John Atencio Black DiamondTrunk Show Events

April, 25 2017


John Atencio will host a limited-edition trunk show in his Cherry Creek, Park Meadows, Larimer Square, Ft Collins and Boulder Boutiques during select weeks in April and May. Each event will feature an extraordinary selection of black diamond necklace styles – showcased alongside established Collections to complete the exotic and elegant evening look. As with all John Atencio diamonds, each of the black diamonds included in this Trunk Show are

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A Letter From There With Care

February, 06 2017

From our community partner There With Care, a Colorado based non-profit that provides support for critically ill families and children.


By Paula DuPre’ Pesmen, Founder and Executive Director

There With Care began in 2005 and has helped nearly 2,700 families here in Colorado.  It was a pretty unconventional way how it started.  When I was an associate producer on the first three HARRY POTTER® films in London, I received a

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Diamonds and Design

January, 23 2017

Ever wonder what makes a diamond so brilliant?  There are many factors.  First, consider the four C’s: cut, color, clarity and carat weight.  Emotions also play an important role in choosing one diamond over another.  Diamonds speak to us and beg our attention.  This has been the case from the beginning of time. 

The diamond is the only gemstone composed of one pure element – carbon.  A diamond comes to life in only the most perfect of

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Understanding Diamonds

January, 10 2017

Ready to take the plunge?

Unsure where to start? Let us help you!

Understanding the 4 C’s is one of the most important parts of purchasing a diamond. Basic knowledge of the Color, Clarity, Cut and Carat will help you understand the diamonds value and price. Stay tuned to the John Atencio blog for more information on how to navigate the mystery of the diamond.

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Allie Kirby’s December Client Spotlight

December, 19 2016

Overjoyed this holiday season to feature a dear client and friend, Mr. Lex Atencio, and his passion for the not only the family jewelry business but also the jewelry process. My real estate partner Jaden Hanson and I were fortunate to become good friends with Lex earlier this year and help him in the pursuit of home ownership. Throughout his journey to find the perfect home, Jaden and I looked forward to seeing and spending time with Lex. His calm demeanor, kind attention to detail, gracious

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5280 Gift Guide

December, 07 2016

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Design of the Times

November, 29 2016

Design of the Times: Atelier Zobel and John Atencio 

By:  Monica Stephenson of JCK Magazine


I’m looking forward to saying hello to John Atencio and his team. For four decades (!), this prolific designer has created many collections with a thoroughly recognizable aesthetic. Each design reflects a sculptural approach, with lush depth and layers. Whether diamond or gemstone, ring or earrings, John’s attention and direction are apparent in

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Boulder and the Beautiful: The dreams you plant

November, 07 2016

The first thing John Atencio asks me is, "Do you believe in dreams?"

No small talk. No predictable conversation starter. Just straight to the soul. Do you believe?

"Um, yes," I fumble. I do. Very much. But I feel vulnerable admitting it to a stranger. And maybe a little silly.

"Do you have a child?"

Wasn't I supposed to be the one conducting this interview? I tell him about Bettie Anne, first-grader.

"When I was your daughter's age, my

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John Atencio to Open Concept Boutique at PearlWest, Boulder

August, 29 2016

BOULDER, Colo., August 10, 2016 – John Atencio, Colorado’s premier jewelry designer, artist and entrepreneur, will introduce a first-of-its-kind concept boutique at PearlWest in Boulder in the summer of 2016. The John Atencio Gallery will occupy 1,350 square feet of prime retail space, his 7th jewelry boutique in Colorado. “When I first got started as a jewelry artist in 1973, I sold my designs on the Hill at Pat Peterson’s in Boulder,” said Atencio. “It is

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August, 16 2016

Forever making his mark on the jewelry design world, John Atencio continues to dazzle customers. Combining luxury and glamour, he personally designs each piece to create collections for every taste and style. Celebrating his 40th anniversary this year, Atencio is a creative force to be reckoned with. Each piece of jewelry has its own compelling story that is distinctive and personalized. John Atencio’s fine jewelry is precious and lasting. Atencio’s

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