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Full Circle With Sinork Agdere

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Sinork Agdere

Lord Jewelry is “luxurious, timeless, and unique.” It possesses a striking aesthetic that holds a unique vision in the marketplace. Sinork Agdere is the artist who makes it all come to life. With over 40 years of experience, Agdere is recognized in the jewelry industry for his labor-intensive techniques and creative designs. He is also an expert in jewelry enameling. The intricacy of Agdere’s work is breathtaking! His collections are sculpturally bold, yet impossibly delicate; his bright enamels are captivating yet subtle; his themes are historically rich, yet distinctively modern in style. Agdere designs and crafts all the pieces, including the enameling. He…

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Full Circle With Judi Powers

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Judi Powers

Before Judi Powers became a jeweler, she had a career in book publishing. She pursued a dream to make jewelry, fueled by her love of telling stories and creating narratives. Upon debuting her fine jewelry collection in 2013, she immediately garnered attention; later that year she won the UncommonGoods Design Challenge. Powers is now a second-year JCK Las Vegas Rising Star. Her mission in her jewelry design is to create pieces that are luxurious, effortless, timeless, and “as comfortable as your favorite cashmere sweater.” As if you needed another reason to love her jewelry, she uses recycled precious metals and…

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Full Circle With Benjamin Javaheri

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Benjamin Javaheri Uneek

Benjamin Javaheri’s last name is the Farsi word for jewelry. It’s as if his career had been destined for him! His Persian heritage spans four generations of family involvement with fine jewelry. Founding president and nine-time award-winning designer Javaheri is the face behind Uneek Fine Jewelry, established in 1996. Uneek’s signature styling blends the bold spirit of contemporary American culture with delicacy and detail born of Old World metalsmithing and stone-setting disciplines. It successfully pairs the design aesthetics of today with centuries-old approaches to the art and science of creating pure luxury from gold, platinum, and diamonds. We chatted with…

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Full Circle With Paula Lee

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Paula Lee

Paula Lee has found herself at some of the top publications in the magazine industry covering a subject we all know and love—fashion and accessories! Lee graduated from New York University with a journalism degree. She began interning at Harper’s Bazaar and worked her way up to accessories assistant at Marie Claire and now accessories editor at O, The Oprah Magazine. Lee’s Instagram features some swoon-worthy accessories. Since jewelry is a huge part of Lee’s job, of course, she was recently in Tucson to do some trend spotting and judging for the JCK Tucson Design Challenge on behalf of O, The…

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Full Circle With Erin-Leigh Hess, Overstock

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Overstock.com has been around since 1999, with the goal of providing customers with the highest-quality product offerings at the best possible prices. For those of you who have visited or made purchases from the site, you know it has everything under the sun—furniture, home decor, outdoor needs, and of course, jewelry! Erin-Leigh Hess is responsible for buying the jewelry that is sold in this massive virtual showroom. Not to mention she is one of the judges for this year’s JCK Tucson Design Challenge, which will feature submissions from some of the industry’s most innovative designers! We caught up with her…

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