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JCK Magazine: January–February 2017

JCK Magazine: January–February 2017



How to Click With Tech-Savvy, Custom-Craving Millennial Brides & Grooms

Martha C. White

The popularity of immersive technology like virtual reality headsets and augmented reality mobile...


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The human form has long served as a (sometimes surreal) source of inspiration for jewelry designers—think lip rings and evil-eye amulets—but this season, it’s all about the face. Stay ahead of the game with comedy-tragedy masks, smiling Buddhas, shadowy silhouettes, and more. Talk about expressing...
Marion Cotillard The Oscar winner continues her love affair with Dior, her favorite couturier, and with Chopard, her go-to jewelry house. For the Paris debut of her film Allied, she donned a traffic-stopping scarlet single-sleeve gown and drop earrings with multicolored sapphires that picked up...
Once upon a time, there were two boys, Jirair Guiragossian and Harout Yepremian, who were the best of friends. They met in the Boy Scouts in Lebanon in the 1950s, where they acquired an appreciation for natural stones. As teenagers, the two Armenians became apprentice jewelers together. Just a few...
Given the enormous popularity of personalized jewelry (see JCK’s November–December 2016 “Fully Burnished” still-life feature), there couldn’t be a better time for Sydney Evan to release its 15th Anniversary collection. Designer Rosanne Karmes picked a dozen of her “best-selling and most...
The Hope Diamond may be the most famous gem at the Smithsonian, but it’s by no means the only gobstopper on display at the Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. Even larger—and arguably even more beautiful—is the Mackay Emerald necklace, gifted to the institution by Anna Case Mackay in 1984...
Jacob Arabo, founder and chairman of Jacob & Co., wanted to harness the ethereal beauty of butterflies with these stunning earrings. But reflecting the creature’s feather-light physicality was equally important. “I wanted the earrings to be as lightweight as possible, without taking away from...
CAN'T-MISS COLLECTION Love Tokens Before they married, Zina Sterling vice president Andrew Goldstein received a kayak pendant from his wife, Dorian, to mark his love of the water. When the brand’s customers noticed it, they began to request their own special symbols, so he compiled a dozen of...
BEZEL SETTINGS CHAMPAGNE WISHES (Top) Art Deco–inspired ring in 14k gold with 1 ct. champagne-color princess-cut diamond, 0.4 ct. t.w. half-moon–shape diamonds, and 0.2 ct. t.w. diamonds; $11,000; Just Jules, Scottsdale, Ariz.; 480-860-6211; justjules.com   SIDE AYE (Inset) 3.56 ct....
Think of any one of today’s top consumer brands as a cyclone—a churning, whirling cone encircling its target demographic. Whichever way a consumer turns—to a phone, a local shopping center, or a laptop—that brand is there, offering an attractive opportunity to engage and interact. That vigorous...
Nine years ago, Susan Purnell, owner of Kuhn’s Jewelers in Salisbury, Md., hired Diana Barber to manage her store. Barber, whom Purnell describes as “a breath of fresh air,” has not only helped get the store on track with its accounting and paperwork, but has also helped boost sales and lighten...
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