From the Editor, May 2017



Jewelry and fashion: The two have always had a ­complicated relationship. As late as a decade ago, the idea that fine and fashion jewels could happily coexist was still news to the industry. It took the financial crisis of 2008 to fuse the categories—and we’ve been thanking the fates ever since. In JCK’s first bona fide fashion shoot in ages, we’ve set aside conventional notions of how fine and fashion jewelry differ to promote one all-inclusive message: This season, it’s time to make a statement. Some years are about dainty looks and ­layering—2017 isn’t one of them. That’s something to think about when you head to Vegas next month for the JCK and LUXURY shows (for more on the latter, check out Show Biz). To get the scoop on what product trends retailers are investing in this year, read contributor Kristin Young’s annual preview of the shopping frenzy that i
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