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International Association Spotlight: Wings Cheung, HKJMA

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Ever wander through the Hong Kong Pavilion at JCK Las Vegas and wonder how it all came together? Meet Wings Cheung, general manager of the Hong Kong Jewelry Manufacturers Association (HKJMA) and key player in making the pavilion a reality at JCK Las Vegas. Sponsored by HKJMA, this neighborhood houses the largest overseas collection of Hong Kong–based jewelry industry vendors outside of Hong Kong. You’ll find finished jewelry, loose gemstones, watches, supplies and equipment, and more. For some behind-the-scenes insight and a hint of what’s in store at the Hong Kong Pavilion this year, we spoke with Cheung. First, tell…


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Full Circle with Larry Schaffer of OK

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  People. A simple six letter word that became the thesis of our conversation with Larry Schaffer, owner of OK. Years ago, the doors opened to a realm of beautiful jewelry, houseware, décor, gifts, hand crafted trinkets and other oddities. The two stores sit on 3rd St in West Hollywood and Silverlake Blvd, where they maintain a modern edge and epitomize all that is aesthetically pleasing. It has been said that OK is a one stop shop and the go-to destination for any special, thoughtful gift. Everything in the shop shares an essence of high quality and individuality. Hopefully you’ll…


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Fireside Chat Q+A with Jennifer Shaheen

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It has been said that Jennifer Shaheen has a hacker’s mind and an entrepreneur’s heart – two beneficial features for the founder of The Technology Therapy® Group to possess. Luckily for those of you attending JCK Tucson, the nationally known presenter and moderator will be leading 3 morning sessions of can’t-miss educational conversations. These trending topics will include how to meet demands with Mobile Marketing, the impact of social media on business and customer retention, and the importance of in storytelling in the digital marketplace. For now, we sat down with the inspiring leader herself to get to know the voice behind…


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Full Circle with Kristin Novinger of K Novinger Jewelry Design

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K Novinger Jewelry and customization are synonymous. Opening her store in PA in 2005, owner and designer, Kristin Novinger has made it her mission to be true to her vision of providing an array of unique jewelry. She has the ability to design exactly what one can envision but cannot find. With a focus on providing a level of service that is paramount, she builds enviable relationships and continues to attract new clientele by word-of-mouth. This hands-on approach allows each client to receive a piece best suited to them, providing a true work of art from beginning to end. Paired…


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Full Circle with Britten Wolf of BVW Jewelers

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Personality shines through every aspect of BVW Jewelers. Britten Wolf got his start with custom jewelry of his own, inspired by art and flowing organic patterns. After working as an independent wholesale jeweler for local retail locations, he was able to launch BVW Jewelers with the desire to share his jewelry and knowledge of all aspects of fine jewelry to the local Reno Nevada community. The store gives the locals a personal place to shop and socialize while enjoying unique surroundings. Bridal jewelry for any budget; we have an environment for customers who care about unique jewelry and enjoy a…


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