Tag: Jewelry Design

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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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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Design of the Times: Brandon Holschuh & Ron Hami

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Design of the Times

JCK Tucson is not that far away! I can hardly wait for the juicy gems, desert vistas, and beautiful jewelry! The artists represented are so interesting and so varied, it will be like a veritable gallery of emerging and established talent. Brandon Holschuh Brandon Holschuh creates small sculptures from jewelry (and actual large sculptures), with layer upon layer of metal colors and textures, and the subtle gleam of gemstones. The metal is raw, supporting concave hollows that give peekaboo views of the treasures within. Brandon’s jewelry invites exploration and a desire to know what is hidden in the shadows. Entirely…

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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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Design of the Times: Guita M and TK Metal Arts

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Design of the Times

JCK Tucson is shaping up to have an exceptional lineup of exciting designers. A real community of artists has evolved, and it promises to be a place to discover the best and brightest in the world of designer jewelry. I had a chance to connect with two artists exhibiting at JCK Tucson for the first time—Guita Dovas of Guita M and Theresa Kwong of TK Metal Arts—and they shared their thoughts on balancing business with the creative side, their process, and connecting with the jewelry community in Tucson. Guita M Guita M is one of the designers I’m excited to…

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