Category: Design of the Times

Martha Seely and Quadrum Gallery

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Design of the Times

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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Designer Dish: Angela George & Earth Below Sky Creations

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Last week I put the spotlight on two very talented designers, Angela George and Earth Below Sky Creations – both are showcasing their collections at JCK Tucson located at the beautiful JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort February 3-7, 2016. Angela George is a woman of few words, and I was immediately impressed with her humility. Her jewelry could be classified as little works of art. I find this really exciting given her extensive manufacturing background. The designer got her start working for major fashion houses and then had a short stint in advertising before getting involved with her family’s jewelry manufacturing business….


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Vasant Designs & Squash Blossom

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JCK Tucson (February 3-7,2016) is 8 weeks away and it’s been rewarding to not only share what talent will be there, but WHY. Business should be personal and in the JCK community it is. It’s important to get up close and personal with our artists that are attending or showcasing their collection. Last week, I had the pleasure of speaking with retailer Squash Blossom and a Design Center ballroom exhibitor, Vasant Designs. Both companies have a like-minded philosophy in fostering and helping emerging designers. John and Patti Cogswell are the owners of Vail, Coloardo based Sqaush Blossom and they have…


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Aaron Faber Gallery & Dana Bronfman

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Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and if you’re feeling guilty about all that turkey, please remember this. I am a self-proclaimed jewelry geek, and that is a large part of why I was chosen to be this year’s JCK Design Ambassador. Since my jewelry journey inception in 2006, I’ve been following and admiring many a jeweler and retailer and last week I dished on two at the top of my list: The Aaron Faber Gallery and Dana Bronfman. We are honored to have Patricia Faber on our advisory board this year for JCK Tucson. She is helping us curate…


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