Heart to Heart

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It can be—and has been—argued that hearts for Valentine’s Day are cliché. But really, is there anything wrong with that? This symbol, so simple yet unfailingly classic, a staple time and time again in many a showcase and personal collection, still has the power to surprise. It can be as perfectly plain as a sleek metal silhouette, as intricate as a gem-laden, filigree-detailed find, or as grand as a rare, fancy colored diamond ring. So yes, stock up for Valentine’s Day, for those lovestruck (or, at the very least, lust-struck) shoppers. But also, pay extra-special attention to this icon for…

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Design of the Times: So Young Park Studio & M. Spalten

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Design of the Times

JCK Tucson is almost here! In addition to gems of the mineral kind, it offers discovery and connection with gems of a different kind: the artists and other people of the industry. It’s powerful when we get together IRL (in real life) to explore new aesthetics, find new talent, and reconnect with old friends. There is a real community at JCK Tucson waiting to be discovered! So Young Park Studio I have been an admirer of So Young Park’s jewelry work for a long time. She has a way of challenging your perception of what fine jewelry looks like. Her jewelry is…

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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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January Insider Spottings

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The JCK team has been busy since the start of the new year traveling to various stores and attending industry events. From New York City to Wisconsin and across the globe to Paris, the team has already covered a lot of ground (and it’s not even February!). As always, we’re here to provide you with all of the details on the team’s latest whereabouts and the adventures they have while representing the JCK brand. JCK Gets Glam At 24 Karat Weekend The JCK, LUXURY, and JIS teams were out in full force for 24 Karat Weekend festivities in New York City on Jan. 13…

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Heavy Metal

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These JCK Tucson Designers Get Creative—Minimal Gems Required For a week of events typically dedicated to gemstones, it might seem odd to talk about Tucson and stoneless designs in the same breath. But that’s just what I’m about to do, considering a great many designers getting ready to show off their creations at JCK Tucson feature styles that require little to no additional adornment. Though the designs shown here today don’t celebrate rare gemstones or bright color, that absence goes unnoticed. What they do showcase is an art form: Awesome attention to detail, brilliantly realized design features, and creative thinking….

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