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Design of the Times: Conni Mainne

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You’re prepping for (or in the midst of) the holiday rush now, but in the blink of an eye, it’ll be February, and you may be boarding a plane to JCK Tucson. While there, you’ll encounter a plentiful list of jewelry brands and designers—one of them, the wonderful Conni Mainne. A jewelry designer hailing from the north coast of California, Mainne is known for her handmade, nature-inspired creations, made with conflict-free and recycled materials. If you’re into moonstone, this is one you won’t want to miss—they’re an integral aspect of the artist’s work (though you’ll find a selection of other…


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Design of the Times: Caitlin Royal, Eduardo Sanchez, and Anatoli

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Design of the Times

Get to know some of your JCK Design Center designers! By: Monica Stephenson, iDazzle Caitlin Royal Every once in a while, I run across an image of jewelry and I think “Of course!”  When your heart and brain just know you are connecting with a kindred spirit.  Such was my reaction when I saw the work of Caitlin Royal of Garnish.  I’m a foodie in the sense that I love to eat, and I also aspire to minimalism.  So Caitlin’s singular approach to (deceptively) simple castings of herbs and food had me at “organic.”  Precious. Infinitely wearable.  This is jewelry for…


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Design of the Times: Alex Monroe, Maja Arnold, and Daniel Bass

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Design of the Times

Get to know some of your JCK Design Center designers! By: Monica Stephenson, iDazzle Alex Monroe If I had to sum up the JCK Las Vegas show with one word, it would have to be “discovery.”  I am so grateful to have connected to Alex Monroe through this series, and if you have not uncovered Alex in his 30 years of making jewelry, I hope that you can see his work at JCK Las Vegas.  A magical convergence of entomology and exquisite metal work and gems, his work tells a story of biology, beginnings and cycles.  This aesthetic taps into the…


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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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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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