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Full Circle with Grace Terezian and Angela Karaguezian, Kirk Kara

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LUXURY designer, Kirk Kara, is a family-owned brand that had its beginnings over a century ago. The company has been passed down from fathers to sons for four generations, and we were lucky enough to catch up with the first daughters to ever take over the business, Grace Terezian and Angela Karaguezian. A highly renowned brand, Kirk Kara has won the most prestigious award in the bridal category, the Jeweler’s Choice Award, ten years in a row. We were eager to hear why they both decided to join the family business, what inspires them, and why they’re excited to be…

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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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Full Circle With Amireh Parstabar, Crislu

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Amireh Parstabar started out as a designer with Crislu in 2011 before joining the team full-time as the company’s creative director in 2015. Her passion for Crislu lies in the high standards of quality it upholds in both workmanship and materials. Parstabar graduated from Otis College of Art and Design, and got her start designing clothes for contemporary lines in Los Angeles. While she was designing, she made a necklace to display with all of her pieces. The necklace became an instant hit, and it wasn’t long before she turned it into a full collection, which got picked up at…

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Full Circle With Sinork Agdere

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Sinork Agdere

Lord Jewelry is “luxurious, timeless, and unique.” It possesses a striking aesthetic that holds a unique vision in the marketplace. Sinork Agdere is the artist who makes it all come to life. With over 40 years of experience, Agdere is recognized in the jewelry industry for his labor-intensive techniques and creative designs. He is also an expert in jewelry enameling. The intricacy of Agdere’s work is breathtaking! His collections are sculpturally bold, yet impossibly delicate; his bright enamels are captivating yet subtle; his themes are historically rich, yet distinctively modern in style. Agdere designs and crafts all the pieces, including the enameling. He…

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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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