Social Diary, JCK and Luxury 2019: Sands, Man!

Whether the venue was a homecoming or a new adventure, the shows were their usual six-day whirlwind of meetings, shopping, and (social) networking

Photographs by Camilla Sjodin

Blogger Kristine AgabaianBlogger Kristine Agabaian (@krischerie) peruses the Greek Jewels section.

IBM robot PepperNew York retailer June Nam (l.) meets Pepper the IBM robot in the Plumb Club.

Global Gemstone sortingSorting stones in the new Global Gemstone neighborhood

Rayaz TakatTakat’s Rayaz Takat surrounded by some of his company’s sensational sapphires and emeralds

Jack Gabriel Victoria Gomelsky Dominick GabrielGabriel & Co.’s Jack (l.) and Dominick Gabriel fete Gabriel & Co.’s 30th-anniversary book, penned by JCK’s own editor-in-chief, Victoria Gomelsky.

Mariana and Lorena BobadillaMexican designers Mariana and Lorena Bobadilla help celebrate JCK’s 150th.

American Watchmakers Clockmakers Institute classroomInside the American Watchmakers–Clockmakers Institute’s mobile classroom

Le Vian boothAll smiles and brisk business in the Le Vian ballroom at Luxury

Pedro HernandezExhibitor Pedro Hernandez strikes his best angelic pose.

Yancy Weinrich at keynoteReed Exhibitions senior VP Yancy Weinrich takes in Botswana President Mokgweetsi
Masisi’s keynote.

KicksBySammy artThe made-for-JCK art by KicksBySammy was a popular Instagram spot.

David BouffardSignet exec David Bouffard catches up on the day’s news.

Natalie Ghanimian Nisha Jain Brigid BrumbyNatalie Ghanimian, Nisha Jain, and Brigid Brumby enjoy a Luxury afternoon snack.

David Prager Stephen LussierDe Beers’ David Prager and Forevermark’s Stephen Lussier applaud Masisi.

Ainsley SkopikAinsley Skopik of Kindler’s Gem Jewelers in Waco, Texas, shops the Stuller booth.

Donald CopeDonald Cope of Hawaiian Trading Post in Lawai, Hawaii, feels the bead at JIS Exchange.

Sara KazimiWhy do you JCK, Sara Kazimi? According to the note the Beverly Hills, Calif., retailer  left, “Love.”

Deejay at JCKHey, Mr. DJ, put a record on!