Friday, January 10, 2014

#TucsonGemShow - JCK - The New Kid In The Desert Part One

This year JCK Tucson opens the doors to its inaugural at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort, a AAA 4-Diamond property, hosting 120 exhibitors, featuring luxury, silver, fashion, bridal, designers and welcoming over 3,000 buyers from around the globe.

Photos are of the hotel and property of the JW Marriott Tucson  
Daily themes will highlight each product category, and which Show Specials will be offered.This is a great way to plan you days in Tucson - the daily themes are:

Sunday, February 2
               3:00 PM – SuperBowl JCK Kick-Off

               Salud Terrace

Monday, February 3

               Shop the finished jewelry themed days for the ideal bookends to your week in 
               Tucson—uncover new lines and explore the latest trends to complete your shopping

Tuesday, February 4

               Discover the latest trends and affordable collections as colors, textures, and new
               materials are brought to life by our exhibitors presenting fashion jewelry products.

Wednesday, February 5
               THEME: SILVER

               Find an array of fine silver jewelry, accessories and more as we bring one of the 
               most popular areas on the JCK Las Vegas show floor to Tucson.
Thursday, February 6 (two themes)
               THEME: DESIGN

               From ornate products and new techniques to custom pieces and twists on classic 
               styles—JCK Tucson’s designers are sure to provide you with an assortment of 
               collections that will entice even the most unique customer.

               THEME: LUXURY               Every day, shop luxury for high-end jewelry designers and well-known brands 
               whose collections, elegance, and craftsmanship are sure to exceed all expectations.

Friday, February 7
               THEME: BRIDAL

               The cornerstone of every store—bridal products at JCK Tucson offer a wide 
               selection of both the latest trends and classics in engagement sets, wedding bands, 
               and semi-mounts, at all price points to present your customers with the perfect 
               pieces for that special time in their lives.

Saturday, February 8

               Shop our finished jewelry themed days for the ideal bookends to your week in 
               Tucson—uncover new lines and explore the latest trends to complete your shopping 
Pre-registered buyers including Ben Bridge Jewelers, Seattle, WA, Pave Fine Jewelry, Oakland, CA, Reeds Jewelers, Wilmington, NC, Jewelry By Design, Woodbridge, VA, and Hamra Jewelers, Scottsdale, AZ, to name a few, are getting ready to see the newest products as seasoned JCK and LUXURY exhibitors are abuzz with excitement for the launch of the new show!

If you aren't staying at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort there are some really great events that JCK has added to the schedule...brilliant opportunities to escape the crazy hectic pace of the shows...each day head out and join these easy startups and wind downs.

Start your day with...
6:30 AM – Southwest Trekking Hiking Tour of Sonora Desert
Leave from JW Marriott Starr Pass lobby

7:00 AM – Mitakuye Oyasin Morning Ritual
Salud Terrace
Begin your day by reflecting on the connection we all have with nature and each other, finding focus and creating lasting memories. In a ritual that is centuries old, you will have the opportunity to make your intentions known to the universe through the traditional burning of sage.

...and wind down while making new friends!
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM – JCK Happy Hour
Salud Terrace

6:00 PM - 6:30 PM – The Legend of Arriba Arajo – Tequila Toast
Salud Terrace
This is the perfect way to celebrate with old friends and create new ones - “we are all related."

Along with all the Fabulous Exhibitors - there are several Industry support companies at JCK Tucson - from the American Gem Society and Jewelers Mutual Insurance to Jewelers for Children.

Qualifications for Registration

  • If your company has been approved to attend a JCK event (JCK Las Vegas, LUXURY, JCK Toronto, LUXURY PrivĂ© New York, LUXURY PrivĂ© Panama) within the last 3 years you will be automatically approved.
  • If this is your first time attending or your company has changed, we request that you provide the additional information listed below.
If you do not meet the above qualifications, you must provide the following:
  • Copy of your business license or sales tax certificate
  • Copies of itemized invoices from two different suppliers of finished jewelry or jewelry related products within the past year
...and last but not least - Getting There!
JCK Tucson will be providing shuttle service to three key locations:
           Downtown Tucson - Palo Verde - AGTA GemFair
Visit the other 38 shows or just find a great bar or restaurant Downtown! Shuttles will run ever 30 minutes beginning at 8:30 am, the last shuttle leaves the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort at 6:00 pm.

Shuttle Stops Include:

Downtown Tucson                                      Palo Verde 
Simpson Street                                                Michigan Street
                                                                            Tucson Expo CenterAGTA GemFair- Tucson Conv. Ctr 

Look for Part Two where we take a look at some of the amazing brands at JCK Tucson.

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