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Designer Brand for the Modern, Elegant Woman

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East coast based designer brand JeweLyrie is thrilled to bring their fine jewelry line to Jewelry Industry’s Winter Oasis for the first time. Huan Wang, the artist behind JeweLyrie, designs contemporary fine jewelry to enhance modern women’s elegance. With a free spirit and dreams of forging her way on a creative path, Huan’s love of metalsmithing combined with her formal training in fashion design led to the creation of a contemporary collection that is infused with a sense of movement and grace. Passionate about ballet, her works’ identifying characteristic is a twist that was inspired by a dancer’s pirouette. She…


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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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Full Circle with Maria Aguirre of Benold’s Jewelers

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As the new owner of Benold’s Jewelers in Austin, TX, Maria Aguirre certainly has her work cut out for her. The business, founded in 1929, was family-owned for most of its lifespan and then sold in 2006 to its manager at the time, Milton Doolittle. It was in 2017 that Aguirre—already an employee of Benold’s—purchased the store. Below, we talk with her about longevity, keeping stock, and looking forward to the new year. JCK: Give us some background about how you got into the jewelry business. Maria Aguirre: I have owned Benold’s Jewelers since June 2017, but I have been…


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Full Circle with Anuschka Pashel of Bloom

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It all started with flowers. Growing up in Germany, Anuschka Pashel fell in love with blossoms and was naturally drawn to beautiful handmade things. At just 18 years old, she left home with her adventurous soul for a career in modelling, eventually landing her in the states. Her travels merely expanded her curiosity and deepened her love for collecting only the most exquisite, unique items. Her flower-filled Denver boutiques by the name, BLOOM, can be found in the upscale shopping area, Cherry Creek and in the recently renovated Union Station. Her effervescence shines through her passion for all things design,…


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Tucson After Dark

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What do to during your post-show evenings As you’re reading this and preparing for JCK Tucson, you may think, “Sure, like I’ll have the energy to do anything after a long day on the show floor.” But as trade show veterans know, you almost always get a second wind. One minute, it’s 3 p.m. and you’re longing to lay down and rest—the next, it’s 7 p.m. and you’re roaring and ready to hit the town. What is that all about? Something in the show’s atmosphere fills you with energy. You’re surrounded by people you adore spending time with, so you don’t want to…


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