Category: Design of the Times

Design of the Times: Just Jules

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After more than 25 years in business, you could say that Just Jules is a veteran brand. But designer Julie Romanenko’s creations are always evolving and enchanting, so while she has used these years to hone her impressive skill and attention to detail, her creations manage to stay forever young and fresh—reliably remarkable, but never staid. Started in 1991, Just Jules puts a playful spin on fine jewelry, with a focus on vintage-inspired and one-of-a-kind designs. You’ll find something to suit every taste and nearly every price range, from the antique-obsessed to the gemstone hound. Julie Romanenko is JCK & LUXURY-bound…


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Design of the Times: Brittany Weiss, W Britt

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What makes the ordinary extraordinary? A fresh perspective, says designer Brittany Weiss, founder and name behind contemporary jewelry brand W. Britt. For Weiss, creating a wearable jewelry collection is all about taking an ordinary, everyday view and turning it on its head. Current and soon-to-be fans of W. Britt will appreciate its fresh, captivating lines, packed with angles and bold modernity. Retailers carrying the brand—along with consumers—will also appreciate the price point. The fashion line, composed of sterling silver and often plated in yellow or rose gold, features highly saleable—and even more giftable—items. Below, Weiss talks about her design inspiration,…


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Design of the Times: Pascal Lacroix

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Raised in the south of France, Pascal Lacroix honed his love for jewelry making under the guidance of his sculptor and designer father first, then embarked on his own exploration into the world of creative jewelry making. Now an award-winning designer, Lacroix specializes in sculptural, artistic creations for the wrist—bracelets, that is. You’ll find a number of his gorgeous collections at JCK Tucson this year, but we couldn’t wait until then to chat with him about wrist wear, inspiration, and the design process. Jewelry runs in your family. I’ve read that you were inspired by the work of your father,…


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Design of the Times: Conni Mainne

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You’re prepping for (or in the midst of) the holiday rush now, but in the blink of an eye, it’ll be February, and you may be boarding a plane to JCK Tucson. While there, you’ll encounter a plentiful list of jewelry brands and designers—one of them, the wonderful Conni Mainne. A jewelry designer hailing from the north coast of California, Mainne is known for her handmade, nature-inspired creations, made with conflict-free and recycled materials. If you’re into moonstone, this is one you won’t want to miss—they’re an integral aspect of the artist’s work (though you’ll find a selection of other…


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Design of the Times: Caitlin Royal, Eduardo Sanchez, and Anatoli

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Get to know some of your JCK Design Center designers! By: Monica Stephenson, iDazzle Caitlin Royal Every once in a while, I run across an image of jewelry and I think “Of course!”  When your heart and brain just know you are connecting with a kindred spirit.  Such was my reaction when I saw the work of Caitlin Royal of Garnish.  I’m a foodie in the sense that I love to eat, and I also aspire to minimalism.  So Caitlin’s singular approach to (deceptively) simple castings of herbs and food had me at “organic.”  Precious. Infinitely wearable.  This is jewelry for…


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