All JCK's Records

An extraordinary edition of the Vegas event has been archived, with over 17,000 participants and 1,900 exhibitors

The strength of JCK can be seen in the numbers: over 17,300 participants and more than 1,900 exhibitors in around twenty different districts divided between The Venetian and the Venetian Expo, with the AGTA, GEMS and Hong Kong pavilions. An edition that exceeded all expectations, as stated by Sarin Bachmann, vice president of the RX jewelry group and event leader for JCK. "Even in times when there is uncertainty in the jewelry industry, JCK has proven once again that it is the right place for the entire industry to come together to source products, unveil new technologies and strategies, learn, discuss, network and place orders for the remainder of the selling season.” Continuing to make JCK the safest and most secure place to do business was a core mission of this year's show, achieved through enhanced measures, including badge scan validation at every entry and door tracking scan weapons. In parallel with the business, the organization team has developed a highly respectable educational program, that of the JCK Talks lasting for four days with contents divided into courses focused on mainstream themes. The Social Stage is also very dynamic, returning after its extraordinary debut at JCK 2023, a stage animated by content creators and influencers who have been able to involve a large audience.

More specifically, the sustainability talk brought together innovators, leaders and advocates for positive change to discuss a more sustainable future for the jewelry industry. The panel moderated by Dennis Campbell, professor of business administration at Harvard, featured Marie-Claire Daveu, head of sustainability and international affairs at Kering, Dr. M. Sanjayan, CEO of Conservation International, Iris Van Der Veken, Executive Director and General Secretary of Watch & Jewelery Initiative 2030, Melanie Grant, Executive Director, Responsible Jewelry Council, Glenn J. Hansen, Founder and CEO, Reduce 2, Tiffany Stevens, President, CEO and General Counsel, Oversight Committee jewelers and Ann Grimmett, vice president of merchandising, Jared.

In support of inclusion and diversity, the JCK program also featured emerging BIPOC (Black Indigenous, People of Color Movement) designers, while thanks to the collaboration with the WJA it hosted the Generating Community Impact Breakfast focused on the inclusion of disabilities in the jewelry and watchmaking sector. Additionally, emerging designers from The Black in Jewelry Coalition (BIJC) were once again featured at the Design Collective, supported by funding from the JCK Industry Fund. The days of the event highlighted two big sector news: in particular, De Beers announced that it will suspend the protection of laboratory-grown diamonds intended for jewelry and that its Lightbox factory will be handed over to an Element Six subsidiary to become a world-class CVD manufacturing hub. News that goes hand in hand with the launch, also by De Beers, of Diamond Proof, a low-cost synthetic detector made for retailer counters, which will be available at the end of the year. Platinum Guild International USA has made headlines for its new Inoveo platinum alloy, offering the benefits of platinum with the simplicity of white gold.

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