taria Spector of Robert Wan Tahiti, Alex Grizenko of Lucent Diamonds, and Alan Friedman of Alan Friedman Designs. Las Vegas mayor Oscar Goodman, Joyce Boyajian, and Bill Boyajian of WJC. Ruth Batson of AGS, Dawn Gibbons, governor-elect of Nevada Jim Gibbons, Mark Smelzer of JCK, and Cindy Ramsey of AGS. Developer Robert Zarnegin of Probity International, Las Vegas mayor Oscar Goodman, and Bill Boyajian of WJC.