May 31, 2007 11:47 ET

From Howie Mandel to Presentations by W Magazine, Jewelry Retailers Continue to Build Relationships During LUXURY by JCK/PREMIERE

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - May 31, 2007) - Hundreds of the industry's best high-end independent retailers from Bernie Robbins Fine Jewelry to Zadok have enjoyed upscale events and evening entertainment including a wonderful performance by Comedian Howie Mandel who brought down the house at a standing room only event for LUXURY by JCK/PREMIERE exhibitors and retailers.

Retailers who have been in attendance during the first two days of LUXURY/PREMIERE, represented Bernie Robbins Fine Jewelry, Borsheim's, Clarkson Jewelers, Hyde Park Jewelers, London Jewelers, Long's Jewelers, Lux Bond Green, Moretti's Fine Jewelry, Tivol Inc., Traditional Jewelers, Treiber & Straub, Wixon Jewelers and Zadok Jewelers.

The second day of the event started with an enlightening presentation about the luxury goods market and the affluent consumer by Jim Clarkin, Executive Director of W Magazine. During his presentation, Insights 2007: Trends in the Fine Jewelry and Watch Category, Clarkin said, "We are fortunate to be living in prosperous times where the rich are getting richer, which is the foundation of many of our businesses. US Millionaires make up 8% of all households and 2/3 of all spending in the country. This is your market, and there are lessons to learn on how to attract these affluent, stylish and passionate consumers that we call The Originals."

There was tremendous excitement on the LUXURY by JCK Salon floor when Dame Elizabeth Taylor visited the House of Taylor Jewelry booth to debut her new line for the company. "Dame Elizabeth is to jewelry what the Beatles are to music, incomparable. We are honored that Dame Elizabeth and Kathy Ireland are so committed to our company in such a powerful way," said Jack Abramov, President of House of Taylor Jewelry.

Jeff Post, Owner of Gem Platinum and organizer of the PREMIERE Event, said, "We are ecstatic about the launch of this event, the success is beyond our expectations. What makes the exhibitors happy is for them to be writing business, and if you look around, everyone is thrilled, they are writing a lot of business." Jeff added that Mark Udell, Owner of London Jewelers was at PREMIERE and commented, "You did it right, it's wonderful to see so many companies under one roof, making it so much more convenient for the retailers."

On Thursday, May 31, the breakfast keynote presentation will be delivered by the inspirational speaker Bryan Dodge who will present "How to be a Better Salesperson and Better You." The Salon Collection will open at 10 am with Cigar Rolling and Wine Tasting at 3 pm and a closing reception at 6 pm being sponsored by American Gem Society.

On Friday, June 1st, The 16th Annual JCK Show ~ Las Vegas will open at the Sands Expo & Convention Center/Venetian Hotel Resort Casino and for the first time at the Las Vegas Convention Center, where an additional 400 exhibiting companies will be displaying their products and services. The JCK Show - Las Vegas will host approximately 3,400 exhibitors, 21,000 retailers and offer several spectacular events including a high energy opening night celebration, an incredible Keynote Presentation by Suzanne Somers, the Design Center featuring Seven New Rising Stars, dozens of specialty pavilions including the "VicenzaOro Pavilion at JCK," several special networking events and fundraising benefits, and ten tracks of educational sessions.

The 5th Annual Swiss Watch by JCK will be held in The Venetian Hotel Resort Casino from Friday, June 1st until Tuesday, June 5th. Swiss Watch by JCK is a collection of the worlds most illustrious and legendary Swiss watch brands including Baume & Mercier, Bulgari, Christian Dior, Chopard, Ebel, Hermes, Hublot, IWC, Maurice Lacroix, Tag Heuer and others. The industry's elite retailers are invited to this unique opportunity to build business relationships in a private and exclusive setting -- by appointment only.


The series of JCK Events in Las Vegas are produced by JCK, the leading producer of trade events in the fine jewelry industry. The JCK Events are designed to serve the worldwide jewelry industry by offering the most comprehensive and complete buying and selling opportunities on a business-to-business basis. Other upcoming events include JCK New Delhi to be held July 7-10, 2007 at the Pragati Maidan Exhibition Centre in New Delhi, India and Jewellery World Expo to be held August 12-14, 2007 in the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. For more information on any of JCK Events, please visit us at or simply call 1-800-257-3626.

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