Design of the Times: Brandon Holschuh & Ron Hami

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Design of the Times

JCK Tucson is not that far away! I can hardly wait for the juicy gems, desert vistas, and beautiful jewelry! The artists represented are so interesting and so varied, it will be like a veritable gallery of emerging and established talent. Brandon Holschuh Brandon Holschuh creates small sculptures from jewelry (and actual large sculptures), with layer upon layer of metal colors and textures, and the subtle gleam of gemstones. The metal is raw, supporting concave hollows that give peekaboo views of the treasures within. Brandon’s jewelry invites exploration and a desire to know what is hidden in the shadows. Entirely…


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Full Circle With Sylvie Levine, Sylvie Collection

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Sylvie Levine has been surrounded by diamonds her entire life—talk about living all of our dreams! Born in Antwerp, Belgium, the center of the world’s diamond trade, she learned everything she possibly could about the diamond business from her family. She moved to the United States to start a new life with her husband, which grew into their professional careers centered on, you guessed it, more diamonds! Currently Sylvie designs jewelry for 14 original collections, which make up the Sylvie Collection. Her mission is to help every bride find her perfect ring and to be fully committed to offering each of her customers the best…


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That Design Life: Jewels Made By People You Want to Know

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Farm-to-table. Small batch. Shop local. As more and more consumers demand to know not only where their goods are coming from but who is making them, designer jewelry (that is, jewelry truly dreamt up and realized by individual designers) is more important than ever. In a share-everything society, we often feel as if we know celebrities, athletes, and fashion designers, because we’re privy to an insider’s look at their lives (or at least, the lives they want us to see)—a rarity, if it existed at all, even 10 years ago. But these jewelers—yes, you may call them celebrities, as it…


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Retail Feature: Robert Hallett, Goldsmith

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Rob Hallett and his wife, Kyle, didn’t always plan on going into business together. In fact, they didn’t even set out for careers in the jewelry industry to begin with. Rob had decided to major in physics in college. He loved to “blow things up” when he was younger with his dad and his brothers, he told us, laughing. He always considered himself a “boy scientist,” which made physics the perfect match. However, he realized he did not like the math part of the subject: That wasn’t what he enjoyed about science. Instead, he took a chance and decided to pursue…


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Design of the Times: Guita M and TK Metal Arts

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Design of the Times

JCK Tucson is shaping up to have an exceptional lineup of exciting designers. A real community of artists has evolved, and it promises to be a place to discover the best and brightest in the world of designer jewelry. I had a chance to connect with two artists exhibiting at JCK Tucson for the first time—Guita Dovas of Guita M and Theresa Kwong of TK Metal Arts—and they shared their thoughts on balancing business with the creative side, their process, and connecting with the jewelry community in Tucson. Guita M Guita M is one of the designers I’m excited to…


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