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Spotlight On: Retail Experience


Introducing Spotlight On: Retail Experience This year, we’ve decided to shift the traditional Retailer of the Year program to engage and celebrate retail businesses that embody the idea that we must delight, inspire and surprise our customers each day. Therefore, we are excited to introduce Spotlight On: Retail Experience! In order to do this, the Luxury team will be hitting the road—attending events at your stores, stopping in to say hello, and spending time with you to understand how you’re changing the way jewelry retailing is done. Let us know about the events we can’t miss! Throughout the year, we’ll…

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JCK Industry Fund: Jewelers’ Security Alliance Update


With the holidays approaching, it’s a good time to focus on sharing and giving back. In the JCK community, JCK Industry Fund recipients have been putting their grants to action in a continual effort to enhance the image of the jewelry industry and to foster development and research of programs that would benefit the industry. This month, we’re catching up with the Jewelers’ Security Alliance (JSA), a non-profit trade association with 20,000 members that has been providing crime information and assistance to the jewelry industry and law enforcement since 1883. With support from JCK Industry Fund, JSA continues to carry…

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Full Circle: Olufson Designs


Olufson Designs is family owned and operated in Corvallis, Oregon since 1999 and home to custom-made jewelry in 14K and 18K gold and platinum. While the store offers an extensive selection of diamonds and fine quality gemstones, their passion lies in fine natural colored gems, and their staff holds the knowledge and resources to find customers their perfect gemstones. Owners Elisa and Sean Olufson discovered their love for jewelry in high school when they took an elective jewelry class. Since then, they’ve opened their own store that includes a large workshop with cutting edge technology including laser welding, wax milling…

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Design of the Times: Brooke Gregson


Known for her original creations and unmistakable use of color and craftsmanship, Brooke Gregson is a Los Angeles born designer moving onto her 14th year of designing jewelry. Gregson focuses on attention to detail, the craft of creating jewelry itself and the meaning and purpose of her jewelry to each customer. A lover of jewelry and art at a young age, Gregson studied Art History and Geology in college before later delving into designing and creating herself. Today, she offers seasonal Fine Jewelry collections, along with Astrology necklaces with diamond constellations. Her signature layering style is created through her hand…

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Submissions are Open for the 2019 JCK Industry Fund


JCK Industry Fund Opens 2019 Grant Application Submissions; Announces New Mission Statement   JCK has opened submissions for the 2019 JCK Industry Fund application process. Since 1997, the fund has awarded over $6 million to date towards program grants to benefit the jewelry industry at large. It was created for the purpose of deploying funds donated by JCK, and more recently with added donations from the industry at large. As the fund increases in size and scope, monies are directed to where they are needed the most, and where significant impacts can be attained. On the cusp of a new…

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