Design of the Times: Robin Haley

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Southern California native Robin Haley has been making jewelry for over 35 years, and it all started with an apprenticeship in Fine Gold Jewelry upon graduation from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandise. Three years after her apprenticeship, she started her own business, and within five years she was selling her works to Nordstrom, Fred Segel, Warner Brothers’ and Bubank Studios. Today, she and her team can be found in Nashville, Tennessee, where all of the jewelry is constructed by hand – custom and made-to-order for each customer – with recycled metals, conflict-free gemstones and African Glass Beads that…


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Award Jewels

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Though the official start of awards season is November, the past few months have seen their fair share of special events. From late summer’s MTV Video Music Awards (or simply VMAs) to the recent People’s Choice Awards, we’ve found plenty of reasons to tune in with popcorn and champagne at hand. For jewelry lovers like us, awards shows provide the perfect opportunity to catch a glimpse of some seriously rocking jewels on stars all gussied up for a glam evening out. There was much sparkle to be admired, and we couldn’t help but get excited whenever we spotted an exhibitor…


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Trends to Watch: Take Two

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Bicolor Gemstones are Where it’s At There’s nothing quite like a juicy colored gemstone. Except, of course, when that gemstone features more than one color. Sometimes, their colors swirl together, twisting in a helix of succulent shades. Other times, the colors seem to saturate one another, blending together like drops of dye in water. Even still, there are those gemstones that are almost perfectly colorblocked, you can hardly believe this was done by nature. But natural they are, which makes the bicolor (or tricolor, or more!) gemstone all the more miraculous. It depends on the type of gemstone, which determines…


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Spotlight On: Retail Experience

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Introducing Spotlight On: Retail Experience This year, we’ve decided to shift the traditional Retailer of the Year program to engage and celebrate retail businesses that embody the idea that we must delight, inspire and surprise our customers each day. Therefore, we are excited to introduce Spotlight On: Retail Experience! In order to do this, the Luxury team will be hitting the road—attending events at your stores, stopping in to say hello, and spending time with you to understand how you’re changing the way jewelry retailing is done. Let us know about the events we can’t miss! Throughout the year, we’ll…


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JCK Industry Fund: Jewelers’ Security Alliance Update

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With the holidays approaching, it’s a good time to focus on sharing and giving back. In the JCK community, JCK Industry Fund recipients have been putting their grants to action in a continual effort to enhance the image of the jewelry industry and to foster development and research of programs that would benefit the industry. This month, we’re catching up with the Jewelers’ Security Alliance (JSA), a non-profit trade association with 20,000 members that has been providing crime information and assistance to the jewelry industry and law enforcement since 1883. With support from JCK Industry Fund, JSA continues to carry…


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