JCK Jewelry Agenda: Week of Oct. 4

One giant diamond at auction, three new podcast episodes to get you thinking and a trove of estate jewels in Boston.


“Jewelry As Fashion As Jewelry” exhibition: Through Nov. 30 in Boston and online

Sterle Paris brooch
On view at the Tiina Smith gallery: Circa 1950s brooch with diamonds in 18k gold, Pierre Sterlé, price on request

Hosted by estate jeweler and gallery owner Tiina Smith, and curated by Michelle Finamore, former curator of fashion arts at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, this in-person and virtual exhibit explores the connections between fashion and jewelry from the art deco era to the present day. This installation will include full-length mannequins that can be viewed in the round—all the better to see Smith’s spectacular pieces (by Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co., Seaman Schepps, Van Cleef & Arpels, and more). A virtual walk-through of the exhibit and conversation between Smith and Finamore is scheduled to take place mid-October; check Instagram for updates.


The Jewelry District, Episode 28–Guest Andrea Hill: Ongoing

JCK Podcast The Jewelry District logo
Head here to access previous episodes of The Jewelry District.

In the latest episode of JCK‘s The Jewelry District podcast, editor-in-chief Victoria Gomelsky and news director Rob Bates have a chat with Andrea Hill, CEO of Hill Management Group and a noted expert in jewelry sales, marketing, and merchandising. Together the three talk technology, climate change, brand storytelling, and something called the “Kindness Economy.”

New Plumb Club Podcasts: Ongoing

Plumb club podcasts
New Plumb Club podcasts drop the first week of every month.

Two new episode drops from the the Plumb Club’s ongoing podcast series to add to your queue: Gem Obsessed’s Cheryl Kremkow provides expert advice on how to connect with customers using the power of storytelling, citing five different types of story topics retailers and suppliers can create around any given gem. And Jiji Lee, marketing director for Jewelmark/Renaissance Jewelry New York, discusses why investing in digital marketing is vital for retailers, spotlighting evolving consumer shopping habits including “inspirational audiences” and “aspirational audiences.”

Top: The fall jewelry auctions have begun and October is going to be action-packed. This week, don’t miss the landmark sale of a 102 ct. diamond at Sotheby’s Hong Kong (Oct. 5 at 9 a.m. EDT) and its Magnificent Jewels auction (Oct. 7 at 3 a.m. EDT), where you can bid on this beyond-gorgeous vintage diamond tiara. (Image courtesy of Sotheby’s Hong Kong)

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Amy Elliott

JCK Contributing Editor

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