JCK Jewelry Agenda: Week Of May 29


Tomorrow is Memorial Day. If you’ll be traveling for the long weekend, pass the time by queuing up some jewelry-centric podcasts, including one to help you prep for the JCK Las Vegas and Luxury shows and another one that plays a little rough (and that’s the whole point!).


The Jewelry District Podcast, Episode 70 (ongoing)

Sarin Bachmann
Sarin Bachmann

In the latest episode of The Jewelry District, JCK editor-in-chief Victoria Gomelsky and news director Rob Bates talk with Sarin Bachmann, group vice president of RX Jewelry Group at Reed Exhibitions, about JCK Las Vegas 2022. What newness can you expect at this year’s 30th anniversary show, which runs June 10–13 at The Venetian Expo? Listen in and you’ll be rewarded with plenty of tips and secrets—including the best lunch deal in town.

Rough Cut Podcast (ongoing)

NYC jewelry week rough cutIf you haven’t been listening to NYC Jewelry Week’s new Rough Cut podcast, start downloading all the episodes now. Hosted by NYCJW cofounder JB Jones and photographer Alain Simic, Rough Cut is exactly what it sounds like—harsh truths and zero you-know-whats given when it comes to imparting advice to jewelers and small business owners. Jones and Simic trade barbs, witticisms, and unedited insights with guests such as designer Lorraine West, creative consultant Elliot Carlyle, and others. On Monday, they’re dropping the newest episode, featuring a conversation with Engagement 101 editor-in-chief Severine Ferarri. The title: “Sex, Rocks and Francophilia.” Who doesn’t want to get into that?


Phillips’ New York Jewels Auction: June 2, 10 a.m. ET

Phillips yellow diamond gold platinum 1945 ring
An outstanding fancy yellow diamond, diamond, gold, and platinum ring, circa 1945; est. $550,000–$850,000

More than 150 lots of jewelry go on the block at Phillips’ New York Jewels sale this week. Highlights include a wide swath of period jewels—from the Georgian, Victorian, and Edwardian eras—as well as standout pieces from iconic brands such as Harry Winston, Van Cleef & Arpels, Bulgari, and other distinguished houses. Not to be missed is a sophisticated suite of amethyst, colored sapphire, citrine, and gold jewels from celebrated French designer Suzanne Belperron.


MJSA “Ten Tips for Getting Inspired” Webinar: June 2, at 1 p.m. ET (online)

Andrea Hill
Andrea Hill

Andrea Hill, founder and CEO of Hill Management Group in Chicago, leads what she described as “a curation of inspiration” on this MJSA webinar designed to reinvigorate creative entrepreneurs. “We are pulling together 10 fantastic ideas from across a spectrum of thought leaders who have shared these ideas in Ted Talks, on YouTube, in previous panel presentations, in quotes, etc.,” Hill tells JCK. The idea is that attendees will leave the session “with a renewed sense of personal empowerment,” she adds.

Top: Dragonfly necklace with blue enamel and 0.3 ct. t.w. diamonds in 14k yellow gold, $1,965; Artistry Ltd.

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By: Victoria Gomelsky

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