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Artisan Movement

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A preview of JCK’s Design Center At the risk of sounding like a broken record, it’s time to shine a light on one of favorite parts of JCK Las Vegas—again. Every year, I anticipate the treasures no doubt waiting within the rows of the show’s Design Center neighborhood, and anxiously await the unveiling of the latest group of JCK Rising Stars. These are your creators: Masters of metal, geniuses with gemstones, artists of epic proportions. If it’s perspective you’re looking for, there’s more than enough to go around in this corner of the show. Inspiration comes from a range of…

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Full Circle With Ann Ko, Liven Co.

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Ann Ko, the third-generation creative director/designer of Liven Co. jewelry, was actually once on the path to becoming a doctor! We’re thankful she changed her mind and decided to pursue gemology, because she now makes gorgeous jewelry for us all to enjoy.  Since taking over the family business, which her grandfather started in Taiwan, Ann has designed more contemporary pieces in an effort to stay current and create collections that speak to her.  We chatted with her this week about the inspiration she draws from uncommon places, advice she has for up-and-coming designers, and her own personal style. We’re very…

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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhoods

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A JCK Las Vegas Preview It’s no secret that the show floor at JCK Las Vegas is a vast one: Plenty of time—and comfortable footwear—is necessary. But thanks to its variety of neighborhoods, it’s a little easier to make sure you’re in the right place for what you’re in the market for. Searching for distinctive, artisan jewels? Make your way to the Design Center, where you’ll be treated to the talents of some amazing individuals. Diamonds, both of the loose and finished jewelry variety? Better hit up Diamond Plaza. And those are just two of the twenty-two neighborhoods that await…

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Design of the Times: Neeta Gupta

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Design of the Times

Now that it’s spring, we are looking forward to the JCK Las Vegas Design Center. It’s like a one-stop shop for groundbreaking creations from emerging and established jewelry designers! Now is the time to register for JCK Las Vegas to ensure you won’t miss out on seeing any of these stunning designs. Neeta Gupta did not start out pursuing a path in jewelry, but an interest in jewelry design led her to create a few pieces for friends and family. When she found it frustrating to try communicating her direction to metalsmiths, Neeta decided to learn how to make jewelry…

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Full Circle with Sia Maravelias

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Over the past two months, the Full Circles have featured the remarkable people who made up the Winner’s Circle at JCK. The honorees have been recognized for a variety of accomplishments such as moving the needle in technological innovation, elevating the luxury jewelry retail through customization, or creating designer jewelry that is original and editorially apppealing. One topic we haven’t covered? Designer Retailers. Each year JCK Las Vegas honors the Top 50 Designer Retailers and  Design Center exhibitors cast their vote to determine who receives the honor. The number of votes each retailer receives determines their placement within the Top 50, Top…

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