Summer 2023

Daytime Drama: Get Ready For 6 Dazzling Days of Luxury & JCK

5 Luxe Lockets Every Shopper Is Sure to Love

Lockets may hold precious secrets within, but these luxe versions—decked with ornamental details—are just as swoon-worthy from the outside   Star Locked pendant with tanzanite and diamonds in 20k gold; $7,200; Buddha Mama;; 22k gold and oxidized silver locket with tsavorite and diamonds; $4,890; Arman Sarkisyan;; Venetian Princess tassel locket in…

Luxury Jewelry Retailers Go for a Glow-Up

How effective is your branding? Is it engaging your customers? Are you well-positioned in the marketplace? These are questions that even the smallest luxury jewelry retailers should be asking themselves every five years or so. “A brand is something that should drive value for your business,” says Ben Smithee, CEO of the Smithee Group, a…

Sparkle It Up: Effortlessly Elegant Diamond Jewelry

Photography by Mei Tao Stylist: Daniel Edley Jewelry editor: Rima Suqi Earrings in 18k white gold with 2.96 cts. t.w. diamonds, $17,000, Luvente, 212-730-1003,; 14k white gold earrings with 1.98 cts. t.w. diamonds, $5,650, KC Designs, 212-921-9270,; choker in 18k white gold with 21.28 cts. t.w. diamonds, $45,000, Yessayan, 718-722-0060,   Fibonacci…

Welcome to the Silver Jewelry Age

Make a sterling statement with sculptural, mixed-metal, diamond-dusted, and engraved designs Photography by Stephen Lewis Prop stylist Peter Tran Jewelry editor Rima Suqi (Top) Bellatrix sterling silver hoops; $725; Ariana Boussard-Reifel for Jason Wu;;   (L. to r.) Caviar Lux Eternity Diamond 18k gold and sterling silver ring with 0.33 ct. t.w. diamonds,…

Created Class: Covetable New Lab-Grown Diamond Jewelry

Lab-grown diamonds…but make it fashion! These chunky cocktail rings, bangin’ bangles, and statement earrings will zhuzh up any jewelry box.   14k yellow gold ring with 1 ct. lab-grown diamond, $3,754; Stuller    Ring with trillion-cut lab-grown simulated canary and white diamonds in 18k gold and rhodium vermeil, $2,086; Anabela Chan     Ouro double-halo statement…

Fashion Files: Fall 2023 Fashion and Jewelry Trends

Wearable—that word has long been muttered in fashion circles like a backhanded compliment. (See also: commercial.) But a funny thing happened on the way to our post-pandemic norm: After the initial escapist rebound, wearable has suddenly become cool.

2023 JCK Jewelers’ Choice Awards: The Winners

This year’s top vote-getters? Green and blue colored stones, edgy yellow gold, and big lab-grown diamond designs. Congratulations to our grand prize winner, Tariq Riaz, for his rose gold and diamond ring, named for a 260-year-old historic landmark and museum in Abu Dhabi. And yes, entries for the 2024 Jewelers’ Choice Awards are open! Click here…

Store We Adore: D.C. Johnson Ltd. in Columbus, Ohio

Jewelry and watch expert David Johnson sees every facet of his luxury boutique as a reflection of both what he does and what he loves: art deco, the Jazz Age, and the edgy style of James Bond.

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