From JCK Las Vegas 2014 to you

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This year’s show started off on a high note since show organizer ReedExpo reported a seven per cent increase in preregistration. Running from May 30 to June 2 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Convention Center, the show was busy as ever, boasting many new trends and designs.

During the Couture Show, held at the Wynn Las Vegas from May 29 to June 2, exhibitors like Gemfields, Chimento, Ivanka Trump, Antonini, Hera, Roberto Coin, 1884 and Stephen Webster showed off an array of luxurious pieces featuring rose gold, amethysts, diamonds and emeralds. We had a chance to personally sit down with TW Steel’s CEO Jordy Cobelens who took us through the brand’s latest pieces and unveiled new marketing initiatives.

JCK Las Vegas boasted a strong Canadian presence, including Giovanni Vaccaro of Beverly Hills Jewellers, Claude Thibaudeau Montreal, Malo Creations, Martin Ross Group, JSN Jewellery Inc., JewelPop Inc., Bcouture, Nishi Pearls – Canadian Gem Inc., Metalsmiths Sterling, and PAJ/ELLE Time & Jewelry to name just a few.

We also had the opportunity to hear Jesper Nielsen’s story – the man behind rising star Endless Jewelry and mega brand Pandora. We also met with Yehouda Saketkhou, the mastermind of Yael Designs; Zaven Ghanimian, marketing director for the renowned Simon G brand; Alberto Petochi, president of 1884 Collection; and Hera Arkarakas of Designs by Hera. CJ

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