JCK Jewelry Agenda: Week of Nov. 30

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving because the holiday rush is officially here! Assuming you have time to do anything but deal with customers and orders, here’s what we have this week: Cool shopping events in Hong Kong, New York’s Hudson Valley, and downtown Seattle; an IG Live with Julie Lamb and yours truly (hi!); and some Plumb new podcasts.


Julie Lamb Piece of Work Instagram Live: Nov. 30, 5 p.m. ET

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Amy Elliott (bottom), author of JCK’s All That Glitters blog, will be the featured guest on designer Julie Lamb’s IG Live series this Monday.

If our industry had an award for “Most Likely to Have Her Own Talk Show” New York–based designer Julie Lamb would be a sure thing. Her Instagram Live series Be Herd, produced in collaboration with Metal & Smith, was an essential quarantine survival tool for many of us. Her latest IG Live project is Piece of Work, weekly casual one-on-one chats with industry friends who are familiar with her work and are as passionate about jewelry and as engaged with the world as she is. Her guest this Monday is…me! Tune in to @julielambny where we’ll be kibitzing about all the things, including the book I wrote with Mark Patterson.


Anna Sheffield Black Friday/Cyber Monday Promo: Through Nov. 30


Anna Sheffield pendant candle
Anna Sheffield GWP candle ($220 retail value) and Capricorn charm pendant in 14k gold, $595

Designer Anna Sheffield, a JCK editor favorite recently highlighted in this interview, is offering an enticing gift-with-purchase promotion through Cyber Monday (Nov. 30): Receive this Anna Sheffield signature candle, scented with a blend of blue chamomile, coriander, jasmine, and other fragrances developed by perfumer Douglas Little, with any purchase from the new Zodiac charm collection.

620 Local Pop-Up: Through Dec. 31

Judi Powers necklace
One-of-a-kind necklace in 18k Fairmined yellow gold with seven ethically sourced and artisanally mined Anza sapphires from Tanzania, $6,490; Judi Powers

JCK editor favorite Judi Powers recently announced her participation in a seasonal pop-up shop where she lives in Hudson, N.Y. The retail collective, 620 Local—a nod to its 620 Warren St. address—also includes jewelry designers Russell Jones and Helen Suter alongside textile artists and other local makers. Open Wednesdays through Sundays, or contact Powers to make an appointment.

Alex Šepkus Trunk Show: Dec. 3–5, Seattle

Alex Sepkus charms
Expect Alex Šepkus classics (Candy rings, anyone?) and plenty of new options such as these gorgeous charms. Just guessing, but the opal heart may be among the first to go. (Image via @foxsseattle)

We’ll assume you’re familiar with acclaimed designer Alex Šepkus and can appreciate why a trunk show of his workshop’s finest creations is an opportunity not to be missed. Fox’s Seattle, which has been carrying the Alex Šepkus line for more than 30 years, will have heaps of jewels on hand this week and is offering special pricing during this rare event. Appointments required; book here.


 New Plumb Club Podcasts: Ongoing

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Look for new episode drops from the Plumb Club’s ongoing podcast series this week, including “Maximizing the Experience,” where Brian Howard, vice president of sales and marketing for Shah Luxury, illustrates the importance of hologram technology and virtual try-it-on features, and how both help alleviate consumer concerns and ease purchase decisions.



Top: Christie’s Hong Kong is hosting a Magnificent Jewels sale on Nov. 29. Don’t miss Lot 2016, an extraordinary double rivière necklace featuring diamonds and 117.6 cts. t.w. Muzo emeralds. Designed by Edmond Chin, creative director at Boghossian, it’s expected to fetch $10 million. Bidding starts 2 p.m. HKT (1 a.m. EST).



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Amy Elliott

JCK Contributing Editor

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