Three words grace the glass wall of Martin Bunting’s office: truth, transparency, and teamwork. As the recently appointed CEO of Calgary-based ammolite jewellery company, Korite, he is tasked with growing the brand in North America, Europe, and Asia. And he’s relying on truth, transparency, and teamwork to help him do that—or “move Korite to 2.0 from the 1.0 stage it was at,” as he puts it.
Welcome to Las Vegas, land of neon lights, Lady Luck, and for the next week, home to the jewellery industry, as it gathers for JCK Las Vegas and Couture.
As the main buying events for North American retailers, the shows are packed with thousands of new lines.
It’s that time of year again when the jewellery industry jets off to Las Vegas, the land of neon lights and Lady Luck. But before you head to the casino or to catch the latest production of Cirque du Soleil, there’s some shopping to do at JCK Las Vegas and Couture.
Reena Ahluwalia has worked exclusively with natural diamonds her entire career. So it may come as a bit of a surprise that she would create a designer line featuring lab-grown diamonds. Not so, when you think about it, says the Toronto-based designer from her booth at JCK Las Vegas.
You won’t need Lady Luck to stumble across the must-haves of the season when making the rounds at JCK Las Vegas and Couture. It’s that time of year when Canadians head to Sin City to get a jump on the year’s hottest trends, laying the groundwork for what is hoped to be a successful holiday shopping season.
As the biggest jewellery buying event in North America, the Vegas shows appeared to confirm an improving consumer landscape, particularly for high-end goods. Busy aisles and a flurry of activity in exhibitor booths signalled a positive outlook, with everything from black rhodium to gemstone slices to two-tone rose and white gold jewellery enticing retailers to stock up.