Fireside Chat: Alexis Padis

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Alexis Padis is the Marketing & Operations Manager at the Padis Designer Galleria for Padis Jewelry. Padis is also the youngest Board member of the American Gem Society (AGS). As an AGS Certified Gemologist Appraiser and a GIA Graduate Gemologist, she is proudly responsible for purchasing and evaluation the jewelry sold at Padis Jewelry. Padis will be joining fellow industry leaders for JCK Tucson 2019 Fireside Chat: Can Inspiration Influence Your Business? to share her journey in finding and sustaining inspiration in her business through originality, creativity and innovation. Get a sneak peek inside Padis’s background in the industry, what’s…


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To the Lab!

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New Lab-Grown Diamond Exhibitors at JCK Tucson 2019 Lab-grown diamonds are a popular topic of conversation—one that’s on the industry’s collective mind these days—and with good reason. According to the inaugural JCK State of the Jewelry Industry Report, 78 percent of all survey participants expected their sales of lab-grown diamonds to increase in 2018. Lab-grown diamonds are up in general, according to the survey. A whopping 62 percent of sellers saw an increase in their sales in 2017 over 2016, while 19 percent of all respondents said they sell lab-grown diamonds. As the demand for responsibly sourced jewelry—and consequent sales—continues…


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New to JCK Tucson

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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 RehageSpecializing in sterling silver jewelry, the eponymous Steven Anton Rehage is returning to the industry after a hiatus with a…


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Design of the Times: Forge & Foundry

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Forge & Foundry got its name as a tribute to the humble beginnings of the fine jewelry we wear, and some of the techniques used are the same methods that peoples of the iron age used to create their own adornments. Each piece is handmade in New York City. Susan Mancuso, Forge & Foundry’s designer, finds inspiration in nature, creating beautiful jewelry from the earth’s elements by using hammers, carving tools and fire. Mancuso combines contemporary and historical designs with ancient jewelry techniques to form the unique offerings of Forge & Foundry, which we are excited to have at JCK…


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When the Sun Goes Down

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How to spend your evenings in Tucson There’s much to see and do during those long desert days in Tucson. Yours will undoubtedly be filled with memorable gems in the form of jewelry, people and experiences. If you’re headed to Arizona a bit early or staying a little longer and want some ideas for great ways to spend your days before and after JCK Tucson, read our Tucson To-Do List before you go. But how about the evening hours? Many consider this a vacation, after all. It’s a chance to let loose after a busy and tiring holiday sales season….


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