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Luxury jewels at this season’s biggest events It’s been a massive last few weeks for high-profile jewelry sightings, with a string of the season’s biggest awards shows wrapping up, making way for the culmination of it all: The Academy Awards.  While we can’t wait to see who will be donning what on Hollywood’s biggest night, it’s worth noting the jewels that dazzled on the red carpets of events like the Grammy’s, SAG Awards, and Golden Globes, too.  Most exciting for us is spotting our very own Luxury and JCK exhibiting brands on the red carpet, and there were plenty of…


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Design of the Times: Barbela Design

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Michelle Bar is a New York City native who began her career in philanthropy after graduate school. Coming from a family of jewelers dating back to the 1930s in Belgium, Bar eventually found herself following the family tradition when she noticed a need for affordable yet stylish pieces of fine jewelry designed for the millennial woman. That’s when she decided to leave her corporate job, and in 2014, Barbela Design was born. Produced by its team of metal smiths in New York, Bar aims to create jewelry that becomes a staple in any woman’s wardrobe. Since its launch in 2014,…


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Full Circle: Grogan Jewelers by Lon

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Grogan Jewelers by Lon is a store with long, rich history of providing customers with lifetime jewelry and outstanding customer service. The Grogan legacy began in 1915 when Elisha A. Grogan founded Grogan Jewelers in Florence, Alabama. His son took over the family business in 1940 until Walker and Frankie Graham became the new owners in 1972, taking the store to an unmatched growth. Jay Klos purchased the store in 1985 and grew Grogan’s to two locations – the second in Hunstville, Alabama – before the Brown family purchased the stores in 2015. Lon Brown is a successful entrepreneur with…


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The Holiday Rush

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Styles poised to sell this season If you feel like you’ve stepped into a time warp, you’re not alone—2018 is nearly at an end. But before we sing Auld Lang Syne and hang our 2019 calendars, we must tackle the busiest sales season: the holidays. This is the season, the one where customers new and old, prepared and clueless, confident and frantic, descend on your store not only for something to purchase, but also for your guidance on what that purchase should be. Looking ahead, we can see a number of trends that have the sticky factor—they’re not going away…


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Design of the Times: Robin Haley

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Southern California native Robin Haley has been making jewelry for over 35 years, and it all started with an apprenticeship in Fine Gold Jewelry upon graduation from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandise. Three years after her apprenticeship, she started her own business, and within five years she was selling her works to Nordstrom, Fred Segel, Warner Brothers’ and Bubank Studios. Today, she and her team can be found in Nashville, Tennessee, where all of the jewelry is constructed by hand – custom and made-to-order for each customer – with recycled metals, conflict-free gemstones and African Glass Beads that…


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