Category: Full Circle

Full Circle with Christena Reinhard, Union & Fifth

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We had the opportunity to learn more about Christena Reinhard, the amazing woman behind Union & Fifth – a non-profit, online, fundraising platform turning donated women’s designer duds into cash for charity. Check out our conversation below, and view the Union & Fifth website for more information. What inspired you to create Union & Fifth? I was fundraising for an organization and had a donor who wanted to do something unique – so we cleaned out her closet, sold the contents online, and raised $43,000 – we built a Mac computer lab from old sweaters and handbags for young adults who…


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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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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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Full Circle With Victoria Tse

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Victoria Tse

Our time in Las Vegas is approaching quickly, and we can’t wait to see what’s new and next on the show floor this year! This week, we chatted with Victoria Tse, founder, CEO, and creative director of VTse. She will be joining us in Las Vegas, and you won’t want to miss her in June! VTse is a design house founded in 2014, featuring beautifully crafted precious jewelry collections highlighting rare gemstones. Victoria has over 20 years of experience in marketing and creative direction as a cofounder and former COO of the renowned fine jewelry brand Christian Tse Corp. The…


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Full Circle With Amireh Parstabar, Crislu

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Amireh Parstabar started out as a designer with Crislu in 2011 before joining the team full-time as the company’s creative director in 2015. Her passion for Crislu lies in the high standards of quality it upholds in both workmanship and materials. Parstabar graduated from Otis College of Art and Design, and got her start designing clothes for contemporary lines in Los Angeles. While she was designing, she made a necklace to display with all of her pieces. The necklace became an instant hit, and it wasn’t long before she turned it into a full collection, which got picked up at…


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