The JCK Roundtable

Three Designers, Two Retailers, One Very Candid Conversation…At JCK’s first designer-retailer roundtable, held Jan. 13 at our offices in New York City, the often delightful, sometimes dysfunctional relationship between the creators and marketers of today’s cutting-edge jewels came under scrutiny. What emerged after two hours of intense discussion—edited and condensed on the following pages—was a consensus: Transcending the differences between both camps requires steady and clear communication, a commitment to partnership, and, crucially, a flair for storytelling. Janet GoldmanJeanne JohngrenTara SilberbergSimon Alcantara Simon Alcantara was a classical ballet dancer before an injury sidelined his career. While recuperating in his West Village fifth-floor walkup, he began designing jewelry that eventually caught the attention of buyers at Bergdorf Goodman. Fragm

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