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Design of the Times: Alex Sepkus

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Alex Sepkus is a jewelry designer known for his remarkable focus and artistic expression. He concentrates so heavily on detail that his workforce requires microscopes to execute his designs. Drawing inspiration from ancient Greek, medieval churches, and his favorite fantasy literature, Sepkus expresses an enticing playfulness and an unparalleled style of work as a goldsmith. See what he had to say about his design process, his inspirations, and how he began working in jewelry: What is your background in the jewelry industry, and how did you get your start? I studied industrial design at the Vilnius Institute of Arts. The…


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Luxury Trends: Fall 2018

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It may be fun to follow—and even to participate in—any number of jewelry trends. Not too long ago, we were donning ear climbers and those hand bracelet creations that ran the length of wrist to fingertip. For the most part, demand for those items has waned, though I fully expect they’ll ride a wave back in again sometime soon. When it comes to high-end jewelry, delving too far into a passing (or even cyclical) trend can be high-risk. That’s not to be said it can’t be done and done well (it happens all the time), but for the average customer,…


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Full Circle – Neal Elinoff, Elinoff Gallery

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Neal Elinoff is owner of the Elinoff Gallery in Telluride, CO, a three-story retail store where they hand-pick a collection of fine art and jewelry. The gallery offers a great variety of designer jewelry—both diamond and colored gemstones—including collections from John Hardy, Roberto Coin, Leslie Greene, Anna Balkan and many more. But that’s not all–along with an impressive collection of fine jewelry, the gallery includes museum quality impressionist and contemporary art. The Elinoff Gallery is certainly the destination for anyone who appreciates or has a passion for art and design, whether it be in the form of jewelry, watches or…


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Design of the Times: John Atencio

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This month, we got the chance to speak with John Atencio, who has designed fine jewelry in Colorado for more than 40 years. It all started when he was a business student at Colorado State University and wanted to give his girlfriend a ring. Little did he know this would be the launch of a newfound passion and his own jewelry brand. He made his girlfriend’s ring himself out of silver and since then, has designed thousands of more pieces of jewelry. Atencio hand designs each of the brand’s pieces of fine jewelry to ensure the creation of something distinctive,…


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As Seen On: Luxury Brands in the Spotlight

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Have you ever watched a TV show or movie and seen a piece of jewelry, and thought, “I know that piece?” It probably happens often if you spend a lot of time with a variety of different jewels. It feels rewarding to spot the work of a designer you either admire or know personally on the bod of someone famous, doesn’t it? Imagine how good it feels for that designer. Over the last couple of months, some of our amazing Luxury brands have had just that opportunity, with their creations adorning the persons of celebrities, influencers, and more. Here are…


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