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Full Circle with Larry Schaffer of OK

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  People. A simple six letter word that became the thesis of our conversation with Larry Schaffer, owner of OK. Years ago, the doors opened to a realm of beautiful jewelry, houseware, décor, gifts, hand crafted trinkets and other oddities. The two stores sit on 3rd St in West Hollywood and Silverlake Blvd, where they maintain a modern edge and epitomize all that is aesthetically pleasing. It has been said that OK is a one stop shop and the go-to destination for any special, thoughtful gift. Everything in the shop shares an essence of high quality and individuality. Hopefully you’ll…


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Full Circle with Maria Aguirre of Benold’s Jewelers

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As the new owner of Benold’s Jewelers in Austin, TX, Maria Aguirre certainly has her work cut out for her. The business, founded in 1929, was family-owned for most of its lifespan and then sold in 2006 to its manager at the time, Milton Doolittle. It was in 2017 that Aguirre—already an employee of Benold’s—purchased the store. Below, we talk with her about longevity, keeping stock, and looking forward to the new year. JCK: Give us some background about how you got into the jewelry business. Maria Aguirre: I have owned Benold’s Jewelers since June 2017, but I have been…


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Full Circle with Marthe Le Van of Mora Collection

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Bold. Modern. Jewelry. Three words that accurately describe Mora Collection, but not nearly enough to explain the experience and depth of owner, Marthe Le Van. With a unique start as editor and publisher of jewelry related book collections, Marthe became influential in jewelry design without sitting behind a tool bench. She graciously claims that her experiences have been a series of marvelous stumbles shortly following her educational studies in the arts at Sarah Lawrence College. Her passion for jewelry in its art form transpires into Mora Collection, where you can expect to see gallery style presentations of the most unique,…


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Full Circle with Kristin Novinger of K Novinger Jewelry Design

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K Novinger Jewelry and customization are synonymous. Opening her store in PA in 2005, owner and designer, Kristin Novinger has made it her mission to be true to her vision of providing an array of unique jewelry. She has the ability to design exactly what one can envision but cannot find. With a focus on providing a level of service that is paramount, she builds enviable relationships and continues to attract new clientele by word-of-mouth. This hands-on approach allows each client to receive a piece best suited to them, providing a true work of art from beginning to end. Paired…


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Full Circle with Britten Wolf of BVW Jewelers

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Personality shines through every aspect of BVW Jewelers. Britten Wolf got his start with custom jewelry of his own, inspired by art and flowing organic patterns. After working as an independent wholesale jeweler for local retail locations, he was able to launch BVW Jewelers with the desire to share his jewelry and knowledge of all aspects of fine jewelry to the local Reno Nevada community. The store gives the locals a personal place to shop and socialize while enjoying unique surroundings. Bridal jewelry for any budget; we have an environment for customers who care about unique jewelry and enjoy a…


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