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JCK Magazine: November–December 2016

JCK Magazine: November–December 2016



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In September, Brett Halliday, longtime head of Michael Hill’s Canadian division, was appointed overall head of North America. He spoke to JCK shortly after his appointment. Would you say Michael Hill’s results in the United States have been disappointing? Certainly, we would have expected to...
AUCTIONS The Magnificent Jewels sale on Nov. 29 at Christie’s Hong Kong will lead with a stunning 10.05 ct. Burmese pigeon’s-blood ruby ring. The ring, designed by Faidee, is called the Ratnaraj Ruby (above); Ratnaraj means “king of precious stones” in ancient Sanskrit. “Only those rubies of...
In late October, I visited Tokyo for the first time to attend a retrospective of Marie Antoinette’s life sponsored by the Swiss watch brand Breguet. Amid the city’s Blade Runner–esque expanse of skyscrapers and ancient Shinto shrines, the dichotomy between past and future was impossible to ignore—...
“These pretty and pink holiday buys won’t break the bank.” —Managing editor Melissa Rose Bernardo     (Above) Choose just the gold and diamond charm necklace or pile on the pink sapphire–accented strands for a boho-chic layered look. (Page Sargisson, $295–$685, ...
It’s amazing: 2016 is drawing to a close. By the time you read this letter, the election will be over (thank goodness), and the holiday sales season will have begun.  The past couple of months have been busy in my world. October took me both to sunny Southern California for the GIA Career...
New Yorkers know that downtown’s @abccarpetandhome is a decorator’s dream, a global mecca for everything from fabrics and furniture to antiques and apparel. (And yes, there’s amazing jewelry.) Need some display inspiration? They’ve got that too.   Ultra-elegant kitchenware...
On Oct. 8, the Jewelers 24 Karat Club of Southern California boogied down at the Beverly Hills Hotel for its 72nd Annual Dinner Dance. (Above) Rising Star Award winner Jen Cullen Williams with husband Brad (c.); her parents, Mark and Mary Ann Cullen; and his parents, Paul and Linda Williams...
The spring 2017 New York shows continued to be another fashion week in flux. There was no consensus on see-now, buy-now, with some designers (Thakoon Panichgul, Tom Ford, and Ralph Lauren among them) going all out, but plenty still sticking to the status quo. Runway spectacles were both brazen—...
On Oct. 7, an executive order officially lifted the 8-year-old ban on Burmese rubies and jade entering the United States. President Obama first announced his intention to end the blockade against gems from Myanmar (the former Burma) during a Sept. 14 meeting with the country’s leader, Daw Aung...
COMINGS AND GOINGS >> Trollbeads has appointed Robin Aagaard (pictured, inset) as president and CEO of its North American office. He is the eldest son of the brand’s founders, Lisa and Peter Aagaard. >> Jewelers Vigilance Committee has named Miya Owens assistant counsel....
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makes me think of esme hecht's pieces: https://ritzycouturejewelry.co...

it will be nice to get a copy of the video posted on utube and a link...

So, another "respectable" outfit hangs out the pawn balls. So funny...

Eye-catching and artsy. Does anyone know what the "DewDrop" necklace...

Some nice pieces here, very well crafted.