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Trends to Watch: Take Two

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Bicolor Gemstones are Where it’s At There’s nothing quite like a juicy colored gemstone. Except, of course, when that gemstone features more than one color. Sometimes, their colors swirl together, twisting in a helix of succulent shades. Other times, the colors seem to saturate one another, blending together like drops of dye in water. Even still, there are those gemstones that are almost perfectly colorblocked, you can hardly believe this was done by nature. But natural they are, which makes the bicolor (or tricolor, or more!) gemstone all the more miraculous. It depends on the type of gemstone, which determines…


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Spotlight On: Retail Experience

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Introducing Spotlight On: Retail Experience This year, we’ve decided to shift the traditional Retailer of the Year program to engage and celebrate retail businesses that embody the idea that we must delight, inspire and surprise our customers each day. Therefore, we are excited to introduce Spotlight On: Retail Experience! In order to do this, the Luxury team will be hitting the road—attending events at your stores, stopping in to say hello, and spending time with you to understand how you’re changing the way jewelry retailing is done. Let us know about the events we can’t miss! Throughout the year, we’ll…


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JCK Industry Fund: Jewelers’ Security Alliance Update

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With the holidays approaching, it’s a good time to focus on sharing and giving back. In the JCK community, JCK Industry Fund recipients have been putting their grants to action in a continual effort to enhance the image of the jewelry industry and to foster development and research of programs that would benefit the industry. This month, we’re catching up with the Jewelers’ Security Alliance (JSA), a non-profit trade association with 20,000 members that has been providing crime information and assistance to the jewelry industry and law enforcement since 1883. With support from JCK Industry Fund, JSA continues to carry…


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Full Circle: Olufson Designs

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Olufson Designs is family owned and operated in Corvallis, Oregon since 1999 and home to custom-made jewelry in 14K and 18K gold and platinum. While the store offers an extensive selection of diamonds and fine quality gemstones, their passion lies in fine natural colored gems, and their staff holds the knowledge and resources to find customers their perfect gemstones. Owners Elisa and Sean Olufson discovered their love for jewelry in high school when they took an elective jewelry class. Since then, they’ve opened their own store that includes a large workshop with cutting edge technology including laser welding, wax milling…


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Design of the Times: Brooke Gregson

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Known for her original creations and unmistakable use of color and craftsmanship, Brooke Gregson is a Los Angeles born designer moving onto her 14th year of designing jewelry. Gregson focuses on attention to detail, the craft of creating jewelry itself and the meaning and purpose of her jewelry to each customer. A lover of jewelry and art at a young age, Gregson studied Art History and Geology in college before later delving into designing and creating herself. Today, she offers seasonal Fine Jewelry collections, along with Astrology necklaces with diamond constellations. Her signature layering style is created through her hand…


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