April 02, 2007 14:49 ET

The 2007 Design Center at the JCK Show - Las Vegas

100 Designer Companies and 7 Rising Stars to Be Featured

NORWALK, CT -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 2, 2007 -- The 16th annual JCK Show - Las Vegas will offer a wonderful array of talented designers who will be featured in the 2007 Design Center. Jewelry retailers from around the world will have the opportunity to source 100 established, up and coming designer companies who will showcase an assortment of designs and styles that represent all facets of the designer jewelry world. The JCK Show - Las Vegas is taking place June 1-5, 2007 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center/Venetian Hotel Resort Casino and the Las Vegas Convention Center. The Design Center will be located on level 2 of the Sands Expo Center.

For the first time, The Design Center will be featured during the JCK Las Vegas Annual Welcome Reception taking place on June 1 from 7 pm - 9:30 pm in the Pallazzo Ballroom at the Venetian Hotel Resort Casino. The Design Center exhibitors will have a designated area to showcase their products, providing attendees with a sneak preview and sampling of the collections on display while enjoying cocktails and hors d'oeuvres with the JCK community.

"I encourage retailers to stop by and see many of the new designers exhibiting this year including established companies to the up-an-coming artists," stated Wendy Osborn, Design Center Sales Executive, JCK Events. "Do your shopping with a cappuccino in hand -- and afterwards, put your feet up in our lounge with an Orangetini! It will certainly be a relaxing experience."

On Sunday, June 3 at 2:30 pm, fifty retailers will be honored for their lasting excellence at selling designer jewelry during The Designer Retailer Awards and Ceremony. The top five retailers will receive special recognition. The list of Top 50 will be voted on by the members of the Design Center who will take into consideration the retailer's ongoing success at marketing, displaying and selling designer jewelry.

The following designers will be part of a special Rising Star section of the Design Center Pavilion. The Rising Stars are a unique group of designers who will make their jewelry trade show debut.

--  Beth McElhiney - (Martha's Vineyard, MA) Fine Celtic and Edwardian
    collections of jewelry pieces blending sterling silver, 18k and 22k gold
    with pearls and semi precious stones. Bold color combinations work in
    tandem with heavy metal worked with ancient patterns incorporating ancient
    alchemical and runic symbols.
--  BlumLux - (Naples, Florida) A hot new men's jewelry line created in
    one and two tone 18k gold with diamonds and precious gemstones, this
    innovative collection of pendants, rings, earrings and cufflinks has a rock
    star edge with a beat to suit any style.
--  Chintemani - (Istanbul, Turkey) Designer Aynur Guven has created a
    brand new concept in a modern approach to the historical aesthetique. She
    has designed two collections: "Inheritance of the Empires" and "Three Faces
    of Istanbul." Both collections are drawn by her by examining the works of
    art of Istanbul.
--  Naphom & Co. - (New York City) offers unique jewelry, blending the
    ancient traditions and art of jewelry making with contemporary design from
    around the world. Only the finest gems and the full array of semi-precious
    stones are used.
--  Sharon Loeff Designs - (Scottsdale, AZ) has a patent pending for
    convertible jewelry mounting which includes a base having front and rear
    surfaces. The base also includes side walls to which are pivotally mounted
    two hoops.
--  Timothy Meier Design - (San Diego, CA) is dedicated to the finest in
    jewelry for men. This distinctive collection incites a primal aesthetic
    that resonates with Gen X -- give or take 10 years.  The jewelers handcraft
    each piece to withstand a man's everyday wear and in return grant him
    respect, even a little envy.
--  Tracy Matthews Designs, Inc. - (New York City) has been experimenting
    with combining color with metal, planting the seed for her future
Retailers can enter the Design Center Raffle for a chance to win a $2,500 Merchandise Credit to put toward any order placed with a Design Center Exhibitor. Each Design Center exhibitor will provide retailers who commit to spending $2,500 one additional signed raffle entry. Raffle tickets will be issued as follows: one per retailer per Design Center exhibitor. To qualify, all orders need to be firm orders for at least $2,500 and cannot be "hold for confirmation" orders. Raffle drawing to take place on Tuesday, June 5th at 1 pm. Winner does not need to be present to win and will be posted on JCK Show Web site.

In addition, enjoy cappuccino and biscotti throughout the Show and after 4 pm stop by the Design Center Bar for a signature Orangetini. Don't forget to visit the Design Center Concierge desk to make an onsite appointment with Design Center exhibitors.


The JCK Show - Las Vegas is produced by JCK, the leading producer of trade events in the fine jewelry industry. The series of 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. The JCK Show - Las Vegas will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Sands Expo & Convention Center/The Venetian Hotel Resort Casino, Friday, June 1 through Tuesday, June 5, 2007. In addition to The JCK Show - Las Vegas, other upcoming JCK Events include LUXURY by JCK/PREMIERE (by invitation-only) to be held at The Venetian Hotel Resort Casino, Tuesday, May 29 through Thursday, May 31; Swiss Watch by JCK to be held at the Venetian Hotel Resort Casino from Friday, June 1 through Tuesday, June 5, 2007; 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 the JCK Events, visit or simply call 1-800-257-3626.

Contact Information

  • For additional information, contact:
    Amy Riemer
    Media Relations, JCK Events
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