Professional Jeweler Archive: JCK Show Design Center Chooses Rising Stars

June 2002

Precious Metals/News


JCK Show Design Center Chooses Rising Stars

Introducing five designers who've never exhibited at a major jewelry show


A panel of experts has selected five new designers to appear in the JCK Show Design Center’s Rising Star area during the 2002 event, scheduled May 31-June 4. The Design Center is the only portion of the show where all exhibitors are juried. It’s coordinated by Cindy Edelstein, a consultant to the show and president of the Jeweler’s Resource Bureau, Pelham, NY; (914) 738-8485, cindyedelstein@aol.com.

Lana Cookson
Bearsville, NY
(845) 679-9343,
lanacookson@ulster.net
JCK Design Center Rising Star Booth 39001

Cookson’s classically inspired work has been featured at the Smithsonian and the Cooper Hewitt museums. She makes jewelry in Art Nouveau, Arto Deco and Byzantine styles.

Jeanine Payer
Jeanine Payer Jewelry, San Francisco, CA
(415) 788-2414, ncarberry@janinepayer.com
JCK Design Center Rising Star Booth 39002

Payer’s sterling silver and 18k gold jewelry is hand-engraved with poetry. She also has used miniature photography and non-precious elements as embellishments.

T. Lee Burnham
T. Lee Gold
Minneapolis, MN
(561) 594-2318
(fax), tlee@tleegold.com
JCK Design Center
Rising Star Booth 38003

Burnham weaves nearly pure gold and platinum to create her designs. The gold looks like 24k but wears like 18k, she says.

Jacques An Lahn
Paris, France
(33-1) 4666-9352
JCK Design Center
Rising Star Booth 39000

An Lahn’s creations include a variety of precious and semiprecious materials and exotic woods. He has designed jewelry for Oscar de la Renta for Balmain and has collaborated with other fashion designers.

Marie Z. Munier
Beirut, Lebanon
(961-1) 201-115, m.munier@inco.com
JCK Design Center Rising Star Booth 38002

Munier’s one-of-a-kind gem-encrusted pieces reinterpret ancient Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Phoenician styles.

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