Category: Design of the Times

Geoffrey Scott & Ayesha Studio

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Design of the Times

After being snowed in for the weekend thanks to Winter Storm Jonas, the thought of escaping to the serene JW Marriott Starr Pass alongside so many talented and unique designers brings a smile to my face. JCK Tucson is truly the jewelry industry’s winter oasis and it’s only 13 days away! Last week, I uncovered the journey and aspirations of two exhibitors who are #JCKTucsonBound, Geoffrey Scott and Ayesha Studio. Both established designers are debuting a new line at JCK Tucson and spoke similar words of wisdom to emerging designers: develop, make mistakes, fail forward, and understand you can’t be…

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Designer Spotlight: Spencer Fine Jewelry

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The countdown to JCK Tucson (February 3-7,2016) is officially in full swing and if you can’t tell yet, it’s all about designers and celebrating the community. In case you missed it, I put the spotlight on another dynamic jewelry designer who will be exhibiting at JCK Tucson for this first time, Melissa Spencer of Spencer Fine Jewelry. My love affair with Melissa Spencer began on Instagram. As we all know, the medium is extremely helpful in finding new talent, new interests, and new inspiration. I absolutely love her work. It’s regal, accessible, fun, thoughtful, and beautifully executed. It didn’t come as…

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Todd Reed and Manika Jewelry

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Last week I shed some light into the creative brains of two visionaries in jewelry design, Todd Reed and Delphine Richagneux, CEO of Manika Jewelry both will be joining us at JCK Tucson. Perhaps I still have Golden Globes on the brain but this series has been so rewarding, it almost feels like I’ve been writing the screenplay of what JCK Tucson will look like this year. The caliber of artists who are #JCKTucsonBound speak for themselves, there was certainly no exaggeration when the JCK team said a top focus of 2016 is design and will elevate the offerings for the design…

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Martha Seely and Quadrum Gallery

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I hope everyone had a lovely holiday weekend and enjoying some downtime as we are approach the New Year. Last week I dished on two influencers in the jewelry design community who will be at JCK Tucson, February 3-7 at the serene JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa. When I took on the role as Design Ambassador for JCK’s Design Center, I didn’t go into the experience with eyes wide shut. I knew there would be some serious challenges in changing false perceptions and gaining excitement about the next evolution of this essential part to the show. What I wasn’t expecting…

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Dorian & Rose and Sarah Graham

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Among the crunch time that the holiday season brings, I was lucky enough to speak with two influential designers that will be at JCK Tucson (February 3-7,2016). Sarah Graham is probably one of the nicest jewelers I’ve ever encountered and will be speaking at JCK Tucson alongside Todd Reed for a session called ‘Inside the Designers Studio‘. This can’t miss session will be moderated by JCK Magazine’s Victoria Gomelsky and offers retailers and designers alike insight into the vision and impressive careers of the industry’s design icons. Sarah definitely hasn’t let fame go to her head, and it’s easy to pick…

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