JCK Jewelry Agenda: Week of March 5


Design lovers, this week’s events are made for you. From a discussion about contemporary influences on jewelry design to a retrospective celebrating the work of watchmakers F.P. Journe and De Bethune, high design is in the air.


The Jewelry District Podcast, Episode 90 (ongoing)

Tucson mural
(Photo: Victoria Gomelsky)

In the latest episode of The Jewelry District, JCK editor-in-chief Victoria Gomelsky and news director Rob Bates talk about the Tucson gem shows (including insights Victoria gleaned as she followed several designers through the shows), the ongoing negotiations between De Beers and Botswana, and the possibility of changes to sanctions on Russian diamonds, as well as ChatGPT, the AI chatbot that could revolutionize marketing and other communications.


Panel on “Changing Influences in Jewelry Design” at MJSA Expo: March 6, 1 p.m. ET (in-person and online)

MJSA speakers
(Clockwise from top left) Amy Elliott, Angely Martinez, Andrea Hill, Wendy Brandes

JCK’s very own Amy Elliott joins designers Angely Martinez and Wendy Brandes in a discussion about the social, cultural, and demographic shifts affecting the contemporary design movement. The conversation, moderated by Andrea Hill, CEO of Hill Management Group, is part of the “Live From MJSA Expo 2023” education series streaming March 5–7 from a studio in booth 332 of the River Pavilion at New York’s Javits Center.

JDPN Webinar on Jewelry’s Feminine Curves: March 9, 7 p.m. ET (online)

Diana Singer
Diana Singer

In “En Ronde: Curves in Designs of Women Jewelers,” estate jewelry dealer and jewelry historian Diana Singer explores the subject of curves and orbs in women-made jewelry. The discussion will touch on the work of Suzanne Belperron, Coco Chanel, Marilyn Cooperman, and Marianne Ostier, among others.

F.P. Journe and De Bethune Exhibit in New York: March 9–11 (in person)

FP Journe Resonance
F.P. Journe Chronomètre à Résonance timepieces

The pre-owned platform WatchBox is staging “Two Decades of F.P. Journe & De Bethune: A Retrospective Exhibition” in New York this week. This exhibition honors the work of François-Paul Journe and Denis Flageollet with a collection of more than 100 important watches on display and available to purchase, and a forum for private appointments, engaging educational experiences, and shared celebration. (The exhibition continues its run in Los Angeles March 16–18.)


Atlanta Jewelry Show: March 11–12  (in person)

Imperial pearl enamel drop earrings
7.5 mm–8mm freshwater cultured pearls on colored resin enamel hoop earrings, $227; Imperial

The Atlanta Jewelry Show opens at the Cobb Galleria Centre this week. Don’t miss live-streaming expert Tiffany Bailey at noon on Friday, as she chats with participating vendors and their products, giving buyers a sneak preview of the choices and brands that await them when they come to the show.

Top: Gemstoned ring with 1.75 ct. round aquamarine and 0.03 ct. t.w. diamonds in 18k yellow gold, $2,600; Future Fortune

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By: Victoria Gomelsky

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