Robyn Hawk - 12/13/2016

via Press Release

JCK Tucson Announces Impressive Vendor Roster, 

Over 2,000 Retailers Expected + The Lure of Tucson


The What: A ‘Winter Oasis’ for the artisan jewelry community, JCK Tucson is a growing boutique show. Against the backdrop of Tucson’s natural beauty and landscape, the show maintains a relaxed and communal feel, with a tight focus on artistry.

The Who: Over 2,000 buyers representing 1,000 of the nation’s top storefronts, including 90 of the nation’s premier design-focused stores including: California’s Talisman Collection, New York’s SOHO Gem and Colorado’s Aspen Jewel Box. These retailers will peruse collections from designers and artisan quality brands, including: Alex Sepkus, Alishan, Asbury Adams, Atelier Zobel, Chinchar Maloney, Elizabeth Garvin, John Atencio, Marcel Roelofs, Pamela Froman, Ron Hami, Suzy Landa, Todd Reed, and many more.

Buyers will also shop the latest offerings in technology and custom mountings from the MJSA Pavilion including: Gemvision (part of Stuller), Techform Advanced Casting, B9Creations and more. In addition to the finest loose gemstone specializing in Opal, Pearl, Turquoise, Burmese Rubies, Emeralds, Sapphires, Diamonds and more. 

The Where: The JW Marriot Starr Pass Resort & Spa in Tucson, AZ, perfectly situated amongst the saguaro-covered foothills of the picturesque Sonoran Desert.

The When: February 1-4, 2017

The Why: JCK Tucson takes place during Tucson Gem Week, providing a relaxed atmosphere for exhibitors and buyers to connect for the first time in the New Year.

Here is what the JCK Tucson community has to say:

“Every year, I look forward to the warmth of Tucson while winter pushes on in Santa Fe. It’s a time to reconnect with old friends, many who have traveled long distances to come to this show in the American southwest. I have my favorites, of course, and the thrill of finding something new and extraordinary keeps me coming back for more. A thank you to JCK for their new vision and for a promising exhibition.” –Allison Barnett, Patina Gallery- Santa Fe, NM

"As the owner of a fine-art jewelry store, I'm excited by the direction JCK Tucson is taking. Some of my top lines will be exhibiting this year--Alex Sepkus, Pamela Froman, and Audrius Krulis, to name three--making the Tucson show a convenient way to shop for both loose color and finished jewelry of originality and quality." –Hanna Cook- Wallace, Studio Jewelers- Madison, WI

“JCK is community, not just a trade show. We look forward to the casual fire side chats, catching up with old friends and meeting new ones. And of course, there’s always something new and unexpected to discover in Tucson… it’s like a true treasure hunt!” –Peter Schmid, Atelier Zobel

Images: Alishan, Asbury Adams, Chinchar Maloney, Pamela Froman, Ron Hami

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