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JCK Spotlights: LaserStar Technologies & TechForm Advanced Casting

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LaserStar Technologies According to LaserStar Technologies Corporation, 10 years ago a laser welder was considered a luxury in the jewelry industry. Nowadays, it is a necessity. It comes down to helping jewelers save time and money while still ensuring the highest-quality product. That’s what LaserStar aims to do for the jewelry industry, and it has already revolutionized the way jewelers can design and repair pieces. LaserStar will be making its JCK Tucson debut in the MJSA Pavilion, ready to educate and unveil new technology. We chatted with Communications Director Gail Farias to learn a little bit more about the workings…

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Full Circle With Michael and Catherine Jensen

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Michael and Catherine Jensen work hand in hand to create each original piece for Michael Jensen Designs. They pride themselves on doing everything from sketches to texture application completely by hand. This shows in their finished product! They have had a number of different lines, many inspired by historical sites and museums, stories, and their travels. Currently, the VETUS collection, whose name comes from the Latin word for “aged,” headlines the brand. This line has been a dominant force for the past 10 years. We are so excited to have them return to JCK Tucson this year to show us more of…

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Fall Team Spottings

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Boston & New York: JCK’s retail account manager Isabel Cajulis took to Boston and the surrounding suburbs to visit stores and learn all about the jewelry market. “I learned that the jewelry market in Boston is very eclectic and many shoppers are very artistic,” Isabel notes. “They rely on these stores to inspire them, and they make shopping for jewelry fun and exciting by bringing in unique designers.” Some of the stores Isabel visited included Quadrum Gallery, Good, Alchemy 925, M. Flynn, Michele Mercaldo, Talori, E.R. Butler & Co., Exclusive Jewels Gallery, and Flock. Isabel adds, “It’s always great to…

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Instagram- Snaps That Sparkled

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The image-based social media platform is always a source of inspiration, but never more so than during the Holidays. Take a tour of our favorite snaps from LUXURY designers in this visual wonderland!

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Media Spotlight: Liza Urla of GEMOLOGUE

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Holiday season interviews are always fun and this session with GEMOLOGUE’s Liza Urla does not disappoint. Urla, a trained gemologist who has a flair for dramatic looks, shared her thoughts on celebrating the holidays in style, jewelry trends in 2016 and beyond, and what’s up next for the mega-influencer. LL: The Holiday season is such a festive time—What are some of your favorite party jewels (from your own personal collection)? LU: Following the completion of my GIA gemology degree in NYC, I launched GEMOLOGUE in 2009. Back then jewelry designers did not allow to photograph their pieces as the digital…

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