Robyn Hawk (pictured), a “serial blogger” who chronicled the jewelry business for several different sites and publications, died on July 16 following a stroke. She was 63.
After getting a gemology degree from the Gemological Institute of America in 2009, Hawk wrote a number of blogs chronicling the industry, including The Daily Jewel, A Fly on the Wall, and a blog covering the Tucson Gem Show.
The Daily Jewel debuted in 2008 with a simple mission: “This will be a short daily post of artists, jewels and gems that have influenced me and my world. I hope that you will draw some joy and motivation from it.”
But she was also far more than a blogger. Industry colleagues call her a loyal friend who loved to discover new designers and pieces and was always generous with her time and connections.
“I like to tell people that my super power is connecting people to people they have always wanted to meet and to people they had no idea they needed in their lives,” she wrote once.
“Robyn fell hard in love with the gemstone and jewelry world—and with all of you,” said a Facebook post from her family. “She was always excited to learn more and then to share and promote this world on her many blogs. Robyn was truly wowed by all the creative people she met, those in mining, gemstone cutters, jewelers, collectors and more. She was a social media guru and a wonderful writer, and her enthusiasm was infectious.
“Robyn loved this wonderful community of artisans. Thank you—to all of you—for inspiring and for loving Robyn.”
In 2016, when asked what she was looking forward to, her answer was simple: Las Vegas Jewelry Week.
Hawk also contributed to JCK, including an April 2009 guide on how to get started on Twitter.
She is survived by sister Dawn, mother Maureen, and partner Bobby.
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