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Beating the Winter Blues with John Atencio

If there's champagne, macaroons, and sparkly things, you can pretty much count me in. 
I got to attend a fun event at John Atencio a little over week ago in Cherry Creek Shopping Center called "Beat the Winter Blues." Between trying on all sorts of diamonds and the 70 degree weather, it was a fantastic way to say adieu to the winter blues and welcome spring. 

This event was seriously so much fun. The staff is amazing and was so helpful in letting me try on and touch all the beautiful pieces to my heart's content. I definitely added a few things to my wish list, and I'm planning to pop back in soon while I'm wedding ring shopping.

blue topaz ring | statement piece | john atencio | jewelry design | Denver Co | Cherry Creek Shopping Center
blue topaz ring | statement piece | john atencio | jewelry design | Denver Co | Cherry Creek Shopping Center
blue topaz ring | statement piece | john atencio | jewelry design | Denver Co | Cherry Creek Shopping Center
blue topaz ring | statement piece | john atencio | jewelry design | Denver Co | Cherry Creek Shopping Center

While beating the winter blues, we explored John Atencio's tanzanite and blue topaz pieces. I fell love with how vibrant and colorful the gems are. My two favorite pieces (if I had to pick favorites) would have to be the Venture London Blue Topaz Bracelet (pictured above), which comes in two sizes and is part of the Venture Collection. It features a pear-shaped london blue topaz set in white gold and accented with three brilliant round diamonds.

The other piece I love is this amazing signature blue topaz ring. Besides the fact that it's gorgeous and perfectly sparkly, this ring is amazing because it's a signature piece, which means it is individually designed by John Atencio to showcase the gems that he personally selects. Each piece in this signature collection is one-of-a-kind.

blue topaz ring | statement piece | john atencio | jewelry design | Denver Co | Cherry Creek Shopping Center
blue topaz ring | statement piece | john atencio | jewelry design | Denver Co | Cherry Creek Shopping Center

A little about John Atencio

I had walked past the John Atencio shop a few times, but hadn't made it in to browse until this event, and after trying on all the different pieces I wish I'd made it in sooner.

I always love getting to hear a little about the jewelry designer's process and story, so it was fun to learn that John Atencio's first inspired attempt at making jewelry was a ring he made out of silver for his then girlfriend while they were still in college. Since that, he's been designing jewelry in Colorado for over 40 years.

Next time you're in Cherry Creek Shopping center, stop by and try on some of these amazing blue pieces yourself.

 

  

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