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Full Circle With Judi Powers

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Judi Powers

Before Judi Powers became a jeweler, she had a career in book publishing. She pursued a dream to make jewelry, fueled by her love of telling stories and creating narratives. Upon debuting her fine jewelry collection in 2013, she immediately garnered attention; later that year she won the UncommonGoods Design Challenge. Powers is now a second-year JCK Las Vegas Rising Star. Her mission in her jewelry design is to create pieces that are luxurious, effortless, timeless, and “as comfortable as your favorite cashmere sweater.” As if you needed another reason to love her jewelry, she uses recycled precious metals and…

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Full Circle With Benjamin Javaheri

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Benjamin Javaheri Uneek

Benjamin Javaheri’s last name is the Farsi word for jewelry. It’s as if his career had been destined for him! His Persian heritage spans four generations of family involvement with fine jewelry. Founding president and nine-time award-winning designer Javaheri is the face behind Uneek Fine Jewelry, established in 1996. Uneek’s signature styling blends the bold spirit of contemporary American culture with delicacy and detail born of Old World metalsmithing and stone-setting disciplines. It successfully pairs the design aesthetics of today with centuries-old approaches to the art and science of creating pure luxury from gold, platinum, and diamonds. We chatted with…

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Full Circle With Paula Lee

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Paula Lee

Paula Lee has found herself at some of the top publications in the magazine industry covering a subject we all know and love—fashion and accessories! Lee graduated from New York University with a journalism degree. She began interning at Harper’s Bazaar and worked her way up to accessories assistant at Marie Claire and now accessories editor at O, The Oprah Magazine. Lee’s Instagram features some swoon-worthy accessories. Since jewelry is a huge part of Lee’s job, of course, she was recently in Tucson to do some trend spotting and judging for the JCK Tucson Design Challenge on behalf of O, The…

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Full Circle With Sylvie Levine, Sylvie Collection

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Sylvie Levine has been surrounded by diamonds her entire life—talk about living all of our dreams! Born in Antwerp, Belgium, the center of the world’s diamond trade, she learned everything she possibly could about the diamond business from her family. She moved to the United States to start a new life with her husband, which grew into their professional careers centered on, you guessed it, more diamonds! Currently Sylvie designs jewelry for 14 original collections, which make up the Sylvie Collection. Her mission is to help every bride find her perfect ring and to be fully committed to offering each of her customers the best…

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Full Circle With Michael and Catherine Jensen

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Michael and Catherine Jensen work hand in hand to create each original piece for Michael Jensen Designs. They pride themselves on doing everything from sketches to texture application completely by hand. This shows in their finished product! They have had a number of different lines, many inspired by historical sites and museums, stories, and their travels. Currently, the VETUS collection, whose name comes from the Latin word for “aged,” headlines the brand. This line has been a dominant force for the past 10 years. We are so excited to have them return to JCK Tucson this year to show us more of…

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