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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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TRENDS Kermit the Frog famously lamented that “it’s not easy being green.” Well, Pantone just made it a little easier. The color authority has selected Greenery—one of its top 10 spring 2017 shades—as its Color of the Year for 2017. (A few past picks: 2014’s cheery Radiant Orchid, 2015’s...
At press time. You’ve probably seen this phrase in the magazine before. That’s the way we cover our bases just in case something dramatic happens after we upload the issue to the printer. And at no time does it feel more appropriate than now. In the six weeks between my writing this and your...
“Statement earrings can’t be limited to just one color. The more the merrier!” —Contributor Randi Molofsky   Long, lean, and lovely—Jane Taylor captures the spirit of spring in a perfect pair of shoulder-dusting stiletto earrings. ($8,525, janetaylor.com)   Greece was...
Happy New Year from all of us at JCK magazine and JCKonline! This year promises to be a very exciting one for our team, and I’m thrilled to tell you why. As some of you may know, Reed Exhibitions purchased JCK magazine in 2010, hiring a third party (custom publishing house TMG) to produce the...
Get ready for Tucson Gem Week with @dabindra: Self-described “gemologist, globe-trotter, and treasure hunter” Dave Bindra unearths some of the most stunning and unexpected stones (Tanzanian malaya garnet!) you’re likely to ever see. Rock on!   Bindra and his trusty loupe...
Unable to get much traction as a public company, Blue Nile was purchased by Bain Capital and Bow Street LLC in November for $500 million. The deal ends the e-tailer’s 12 years as a public company. The all-cash deal, which was approved by the board of directors, calls for shareholders to be...
COMINGS AND GOINGS >> Paul Tacorian (pictured) has become CEO of Tacori, and sister Nadine Tacorian Arzerounian will become the chief operating officer and will guide design. Their father, Haig Tacorian, who founded the company with wife Gilda in...
Karen Lorene Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery Seattle facerejewelryart.com facebook.com/facerejewelryart Karen Lorene, owner of Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery in Seattle, began her retail career as an antique seller in 1972. But after moving a weighty cast-iron stove—piece by crushingly heavy piece—...
Michael Warren Owner Warren Jewellers Lancaster, Pa.  warrenjewellers.com What makes your store competitive with the other jewelers in your area?  I think our unique store proposition would be the focus on creating exactly what’s in our customers’ imaginations. The client is the...
When Kirsten Ball moved to the United States from London nearly a decade ago, she began taking local metalsmithing classes with Munya Avigail Upin. Several years later, Ball sought out her former instructor to ask her advice on where to sell her work. “Munya joked that we should just open up our...
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That's such an asinine comment. Everything is technology driven these...

It such an exceptional stone, particularly with the calcite, that it...

Let's view the Acquisition of Blue Nile as if we were writing a case...

Obviously you can't or shouldn't stop progress. Blue niles growth was...

I see more Blue nile like sites opening in the near future killing...