These 6 Jewels From JCK Tucson Will Make You Wish You’d Been There

This year’s show was more designer-focused than ever

I am well aware this is my fourth blog post about Tucson in nearly as many weeks. But if you attended this year’s gem shows, you’ll understand why. As I wrote last week, there was some interesting news to come out of Tucson. And it wasn’t strictly about loose gems. The JCK Tucson show featured more designers—both up-and-comers and veterans of the scene—than any of its previous iterations. Here are six of the best pieces I saw on the show floor.

Neeta Gupta


Simply Organic bracelet in 18k gold and sterling silver with asymmetrical diamond slices, $10,800

Lord Jewelry


Pendant in 18k white gold with enamel, 2.84 cts. t.w. diamonds, and 0.60 ct. t.w. sapphires, $27,000

JS Noor


Pendant with No. 8 spider-web Nevada turquoise in 18k matte yellow gold, $3,100 (with chain)

Todd Reed


40-inch cable chain lariat in 18k yellow gold and patinated sterling silver with 63.37 cts. t.w. green cabochon tourmalines, 6.75 cts. t.w. brilliant-cut diamonds, 5.11 cts. t.w. sapphires, 1.725 cts. t.w. emeralds, and pearls, price on request

Dana Bronfman


Chrysocolla Talisman pendant in polished 18k yellow gold with 0.16 ct. t.w. diamonds, and a bale with a singular diamond on an 18-inch adjustable chain, $2,400

Irit Design


Sliced emeralds in rhodium-plated 18k white gold with diamonds, $4,000

JCK Magazine Editor