LUXURY Interview With Niveet Nagpal, Omi Privé

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We are very excited to welcome Omi Privé back to the LUXURY family/community, and loved getting the chance to interview Niveet Nagpal, the brand’s president and designer, for this issue. Despite it being the busiest time of year for jewelers, Niveet was a great sport and gave us a beautiful window into his (and the brand’s) world of colored gemstone perfection and exquisite design. LL: First off, we are thrilled to have you back at LUXURY. The Show definitely shines a bit brighter with your signature gemstone pieces in tow. Speaking of signature, can you tell us what the Omi Privé…

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JCK Spotlights: The Myanmar Pavilion at JCK Tucson

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Design of the Times

There are so many new and exciting collections waiting to be discovered at JCK Tucson in February, but one of the most highly anticipated showings of 2017 is the Myanmar gems, along with the groups that will be exhibiting these stunning Burmese rubies, jade, other gemstones, and finished jewelry. Burmese rubies and jade date all the way back to the Pagan Dynasty when Myanmar royalty used to don them. However, mostly they were dedicated to the Buddhist religion and used only for display. The United States has had a ban in place since 2008 on investment in Burma (now known as…

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Full Circle With Pamela Froman

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Pamela Froman discovered she had a knack for making jewelry during her college days at FIT. She quickly picked up a jewelry design major, and the rest for her is history. She began her career in Paris, where she was influenced by Europe’s beautiful old architecture. She drew from that inspiration in creating her own line, which is now best known for its “crushed” style. Froman will be making her JCK Tucson debut in February, and we are so excited to see everything she has to offer! In this week’s Full Circle, she gave us the lowdown on subjects ranging…

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Design of the Times: Elizabeth Garvin & Suzy Landa

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As the December days get ever shorter, I’m daydreaming about sunny, warmer days in Tucson. We all need a gem fix right about now, and the designers you’ll see at JCK Tucson are the perfect cure.  Two of my favorite designers will be exhibiting this year, and I can’t wait to see their new, vibrant collections. Elizabeth Garvin Elizabeth Garvin took a fateful metalworking class in college, and had an epiphany: She recognized that with precious metal, she would never learn it all, or run out of inspiration to create. She made jewelry her career, starting with a bench in…

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Full Circle with Aaron Furlong

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Jewelry has been a part of Aaron Furlong’s family since 1940, so it was only natural that he got into the family business! After earning a graduate gemologist degree from GIA and completing a six-year apprenticeship in California, Furlong set out to create his own brand, which we know as Aaron Henry Designs. His award-winning pieces have captured the attention of many in the jewelry world thanks to his fine craftsmanship and attention to detail. We are anxious to see what he will be showing in February at JCK Tucson! In this week’s edition of Full Circle, Furlong shares with…

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