Full Circle with Monica Stephenson, iDazzle

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Happy Friday! We couldn’t be more excited to kick off the first Full Circle of 2016 with our friend,  Seattle-based jewelry blogger Monica Stephenson of iDazzle. Monica plays a big role in the JCK tribe; continually covering the best baubles at JCK Tucson, JCK Las Vegas and LUXURY, was a JCK Talks panelist for the The Power of Blogging, and is a member on the newly appointed JCK Tucson Advisory Board and JCK Las Vegas Design Committee. This past summer, Monica was honored at the WJA Awards of Excellence for Editorial Media. She is an advocate for educating the process of a gemstone’s journey and…


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Martha Seely and Quadrum Gallery

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Design of the Times

I hope everyone had a lovely holiday weekend and enjoying some downtime as we are approach the New Year. Last week I dished on two influencers in the jewelry design community who will be at JCK Tucson, February 3-7 at the serene JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa. When I took on the role as Design Ambassador for JCK’s Design Center, I didn’t go into the experience with eyes wide shut. I knew there would be some serious challenges in changing false perceptions and gaining excitement about the next evolution of this essential part to the show. What I wasn’t expecting…


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Dorian & Rose and Sarah Graham

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Design of the Times

Among the crunch time that the holiday season brings, I was lucky enough to speak with two influential designers that will be at JCK Tucson (February 3-7,2016). Sarah Graham is probably one of the nicest jewelers I’ve ever encountered and will be speaking at JCK Tucson alongside Todd Reed for a session called ‘Inside the Designers Studio‘. This can’t miss session will be moderated by JCK Magazine’s Victoria Gomelsky and offers retailers and designers alike insight into the vision and impressive careers of the industry’s design icons. Sarah definitely hasn’t let fame go to her head, and it’s easy to pick…


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Full Circle with Ben Smithee

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In two weeks, we get a clean slate and a new year of opportunities and challenges to overcome. We all have personal New Years resolutions that we will work to achieve in 2016, but what change would you like to see your brand strive for? If it has anything to do with embracing digital, taking advantage of digital proximity or how to make your big brand think smaller, think Ben Smithee. With a new year approaching, it’s only fitting to go Full Circle with our friend Ben Smithee, an out of-the-box thinker and digital guru. Ben Smithee is the CEO of  the Smithee…


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Designer Dish: Angela George & Earth Below Sky Creations

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Last week I put the spotlight on two very talented designers, Angela George and Earth Below Sky Creations – both are showcasing their collections at JCK Tucson located at the beautiful JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort February 3-7, 2016. Angela George is a woman of few words, and I was immediately impressed with her humility. Her jewelry could be classified as little works of art. I find this really exciting given her extensive manufacturing background. The designer got her start working for major fashion houses and then had a short stint in advertising before getting involved with her family’s jewelry manufacturing business….


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