Category: Behind The Scenes

Designer Spotlight: Kaali Designs

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Returning to JCK Tucson this year is the delightful Kaali Designs, a brand named after the Hindu goddess Kali. Created by Gemological Institute of America (GIA) graduate gemologist Anit Dodhia, Kaali Designs specializes in handmade pieces inspired by the Indian Ocean—calm and reflective, dark and stormy, too. Based in San Diego, Dodhia is originally from Mombasa, Kenya, growing up in a culturally rich Indian community, with a family in the jewelry business. I talked to Anit about his inspiration, new collections and what’s getting him excited for the upcoming JCK Tucson show. How did you get your start in the…


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Inside JCK Tucson: Katie Dominesey

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Katie Dominesey is the Industry Vice President of JCK Tucson. While this may have become her title in 2015, her background in the jewelry industry started early on, coming from a family of jewelry collectors and industry insiders. She took interest in jewelry at a young age, taking a jewelry fabrication course at 12-years-old. See our exclusive conversation with her about her background in the jewelry industry, what she’s looking forward to at JCK Tucson 2019, a glimpse of the prominent conversation to be expected at the show and much more: What is your background in the jewelry industry and…


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A Gem of a Weekend

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It was a big weekend for the jewelry industry—one that brings out the most sparkling crowds (and we’re not just talking about the jewelry)—with a trio of unforgettable events for the memory books. If you couldn’t be there, surely you saw some of the highlights on Instagram, or heard about the best moments through the grapevine. Here’s a recap of what you missed. JCK Advisory Board The JCK Advisory Board, comprised of prominent industry suppliers, retailers and association leaders, gathered in New York to discuss JCK Las Vegas 2019. This group’s feedback and ideas are instrumental in building and shaping…


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Behind The Scenes with Oscar Heyman

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Welcome to  JCK Behind The Scenes, a new series where we take you behind the scenes with jewelry influencers in the JCK community. For our first issue, we headed over to Oscar Heyman’s headquarters and workshop in New York City! Watch the video and read about our tour below. Oscar Heyman has been part of the JCK Community for years and you can discover the magic in their collections first hand at LUXURY and LUXURY Privé. Oscar Heyman maintains its own tool-and-die shop, alloys its own metals, and shepherds each piece from inception through completion. Every piece of jewelry is made by hand…


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