150 Years, 150 Voices: Reflections on JCK, Part 5

JCK would be nowhere without the industry insiders who have helped the magazine along the way—by making the news, reading it in our pages, or both. So we asked 150 of them to join the dialogue about how the jewelry business has changed over the decades and the role we have played in that evolution. Here are the fifth 25. ••• “My fateful day came in 1988, when George Holmes hired me to become JCK’s new New York editor, working on the corner of 53rd and Seventh alongside the great Cindy Edelstein as well as Bill Furman, Lee Lawrence, Charles Bond, and the JCK sales staff. I learned almost everything I needed to know about the industry from George and Debbie Holmes, Bill Shuster, Russell Shor, Hedda Schupak, Bob Weldon, and of course Peggy Jo Donahue. JCK was a fast-paced workplace that valued in-depth questioning and reportage. The (nonmobile) phones were almost always ringin
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