Category: JCK Tucson

All About Amethyst

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A preview of February’s birthstone at JCK Tucson A visit to Tucson during Gem Weeks promises an array of rare and interesting gemstones—perhaps even some you’re seeing for the very first time. Exciting stuff indeed, and, with the talent lined up for JCK Tucson, you can count on impressive designs housing gems of all sorts.  While we’ll surely be oohing and aahing the fascinating finds to come, we must pay homage to the classics, too. With the show taking place in February and all, it seems proper to celebrate its stone of the month: amethyst.  This recognizable and beloved iteration…


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Full Circle: Metalmark Fine Jewelry

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For Samantha Larkins and Mary Leppert, jewelry is their number one passion, which led them to owning and running Colorado-based fine jewelry boutique Metalmark Fine Jewelry. Metalmark has become a reliable go-to among the LoHi community known for its boutiques. The store has become a home for Samantha Louise Jewelry, designed by Larkins herself, as well as a vast but cohesive collection of unique jewelry, and Leppert is a reliable source for anyone searching for diamonds or other precious stones, jewelry repairs, watch repairs and estate jewelry needs. Shared passion, love for design and expertise are what creates the unique…


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Design of the Times: L. Klein

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Lauren Klein designs her 18-karat gold collection for L. Klein with a fashion-forward approach to create timeless and elegant jewelry. She does this by combining historic Italian design techniques with her contemporary style, each piece handmade in Italy. With a signature “L” on every piece, Klein offers customers personal tokens of beauty and quality. Check out our conversation with the designer herself about her journey in the jewelry industry, a look into her design process, what we can expect to see from her at JCK Tucson 2019 and much more: How did your journey in the jewelry industry begin?After 14…


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Spotlight Star: Steven Anton Rehage

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Get to Know Steven Anton Rehage It would be difficult to grow up in South Florida and not be influenced by the ocean. Steven Rehage was—collecting coins, driftwood, seashells and the like—and that inspiration has made its way into the designer’s career in jewelry. We asked Rehage a few questions about his business, his upcoming showing at JCK Tucson 2019 and more—and got a great story in return, so we’ll let the designer tell it, below. New to JCK Tucson this year—and also setting up shop at JCK Las Vegas 2019—here’s a closer look at Steven Anton Rehage. Tell us about…


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Fireside Chat: Denise Richards

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Denise Richards is a Certified Gemologist Appraiser, is a member of the management team at Underwood Jewelers and is the current Young Titleholder President of the American Gem Society (AGS). At Underwood’s, Richards is responsible for operation management, inventory control and social media. Her Facebook posts have exemplified successful implementation of a social media plan to reach a younger diamond buying demographic. We are excited to have Richards joining us at JCK Tucson 2019 to speak as a Fireside Chat panelist for Can Inspiration Influence Your Business? taking place February 7 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm. See our conversation with Richards herself…


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