our annual list of 50 (or so) ceos, retailers, designers, and tastemakers who shape and innovate the jewelry and watch biz.
Super 8: Exciting New Men’s Collections
Power List 2015: Power Designers
If we were betting people, we’d wager that you’ve got at least one of these artists’ pieces in your cases right now. Or that a customer has come in brandishing a paparazzi pic of a beautifully bejeweled actress and asked—pointing to a jaw-dropping pair of diamond earrings, spectacular stack of bangles, or over-the-top oversized cocktail…
Ore Jewelry: Boston’s Fabulous Female Designer–Focused Boutique
the boston boutique showcases designs by local female jewelers.
Naomi Watts, Common, and Scarlett Johansson Astonish at the 87th Annual Academy Awards
Birdman star Naomi Watts emerged a big winner on Feb. 22: Not only did her theater-themed movie take home four trophies including Best Picture, but her ensemble—a grayscale Armani Privé halter gown with beaded black cutouts, plus major sapphire drop earrings—was one of the night’s most buzzed-about looks. Ultra-suave rapper-actor Common, one of the stars…
Social Diary: JCK Visits the 2015 Hong Kong International Jewellery Show
The surest signs of spring: flowers blooming, songbirds singing, and the annual Hong Kong International Jewellery Show Models, including actress Grace Wong (in white), wear jewels from Moti Kashi, Leibish & Co., the Yakubov Group, and more on opening night. Buyers examine pearls at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. JCK’s Logan…
Male Spin: Trendy But Timeless Men’s Jewelry
chic timepieces, offbeat bracelets, and diamond statement rings.
Staff Picks, April 2015: What Lance Pettiford Is Loving This Month
jck’s senior art director lance pettiford shares his favorite watches.
Rock Steady: Crystal Quartz Jewelry Is Having a Moment
want to make a clear style statement? do it with rock crystal quartz.
JCK Photo Shoot Outtakes With Model Johan Montijano
Model and New York City–based yoga instructor Johan Montijano was the embodiment of business casual. The French-born athlete showed his laid-back side in springtime whites, his serious side in a sophisticated navy suit, and his playful side in a cozy brown sweater. Every look was complemented by a tasteful yet substantial assortment of jewelry, plus…
The Rarity of a Cloisonné Dial Makes This Rolex Extraordinary
true collectors need to hear only one word to pique their interest: cloisonné.
Tool Time, April 2015: Gadgets, Apps, and Wearables
a full-screened wearable bracelet, ergonomic seats for bench jewelers, and a barcode scanner for your phone.
Social Cues: How to Connect With Older Customers Using Social Media
if you’re not managing your store’s social media strategy, you’re passing up a valuable opportunity to connect with older customers.
Into the ’Hoods: Inside JCK Las Vegas’ New Neighborhoods
JCK Las Vegas’ new neighborhoods help buyers conquer the show When it comes to JCK Las Vegas, you may have been there, but you certainly haven’t done that. This year’s show will feature a brand-new floor plan that’s been divided into 21 pavilions, or neighborhoods, designed to make it easier for buyers to shop the…
JCK 5: American-Made Jewels From Washington, D.C.’s American Made Show
Chic new styles from January’s American Made show (formerly Buyers Market of American Craft) in Washington, D.C.: (Above)1. Ring in 18k and 22k gold with 1.3 ct. rose-cut blue sapphire and diamonds; $2,090; Ananda Khalsa, Florence, Mass.; 413-727-3599; anandakhalsa.com 2. Four Star Wave earrings in silver with diamonds; $415; Adel Chefridi, Woodstock, N.Y.; 866-428-8777;…
NOLA or Bust: All About the American Gem Society’s Annual Conclave
the conference kicks off next week in new orleans.
Super 8: Exciting New Men’s Collections
Want to reach the accessory-conscious male consumer? Here are eight men’s collections to class up your cases. Have you heard the news? Men’s jewelry is booming! There are numerous reasons for the trend—from the rise in same-sex engagements to the influence of rock and hip-hop stars, who regularly appear on television, in magazines, and on…
Strip Tease: Get Ready for JCK Las Vegas With Our 2015 Las Vegas Guide
Yoga? Skydiving? French brasserie cuisine? When you’re not at JCK Las Vegas, there are plenty of tantalizing ways to spend your days (and nights). Between appointments with favorite vendors and walking the show floor to scout new designs, JCK Las Vegas attendees may feel the need to unplug. Fortunately, there are plenty of brand-new things…
Colored Stones: A New Collection From Phillips House Plus a Shuttered Mine Makes Sleeping Beauty Scarce
phillips house unveils a new collection.
