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Meet the Winner of the 2017 JCK Tucson Design Challenge

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Let’s start with the facts… Lee Jones Collection Location: San Antonio, TX Years in Business: 19 Piece Name: Diamond Fairy Dust Choker Necklace. Piece description: 14k yellow or rose gold. Champagne or black pave diamonds. Adjustable 12” – 16”.               JCK Tucson hosted so many talented designers and amazing collections, but three designers took home the coveted first-place wins. In partnership with Uncommon Goods, Overstock and O, The Oprah Magazine, our three judges selected winners based on their respective criteria. Wife, mother and former lawyer, Lee Ann Jones of Lee Jones Collection shares how…


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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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Full Circle With Erin-Leigh Hess, Overstock

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Overstock.com has been around since 1999, with the goal of providing customers with the highest-quality product offerings at the best possible prices. For those of you who have visited or made purchases from the site, you know it has everything under the sun—furniture, home decor, outdoor needs, and of course, jewelry! Erin-Leigh Hess is responsible for buying the jewelry that is sold in this massive virtual showroom. Not to mention she is one of the judges for this year’s JCK Tucson Design Challenge, which will feature submissions from some of the industry’s most innovative designers! We caught up with her…


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Heavy Metal

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These JCK Tucson Designers Get Creative—Minimal Gems Required For a week of events typically dedicated to gemstones, it might seem odd to talk about Tucson and stoneless designs in the same breath. But that’s just what I’m about to do, considering a great many designers getting ready to show off their creations at JCK Tucson feature styles that require little to no additional adornment. Though the designs shown here today don’t celebrate rare gemstones or bright color, that absence goes unnoticed. What they do showcase is an art form: Awesome attention to detail, brilliantly realized design features, and creative thinking….


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From the Desk of Yancy Weinrich, Senior Vice President, Reed Jewelry Group

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Yancy Weinrich

Hello All, I hope you had a wonderful New Year and are off to a great start in 2017! I wanted to reach out to personally thank everyone for playing a role in our JCK, LUXURY & JIS communities and share some important thoughts as we embark upon a new year. After spending the weekend connecting with so many industry colleagues, I started thinking about the changes that have taken place since the launch of our first JCK show in 1992 – can you believe this will be our 25th year? The brands, the retailers, the trends, the consumers, and…


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