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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2017: The Year of Peridot

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Thanks to Pantone’s Greenery Though Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year was met with mixed reactions, you can’t deny that, after a year of muted, pastel colors, Greenery is a lively choice. “A fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore, and renew,” according to Pantone, Greenery is the pop of color I think many of us need as we enter the New Year. Yes, I did liken it to a certain slimy substance brought to popularity by Nickelodeon (and I stand by that), but I also think that makes it…


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Full Circle With Betsy Barron, Love & Luxe

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Betsy Barron is a jeweler and proprietor of Love & Luxe, a San Francisco jewelry gallery and atelier. Betsy has been making jewelry for as long as she can remember. She studied at Rhode Island School of Design and moved to San Francisco to begin crafting her own collections. Betsy’s design aesthetic is classic, elegant, and earthy, incorporating found textures and objects and drawing inspiration from mythology and the simple forms of nature. In addition to her namesake collection, Betsy has collaborated on collections with fashion icons including Cher, Betsey Johnson, and Kate Spade. Love & Luxe opened in 2011 and…


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Ready, Set, Jet: Montauk Vacation Journal

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In this edition of JCK Insider’s Vacation Journal, we caught up with LUXURY Industry Vice President Sarin Bachmann about her beach getaway to Montauk, N.Y. We talked about everything from where she went to the best food she ate and, of course, what her jewelry essentials were for this trip! Where did you go on vacation? Gurney’s in Montauk—“The End.” What was your favorite memory from your trip? Sitting on the deck off our room and listening to the ocean.  I always love going to Montauk in the summertime, but this was the first time we have gone in the…


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