Diamonds: Color-Enhanced Diamonds Make Colored Diamonds (More) Affordable
thanks to some of the industry’s major manufacturers, consumers now have access to a rainbow of color-enhanced diamonds.
From Mine to Store: Sylvie Corbelin’s Golden Geisha Earrings
“a joyful vision of femininity” is how the french designer describes the gussied-up geishas she created in these one-of-a-kind earrings.
Spring Fashion Showstoppers: Trends and Ads From the March Issues
What’s trending and who’s advertising in the March issues Elle Pushing:• Rose gold and diamond openwork collar; gold-plated brass lattice cuff (“No Holds Barred: Spring separates go supersexy with cage cutouts”)• Sapphire elephant pendant; rose gold chain with opal fish and turquoise frog charms (“The trusted charm gets an haute joaillerie makeover”) Advertisers:David Yurman, Omega,…
Newman’s Own Rolex: Paul Newman and the Rolex That Unofficially Bears His Name
The Paul Newman Rolex Daytona is the company’s most famous and coveted timepiece. It also, technically, doesn’t exist. Rolex never used Newman’s name on its watches, nor did he shill for the brand. As legend has it, his wife, actress Joanne Woodward, bought him his first Rolex in 1972. Since he’d taken up race-car driving,…
Keeping Up With the Joneses: Talking to the Family Behind Sissy’s Log Cabin in Pine Bluff, Ark.
sissy’s log cabin has come a long way from that unheated termite-laden arkansas log cabin.
Kentucky Pride: Talking to Hank Davis of Davis Jewelers in Louisville, Ky.
the louisville, ky., store is about more than just the transaction.
Lord of the Rings: Talking to Jay Whaley of Whaley Studios in San Diego
diy bridal jewels are the san diego jeweler’s specialty.
Color Makes a Splash: Gem Pricing, April 2015
In the United States, colored stone dealers report that the strong business seen during Tucson Gem Week in February has carried over after the show. Buyers are interested in a broad range of gem varieties. Lesser-known and more unusual gems are hot. Many of the classics are also seeing good demand. In the always-popular blue…
Jewelry Industry & People: April 2015
OPENINGS >>?Alex and Ani will open 12 new stores across the United States this year. The company currently has 45 locations in 20 states. COMINGS AND GOINGS Hayley Henning >>?Hayley Henning, the former director of the Tanzanite Foundation, has joined True North Gems as vice president of marketing and development. >>?Pat Henneberry is returning to…
3 Questions With… Anthropologist Susan Falls
anthropology professor susan falls, author of clarity, cut, and culture: the many meanings of diamonds, talks with jck about her research into our culture’s view of the gemstone.
JCK5: What’s Clicking on JCKonline
The top stories for February. Don’t miss a headline! Sign up for our daily newsletter at jckonline.com/newsletters/subscribe. 1. Florida Jeweler Mark Levinson DiesThe industry reeled at the news that the Fort Lauderdale, Fla., retailer renowned for his charity work had taken his own life. 2. Blue Nile Opening First StoreThe online diamond dealer will venture…
Valentine’s Day Warms (Most) Jewelers’ Hearts
It was a low–price point, diamond-heavy Valentine’s Day, jewelers told JCK—but not everybody felt the love. After speaking to nearly two dozen jewelers, JCK found many who echoed Michael Littman, co-president of Gary Michaels Fine Jewelry in Manalapan, N.J., who said he had one of his best Valentine’s days in years. The holiday had receded…
On the Road for JCK: Publisher’s Letter, April 2015
It’s been a hectic first quarter here at JCK, with new initiatives at home and a very full travel schedule. In short, business as usual. First, the initiatives: You may have noticed some subtle changes in your issue of JCK. We gave the magazine a design refresh, including some bold new fonts in our features,…
Power Rules: Editor’s Letter, April 2015
Every January, as JCK’s editorial team contemplates the next iteration of the magazine’s attention-grabbing Power List franchise, we use the prior year’s list as a jumping-off point to brainstorm all the people we think deserve a mention this year. Then, we slowly whittle the names down to the most newsworthy among them. The exercise is…
10 Things Rocking the Industry: April 2015
1. Awards According to the Chinese zodiac, 2015 is the Year of the Sheep. But after the Feb. 22 Academy Awards, we’d like to officially declare it the Year of the Necklace. From Cate Blanchett’s Tiffany Blue Book turquoise, aquamarine, and diamond bib to Scarlett Johansson’s 2,000-crystal Swarovski collar, from Zoe Saldana’s $1 million 100…