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Fireside Chat: Sarah Russell

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Sarah Russell is a manager at NEI Group, the Secretary of the American Gem Society Young Titleholders and the Vice President of Membership for the Women’s Jewelry Association NY Metro Chapter.  At NEI, Russell is responsible for company-wide technology strategies including overseeing web development. She also manages the hiring of personnel and company training. As a senior manager, Russell is involved in other key strategic decisions including merchandising and financial planning.  With an impressive background and industry experience under her belt, we’re very excited to have her joining us as a panelist for JCK Tucson 2019’s Fireside Chat, Can Inspiration Influence Your Business?  Before the show, we…


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Know the Stone: Quartz

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The mineral houses a family of fabulous gems A glimpse at any of our exhibiting brands’ and designers’ repertoires reveals a vast array of gems, each one gorgeous. And with so many amazing gemstones to choose from, how can we single one out to preview? In the spirit of pleasing a crowd, this week’s spotlight focuses not on a specific variety of gemstone, but on the mineral responsible for many: quartz. Quartz is actually the second most abundant mineral in the earth’s crust and comes in many forms—some of which are the gemstones we know in jewelry. The quartz family includes…


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All About Amethyst

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A preview of February’s birthstone at JCK Tucson A visit to Tucson during Gem Weeks promises an array of rare and interesting gemstones—perhaps even some you’re seeing for the very first time. Exciting stuff indeed, and, with the talent lined up for JCK Tucson, you can count on impressive designs housing gems of all sorts.  While we’ll surely be oohing and aahing the fascinating finds to come, we must pay homage to the classics, too. With the show taking place in February and all, it seems proper to celebrate its stone of the month: amethyst.  This recognizable and beloved iteration…


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Full Circle: Metalmark Fine Jewelry

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For Samantha Larkins and Mary Leppert, jewelry is their number one passion, which led them to owning and running Colorado-based fine jewelry boutique Metalmark Fine Jewelry. Metalmark has become a reliable go-to among the LoHi community known for its boutiques. The store has become a home for Samantha Louise Jewelry, designed by Larkins herself, as well as a vast but cohesive collection of unique jewelry, and Leppert is a reliable source for anyone searching for diamonds or other precious stones, jewelry repairs, watch repairs and estate jewelry needs. Shared passion, love for design and expertise are what creates the unique…


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Design of the Times: L. Klein

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Lauren Klein designs her 18-karat gold collection for L. Klein with a fashion-forward approach to create timeless and elegant jewelry. She does this by combining historic Italian design techniques with her contemporary style, each piece handmade in Italy. With a signature “L” on every piece, Klein offers customers personal tokens of beauty and quality. Check out our conversation with the designer herself about her journey in the jewelry industry, a look into her design process, what we can expect to see from her at JCK Tucson 2019 and much more: How did your journey in the jewelry industry begin?After 14…


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