JCK Asks…John Atencio

The Colorado designer’s jewelry (and art) will leave you on a Rocky Mountain high If you live in Denver and you see a salt-and-pepper–haired gent breeze by on a chrysoprase-green bicycle, wave hello to John Atencio. You’ll often find the designer riding around the Mile High City; he has five retail stores in the area, including one on historic Larimer Square (plus two more in Fort Collins and Boulder, Colo.), where he sells not only his diamond and gemstone jewelry but also his original artwork. At ­LUXURY, he’ll be debuting his Gemini Pavé collection, which he describes as “pear-shape pavé facing pear-shape color.” At press time, ­Atencio didn’t yet have photos of the new pieces, so he dashed off a drawing. Always the ar

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