JCK Jewelry Agenda: Week Of Jan. 16


This week is rich with learning opportunities. For the virtually inclined, check out the trio of webinars covering a varied mix of subjects, from artist jewelers to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. For those itching to travel, not only is the Original Miami Beach Antique Show a mecca for vintage and estate goods, but it’s also a wonderful excuse to enjoy the Magic City’s balmy winter vibe.


The Original Miami Beach Antique Show: Opens Jan. 20 (in person)

Steve Neckman rings
Rings from Steve Neckman (photo: U.S. Antique Shows)

More than 600 dealers of antique, vintage, estate, and pre-owned jewelry and watches will converge on Florida’s Miami Beach Convention Center Jan. 20–23 to exhibit at the Original Miami Beach Antique Show. In addition to being a showcase for some of the industry’s finest secondhand goods, the show will offer a number of educational initiatives, including tours by renowned jewelry experts and pop-up sessions led by Sotheby’s specialists covering topics such as “Jewelry Market and Auction Trends” and “Estate Planning Best Practices.”


Gemflix Webinar on Artist-Jewelers of the 1960s and 1970s: Jan. 19, 12 p.m. ET (online)

Van Cleef 1970s arrow necklace
Van Cleef & Arpels (French, est. 1906), Necklace, 1970s, gold. Courtesy of the Cincinnati Art Museum, collection of Kimberly Klosterman. Photo: Tony Walsh.

Collector Kimberly Klosterman and jewelry historian Amanda Triossi take Gemflix attendees on a virtual tour of Simply Brilliant: Artist-Jewelers of the 1960s and 1970s, an exhibition on view at the Cincinnati Art Museum through Feb. 6. Drawn from Klosterman’s private collection, the exhibition features 120 pieces by independent jewelers such as Andrew Grima, Gilbert Albert, Arthur King, Jean Vendome, and Barbara Anton along with work created for Bulgari, Cartier, Boucheron, and other major houses. A tour de force is more like it!

Inclusivity, Diversity, and Equity for All Webinar, Part 1: Jan. 19, 2 p.m. ET (online)

Get Rid of the BS Risha GrantHosted by the Black in Jewelry Coalition (BIJC), the Jewelry Industry I.D.E.A. Educational Program—promoting inclusivity, diversity, and equity for all—kicks off this week with “Get Rid of the BS,” a session presented by diversity and inclusion expert Risha Grant, who will tackle questions about how to address social unrest and racial injustice as well as offer practical advice for how to confront and get past biases to create more respectful, diverse, and inclusive communities. A follow-up session, focusing on first-person accounts of bias and racism in the retail setting, will take place Feb. 16 (details to come in Feb. 13’s Jewelry Agenda).

WJA Webinar on the Power of Community: Jan. 20, 12 p.m. ET (online)

Simone Potscher
Simone Pötscher

Simone Pötscher, founder of the consulting firm Thrycon, leads this Women’s Jewelry Association webinar on “The Power Of Community—Lessons For Putting People First.”

Her talk will address the ways in which we can participate in a community on a personal level as well as how to build community to leverage business opportunities. You’ll leave the session with a concrete action plan to execute on those lessons.

Top: Flicker open ring in 18k rose gold with garnets, $5,650; Fernando Jorge

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By: Victoria Gomelsky

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