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Full Circle: Geoffrey’s Diamonds & Goldsmith


Geoffrey’s Diamonds and Goldsmith was founded in 1984 by Geoffrey Stern and has served the San Carlos community for 34 years. Geoffrey built up a reputation of always making excellent service the highest priority – a legacy continued in the store’s second generation with new ownership under Nikko Kandhari in 2013. We caught up with Kandhari to learn more about his journey in the jewelry industry, what he looks forward to seeing at JCK Las Vegas 2020 and much more. What is your background in the jewelry industry and how did you get your start?I immigrated to the United States…

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Tucson Two-Tone


There can be no denying the popularity of yellow gold—some may even venture to call it the “it” metal. And with some of the most popular, millennial-and-younger targeting jewelry brands showcasing the majority of their lines in yellow gold, it’s hard to argue with that. Still, there are many customers who insist their “core” jewelry—engagement rings, wedding bands, a special, everyday pendant—be in white gold or platinum. Which creates a dilemma. With all of the highly sought-after styles being offered in yellow gold, does one dare to mix and match? Will it look strange, wearing two different metals, when, somewhere…

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The Holiday Showcase


3 DIY display ideas It’s that time of year where big celebrations come in fast succession: as soon as you step out of your Halloween costume, you’ll be thinking of ways to deck the halls in your store. While some consumers complain that retailers are too quick to jump into Christmas, it’s not uncommon for just as many to be swayed by the holiday spirit well in advance of December. So even if you’re not quite hanging the icicle lights outside your store come November 1, you’re probably at least thinking about it.  While store decorations are important (what better…

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Design of the Times: Aaron Henry Designs


Aaron Furlong is third generation in a family of established jewelers and diamond merchants tracing back to 1940. After earning a Graduate Gemologist degree from the Gemological Institute of America and Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Davis, he returned to Los Angeles and began a six-year apprenticeship with a master jeweler, which eventually led to the creation of Aaron Henry Designs. We caught up with Furlong to learn more about what sets his jewelry apart, what he’s most looking forward to at JCK Tucson 2020 – taking place Wednesday, February 5-Saturday, February 8, 2020 – and more….

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Tracing the Origin of Your Diamonds


As consumer demand for responsible, ethically sourced and crafted products continues to rise, it’s more important than ever to make sure you’re stocking items that fit the bill. Many shoppers appreciate knowing not only where their goods come from, but who created them. So working with responsible, independent jewelry designers is a great place to start. Unfortunately, knowing precisely where your gemstones originated can be a much trickier part of the equation.  According to a survey conducted by Alrosa, a Russian group of diamond mining companies, consumers are greatly interested in the origin of their diamonds: Of 4,000 survey respondents…

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