How’s the long weekend going, U.S. readers? This week may have you celebrating the Fourth of July over fireworks or reeling in shoppers craving of another kind of sparkly fix. Some of you may be lucky enough to be in France for the Paris Haute Couture Week jewelry presentations (July 3–7). And if you’re chillin’ like villains—on the beach, even—we have ideas for that too…
Instagram Live with Lydia Courteille: July 4, 9 a.m. ET (online)
Ganesha Ring in 18k gold with carved emerald, diamonds, and sapphires, price on request; Lydia Courteille
Here’s a little Paris Haute Couture Week fun—no passport required! Catch this IG Live conversation with the inimitable jewelry designer Lydia Courteille and you can be among the first to see her new High Jewelry collection Indian Song, a celebration of the colors and temples of India. Blogger/influencer @preeta_agarwal leads the conversation; tune in at the appointed time over at @lydiacourteille.
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Jewelers on the Fairway Charity Golf Outing: July 6 cutoff
On July 27, jewelry industry pros with a passion for golf will gather on the greens of the Manhattan Woods Golf Club in West Nyack, N.Y., for a charity event known as Jewelers on the Fairway. Players need to preregister this week in order to participate; there are a variety of donation packages to choose from ($1,000 and up). Organized by Larry Gordon of LG Diamond Co./Shreeji Jewelry, Samir Mehta of Indigo Jewelry, and Steven Lerche of Goldstar Jewelry, this year’s annual event will raise funds to assist Hope & Heroes in its life-saving work on childhood cancer and blood disorders at Columbia University Irving Medical Center and the CARE’s Ukrainian Crisis Fund. More info here.
The Tindler Swindler
Don’t you just love it when a popular show TV Show intersects with the jewelry world? If JCK contributing editor Karen Dybis’ piece in reference to Netflix’s hit documentary The Tinder Swindler didn’t want to make you tune in and watch this show, we’re not sure how else to entice you except to mention once again that it involves a scam artist impersonating an heir to Leviev Diamonds. (Yes, the company has since sued.) The scammer, Shimon Hayut, altogether defrauded three women he met on the dating app Tinder of $500,000. It’s a riveting how-could-this-happen tale, but the postscript is even better.
Gilt by Jamie Brenner
Found you a beach read! (When you’re not reading the latest mystery by JCK news director Rob Bates, that is.) In Gilt, published last month, author Jamie Brenner tells the story of the Pavlin sisters, members of a high-profile New York jewelry dynasty and their ongoing battle over a certain diamond ring known as the Electric Rose. From Publishers Weekly: “Brenner shows great skill at describing fine jewelry and the workings of the industry…this beach read sparkles like a two-carat diamond.” Huzzah!
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