In The News
'Southern Jewelry News' features John Ford's Lightning Ridge Collection
Date: March 2018
2018 Southern Jewelry and Mid America Jewelry News, “2018 Unleased Designers’ Fashion Forecast. John Ford 3.01 ct heart shaped black opal with .41 ctw diamonds, white gold necklace. ....
'The Retail Jeweler' features the Lightning Ridge Collection Again
Date: March/April 2018
Earrings: John Ford, Lightning Ridge Collection by John Ford - Platinum earringd featuring oval black Opals (11.70 ctw.) accented with Diamonds. Bracelet: John Ford, Lightning Ridge Collection by John Ford - Platinum Bracelet featuring black Opals (24.02 ctw) accented with Diamonds ....
American Gem Society
Date: August 2017
John Ford Continues Award-Winning Streak at 2017 AGTA Spectrum Awards
John Ford triumphed again victoriously in two categories in the American Gem Trade Association’s 2017 Spectrum Awards. Ford won Platinum Honors in both the Evening Wear Division and the Business/Day Wear Division.....
Date: October 2017
US JEWELLERY DESIGNER TRIUMPHS WITH AUSSIE OPAL. A Texan-based jewellery designer who exclusively works with Australian black opal from Lightning Ridge in NSW took to the world stage after being recognised at a renowned US competition....
The Retail Jeweler Features The Lightning Ridge Collection
Date: March/April 2017
Necklace: John Ford, Lightning Ridge Collection by John Ford - Platinum “Electric Blue” necklace featuring black Opal (197 ctw.) accented with Diamonds (6.27 ctw.) Ring #1: John Ford, Lightning Ridge Collection by John Ford - Platinum “Mirror” ring featuring a 3.65 ct. black Opal accented with Diamonds (.69 ctw.)
Southern Jewelry News
Date: April 2017
John Ford’s (Lightning Ridge Collection by John Ford) Spectrum Award winning 197 carat “Electric Blue” black opal and diamond necklace set in platinum was awarded the prestigious Buyers Choice Top Honor Spectrum Award by the American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) at their annual black tie gala on Saturday February 4th in Tucson, Arizona...
Date: April 2017
Jeweller Magazine Features The Lightning Ridge Collection.. Read The Article
Hollywood Today Features John Ford’s Spectrum Award Winning Necklace
Hollywood Today Features John Ford’s Spectrum Award Winning NecklacePosted by Hollywood Today Features John Ford’s Spectrum Award Winning Necklace on Friday, September 16, 2016
Michael O’Connor Features John Ford’s Cufflinks In The Jewelry Book Magazine
Date: May 4, 2016
John Ford's men's opal jewelry featured article in The Jewelry Book Magazine spring issue...
Hollywood Today: John Ford’s Men’s Cufflinks In The Spotlight
Date: February 25, 2016
Celebrity stylist and jewelry expert, Michael O’Connor, brought over $1 Million worth of jewelry with him to show Kristen Brockman and Garcelle Beauvais what people will be seeing on the stars at the red carpet of the Oscars...
The Ridge News: Red Carpet Appearance For Design
Date: October 1, 2015
Designs from the Lightning Ridge Collection by John Ford were once again on the red carpet; this time at the to the 67th Emmy Awards...
Lightning Ridge Collection Dazzles at the 67th Emmy Awards
Date: September 24, 2015
Designs from the Lightning Ridge Collection by John Ford were once again on the red carpet; this time at the to the 67th Emmy Awards. Stars such as, Selenis Leyva (Actress “Orange is the New Black”) and Maitland Ward (Actress “Boy Meets World”) previewed Ford’s original black opal and diamond designs..
AGTA: John Ford Member Profile
Date: August 13, 2015
“My favorite materials begin, of course, with Lightning Ridge Opals, mixed with Diamonds set in either 18K gold or platinum.”
DUBBO Weekender: A global reputation to be proud of
Date: August 8, 2015
Australia’s opal industry has a global reputation of which we should all be proud, but we should be doing more to promote it, according to Texas-based jewellery designer and opal importer, John W. Ford.
Rock & Gem Magazine: John Ford’s Lightning Ridge Collection at the Oscars
Date: April 16, 2015
Designs from the Lightning Ridge Collection of black opal and diamond jewelry created by John Ford added to the opulence of the February 2015 Academy Awards ceremony..
National Jeweler: John Ford to Keynote at Opal Design Awards
Date: April 16, 2015
John Ford has been named the keynote speaker at the International Opal Jewelry Design Awards, to be held in Australia on July 31.