JCK Jewelry Agenda: Week of Aug. 27


Wind up the unofficial last week of summer with a couple of podcasts and an inspiring webinar featuring a Spanish jeweler known for her inventive and poetic work. Anyone in the Los Angeles area is encouraged to RSVP to get a sneak peak of Hindman’s Important Jewelry sale at Tuesday evening’s WJA/Gem X event.


The Plumb Club Podcast (ongoing)

Plumb Club podcastThe Plumb Club just dropped a new podcast for August. In “The Power of a Strong Logo,” designer Leslie McGwire of ASID Allied discusses iconic brand logos and why they stand out. She offers insights into how to create a meaningful store logo and where you can place it to reinforce your messaging.

NYCJW Rough Cut Podcast With Guest Tiffany Stevens (ongoing)

Rough Cut podcastAlain Simic and JB Jones of New York City Jewelry Week chat with Tiffany Stevens, CEO and general counsel of the Jewelers Vigilance Committee, about rules and regulations affecting the industry, Russian diamond sanctions, and how jewelers risk going to prison if they don’t take time to do the right thing.


WJA and Gem X Hindman Auction Preview: Aug. 29, 6 p.m., in Los Angeles (in person)

WJA hindman previewThe Women’s Jewelry Association in Los Angeles and the Gem X jewelry social club meet up at Jogani Gallery in Silver Lake for an evening preview of Hindman Auctions’ upcoming Important Jewelry sale. Hindman vice president and senior specialist Katie Guilbault will lead the private talk and tour, and guests will have the opportunity to try on a selection of antique and contemporary jewelry, including pieces by Van Cleef & Arpels, Bulgari, David Webb, and more.

Gemflix Webinar Featuring Luz Camino: Aug. 31, 12 p.m. ET (online)

Gemflix luz caminoJoin this week’s Gemflix webinar featuring Spanish jeweler Luz Camino in conversation with her son and collaborator, Fernando Tapia. Camino, the first woman in Spain to earn a master goldsmith title of Sacador de Fuego, will discuss her origins, her inspiration and process, her masterful techniques, a new monograph retrospective of her work, and, of course, her poetic jewels. Special guest Guilllaume Kientz, director of the Hispanic Society Museum in New York, will speak about the museum’s ongoing exhibition of Camino’s work (on view until Sept. 3).

Top: Esti 18k white gold hoop earrings with 1.43 cts. t.w. heart-shape blue Burmese spinel in 14k rose gold, $5,600; Sonya K.

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By: Victoria Gomelsky

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