Fall Fashion Show

November, 08 2015

The Four Seasons hotel will be hosting a winter fashion show in their own EDGE Bar and Restaurant. The event will showcase clothing from Larimer Square boutiques and jewelry from John Atencio. Please join us for an evening of artful fashion this coming Thursday, November 12th from 5-7pm. You'll experience the latest John Atencio designs in coordination with winter clothing standards and trends! Larimer Square boutique manager Bethany Mortenson will be present and would love to meet you in

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Go Big or Go Home

November, 04 2015

It’s not the size that matters.  Really.  It isn’t.  Contradiction to the blog title?  Not exactly.  Going big here is referenced to the commitment.  Commitment to creating the surprise, commitment to making the decision.  Ladies and gentlemen alike, you are in a relationship with ONE other person.  That individual whom you know best.  They are with you for many reasons, but the most important one being that you are the one with whom

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Scotch and Rocks

November, 02 2015

Scotch and Rocks was held this last week at the John Atencio Clayton Lane store.  Fifty connoisseurs of the drink (and diamonds!) were in attendance.  Peter Gilbert, the expert presenter of five different Scotch brands, was both animated and informative during the course of the evening.  An educated appreciation for the process was truly enjoyed by all. Peter's wealth of knowledge was a perfect pairing for the invited guests.  The list included professionals in the

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Fall is Upon Us

October, 29 2015

Do you know what I love?  I love fall and everything it brings with it.  Walking through fallen leaves on a crisp day, hearing the crunching sound they make with each step.  I love layering in warm sweaters and boots and I love accessorizing with jewelry.  

It’s the week of goblins and ghouls.  Sure, I enjoy dressing up, on occasion, as an old witch or even the most recent superhero to hit the big screen.  But my favorite way to dress for the season

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The One

October, 22 2015

The One

 

Anticipation. The planning and build up to the big event - the proposal.  It’s a new chapter in your life; an exciting new venture to be shared and remembered for a lifetime.   There are few who can make this as memorable and happy an occasion as the jeweler with whom you choose to help you pick ‘the one’. 

Education and knowledge are important, yes.  But so are the intangible things you cannot quantify. 

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Press On

October, 11 2015

Cancer.

A big word with an ugly meaning.  The first time you heard it quite possibly was in an educational setting.  You understood the chemistry of it all.  Maybe you heard of it in relation to someone else who had developed it.  It hit closer to home.  Or maybe, its when the doctor told you YOU have it.   It became personal.

The levels of understanding become pronounced when your name is in conjuction with the disease.  A positive

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Carousel of Time

October, 06 2015

 

The Carousel Ball event this last weekend was amazing!  An impressive fundraiser for a great cause with ‘signature’ representation by John Atencio.  The sold out event was held at the Hyatt Regency Denver, with proceeds benefitting the programs of the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes.  The center’s mission is dedicated to supporting the best possible clinical, research, and educational programs for children and adults. 

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and the Emmy goes to…

September, 29 2015

...and the Emmy goes to….

 

John Atencio. 

Not exactly.

Peter Atencio.

Wait.  Who is Peter Atencio?

From the ‘did you know’ column….

Peter is the oldest son of John Atencio.  He is talented in his own right.  Creative beyond words.  AND a newly successful director/producer in Hollywood. 

The Emmy’s were this last weekend and, although there was much to be seen,

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Pick A Color

September, 21 2015

If we’re being traditional, which we aren’t, we would sell sapphires for every birthday gift-seeking purchaser in the month of September.  Tradition says that each month has a gemstone that is yours and yours alone for your birthday month.  I’m okay with that.  My month is April.  April’s birthstone is diamond. 

Though there are many historical origins connecting one gem for each month and their related meanings, one of interest here is

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Something Old, Something New

September, 07 2015

New Waves. This is the name of the design on this customer’s hand.   Interesting because it wasn’t compared to ‘Old Waves’.  This ring was designed circa 1975-1980 as a brand new style for a brand new designer.  One of John’s first of many recognizable, iconic designs.  What is most interesting about this photo, however, is that the young hand wearing the ring is appreciating the design that is still uniquely identifiable as John

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