A preview of some amazing artists to showcase at JCK Tucson
With a growing list of jewelry designers and manufacturers set to exhibit at JCK Tucson, taking place February 6—9, 2019, the excitement is exponentially mounting. Only a few months away now, we’re in serious prep mode as we breeze through the holidays and straight on into 2019, where we’ll flock to Arizona for one of the most wonderful weeks of jewelry there is.
As we grow ever closer to JCK Tucson, we wanted to share a preview of four talented designers, ready to meet—and impress—attendees at the show. Each with their own recognizable signature and differing design point-of-view, not only is there something, but there’s everything, for you to love.
While you’re busily preparing yourself for the current holiday season, take a sneak peek at just a few of the incredible designers set to exhibit at JCK Tucson 2019.
A JCK Rising Star in 2001, San Francisco-based designer Sarah Graham creates organic, textural jewelry, cast from objects like jacaranda pods and decayed wood. The mostly two-tone designs are crafted in 18k yellow, rose, and white gold, alongside oxidized cobalt chrome—which provides the matte black contrast—and many of the designs are set with colored diamonds.
From Japanese jewelry designer Keiko Mita, K. Mita Design boasts an assortment of sculptural creations, many inspired by Mita’s birthplace of Rebun Island, the “floating island of flowers.” You can see nature’s influence in her pieces’ clean lines, most featuring colored gemstones and diamonds, crafted primarily in 18k gold.
An organic, bohemian aesthetic accounts for designer Brooke Gregson’s jewelry line, which features one-of-a-kind gemstones in handcrafted settings. The Los Angeles-born Gregson owes her love for fine jewelry to a father who collected art and fine jewelry, and a mother who believed in the healing power and energy of gemstones. You can glean that inspiration in her collections, from the unique fine jewelry pieces to her signature Astrology line.
The Lithuanian-born Alex Šepkus is very precise in his design, with details only a would-be architect could perfect. Initially following in his father’s architecture footsteps, the designer was drawn to the broad world of jewelry, where the creativity could flow. Šepkus crafts jewelry in 18k gold and platinum, featuring colorful gemstones and his signature texture—which the designer developed his own specialized tools to achieve.
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