JCK Jewelry Agenda: Week of Nov. 1

Halloween hangover? Between the sugar intake and setting the clocks back (did you forget?), Sunday may be a little slow going. But after some bending and stretching and hair of the dog with some industry friends, you’ll be more than ready to enjoy this week’s must-dos: two international jewelry fairs and quite a few podcasts. But the most important event of all happens this coming Tuesday. Your vote is your voice. Do not throw away your shot on Election Day (Nov. 3).


“Deep Breaths/Deep Thoughts” Instagram Live: Nov. 1 at 3 p.m. ET

Barbara Palumbo and Monica Stephenson
Gem besties: Barbara Palumbo (left) and Monica Stephenson

Namaste, jewelry industry voters! Join “yoga instructors” Monica Stephenson and Barbara Palumbo in a pre–Election Day chill session on Instagram Live. Bring your own (big) glass of wine and get ready for some om-azing moves and conversation. Access the event via @adornmentality or @idazzle.


TEFAF Online: Nov. 1–4

Cartier Art Deco bracelet from Siegelson
Art Deco bracelet with coral, onyx beads, and diamonds in platinum, with a black enamel clasp, 1922; Cartier Paris

Instead of taking place in its usual home in the storied Park Avenue Armory in Manhattan, the fall edition of TEFAF New York will be an online affair showcasing more than 300 works, including jewels from the prestigious collections of A La Vieille Russie, Véronique Bamps, Cindy Chao the Art Jewel, FD Gallery, Hancocks London, Hemmerle, Siegelson, and other important international decorative arts and fine jewelry dealers and specialists.

BGJF Special Edition: On Ground to Online Exhibition: Nov. 2–4

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A promotional image for the BGJF Special Edition: On Ground to Online Exhibition, Nov. 2–4 (courtesy of DITP)

Clearly not at all the same thing as boarding a plane and heading to a jewelry show held in one of the world’s most famous gem centers, but in the new normal, an online version of the Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair will have to do. As Emili Vesilind recently reported, the event will include a special exhibition zone featuring more than 600 Thai and foreign gem and jewelry suppliers and entrepreneurs exhibiting products, and will offer online business matching via chat, phone, or video call. 


The Jewelry District, Episode 30—Guest Satta Matturi: Ongoing

Photo of Satta Matturi
Satta Matturi (photo courtesy of Satta Matturi Jewelry)

In the latest episode of JCK’The Jewelry District podcast, editor-in-chief Victoria Gomelsky and news director Rob Bates interview Satta Matturi, owner of the eponymous Botswana-based diamond jewelry brand, to discuss her interest in and relationship to the diamond business (her father worked for De Beers) and how she came to design and create her own collection.

New Plumb Club Podcasts: Ongoing

mastoloni plumb club podcast
In one of three new Plumb Club podcasts debuting this week, Fran Mastoloni, partner at Mastoloni Pearls, highlights how retailers can properly maintain their pearl inventory, with tips that sales associates can impart to consumers about maintaining the beauty of their investment.

Three new episodes drop from the the Plumb Club’s ongoing podcast series this week, for you to add to your queue: “Content Is King,” with Ellen Seckler and Sam King of Citizen Watch; “Diamond Recycling—Your Guide to Repurposing Loose Diamonds,” with Jonathan Goodman Cohen of IBGoodman, a jewelry manufacturing company headquartered in Newport, Ky.; and “Pearl Care & Maintenance,” with Fran Mastoloni of Mastoloni Pearls.   Top: It’s now or never. Make a plan. Find your polling place here. Maya Brenner 14k yellow gold Vote studs, $230

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