True Blue, Baby I Love You

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Sapphire jewels for September birthday It’s true that the sapphire is an incredible gemstone, regarded for its strength, value, and variety. It’s admired for its many colors—hello, how amazing is the padparadscha?—and looks amazing in any form, from rough to slice to cabochon. Just as variety is the spice of life, sapphire is the gemstone that makes for some of the most exciting (and enduring) jewelry designs. And as much as you and I love a good range of shape and color, this is a celebration of the sapphire in its most recognizable (dare I say most beloved?) form: true…


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Full Circle with Vicky Lew, Vicky Lew London

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If you’re a first time reader to this series, the month of August and September are dedicated to those who won big at JCK (it is Olympic season after-all) and today’s feature is going to a designer to watch. The jewelry community got a taste of Vicky Lew London at her first-ever JCK Las Vegas and safe to say, she left everyone wanting more.  An exhibitor in the Design Center, Vicky and her less than 1 year old company dove head first into the brand’s American debut. Vicky was one of seven chosen to represent the inaugural Kickstarter class— a program…


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Full Circle with Syl Tang, Financial Times

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In ode to the Summer Olympics, I’ll be taking you Full Circle with those who won big in jewelry this season. Whether they found themselves in the winner’s circle at JCK Las Vegas, LUXURY, or other industry events, this group represents the best of the best and their accomplishments deserve recognition far beyond that day’s honor or acceptance. Before passing off the torch to those who left Vegas Jewelry Week with an award, let’s start with a winner from the most anticipated award ceremony of the summer, WJA’s Awards for Excellence when our friend Syl Tang was announced winner in the Editorial…


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Those Summer Sights

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The best trends of summer 2016 Just as quickly as summer arrived, it’s beginning to wind down. As we dive into August, sporting (and selling) the trends that the season brought us, let’s take a moment to celebrate our favorites from all our JCK brands (Tucson, Las Vegas, LUXURY, Elite Enclave, Privé you name it, they had it). These will follow us into the fall and throughout the holidays, so the idea is not to let them become a summer memory but, rather, keep them on your list to stock for the upcoming season. Which of these looks do you…


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Full Circle with Eva-Michelle Spicer, Wick and Greene

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Today I’m taking you Full Circle with an influential retailer who’s ready to take on LUXURY Privé in 2 days. Eva-Michelle Spicer, Co-owner of Wick and Greene, has a background that speaks for itself with a lifetime in the jewelry business representing the 4th generation of Wick and Greene Jewelers (the new Spicer Green jewelers). Eva impacts the industry in a positive light and has certainly made her mark in the JCK community. Two months ago when the jewelry world came together for another memorable Las Vegas Jewelry Week, Eva-Michelle’s store was honored with a nomination for LUXURY Retailer of the Year going…


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