Editor’s Letter, March–April 2016: Grand Designs

In early February, I sat down with designers Sarah Graham and Todd Reed for a “fireside chat” on the floor of the JCK Tucson show to talk about their careers in jewelry, what’s left on their professional bucket lists, and why they’re excited about 2016. It was a great start to the show, which was revamped beautifully this year to reflect its designer jewelry focus (check out the party pics in Social Diary!). Designers, as we all know, are the heart and soul of this industry—which explains why JCK’s annual Jewelers’ Choice Awards draw so much attention every year, and why the winners take such pride in their achievements. Take the grand-prize-winning pink diamond ring on our cover—kudos to Rahaminov Diamonds for scoring some hard-earned bragging rights. You’ll find most of the designers who entered the competition—and are featured in the Best of the Best supplement

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