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Fashion Designers Share Their Favorite Jewelry Pieces
Features May 28, 2014
By Venessa Lau
Admit it. We all play favorites when it comes to the treasures in our ­jewelry box. There’s always one piece that we can’t stop wearing or that acts as our ­proverbial Proustian madeleine. Here, we...
The Way We Wore May 26, 2014
By Aubry D’Arminio
When director George Cukor needed to bejewel Katharine Hepburn as the blue-blood daughter of a rich banker for his 1938 comedy Holiday, he didn’t rely on just any costumer. He hired American jeweler...
JCK Asks…Ray Griffiths
Questionnaire May 26, 2014
By Melissa Rose Bernardo, Managing Editor
If you’ve ever wondered how a designer develops a signature style, consider the origins of Ray Griffiths’ trademark crownwork motif—which are actually quite technical. “While in Australia, I trained...
How Dana Gordon Founded Dana Rebecca Designs
Designer Showcase May 26, 2014
By Deborah Shapiro
Sitting in her white and pink jewel box of a showroom, high above Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, Dana Rebecca Designs founder Dana Gordon recounts a what-are-the-odds story. As a child, Gordon was...
Fashion Jewelry In the News
Miranda Kerr shot by Steven Meisel for Swarovski
July 15, 2014
By Jennifer Heebner, Senior Editor
Miranda Kerr will once again be the face of Swarovski, this time for its fall/winter 2014–15 campaign, which will speak to the multifaceted woman who “wants to look her best at any given moment,”...
July 9, 2014
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
Editorial intern Tom Garzilli is filling in for Emili Vesilind, who is on vacation this week. We asked four jewelers in different parts of the country what their most popular...
July 8, 2014
By Jennifer Heebner, Senior Editor
Some may be put off by Peter D’Enbeau’s gruff exterior—he’s vocalized a few unpopular opinions on online professional jewelry-making forums—but his latest move may endear him to others yet. The owner...
July 1, 2014
By Jennifer Heebner, Senior Editor
Los Angeles–based bridal and fine fashion jewelry firm Uneek by Benjamin Javaheri has named Michael Bungert as senior vice president.
June 27, 2014
By Logan Sachon, Social Media Journalist
Kentucky for KentuckyChicken bone necklace by Meg CKentucky for Kentucky, the online store aiming to “engage and inform the world by promoting Kentucky people, places, and products,” is...
June 17, 2014
By Jennifer Heebner, Senior Editor
The Carlsbad, Calif.–based Gemological Institute of America is now accepting scholarship applications for its 2015 Gemology and Jewelry Manufacturing Arts programs, courses, and lab classes....
June 13, 2014
By Jennifer Heebner, Senior Editor
The Jewelry Information Center, the consumer-education arm of Jewelers of America, announced its fifth annual Ultimate Proposal Contest this week with a new platinum hook.
June 10, 2014
By Jennifer Heebner, Senior Editor
On June 17, Edward Rosenberg will share his personal story of overcoming obstacles—like nearly being arrested at a 1983 Jewelers of America show for selling what authorities mistook for radioactive...
June 9, 2014
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
At Sunday night’s Tony Awards, Jessie Mueller may have nabbed the Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical award for Beautiful: The Carol King Musical, but fellow nominee Idina Menzel...
June 6, 2014
By Jennifer Heebner, Senior Editor
On the evening of May 30 in Las Vegas, the nonprofit Keep Memory Alive feted Steven Lagos for his longtime support. The group’s mission is to provide enhanced treatments to patients and families of...
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