5 Issues I’m Trying Ahead to in Vegas – JCK

If you happen to’re gearing up for Jewellery Week in Las Vegas, then you definitely too could have spent the vacation weekend finalizing your plans and packing. The annual occasion has as soon as once more come round, and I’m already mentally on the present flooring.

Whereas I end checking my lists right here at dwelling earlier than jetting off to Las Vegas, listed here are 5 issues which have me hotly anticipating my arrival in Sin Metropolis this yr.

Ralf Mezger ring
Ring in 14k yellow gold with peridot, citrine, and 0.17 ct. t.w. diamonds, $2,000; Ralf Mezger

Seeing the Newest Designs

Okay, Captain Apparent may have written this primary merchandise, however that doesn’t make it unfaithful. Taking within the latest pieces is among the nice pleasures of Las Vegas Jewellery Week, as a result of lots of the new jewels can paint an image of our present time interval. Final yr was all about massive, daring, and colourful—a celebratory salute to popping out of a pandemic and rejoicing in life (with whimsical, upscale items like bejeweled fairies and oversize animals in addition). Will this yr see extra of the identical, or are different parts prominently poised to affect 2023’s choices?

Lauren K heart rings
Rings in 18k yellow gold with heart-shape sapphires, $4,395–$4,460; Lauren K

Pattern Looking

Whereas the latest collections are likely to go hand-in-hand with in-vogue types, I’m not simply keen to hunt out the most recent in-demand items (although that’s a completely pleasurable expertise). I’m additionally searching for tendencies which are much less predicted than the inevitable rows of curateable pendants, charms, and earrings, along with what I think will probably be a rise in sterling silver choices. The present flooring in 2022 had a number of locations to ogle Montana sapphires and sleeping magnificence turquoise—two of the present’s largest gemstone tendencies. What would be the gem of 2023? One thing inexperienced, maybe, or Barbie-esque pink? I can’t wait to search out out.

Increasing Our Data

Regardless of how nicely learn, studied, or skilled one is in our business, there’s at all times a possibility to study one thing new. I really feel like I come out of each JCK Talks panel armed with extra info that may assist me as an editor to ask higher questions, search extra in-demand product, and get additional acquainted with present retailer points. Certainly one of my favourite academic classes final yr was on client vogue, and I extremely anticipate attending this Friday’s panel, moderated by JCK‘s personal Amy Elliott. Be ready to find out about present and future calls for in vogue and the way they align with our business from the factors of view of those that have a deal with on them—influencer Beth Jones of B. Jones Type, eco-conscious stylist and content material creator Cassandra Dittmer, and Nicholas Hyatt of the Ping Pong Ring web site. I’ll be overlaying the panel for Saturday’s Present Each day report, so search for that to come back as nicely.

Ounce Collection drop earrings
Drop earrings in 18k white gold with 12.98 cts. t.w. diamonds, worth on request; Ounce Collection

Massive, Massive Diamonds

Look, everybody loves an Instagram second, and images of me sporting massive honking diamond jewels whereas I fake to be Beyoncé are the one issues I’ve to rival cute footage of my children. And since I don’t have the real-life funds of Beyoncé, occasions just like the JCK present provide the superior alternative to briefly play gown up with million-dollar jewels from designers everywhere in the world. The place else are you able to try this?! With freshly painted nails and thoroughly deliberate necklines, I plan on taking sufficient diamond footage to carry me over till 2024.

Getting Dressed!

Talking of necklines: Although many attendees gained’t discover it novel to placed on grown-up garments and socialize with different adults, I spend my days with two younger kids, often in apparel that has been stained in one thing I worry won’t ever be eliminated. So along with dousing myself in spectacular diamonds, I’m very a lot wanting ahead to easily a little bit little bit of wanting good and feeling good. And since 2023 is the yr we’re all sporting sneakers to the reveals (hallelujah!), I do know precisely what I’ll have on my ft.

High: Earrings in platinum with 5.46 cts. t.w. Asscher-cut purple garnet, 0.85 ct. t.w. Asscher-cut spinel, and 0.71 ct. t.w. diamonds, $18,000; Omi Privé

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