Category: JCK Tucson

Full Circle: SOHO GEM

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According to sisters Maria Benavides and Irina Ferry, the success of SOHO GEM—a fine yet modern jewelry store in downtown New York City with an emphasis on gemstones—is credited to their dynamic partnership. The sisters’ heritage is deep rooted in fine art, antiques and jewelry, and they quickly learned the family business alongside their parents, collecting, buying and selling unique pieces. It is the synergy of their passions, talents, business senses and visions that has established the store as a New York jewelry landmark for many years. We got the inside scoop from Irina Ferry on how they keep up with…


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Design of the Times: Kaali Designs

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Anit Dodhia, founder of Kaali Designs, grew up in a culturally rich Indian community in Momasa, Kenya, and spent a lot of his childhood at his family’s jewelry gallery. This is where he discovered his interest in gems, which would later turn into a passion that has shaped his career for the last 20 years. Today, after becoming a GIA Graduate Gemologist, Dodhia and his company, Kaali Designs – named after the Hindu Goddess Kali, a fierce and powerful warrior – are based in San Diego, CA, where the jewelry is handmade to personify the perfect union of art and…


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WJA Pavilion at JCK Tucson

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JCK Tucson and Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA) have joined forces to establish the inaugural WJA Pavilion at JCK Tucson 2019. This new destination will leverage the power of WJA’s design community, offering up-and-coming designers a chance to showcase their products to and connect with Tucson’s audience of high-quality retailers looking to restock after the holidays. While you’re busy preparing yourself for the holiday season, take a sneak peek at just a few of the incredible designers set to exhibit at the WJA Pavilion at JCK Tucson 2019. Debra Navarro Best known for her unique styling of natural colored diamonds and 18k…


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Design of the Times: Brooke Gregson

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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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Design of the Times: Sarah Graham

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Sarah Graham has a distinct style in her jewelry designs: her works are organic and textural with a muted palate, feminine yet substantial, and unique yet universal in appeal. Graham draws her inspiration from the natural environment, giving her designs lasting beauty and sustainability through textures and styles found in nature. A matte black finish of oxidized cobalt chrome contrasted with 18k yellow, rose and white gold, set with colored diamonds, is also incorporated. This combination of natural shapes and textures with a glamorous finish is what creates the captivating and unique quality of her designs, and what has earned…


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