Tag: Judi Powers

Artisan Movement

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A preview of JCK’s Design Center At the risk of sounding like a broken record, it’s time to shine a light on one of favorite parts of JCK Las Vegas—again. Every year, I anticipate the treasures no doubt waiting within the rows of the show’s Design Center neighborhood, and anxiously await the unveiling of the latest group of JCK Rising Stars. These are your creators: Masters of metal, geniuses with gemstones, artists of epic proportions. If it’s perspective you’re looking for, there’s more than enough to go around in this corner of the show. Inspiration comes from a range of…


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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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That Design Life: Jewels Made By People You Want to Know

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Farm-to-table. Small batch. Shop local. As more and more consumers demand to know not only where their goods are coming from but who is making them, designer jewelry (that is, jewelry truly dreamt up and realized by individual designers) is more important than ever. In a share-everything society, we often feel as if we know celebrities, athletes, and fashion designers, because we’re privy to an insider’s look at their lives (or at least, the lives they want us to see)—a rarity, if it existed at all, even 10 years ago. But these jewelers—yes, you may call them celebrities, as it…


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In With the New Trends

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Jewelry styles to stock for 2017 You may find it difficult to start thinking about the upcoming holiday season, let alone next spring, but as you make your moves for next year’s inventory, the styles that promise to be popular for 2017 are important to note. This past September, designers graced the runways of New York, London, and Milan with their interpretations on style, and similarities in fashion started to take shape. Here are five trends you should know for 2017, and the jewels to have at the ready to go with them.   (Wild) West World Break out those…


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Those Summer Sights

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The best trends of summer 2016 Just as quickly as summer arrived, it’s beginning to wind down. As we dive into August, sporting (and selling) the trends that the season brought us, let’s take a moment to celebrate our favorites from all our JCK brands (Tucson, Las Vegas, LUXURY, Elite Enclave, Privé you name it, they had it). These will follow us into the fall and throughout the holidays, so the idea is not to let them become a summer memory but, rather, keep them on your list to stock for the upcoming season. Which of these looks do you…


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