Ready, Set, Jet: Tuscany & Northern Italy Vacation Journal

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Where did you go on vacation? I spent 10 days wine tasting throughout Tuscany and Northern Italy. Driving thru the hills, viewing the most scenic of vistas, enjoying fabulous food & wine… it was absolutely dreamlike. What was your favorite memory from your trip? A private tour of Bellavista, a wonderful sparkling wine estate in Franciacorta. Thru a lucky turn of events, I connected with the marketing director for the winery, which is closed for holiday in August (when I was going to be there), prior to my trip. She graciously gave an indepth tour of their estate, including the…


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Full Circle with Melissa Quick, Steve Quick Jeweler

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This week we’re taking you Full Circle with one of our Chicago-based LUXURY retailers, Melissa Quick. Melissa is the President of Steve Quick Jeweler, along with her husband Steve and is also the voice of Steve Quick’s Instagram page which is a MUST FOLLOW if you love jewelry, it serves us major inspiration every day. Prior to joining the team in 1999, she worked for an international diamond importer/wholesaler. Melissa has been attending LUXURY since 2011 and this past summer joined us in New York for LUXURY Privé. Steve Quick Jeweler has three unique retail locations in Chicago which offer a mix of…


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Full Circle with Shane Clark, Brides

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Shane Clark Full Circle - Brides

We love bringing you Full Circle with the influencers in our community and we knew this week’s Full Circle had to continue in the theme of love. There’s no better person to help kick off Valentine’s Day weekend other than Shane Clark, Senior Fashion and Accessories Editor at Brides.  Prior to joining Brides, Clark  was a freelance market editor at InStyle, Lucky, Glamour, and Shape. Shane’s well-rounded fashion and jewelry experience and unique perspective on the bridal market, make her a valuable addition to our JCK community and we’re thrilled she comes to JCK Las Vegas as a member of the media….


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Designer and Retail Spotlight: ZFolio & Kathy Kamei

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Design of the Times

Last week, I spotlighted two of the many talents that gathered at JCK Tucson last week, ZFolio and designer Kathy Kamei. ZFolio is part of JCK’s new Design Center Advisory Board and helped curate the Design Center relaunch worthy of its discerning, yet humble, discretion. The experience and passion which ZFolio brings to the world of retail jewelry is a valuable perspective to have in the JCK designer community. When I asked Natasha Lazorva, director of Operations at ZFolio why JCK Tucson is so important to her she responded, “It’s important to me to constantly be aware of new artists and collections. I’m…


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Full Circle with Molly Guy, Stone Fox Bride

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Molly Guy

February kicks off with Tucson Gem Week where the industry pulse is magnified through the power of gemstones and 2 weeks later America celebrates a holiday about love, what could be better? As everyone is off on a glorified treasure hunt in the desert bouncing from JCK Tucson, AGTA and GJX we’re switching gears and going Full Circle with a game changer in the jewelry industry whose influential in JCK’s world and the bridal industry. Molly Guy, named one of Fast Company’s “Most Creative People of 2014”, is a magazine veteran who worked as the Beauty and Style Editor of Nylon Magazine before…


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