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Hedda Schupak, Former JCK Editor, Passes Away at 62

She was with JCK for 23 years, beginning in 1986.




Former JCK Editor-in-Chief Hedda Schupak has died.

She was 62, according to her obituary. Schupak passed away Oct. 3 of cancer.

Schupak was with JCK for 23 years, beginning in 1986, and served as editor-in-chief for nine years, according to the publication. Current JCK Editor-in-Chief Victoria Gomelsky was quoted saying Schupak was “a legendary figure in the jewelry trade.”

“She made her mark on the magazine with her incisive editorials, globe-trotting research, and sixth sense for fashion and design trends,” she said.

INSTORE Editor-in-Chief Trace Shelton said: “I am stunned and saddened by this news. Hedda was an icon in this industry for good reason. I always loved her writing: so direct, so smart, so insightful. But more than that, she was a lovely person and believed in making the world a better place. I have been so inspired by her and will miss her tremendously.”




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