|Outside the entrance of JCK Las Vegas on opening day.|
The first day of JCK Las Vegas, the largest of the nine jewelry tradeshows that set up camp at Sin City, started off slow on May 31 but quickly picked up as buyers filled the aisles of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center during the next two days.
On display was everything under the sun for the jewelry industry, from jewelry-making equipment to finished jewelry from well-known brands and less-familiar names whose pieces fill jewelry store shelves throughout the country.
Below are several examples of some of the jewelry that was available at five-day event. The first nine examples were from a grouping of exhibitors known as the Prestige Promenade—international designers and manufacturers who mostly specialize in high-end jewelry and deal directly with the trade. You may not know their names but you have seen their jewelry. The remaining companies consist of more familiar brand names.
Alexandrite and diamond ring handcrafted with a 2.69 carat oval alexandrite center stone accented with 0.52 carats of round alexandrites and 0.62 carats of brilliant diamond rounds set in platinum by Omi Prive.
A cross of a peacock feather and a fishbone in 18k White gold earrings with round brilliant-cut diamonds and ruby stone studded in and engraved yellow gold by Bapalal Keshavlal.
Blue sapphire pave drop and blue sapphire tassel earrings by Mariani 1878.
18k yellow gold link necklace by Old World Chain.
Emerald hoop earrings in 18k white gold and diamonds by Facet Barcelona.
Earrings featuring a central round diamond surrounded by emeralds and diamond-covered petals in 18k gold by Picchiotti.
Diamonds and white gold petal earrings and ring by Universal Jewellery Design Centre.
Yellow 14k hand-crafted pendant necklace by I. Reiss.
Yellow gold ring covered in colored gemstones by Ramon.
Le Vian Chocolate Cravings ring in rose gold with its trademarked “chocolate” and “vanilla” diamonds set in “strawberry” gold.
From Galatea’s new "Pearlfection" collection, a hand-carved, tear-drop shaped Tahitian pearl set in 14k yellow gold. This piece is one of 20 new styles created by Chi Huynh, founder of Galatea. The pearls take the form of acorns, lotus buds and tulips.
An elaborate yellow and white diamond necklace and matching earrings by L’Dezen.
The iconic Effy Panther in diamonds and emeralds set in 14k rose gold from the brand’s Signature collection.
Love Beads bracelet made of Swarovski crystals by Chamilia.
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