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Bridging the Gap with the Accessories Council

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We are excited to welcome the Accessories Council back to JCK for its second year. The Accessories Council is a not-for-profit international trade organization on a mission to stimulate consumer awareness and demand for fashion-accessory products. It sponsors educational seminars, networking and social media events, seasonal trend reports, marketing and advertising co-op initiatives, design and marketing awards for area fashion students, an annual silent auction, and the esteemed black-tie ACE Awards gala, an annual tribute to the leaders of the industry. The Accessories Council represents over 280 of the biggest brands in the fashion industry and is a must-visit destination…


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#JCKBound: The JCK Team is Gearing Up for Las Vegas!

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JCK Las Vegas is right around the corner, and we can’t contain our excitement! We interviewed our very own Yancy Weinrich, Senior Vice President, Kate Nellis, Special Events and Conference Manager, and Hannah Connorton, Retailer Accounts Manager about how they are preparing for the show, what they are most looking forward to, and some insider trade show survival tips! Yancy Weinrich Senior Vice President, Reed Jewelry Group Where is your favorite place to eat in Las Vegas? There are so many great ones to choose from. Maestro’s is definitely at the top of the list. How do you prepare for…


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Full Circle with Grace Terezian and Angela Karaguezian, Kirk Kara

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LUXURY designer, Kirk Kara, is a family-owned brand that had its beginnings over a century ago. The company has been passed down from fathers to sons for four generations, and we were lucky enough to catch up with the first daughters to ever take over the business, Grace Terezian and Angela Karaguezian. A highly renowned brand, Kirk Kara has won the most prestigious award in the bridal category, the Jeweler’s Choice Award, ten years in a row. We were eager to hear why they both decided to join the family business, what inspires them, and why they’re excited to be…


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JCK Spotlight Retail Feature: Cheri Swan, Something Silver

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We recently had the opportunity to chat with Cheri Swan, the owner of the retail store Something Silver. Cheri graduated from UCLA with plans to go into marketing, but quickly decided that she wanted something more than a traditional office job. She first dipped her toes in the retail pool at the Gap, where she was a manager at the store level for a few years, and then began working with an old friend for a much smaller retail store that sold high-end accessories and sterling silver jewelry. Finally, Cheri took a risk and moved to Seattle to start her…


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Full Circle With Ann Ko, Liven Co.

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Ann Ko, the third-generation creative director/designer of Liven Co. jewelry, was actually once on the path to becoming a doctor! We’re thankful she changed her mind and decided to pursue gemology, because she now makes gorgeous jewelry for us all to enjoy.  Since taking over the family business, which her grandfather started in Taiwan, Ann has designed more contemporary pieces in an effort to stay current and create collections that speak to her.  We chatted with her this week about the inspiration she draws from uncommon places, advice she has for up-and-coming designers, and her own personal style. We’re very…


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