Category: Design of the Times

Design of the Times: Jennifer Dawes, Jennifer Dawes Design

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Launched in 2000, Jennifer Dawes Design is a conscientious jewelry brand helmed by independent designer Jennifer Dawes, who specializes in sustainable jewelry. She has become known for her organic diamond designs as well as her collections featuring colored gemstones in raw and slice form. You’ll find Dawes in the Design@LUXURY pavilion—a curated section of designers housed within the LUXURY show at JCK Las Vegas. Below, Dawes schools us on sustainable jewelry, knowing and loving your customer, and what’s in store at JCK Las Vegas. You launched your brand in 2000, when independent designers and sustainable jewelry were less in-demand. Have…


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Design of the Times: Federica Chimento, Chimento

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When you think Italian jewelry, you might imagine rich, gold design. Chimento, a 50-plus-year-old family jeweler, epitomizes that vision, mixing tradition with a modern, stylish touch. You’ll find a variety of bracelets, rings, and pendants in an assortment of collections, ranging from Bamboo—its aesthetic mirrors its name—to Stardust, with diamond-dotted designs. Don’t miss Chimento in the Prestige pavilion of JCK’s LUXURY show this year. Its glinting gold designs are sure to attract retailers from all over the world. Here, Federica Chimento, president of Chimento, talks family history, Italian design, and JCK LUXURY. Tell us about the Chimento family and your…


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Design of the Times: Dorian & Rose, M. Spalten, Avigdor

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Get to know some of your JCK Design Center designers! Tigren Dorian, Dorian & Rose Showing off a range of miraculous jewels designed and handcrafted in Los Angeles, Dorian & Rose is irresistible to anyone with an affinity for gold and diamonds—or, really, to anyone who likes jewelry. The family-owned brand’s artisan treasures are hefty creations, substantial in both craftsmanship and style, and decked mostly in diamonds, though you’ll also find colored gemstone goods. Give us an idea of your design process—what are your inspirations, and how long does it take to realize a new creation? Tigren Dorian: The thought…


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Design of the Times: Just Jules

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After more than 25 years in business, you could say that Just Jules is a veteran brand. But designer Julie Romanenko’s creations are always evolving and enchanting, so while she has used these years to hone her impressive skill and attention to detail, her creations manage to stay forever young and fresh—reliably remarkable, but never staid. Started in 1991, Just Jules puts a playful spin on fine jewelry, with a focus on vintage-inspired and one-of-a-kind designs. You’ll find something to suit every taste and nearly every price range, from the antique-obsessed to the gemstone hound. Julie Romanenko is JCK & LUXURY-bound…


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Design of the Times: Brittany Weiss, W Britt

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What makes the ordinary extraordinary? A fresh perspective, says designer Brittany Weiss, founder and name behind contemporary jewelry brand W. Britt. For Weiss, creating a wearable jewelry collection is all about taking an ordinary, everyday view and turning it on its head. Current and soon-to-be fans of W. Britt will appreciate its fresh, captivating lines, packed with angles and bold modernity. Retailers carrying the brand—along with consumers—will also appreciate the price point. The fashion line, composed of sterling silver and often plated in yellow or rose gold, features highly saleable—and even more giftable—items. Below, Weiss talks about her design inspiration,…


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