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Retail Feature: Robert Hallett, Goldsmith


Rob Hallett and his wife, Kyle, didn’t always plan on going into business together. In fact, they didn’t even set out for careers in the jewelry industry to begin with. Rob had decided to major in physics in college. He loved to “blow things up” when he was younger with his dad and his brothers, he told us, laughing. He always considered himself a “boy scientist,” which made physics the perfect match. However, he realized he did not like the math part of the subject: That wasn’t what he enjoyed about science. Instead, he took a chance and decided to pursue…

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Full Circle With Betsy Barron, Love & Luxe


Betsy Barron is a jeweler and proprietor of Love & Luxe, a San Francisco jewelry gallery and atelier. Betsy has been making jewelry for as long as she can remember. She studied at Rhode Island School of Design and moved to San Francisco to begin crafting her own collections. Betsy’s design aesthetic is classic, elegant, and earthy, incorporating found textures and objects and drawing inspiration from mythology and the simple forms of nature. In addition to her namesake collection, Betsy has collaborated on collections with fashion icons including Cher, Betsey Johnson, and Kate Spade. Love & Luxe opened in 2011 and…

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Ready, Set, Jet: Montauk Vacation Journal


In this edition of JCK Insider’s Vacation Journal, we caught up with LUXURY Industry Vice President Sarin Bachmann about her beach getaway to Montauk, N.Y. We talked about everything from where she went to the best food she ate and, of course, what her jewelry essentials were for this trip! Where did you go on vacation? Gurney’s in Montauk—“The End.” What was your favorite memory from your trip? Sitting on the deck off our room and listening to the ocean.  I always love going to Montauk in the summertime, but this was the first time we have gone in the…

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JCK Spotlights: LaserStar Technologies & TechForm Advanced Casting

Design of the Times

LaserStar Technologies According to LaserStar Technologies Corporation, 10 years ago a laser welder was considered a luxury in the jewelry industry. Nowadays, it is a necessity. It comes down to helping jewelers save time and money while still ensuring the highest-quality product. That’s what LaserStar aims to do for the jewelry industry, and it has already revolutionized the way jewelers can design and repair pieces. LaserStar will be making its JCK Tucson debut in the MJSA Pavilion, ready to educate and unveil new technology. We chatted with Communications Director Gail Farias to learn a little bit more about the workings…

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Full Circle With Michael and Catherine Jensen


Michael and Catherine Jensen work hand in hand to create each original piece for Michael Jensen Designs. They pride themselves on doing everything from sketches to texture application completely by hand. This shows in their finished product! They have had a number of different lines, many inspired by historical sites and museums, stories, and their travels. Currently, the VETUS collection, whose name comes from the Latin word for “aged,” headlines the brand. This line has been a dominant force for the past 10 years. We are so excited to have them return to JCK Tucson this year to show us more of…

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