JCK Jewelry Agenda: Week of June 28

All the best jewelry goings-on are taking place at the beginning of the week, from an online charity auction featuring fantastic indie designers to a super scholarly webinar for diamond history buffs. Plus: Omi Privé is sending you on a scavenger hunt, and Tacori wants you to say, “I do” to a new TV show.


2020 Pure Earth Pure Gold Jewelry Auction: Ends June 29

Christina Malle South Sea oearl necklace
Lot #6: Pendant with South Sea baroque pearl in 18k fairmined gold, Christina Malle

Pure Earth, an organization that aims to reduce disease-causing pollution in low- and middle-income countries across the globe, is currently hosting a jewelry auction featuring works by many JCK editor favorites, including Dana Bronfman, Melissa Joy Manning, Toby Pomeroy, Wwake, Merzatta, and Christina Malle (pictured above). A feature of all the designs is that they’re made with responsibly sourced gold and gemstones. Each sale will help Pure Earth continue to work directly with mining communities around the world to train them in mercury-free mining and restore land degraded by artisanal small-scale gold mining. Bids close Monday at 11:59 p.m.


“Diamonds an Early History” Webinar: June 30, 10 a.m. PT

Diamonds an early history
This week’s webinar is one of many Home Gemology webinars on array of topics of interest to the jewelry community, from the work of René Lalique to a historical review of emeralds. They are archived on YouTube, and you can access them here.

Presented by Rui Galopim de Carvalho, and made possible by CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation, this webinar will focus on the use of diamonds in ancient cultures. Galopim de Carvalho will be joined CIBJO’s Edward Johnson, and together they will welcome Dr. Jack Ogden, a renowned British jewelry historian and gemologist who currently serves as the president of the Society of Jewellery Historians. Register for the event here.


Omi Privé Online Scavenger Hunt Giveaway: Ends June 30

Omi giveaway necklace
The Omi Privé giveaway prize, valued at $1,600, is this tanzanite station necklace in 18k rose gold.

On Wednesday we reported on Omi Privé’s new website and jewelry giveaway of a tanzanite and rose gold necklace (pictured above). Billed as a scavenger hunt, the giveaway is more like a trivia contest wherein “cheating” is allowed—the answers can all be found within in the new website’s content. Sign up and get your answers in by June 30. One winning entrant will be chosen at random, and Omi Privé will also make a donation to the Art Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund in the winner’s name.


Say I Do on Netflix: Premieres July 1


We heard about the debut of this new Netflix show from the team at Tacori, so that tells us that there will be rings in blue boxes. That’s about all we know at this point, so you’ll have to tune in to find out more. The premise, according to Netflix: “Couples overcome obstacles to celebrate their love in surprise dream weddings designed by three experts in less than a week.” If the streaming network’s Love Is Blind, which a few of you may have binged during quarantine, is any indication, Say I Do definitely has the potential to become your new wedding reality show addiction.


Top: Baby, you’re a firework! But please be safe over the July 4 weekend. Rainbow Fireworks collection classic eternity band with baguette sapphires in 18k gold, $3,000; Suzanne Kalan.

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