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Ring in Spring

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Spring is in the air. You can’t deny the sense of renewal that comes with the beginning of this beautiful season (even if you’re busy stocking up on Claritin). And with spring comes a desire for brighter colors. The muted tones of winter become a distant memory, put away until November rolls around again (not too soon!). To celebrate, we’ve compiled a selection of beautifully hued rings straight from our LUXURY exhibitors. From perfect pastels to dazzlingly vivid tones, these will make you feel alive again, in sync with the season’s blooming flowers, replenishing rains, and long-awaited sunshine. See them…


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Introducing the 2018 LUXURY Design Awards

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In 2018, LUXURY will introduce an exciting, new, and completely unique Awards program. Created to honor the jewelry designers and manufacturers that exemplify innovation, originality, and excellence in craftsmanship, winners of the awards will be partnered with one of our leading retailers for a special trunk show opportunity. In addition to an exclusive trunk show in partnership with one of the best jewelry retailers the industry has to offer, winners will also receive post-event coverage in JCK Magazine, JCK Online, and in social media. Prizes sound good? They’re better than good! Entering is simple: Select a piece of jewelry you’re…


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Weekend in Review

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Cue the red carpet. The JCK team settled into New York City this past weekend, pleased to be a part of the industry events to kick off the new year. Calendars were booked full of meetings by the Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA), Jewelers’ Security Alliance, the JCK Advisory Board, the Gem Awards, 24 Karat and more.  Such a glamorous and enriching weekend deserves tribute, so here’s a look back at the highlights from our perspective.   JCK Advisory Board The JCK Advisory Board, comprised of prominent industry suppliers, retailers and association leaders, gathered in New York to discuss important updates…


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Designer Brand for the Modern, Elegant Woman

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East coast based designer brand JeweLyrie is thrilled to bring their fine jewelry line to Jewelry Industry’s Winter Oasis for the first time. Huan Wang, the artist behind JeweLyrie, designs contemporary fine jewelry to enhance modern women’s elegance. With a free spirit and dreams of forging her way on a creative path, Huan’s love of metalsmithing combined with her formal training in fashion design led to the creation of a contemporary collection that is infused with a sense of movement and grace. Passionate about ballet, her works’ identifying characteristic is a twist that was inspired by a dancer’s pirouette. She…


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Full Circle with Maria Aguirre of Benold’s Jewelers

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As the new owner of Benold’s Jewelers in Austin, TX, Maria Aguirre certainly has her work cut out for her. The business, founded in 1929, was family-owned for most of its lifespan and then sold in 2006 to its manager at the time, Milton Doolittle. It was in 2017 that Aguirre—already an employee of Benold’s—purchased the store. Below, we talk with her about longevity, keeping stock, and looking forward to the new year. JCK: Give us some background about how you got into the jewelry business. Maria Aguirre: I have owned Benold’s Jewelers since June 2017, but I have been…


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