Each year, the JCK trade show isolates a fleet of “Rising Star” labels that it feels are promising brands to watch in the industry. Here are seven first-time exhibitors, all named 2017 Rising Star participants.

This story first appeared in the June 2, 2017 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

Baiyang Qiu


The Chinese-born designer bases her line on sculptural jewelry made from fine-gauge gold wire.



The Brooklyn-based brand designed by Caitlin Royal is inspired by garden herbs. Designs can be ordered in sterling silver and various shades of gold.

Hania Kuzbari


The Jordanian designer’s jewelry is inspired by the architecture of her home country, infused with Byzantine-type touches.



The fine jewelry label, designed by Huan Wang, bases its designs in the gold medium. Designs are manufactured in New York, made of recycled metals and conflict-free stones.

M. Spalten


Designed by Texas-born Melissa Spalten, the label looks to colorful semiprecious stones to influence its designs.

Maja Arnold 


A custom monogram jewelry brand, Maja Arnold is designed by a trained typography artist.



Based in Seoul, fine jewelry label Nostalzia is inspired by constellations and other natural forms.

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