JCK Jewelry Agenda: Week of March 19


If you attended the Gem Awards and/or the 24 Karat Club dinner in New York City last week, you’re probably in need of some chill time. Even if you didn’t, we’ve got you covered. Between two fascinating webinar topics, a podcast featuring the chief executive of one of America’s most successful jewelry brands, and a museum exhibition on an ancient jewelry culture extraordinaire, there’s no shortage of content to keep you engaged this week.


The Jewelry District Podcast, Episode 91 (ongoing)

Tom NolanIn the latest episode of The Jewelry District, JCK editor-in-chief Victoria Gomelsky and news director Rob Bates talk to Tom Nolan (pictured), CEO of Kendra Scott, a billion-dollar brand with a legendary origin story that started with a single mom selling her designs door to door. Tom recounts his own unlikely path to Kendra Scott and shares the inside scoop on the company’s formula for connecting with customers by creating emotional experiences.


Gem X Webinar on Historic Ukrainian Jeweler Marchak: March 21, 12 p.m. ET (online)

GemX MarchakJourney through 140 years of jewelry history on this Gem X webinar as you learn the story of Marchak, a jewelry brand founded in Kyiv in 1878, and reborn in Paris after the 1917 Russian Revolution. Hosted by Gem X Core member Inesa Kovalova, a Ukrainian jewelry designer and founder of the Draw Me A Jewel illustration school, the session will center on a conversation with Armelle de Blanchard, a jewelry business consultant who serves as Marchak’s archives and brand heritage adviser.

WJA Webinar on the Self-Purchase Phenomenon: March 22, 12 p.m. ET (online)

Malinda Sanna Julie Thibault
Malinda Sanna and Julie Thibault

In its latest webinar, “Buying for Self as a Symbol of Empowerment,” the WJA National chapter invites the luxury consumer insights firm LookLook to share findings from a recent survey of luxury female consumers across the country. Attendees will learn where women are spending their money, how often, and which brands and aspirational pieces of jewelry they are coveting.

Jewels of Ancient Sudan Exhibit at the Getty Museum in L.A.: Through April 3 (in person)

There are only two weeks left to see “Nubia: Jewels of Ancient Sudan” at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. The exhibition, which presents highlights from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston’s extensive collection of Nubian objects, features superbly crafted jewelry, metalwork, and sculpture exhibiting the wealth and splendor of Nubian society.

Top: 18k white gold Olympia Ring with aquamarine and diamonds, price on request; Briony Raymond

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By: Victoria Gomelsky

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