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Full Circle: Ancona Jewelers


Ancona Jewelers is a family owned jewelry store in Addison, IL, established in 1983. The store’s mission is to provide customers with quality products and reliable service. We caught up with Manager Antonio Ancona to learn more about how they make customers’ visits memorable, his favorite trends, what he’s looking forward to at JCK Las Vegas & Luxury 2020 and more. What is your background in the jewelry industry and how did you get your start?This is my background. My father came to America in 1972, opened the store in 1983 and I started working in 1995. How would you…

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Design of the Times: Thorsten Jewelry


Thorsten Jewelry is a cutting-edge brand specializing in wedding bands for both men and women. While alternative metals have changed the jewelry industry, Thorsten provides jewelers with some of the finest and strongest materials used in rings. We caught up with Marketing Manager Adam Haddad to learn more about the brand. What was the initial inspiration for your brand?We were looking to show off strength and style. The hammer of Thor symbolizes our craftsmanship as our warranty is a key selling point. The brand was made to help men differentiate from the norms of jewelry with a stylish alternative. What…

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Discover a World of Color


New gemstone offerings at JCK Las Vegas JCK Las Vegas is in our sights as new discoveries are being revealed ahead of the highly anticipated yearly show. For 2020, we’re excited to introduce a new gemstone offering, in addition to our Global Gemstones neighborhood, a recent favorite that is now a repeat offering at JCK. Our Global Gemstones pavilion, featuring fine gems and members of the International Gemstone Association, will open on Monday, June 1—one day earlier than the start of JCK Las Vegas. Global Gemstones will feature over 200 domestic and international gem vendors, in a flurry of color…

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Now Trending


What to look for in the new season Does the start of any other season have us feeling more hopeful than spring? It’s that time of year when everything is new—a fresher start than even the beginning of a new year, when we desire a clean slate (and a clean home—spring cleaning, anyone?). After your customers have cleared out their closets and analyzed their jewelry collections, they’ll definitely be in the mood for something new. Look to some of the biggest trends set to take 2020 by storm as you prepare to stock your stores for the new season. There…

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Design of the Times: Misis


Italian jewelry brand Misis was founded in Vicenza, the “world jewel capital” that brings together the many influences from the nearby cities of Venice and Milan. Misis merges the worlds of fashion and art to create beautiful and unique jewelry pieces, which they’ll be exhibiting at JCK Tucson 2020. We caught up with CEO Alberto Piaserico to learn more about Misis’ history, the design inspiration, what he’s most looking forward to at JCK Tucson and much more. How did your journey in the jewelry industry begin? We are a historical Italian family company born in 1986. We are now at…

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