We hope you have time to spare this week—but if not, you may want to clear your calendars anyway.
Between a business forum, jewelry summit, and e-commerce conference, the sheer volume of virtual programming geared to jewelers is enough to inspire months of strategic decision-making. Plus, there’s a roundtable discussion on lab-grown diamonds and a fresh episode of The Jewelry District podcast to boot!
The Jewelry District, Episode 35: Ongoing
In the latest episode of JCK’s The Jewelry District podcast, editor-in-chief Victoria Gomelsky and news director Rob Bates discuss what we learned about the jewelry business in 2020 and how those lessons will shape our industry in 2021. Heady stuff!
Jewelry Business Forum: Jan. 18–22 (Online)
Halstead Bead is spearheading a forum that addresses small business issues and professional development aimed specifically at makers. The event’s impressive roster of speakers—among them PR maven Lilian Raji, NYC Jewelry Week cofounder Bella Neyman, and designer Jules Kim—will address a wide range of topics, including ethical responsibility, how to price your work, and tips for selling on Instagram.
Jewelry Ecomm Annual Conference: Jan. 21–22 (Online)
The folks behind the Centurion Jewelry Show are holding a free online conference this week focused on all things digital: SEO best practices, the ins and outs of Shopify, digital marketing, cybersecurity, hiring for the digital age—the list goes on!
Winter Jewelry Independent Summit: Jan. 22 (Online)
The latest edition of the Jewelry Independent Summit, dubbed The Road to Recovery, promises to answer all your burning questions about doing business circa 2021. How do you become a content creator? What does a COVID-19-proof budget entail? Which online marketplaces are best suited to jewelers? Don’t miss All That Glitters blogger Amy Elliott’s session on storytelling!
Lab-Grown Diamond Roundtable: Jan. 22, 12 p.m. ET (Online)
Hosted by Branko Deljanin and moderated by Albert Robinson of The New Jeweller magazine, this live roundtable discussion—featuring JCK’s very own news director, Rob Bates—will tackle the question of our times: Can lab-grown and natural diamonds coexist?
Don’t forget to tune in for the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President–elect Kamala Harris on Wednesday, Jan. 20. Our new veep is virtually guaranteed to be wearing a fab pearl necklace! (Harris photo: U.S. Senate Photographic Studio/Renee Bouchard)
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