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Weekend in Review

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Cue the red carpet. The JCK team settled into New York City this past weekend, pleased to be a part of the industry events to kick off the new year. Calendars were booked full of meetings by the Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA), Jewelers’ Security Alliance, the JCK Advisory Board, the Gem Awards, 24 Karat and more.  Such a glamorous and enriching weekend deserves tribute, so here’s a look back at the highlights from our perspective.   JCK Advisory Board The JCK Advisory Board, comprised of prominent industry suppliers, retailers and association leaders, gathered in New York to discuss important updates…


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Know the Stone: Moonstone and Opal

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Two of my favorite things When deciding which stone to spotlight for this edition of JCK Tucson’s “Know the Stone,” I was stuck between two that are equally mesmerizing: moonstone and opal. And then I thought, why choose? When you visit Tucson, you get jewels and scenery—so I’m combining two wondrous things, too. Both are luminous and filled with light. You’d be hard-pressed to find another colored gemstone that comes to life quite like these two—every way the light hits, there’s a new awe-inspiring scene, giving off a range of depth and color. Of course, if moonstone and opal aren’t…


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Pack It Up

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Things you might (almost) forget to bring to JCK Tucson There are two types of people: those who plan way ahead—packing one, two, even three weeks before jetting off to their destinations—and those who wait until the last minute. Neither one is necessarily wrong or right, so choose whatever works best for you. But no matter which type you are, a packing list can help you stay organized and ensure that you don’t forget anything important. Here are five JCK Tucson essentials to help you get started. Be sure to add basics like plane tickets, phone chargers, and business cards….


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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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