If you’ve been keeping track, then you know that there’s one final piece of my Vegas jewelry adventure that I haven’t shared with you yet. Today, I’m delighted to share with you my favorite finds from JCK Las Vegas.
The JCK Las Vegas show is the largest of the Vegas jewelry week shows. It’s titillatingly enormous. If I had an extra week to spend just there I still don’t think I could have seen everything.
Since I had a limited amount of time, I prioritized two things: visiting designers I loved from afar but hadn’t met in person yet, and checking out the JCK Las Vegas Rising Stars section, because I love seeing and supporting new talent.
Ayva jewelry was very high on my list of brands I love but haven’t seen in person yet, and I’m happy to tell you that both designer Priyanka and her lovely designs were a delight.
The two rings above are from her newest, floral-inspired collection, and I could not get enough of them. Especially the pink and blue one – a color scheme I have a particular weakness for.
Speaking of Ayva’s irresistible color schemes – please have a gander at this necklace. Its deceptively simple silhouette holds a combination of purple amethyst, green tourmaline, and diamonds in yellow gold, the different gem shapes combined in an interesting way. A beautiful piece that couldn’t possibly be easier to wear.
Priyanka also adorned Ayva jewelry’s booth at JCK Las Vegas with a handmade floral backdrop, which I thought was such a creative, wonderful touch indicative of the brand’s overall energy and innovative spirit. Thanks for letting me touch all of your jewelry, Priyanka!
You know I’m a Doryn Wallach fan – I’ve featured her work several times – but JCK Las Vegas was the first time I actually saw any of Doryn’s work in person. The gorgeous rings above, which just won a JCK Editor’s Choice Award, are some of her newest.
This agate, South Sea pearl, and diamond pendant was my favorite of Doryn’s 2016 collection and meeting it in IRL was only solidified my love for it. Such a cool design, with the most satisfactory weight to it when worn.
Doryn Wallach’s classic Gladiator ring in diamond, blue sapphires, coral, and pearl.
Arya Esha is another brand that I’ve featured but rarely seen in person. I fell hard for this little rainbow moonstone pendant: a deceptively simple piece, so perfectly designed that you don’t even realize at first how much thought must have gone into it. You need to see it move to understand the stone, so here’s mini video from my Instagram instead of a photo.
I’m obsessed with these versatile Dana Bronfman pendants from the Diamonds Go Downtown collection. They can be worn horizontally, vertically, or in any other way, with the chain threaded through the holes in the cylindrical pendants. Available with diamonds or without, shown here in yellow gold and black rhodium plated sterling silver.
They remind me of pasta, or water droplets, or the moon. I can’t stop looking at them.
Another new design from Dana Bronfman. These earrings are a great example of the fascinating, dynamic visual experience I’ve come to expect from this great young designer. The long, dangling enhancers on the bottom of these earrings are detachable; it’s multiple looks in one.
Please enjoy the visual feast of the Yael Designs Sentience bracelet.
This glorious thing features a 7 carat tanzanite set directly into a 26 carat carved aquamarine, accented by oodles of diamonds and moonstones. Glorious.
A beautiful gold floral ear cuff and labrodorite necklace on the lovely Judi Powers. I both the kind and luminous Judi – one of the most consistently friendly and kind women you could ever hope to chat with on a jewelry show floor – and her fresh, organic designs.
These beautifully textured bangles and bands are some of Judi Powers’ newest work. I cannot possible overstate how much I love them. Luxury materials made easy to wear, with that delectable texture. These pieces are such winners.
From the perfect daily piece to the high-glamour showstopper: how gorgeous are these earrings by Setare? Deep blue sapphires with bright white and yellow diamonds.
Beauties by Sylvie Collection! This brand has such fresh, fun contemporary bridal options, and a really fantastic collection of fashion diamond pieces.
This is the seriously badass and beautiful barbed wire ring, by the equally badass and beautiful Wendy Brandes. I love, love, love this piece. It’s so light, despite its boldness, and its clean, firm lines and negative space make just the right statement.
This is a piece from Wendy Brandes‘ Maneater collection, the Taxi and Passenger ring. I don’t need to tell you that this piece is adorable and beautifully made: I’m pretty sure that’s obvious.
This ring also has a secret. You should really read this post on Wendy’s blog for a close-up look at all of this piece’s tiny details.
These beautiful earrings are by Blackbird and the Snow – a brand I intend to pay close attention to in the future, based on what I saw from them at JCK Las Vegas.
The distinctive design you’re admiring here is actually real butterfly wings – sustainably and ethically harvested – set among luminous Oregon sunstone. Aren’t they dreamy?
These two star pendants are also by Blackbird and the Snow. They’re set with faceted moonstones, which catch the light with an otherworldly glow. I’m dying to add one of these to my own collection, but I can’t decide which I love more.
Oh how I love these earrings from Campbellian Collection. The colors, the whispers of empty space between the central gems and the diamond outline, the stones popping against the dark metal. They’re just wonderful.
And one more pair from the brilliant Bella of Campbellian Collection, because I can’t resist her vibrant, joyful work. Red spinel and opal here, combined to glorious effect.
Also: there were jewelry cleaning stations in the bathroom. Only at JCK Las Vegas!
Thanks for joining me on this jewelry safari!! I hope you enjoyed seeing my finds from my first ever Vegas jewelry week as much as I enjoyed showing them to you. I’m headed to NYC for some more shows later this month, so get ready to see some more posts like this soon.