Designer Genes

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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…


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Your Quick Guide to Internet Inspiration

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Inspiration is everywhere, if you look for it. From a walk around the block in your city, to the package designs at your local grocery store, to a new song on Spotify, to the changing of the seasons, you don’t have to go far—or try too hard—to find something inspiring. Not to mention JCK Tucson 2019 is only a few months away, taking place February 6—9. Still, it’s nice to have a few sources designed specifically to get your creative juices flowing. Not only with the holidays at our doorstep, but at any other time of year, inspiration can be…


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Catch Those (UV) Rays

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Talking fluorescence with your customers You know all about the 4 Cs (carat weight, cut, clarity, and color) when you’re looking for the perfect stone selection for your store, and chances are, many of your customers are at least familiar with them, too. It’s sort of Diamonds 101, and many consumers have at least touched on the unofficial course before embarking on the hunt for an engagement ring. But there’s more to selecting the perfect stone than the basics. And while your clients need not know everything, you as a retailer should be well-versed in the factors that influence a…


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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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Shades of Blue

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The color that might dominate 2019 We’re still waiting to see what Pantone’s 2019 Color of the Year will be, but, as other home brands have begun to announce their selections, it looks as if blue is on the horizon. Blue hues are popping up everywhere, from Behr’s 2019 winner—Blueprint, which is warmer than denim but softer than navy—to Pantone’s rich, royal Princess Blue, featured in the company’s 2019 Spring/Summer Fashion Color Report. Even if Pantone chooses a bright pink or orange, isn’t blue always a winner? Its chameleonic ability to complement any ensemble makes it a favorite worldwide. Speaking…


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