JCK Jewelry Agenda: Week of Aug. 16



Get comfortable and get ready to take in prerecorded JCK Virtual 2020 convos about hot-button topics such as diversity in the jewelry industry and internet fraudsters. But there’s also plenty of lighter content focused on must-shop trends and the gemstones customers are craving. Make a day of it!

Plus: a live auction in NYC; GemGossip’s upcoming “appearance” in West Chester, Pa. (can you guess the retailer?); and more.

WATCH

Archive of Recorded JCK Virtual 2020 Talks: Through Aug. 23

JCK Virtual Dr Ben Chavis
JCK editor-in-chief Victoria Gomelsky interviews Dr. Benjamin Chavis of Diamonds Do Good in the JCK Talks session “Promoting Diversity in the Diamond Industry.”

Too busy browsing the JCK Virtual 2020 show to take in all the talks you wanted to (there were a lot of them!)? Good news: All the webinars have been conveniently archived here, where you can view them on demand through the end of the week (after that, they’ll live on jckonline.com). Learn about the effect of COVID-19the latest trends, protecting yourself against digital fraudwhy physical retail will survive, and other engaging, informative topics.

SHOP

GemGossip for QVC: Aug. 17

Gem Gossip qvc earrings
Image via @gemgossip

Jewelry blogger and influencer Danielle Miele of GemGossip recently announced on Instagram that she’s debuting a line with QVC. The television/online shopping network is how many of us of a certain age—including Miele—got hooked on jewelry. The earrings above offer a sneak peek at what’s coming (Monday is the target online launch date), but you can bet there will be charms, vibrant gems, and vintage references galore.

Live Doyle Fine Jewelry Auction: Aug. 19 at 10 a.m. ET

Chaumet ear clips
Chaumet door knocker earclips with diamonds and cabochon sapphires in 18k gold (Lot 25)

Wednesday’s Fine Jewelry auction will be a live event that you can shop from the comfort of your couch or desk. The super-colorful treasures are signed, bold, and gold, and many of the estimates seem surprisingly low—perhaps to ignite rapid-fire rounds of competitive bidding? Not a bad way to spend your morning… Highlights include summery designs by prestigious makers such as Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier, Tiffany & Co., Hermès, and Chaumet.

LEARN

Jewelry Industry Summit webinar: Aug. 20 at 12 p.m. ET

Monica Stephenson portrait
Monica Stephenson is best known to many of us as @idazzle and the owner of Anza Gems.

Moderated by Mark Hanna, chief marketing officer of Richline Group, “Organizations that Inspire—Find Your Opportunity to Be a Changemaker!” gathers industry thought leaders to discuss actions, strategies, and resources for furthering a responsible supply chain. This is the latest webinar in the Jewelry Industry Summit’s Fast Forwarding Sustainability series: Panelists include Iris Van der Veken, Responsible Jewellery Council; Gaetano Cavalieri, CIBJO; designer Toby Pomeroy representing Mercury Free Mining; Sara Yood, Jewelers Vigilance Committee; Mike Pace, Jewelry Industry Summit; and Monica Stephenson representing Ethical Metalsmiths.

 

Top: A highlight from the upcoming live Doyle auction that also speaks to a trend to come out of JCK Virtual 2020: absurdly vivid, nearly neon colors. Capello earclip pendants with carved green onyx, jasper, and coral flowers in 18k gold. Head straight to Lot 76 to place your bid. 

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