Tag: Nina Nguyen

Know the Stone: Moonstone and Opal

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Two of my favorite things When deciding which stone to spotlight for this edition of JCK Tucson’s “Know the Stone,” I was stuck between two that are equally mesmerizing: moonstone and opal. And then I thought, why choose? When you visit Tucson, you get jewels and scenery—so I’m combining two wondrous things, too. Both are luminous and filled with light. You’d be hard-pressed to find another colored gemstone that comes to life quite like these two—every way the light hits, there’s a new awe-inspiring scene, giving off a range of depth and color. Of course, if moonstone and opal aren’t…


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Tourmaline in Tucson

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The stone to know before you go When you’re #JCKTucsonBound, you’re already expecting to be delighted by a number of gemstones, both known to you and brand new. Arizona is practically synonymous with turquoise, so you expect that. You’ll be looking forward to sumptuous sapphires, regal rubies, and you can bet you’ll be oohing and aahing over opals. Most exciting for some is the prospect of finding a gemstone that prompts the question, “What is that?!” Somewhere in between those categories is the mighty tourmaline, a gemstone tried-and-true but also surprising—there always seems to be a new variation, a new…


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Privé Preview

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With the big Vegas shows behind us, we’re looking forward to the refined and serene yet focused experience of LUXURY Privé. The tightly curated and design-forward selections this year are more impressive than ever and truly highlight Privé’s unique point of differentiation. Look for new iterations of coin jewelry and Mexican Fire Opal from Eduardo Sanchez, updated signets and charm rings from Julie Lamb, beautifully bold coral and turquoise pieces from Lost Bird Designs and so much more. This slideshow collection will give you a larger sneak peek. Click on an image below to view slideshow


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6 Jewelry Trends to Watch for at JCK Las Vegas

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6 Jewelry Trends to Watch for at JCK Las Vegas We are ready to roll at JCK Las Vegas! Many of you will be strapping on your most comfortable shoes (pro tip #1) to make your rounds on the show floor, stashing your pockets full of granola bars (pro tip #2), and making your final lists and checking them twice—on a fully charged cellphone with backup travel charger, obviously (pro tip #3!). You already knew all of these tips, of course—I’m just here for the reminder. So while you’re giving your FitBit the count of its life on your daily…


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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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