The Modern Jewelry Podcast is an interview style series that will help you gain insight and stay up to date on Jewelry in our modern world. We will feature knowledgeable jewelry experts with years of experience in their fields, asking tough questions and getting honest answers on today’s most relevant topics in the jewelry industry. Join us for new episodes on the ever-changing world of modern jewelry.
Wedding proposals carry a lot of emotion. Add the element of surprise and things can get complicated. In this conversation with Lex Atencio, we discuss what to consider and how to overcome the common obstacles. Lex also shares a lot of stories from his years of working with customers. Join us for this interesting conversation.
In this episode, we speak to Hailee Lucchesi, a jewelry connoisseur and haute couture stylist based in Denver Colorado. Hailee brings a unique perspective to styling jewelry and provides practical tips on how to create your look and make a personal statement everyday through jewelry. Whether it is costume jewelry or high jewelry, Hailee’s expertise and advice is a must for your podcast listening.
In this episode, we talk to Christophe de Borrekens, an accomplished professional in the diamond industry, residing in Antwerp Belgium. We speak about the history of natural or mined diamonds and the importance of Antwerp as the world’s diamond capital. Christophe also discusses ethical sourcing of mined diamonds, the Kimberley Process, and the case for natural diamonds as the preferred diamond investment in the long-term.
In this episode, we speak with John Atencio, an artist, designer, and icon in the jewelry industry. In a career spanning over four decades, John Atencio, a native of Colorado, reflects on his journey from selling out of his VW van to his first store in a small alley near CSU in Fort Collins to the changes he has experienced over the past 46 years. Now, with six stores in Colorado, John infuses his creations with his personal experience of the world.
This episode speaks to the Engagement ring process – and provides all the insights needed to help navigate the somewhat daunting engagement ring and diamond process for the first time. We talk to Lex Atencio, who walks through a conversation with a prospective customer, highlighting the 4 C’s, and what to look for when shopping for a custom engagement ring.
In this episode we talk to Lex Atencio, a resident expert on diamonds, including Lab Grown Diamonds (a.k.a. Man-Made diamonds). Lex provides interesting details on the history and tradition surrounding diamonds – and insight into the rise of lab grown diamonds. He brings a unique and balanced perspective on what to consider when shopping for a diamond in today’s marketplace.