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Black in Jewelry Coalition Returns to JCK Las Vegas with Diverse Collective

New York— The Black in Jewelry Coalition (BIJC) is bringing its BIJC Collective back to Las Vegas, showcasing four Black-owned jewelry brands at JCK Las Vegas and JCK Luxury.

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Attendees can find Eleora Gems, Jevela, and Simone I. Smith at booth 10042 at JCK Las Vegas, while Dorian Webb will be at stand D116 at JCK Luxury.

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Simone I. Smith and Dorian Webb are returning exhibitors, while Eleora Gems and Jevela join the collective for the first time this year.

“Each designer brings a unique perspective and expertise to the collective, offering an eclectic range of designs to suit every taste and style,” BIJC stated.

Eleora Gems, a Zambia-based company, creates fine jewelry using locally sourced materials and gemstones from Zambia and the South African region. Led by CEO and Head of Design Mukosha Mulenga, the company emphasizes ethical sourcing and community impact, working with small-scale miners who practice safe mining methods and ensure fair compensation.

Jevela, founded by designer Jessenia Landrum in 2019, crafts “unique and playful” designs for everyday wear. Initially a demi-fine brand, Jevela has expanded into the fine jewelry space. Landrum, inspired by nature, architecture, and storytelling, encourages customers to wear her pieces as symbols of their personal journeys. She has been recognized by the Natural Diamond Council’s Emerging Designers Diamonds Initiative and received BIJC’s “Rising Star” Award.

Simone I. Smith, founded by Simone Smith, also a recipient of BIJC’s “Rock the Jewels” Award, will present her latest collection, “Simone I. Smith x Misa Hylton ‘Denim & Diamonds’.” BIJC praised her work for encapsulating empowerment and self-expression, resonating with individuals seeking bold statements and embracing their unique stories.

Dorian Webb, another participant in the Natural Diamond Council’s Emerging Designers Diamonds Initiative, will showcase her designs at JCK Luxury. Her pieces, crafted in 18-karat gold and diamonds, celebrate African American culture, women, and the beauty of connection. BIJC described her creations as thought-provoking, sharing stories and making bold statements.

The BIJC was also a recipient of an annual grant from the JCK Industry Fund Committee, which supports organizations that can significantly improve the jewelry industry.

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