Six new designers to dazzle in the desert
We couldn’t be more excited about the impressive list of brands and designers exhibiting at JCK Tucson this year, and for 2019, we have a number of talented designers joining us in Tucson for the first time. Before you embark on your journey to the desert, take a moment to check out these six brand-new-to-Tucson exhibitors, preparing to dazzle on the show floor. Add them to your list of must-visits!
Steven Anton Rehage
Specializing in sterling silver jewelry, the eponymous Steven Anton Rehage is returning to the industry after a hiatus with a showing at both JCK Tucson (and JCK Las Vegas!). Rehage’s designs are sculptural, with textured detailing—the designer features a signature hammered texture in many designs—inspired by the ocean and his time growing up in South Florida.
“After a several-year hiatus from JCK, I’m looking forward to reconnecting with old clients and introducing my collection to new ones,” says Rehage. “The time I spent away from the jewelry business allowed me to pursue my interests in painting, styling photoshoots and even venturing into the TV and film industry. These experiences inspired me to return to designing jewelry with a renewed passion and a better understanding of how I want to position my brand in a very competitive market. I’m counting the hours!”
Robert Guild Jewelry
Having been in the custom jewelry business for 30 years, Robert Guild Jewelry is set to debut a collection of one-of-a-kind designs featuring gemstones and diamonds.
Designer Lauren Klein is the talent behind L. Klein Jewelry, featuring pieces made entirely of 18k gold and handcrafted in Italy. You can get a sense of that Italian craftsmanship with Klein’s pieces, with a modernity that is both youthful and playful, too. With styles like the Prisma collection, featuring rose quartz, crystal quartz and black agate, or her floral Fiore line, Klein’s pieces are designed for easy, every day wear that easily allow them to be your customer’s new favorites.
“I am looking forward to introducing L. Klein to the JCK audience, opening new doors, and meeting other designers,” says designer Lauren Klein. “I am also excited to explore Tucson and the gem shows, with the added treat of taking a break from the New England cold!”
Hailing from Campania, Italy, Amlé is helmed by director Marisa Angelucci, whose designs are inspired by antique found objects and made with a variety of precious materials. From hand-painted mini tambourines and ex-voto made from original molds to gemstones and pearls, each piece come together in artful, eclectic arrangements that can only truly be described as statement pieces.
Cameo & Beyond
With a desire to create a “new kind of cameo,” Cameo & Beyond began to offer its works of art in the early 1990’s, and now the family-owned business is opening its creations to an international audience. Featuring small objects d’arts as well as finished jewelry, Cameo & Beyond crafts its pieces in porcelain (as opposed to the traditional shell, coral, and volcanic rock versions), in a variety of lush pastel colors.
Designed in New York, Jarin K offers a line of vintage-inspired costume jewelry, featuring silver, brass, natural gemstones and simulated diamonds. The goal of each hand-set, hand-cut piece is to feel like fine jewelry, with a “signature costume look,” as described on the brand’s website. You’ll find playful statement pieces bursting with the likenesses of animals from monkeys to crocodiles, Art Deco-inspired looks straight out of the Great Gatsby, and a line of Italian-influenced jewels, with clover silhouettes and golden detail.