Designer Dish: Tura Sugden & Blackbird and the Snow

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Design of the Times

JCK Las Vegas 2016 is getting closer, and the excitement continues to grow!  I can hardly wait to see fresh new jewelry designs, jewelry friends, and I’m especially looking forward to meeting IRL (in real life) some recent jewelry designer discoveries. Register to attend JCK Las Vegas 2016  today! Tura Sugden Tura Sugden is a Rising Star in the JCK Las Vegas 2016 Design Center.  Her sophisticated, quiet color palette intrigued me early on, but I was even more taken with her jewelry when I discovered that it is all handmade in her studio in San Francisco.  This kind of commitment to…


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Weekend Update: April 17

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Here are five things you need to know going into the workweek tomorrow. Consider it a briefing, JCK Events style. Don’t be that person who goes to a meeting without a pen. The new floor plan at JCK Las Vegas requires you to plan out your days—so come prepared! The re-merchandised show floor groups exhibitors together into similar product categories making it easy to shop. Plan your day around the neighborhoods you want to visit, familiarize yourself with navigation maps, and use online planning tools  MY SHOW and JCK Match to customize your experience. Kick your feet up, and save them the agony…


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Meet Our Inaugural Kickstarter Class

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Design of the Times

Seven standout students designers from leading jewelry and design schools are making their trade show debut in a platform most starting jewelers would dream of, the Design Center at JCK. The Kickstarter program is a platform to launch the next generation of designers to the industry. Kickstarter will be the first step for the lucky few who know their passion and are actively pursuing it at the novice level. The program, led by a Design Advisory Board, selects seven designers from participating schools based on their applications and predicted viability in the current marketplace. The prize, an opportunity to exhibit…


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Weekend Update: April 10

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With show season upon us, we’re likely in a too-much-to-do, too-little-time mindset. There’s a lot to keep up with, which is why Weekend Update will get straight to the point in an easy-to-skim format. Consider it your JCK Events weekly briefing. Here are five things you need to know for this week. Like that time you got a new flat-screen TV and texted all your friends to schedule the next viewing party at your house… Exciting new brands are exhibiting at LUXURY 2016, and we can’t wait to spread the word! Get ready to shop Erica Courtney, Nanis, Michael M., Graziela Gems,…


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Full Circle: Danielle Wilmore, Pyrrha

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Danielle Wilmore - Pyrrah

As Marilyn Monroe said, “Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” Today’s Full Circle is a jewelry designer whose work embodies finding beauty in imperfections. Danielle Wilmore, founder, Pyrrha hopes her collections tell the story that it’s the differences between us that make us interesting. The symbolic jewelry features authentic wax impressions and imagery from the Victoria Era. Handcrafted in the Canadian designers’ Vancouver studio for over 20 years, using time-honored techniques in reclaimed sterling silver, bronze and 14K gold with conflict-free stones. Each iconic talisman is deeply meaningful, the new heirloom. Danielle grew…


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