JCK’s 150th: Ylang 23’s Joanne Teichman on Social Media’s Impact

JCK magazine is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year! To commemorate that milestone, we’re talking to 150 veteran jewelry professionals in 2019 for a feature series meant to distill the voices of some of the industry’s most enduring and successful professionals.

We can’t print every interview in its entirety in the magazine—so we’ve been posting full interviews here on JCKonline.com every Thursday.

This week we hear from Joanne Teichman, cofounder and managing director of influential jewelry retailer Ylang 23.

JCK: How long have you been in the jewelry industry, and how has it changed since you joined?

I’ve been in the jewelry industry since 1985…wow, that’s 34 years! We’ve always attended jewelry shows and hosted designers in Dallas, but I think over time I’ve [come to] appreciate more all of the people who contribute to our dynamic industry, from designers and retailers, to a wider circle of those who manufacture the jewelry and those who market it.

What’s changed most for me is there’s so much more transparency—and additional avenues of communication because of social media. I’m now living in a faster-paced world, including a “see it-buy-it-sell it” cycle that connects our customers quickly to jewelry they see on social media.

What’s your experience with JCK magazine?

I immediately became aware of JCK magazine when we opened in 1985, because there was so much I wanted to know about retailing and jewelry, and it was the source.

I’ve always loved JCK magazine and look to it for vital information about shows, trends, and people. The articles and interviews put everyone in their best light, and I appreciate that. The deep dive into sensitive topics is admirable. I love JCK’s editors and writers and feel honored when I’m asked to comment on anything having to do with the industry.

The fact that you’re asking me these questions is an honor! JCK magazine, to its credit, has both stayed the same—that is, it’s still dedicated to being the authority on the jewelry industry—and at the same time has evolved to offer content online that makes delivering the news constant.

Congrats to JCK on 150 years! I’m happy that I’ve been a part of your journey!

Top: Joanne Teichman (photo courtesy of Ylang 23)

Catch up on all of JCK‘s 150th interviews:

Todd Reed, founder and designer of Todd Reed
Jonathan Goldman, CEO of Frederick Goldman
Brian Gavin, diamond cutter and diamond jewelry retailer
Cecilia Gardner, former president and CEO of the Jewelers Vigilance Committee and general counsel and director of the United States Kimberley Process Authority
Sarin Bachmann, event vice president of the JCK, Luxury, and Swiss Watch shows for Reed Jewelry Group
Dave Bonaparte, president and CEO of Jewelers of America
Ettagale Blauer, former JCK New York editor
Lee Siegelson, rare and collectible jewelry dealer and expert
Tamara and Amir Goldfiner, cofounders of Rahaminov Diamonds
Dallas Prince, founder of Dallas Prince Designs
Esther Fortunoff, president of Fortunoff Fine Jewelry
Terry Burman, former Signet chairman
Brandee Dallow, president and founder of Fine Girl Luxury Brand Building & Communications
Tom Chatham, CEO of Chatham Created Gems & Diamonds
Tom Heyman
, partner, Oscar Heyman & Brothers
Duvall O’Steen, jewelry publicist, Luxury Brand Group
Pat Henneberry, founder and president of the Jewelry Coach
Marty Hurwitz, CEO of MVI Marketing
Hank B. Siegel, president of Hamilton Jewelers
Erica Courtney, jewelry designer
Robert Weldon, director of GIA’s Richard T. Liddicoat Gemological Library and Information Center
Stuart Robertson, vice president of Gemworld
Bill Furman, longtime JCK magazine ad sales manager
Kathryn Kimmel, senior vice president and chief marketing officer of GIA
Katie Kinsella Murphy, owner of Kinney + Kinsella
Frank Dallahan, publisher, The Retailer Jeweler
Jen Cullen Williams, managing director of Luxury Brand Group
Sally Morrison, chief marketing officer of Lightbox
Susan M. Jacques, president and CEO of GIA
Marie Helene Morrow, president of Reinhold Jewelers
Jenny Luker, U.S. president of Platinum Guild International
Beth Gerstein, co-CEO of Brilliant Earth
Russell Shor, GIA senior industry analyst
Walter McTeigue, cofounder of McTeigue & McClelland
Caryl Capeci, president of Hearts On Fire
Eddie LeVian, CEO of Le Vian
Peggy Jo Donahue, freelance writer and former JCK editor-in-chief
Rebecca Moskal, jewelry marketing veteran

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