Retailers heading to JCK las Vegas are looking for edgy designers and lots of color. but, as always, they plan to keep fully stocked with classics like (say it with us!) diamond studs. Americans seem to be in a sunny mood this year, and their appetite for fine jewelry appears to be on the rise. At the same time, there is also an underlying trend—small unpredictable swings at odd times of the year—that store owners are finding harder to explain. Ahead of LUXURY, which runs June 2–8, and JCK Las Vegas, June 5–8, both at Mandalay Bay Convention Center (a new, slightly later date pattern to account for the Shavuot holiday), JCK spoke with a handful of fine jewelry retailers across the country to take the temperature of the industry, assess what’s on buyers’ shopping lists, and divine their business forecasts for the second half of 2017. Overall, the feedback was positive.