August 13, 2007 10:00 ET

Applications for the 2008 JCK Show ~ Las Vegas Design Center Are Now Being Accepted

NORWALK, CT--(Marketwire - August 13, 2007) - JCK Events are searching for jewelry designers to participate in the 2008 Design Center at the JCK Show ~ Las Vegas. The Design Center will provide a warm, inviting environment for a small selection of designer-owned companies with similar artistic product and marketing missions; as well as offer retail buyers an organized and varied assortment of designer jewelry expertise and products from all facets of the design jewelry world.

To participate in the Design Center, companies must complete the 2008 Design Center Application and return it with six (6) digital images and any support materials (press kit, photos, marketing materials, and catalogs). Applications can be found online at The deadline for submission is October 12, 2007.

Once all applications have been received they will be reviewed by a jury of industry members including designers, retailers and other trade representatives who have experience in evaluating the design of fine jewelry. Overall appearance, originality, and salability are what will be taken into consideration. Following the jury, all available booths will be assigned based on the results of the jury tally. This year's Jury will take place in November 2007 and results will be announced the first week in December. Applicants will be contacted within two weeks following the jury tally.

In addition, the Jury will also choose The Rising Stars, which offers several designers the chance to make their debut in the fine jewelry market.

The 17th Annual JCK Show ~ Las Vegas will run Friday, May 30 through Tuesday, June 3, 2008 at the Sands Expo Center/Venetian Resort Hotel Casino. JCK Events are produced by JCK, the leading producer of trade events in the fine jewelry industry and include JCK Toronto: August 12-14, 2007 in the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Ontario, Canada; the 6th Annual Swiss Watch by JCK: May 30 through June 3, 2008 at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino; the 9th Annual LUXURY by JCK and the 2nd Annual PREMIERE: May 27 -29, 2008 at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino; and JCK New Delhi: July 4-6, 2008 at the Pragati Maidan Exhibition Centre in India. For more information on any of JCK Events, please visit us at or call 1-800-257-3626.

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