June 2016 Newsletter

Catching Up With JIS.  This community newsletter is dedicated to providing you with industry news, trends, and updates on all things JIS.  Don’t miss out on your chance to Catch Up With Jewelers International Showcase.


THE SCOOP gives you inside access to exciting, interesting, and entertaining JIS exhibitors from around the world. Join us as we sit down with industry leaders and learn things about them you never thought you would!

The Scoop 1In this edition of THE SCOOP, JIS sits down with Caroyln Thamkul, Executive Vice President of Belle Étoile. A longstanding supporter of the JIS brand, Carolyn has been involved in the jewelry industry for as long as she can remember. Join us as we get THE SCOOP from Carolyn.  

1. How did you get started in the jewelry industry?

Like most people in this industry, you're either born into it or fell into it by a happy coincidence! I am a third generation jewelry aficionado, having founded Belle Étoile with my mother Penny and my aunts. My grandfather was a master stone cutter back in Thailand, so I grew up around jewelry from day one. I've been blessed to be a part of this wonderful community for as long as I can remember.

2. How long have you been exhibiting at JIS?

Belle Étoile has been proudly exhibiting with JIS since 2006! This October will be our 10 year anniversary with the show! We have watched JIS grow and blossom, and in turn, JIS and its amazing management team have helped our company flourish!

3. First word that comes to mind when you hear Jewelers International Showcase?

Purple! And teal! That's two words, but when it comes to JIS, you can't help but want to talk about it! The colors of the show symbolize a lot for me. Not only are they my favorite colors, but they symbolize the passion and loyalty of the incredible staff who work tirelessly to create the best experience for their retailers and vendors. When I am on the show floor and I see those purple shirts, it brings a smile to my face because it reminds me constantly of why JIS is one of the best shows in our industry: the people care, the show brings results, and we all have fun doing what we love. And at every show, our whole team has a JIS day where we wear purple or teal because JIS share the same missions that Belle Étoile works towards.

4. What is your favorite summer activity?

At Belle Étoile, we are lucky to be surrounded by music. My husband Bryce -- who is also our Sales Manager -- and I sing acappella, and during the summer, we have the fortunate opportunity to perform in San Francisco with our acappella group. It is a great way to kick back with friends, relax, and sing to our heart's content!

5. What is one food you could eat every day for the rest of your life and why?

Mac 'n Cheese, hands down. However, it might not make life last long, so let's go with sushi.

6. What are you looking forward to the most at JIS Miami October 2016?

I am most looking forward to seeing our great customers and friends, as well as forging new relationships. Meeting in-person with our customers is so important to us and we love the relaxed atmosphere of the show to be able to talk to our customers about how we can help them grow with our new marketing programs we introduce at the show. Additionally, I can't wait to see all the new improvements that JIS adds to the show every year.

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What's NextWHAT'S NEXT

JIS Miami October is only 3 months away, but who's counting! The show is promised to be better than ever with a number of exciting enhancements and updates coming your way. We're most excited about the NEW & IMPROVED floor plan that is debuting at this year's show. We have organized the Show Floor by product category and specialty pavilion making it easier than ever before to shop. Whether you need silver & fashion jewelry or high-end designs, you will find everything you need at JIS Miami October! As an attendee, don't forget to log in to your MY SHOW account once your registration has been approved to search and save exhibitors, create a personalized agenda, and connect with exhibitors before the show to schedule your appointments.

Here is a sneak peek of the updated floor plan and featured pavilions:

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The industry is talking! See what they’re saying about Jewelers International Showcase in the JIS In The News section on our website.

Here are a few featured stories from around the world:

  • JCK
    New JIS Exchange Debuts at Las Vegas Jewelry Week...Read More »
  • Vitrinne De Joia
    Edição da JIS aconteceu pela primeira vez em Las Vegas e encerra com bons resultados...Read More »

Check JIS In The News to see all of the most up to date industry news about your favorite jewelry event.

What's TrendingWHAT'S TRENDING

JIS MobileJewelers International Showcase is moving into a digital world! For JIS Miami October 2016 we will be debuting two very exciting show features – the JIS Mobile App and personalized matchmaking for attendees.
Everything you need for JIS Miami October will be at your fingertips on your mobile device. With the JIS Mobile App, you will be able to:

  • Search and save exhibitors and products
  • Explore the entire Show Floor using the interactive map
  • See your personalized list of vendor recommendations
  • View special events – with times and locations

Enter your information to be notified with the JIS Mobile App is available to be downloaded »

Personalized matchmaking is one of the most exciting new digital additions to the JIS Miami October Show! As a registered attendee, you will receive access to MY SHOW -an exciting complimentary tool that guarantees optimization of your show experience The demographic information you supply during registration will be used to match you with exhibitors offering just what you're looking for! Keep an eye out in your MY SHOW account and via email for exciting new recommendations of brands you can't miss at the show.

More information on how to use My Show »


The NEW JIS Exchange opened its doors during Las Vegas Jewelry week and took Sin City by storm! Featuring more than 120 exhibitors and an impressive array of product categories, JIS Exchange attracted 4,581 trade buyers from around the world. Running alongside and in partnership with JCK, attendees took advantage of the shuttles traveling between events for easy shopping and to stay out of the 100+ degree heat that descended upon Las Vegas that first week of June. The weather was hot and so was the show! Relive Las Vegas Jewelry Week with these amazing on-site photos from JIS Exchange. Take a look…you made a cameo!

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