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Design of the Times: Samantha Siu

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Samantha Siu worked in her family’s jewelry business and attended the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, where she took classes in jewelry design. It was there that she discovered her interest in wax carving and realized she had designed something special after receiving feedback on a final class project. Today, she is the President and Chief Creative Director of Samantha Siu, Inc., where she focuses on creating unique and well-crafted jewelry. We caught up with Siu to learn more about her journey in the jewelry industry, her inspiration, what she’s most looking forward to at JCK Las…


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Industry Insiders: The Plumb Club

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Founded in 1983, The Plumb Club is a unique coalition of leading and important suppliers spanning all facets of the jewelry, diamond and watch industries. The association aims to help educate, innovate and connect those in the jewelry industry. We are very excited to have The Plumb Club join us once again at JCK Las Vegas, offering a number of creative, invaluable and fun events. Lawrence Hess, Executive Director of The Plumb Club, tells us what we can expect at JCK Las Vegas 2019, explains the organization’s mission and vision and much more. The Plumb Club’s membership accounts for a…


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Off the Grid

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Things to do in Vegas off the show floor—and off the Strip  First thing’s first: If you’re eager to hit the Strip, you’re in luck this year. With JCK Las Vegas’ new location at the Sands Expo & The Venetian, you’re in the center of it all. You’ll find everything from memorable dining experiences to entertainment, Instagram-worthy photo ops to nonstop networking. You don’t even need to leave the building!  And with a whole week in Vegas, you’ll have ample time to venture beyond the Strip for a night (or a day if you stay in Sin City post-show). It’s…


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Stay in the Hoop

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Stock up on this year’s best-selling earring What is it about the hoop earring that makes it a staple era after era? Perhaps its simple silhouette makes it resilient. Perhaps its versatility is the key. From the bell-bottoms of the late ’60s to the Clueless era of the ’90s to current looks that we’ll surely call “minimalist” in the future, the hoop goes with them all.  While you’re buying into a trending style by stocking up on hoop earrings now, the good news is that this staple of any good jewelry store doesn’t just endure; it evolves. Jewelry lovers continually…


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Full Circle: Jae’s Jewelers

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Jae’s Jewelers was founded in Miami in 1945 by Brooklyn native watchmaker George Hornik after he served in the Navy during World War II. In 1956, he and his wife moved the business to its current Coral Gables home on Miracle Mile, where they were known as “Mr. and Mrs. Jae.” The small family business has entered into its third generation. Jennifer and Jillian, granddaughters of the original owners, received their Graduate Gemologist degrees at the Gemological Institute of America in Southern California. Today, Jillian runs the store as the sales manager. Jae’s was titled the Coral Gables Chamber of…


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