JCK Jewelry Agenda: Week of April 16


Don’t miss this week’s Plumb Club panel discussion on the state of jewelry retailing. And if you’re in the Seattle area, make time for the WJA happy hour. Cheers!


The Jewelry District Podcast, Episode 93 (ongoing)

In the latest episode of The Jewelry District, JCK editor-in-chief Victoria Gomelsky and news director Rob Bates talk with Mahiar Borhanjoo, CEO of UNI.DIAMONDS, and Feriel Zerouki, senior vice president of corporate affairs at De Beers Group and incoming CEO of the World Diamond Council, and find out how the couple fell in love with the diamond industry—and with each other. This knowledgeable husband-and-wife team also update listeners on De Beers’ newest initiatives to improve traceability and support artisanal miners, and they offer insights into upcoming G7 requirements likely to affect the entire diamond industry.


Plumb Club Webinar on the State of Jewelry Retailing: April 18, 2 p.m. ET (online)

Plumb Club
(Clockwise from top left) Jennifer Heebner, Lawrence Hess, Jordan Peck, Steven Lerche

Keen to learn about consumer jewelry shopping behavior, research habits, and motivations to purchase? The Plumb Club is sharing knowledge from its most current research and consumer survey in a panel discussion featuring Plumb Club executive director Lawrence Hess, Goldstar chief operating officer Steven Lerche, Brevani director of operations Jordan Peck, and moderator Jennifer Heebner.

WJA Seattle Happy Hour at the Arctic Club Hotel: April 19, 6:30–9 p.m. PT

WJA seattleIf you’re in the Seattle area and want to kick-start your networking efforts or simply relax with friends over a few drinks, join this week’s Women’s Jewelry Association happy hour at the Arctic Club Hotel’s Polar Bar. The event is free to attend; pay your own way at the bar.


Chanel High Jewelry

Chanel coffee table book
Chanel Haute Joaillerie (Thames & Hudson, $200), highlights all of the house’s high jewelry collections over 90 years. (Photo courtesy of Chanel)

We wrote about this book back in December, but now that you can finally order it in the U.S., you may want to consider it as a Mother’s Day gift. Celebrating 90 years of Chanel’s fine jewelry, the $200 tome “incorporates not only one-of-a-kind jewels (including a necklace with an octagonal diamond weighing precisely 55.55 carats), but also work from legendary photographers through the ages: Karl Lagerfeld, Mario Testino, Patrick Demarchelier, and Horst P. Horst, among them,” wrote JCK contributor Annie Davidson. “Even more, it discloses archival illustrations and sketches that offer a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the making of a high jewelry collection.”

Top: 18k white gold and enamel ring with 1.99 ct. t.w. diamonds, $3,385; United Gemco


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By: Victoria Gomelsky

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