If you’re Hong Kong–bound, the city’s biggest jewelry fair, Jewellery & Gem World Hong Kong, is ready for its post-pandemic close-up. If you’re staying home, check out a helpful financial webinar and the debut of a fantastic new mystery novel written by one of the industry’s best and brightest.
Jewellery & Gem World Hong Kong: Sept. 18–24 (in person)
Popularly known as the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair, the newly rebranded Jewellery & Gem World Hong Kong (JGW) makes its post-pandemic comeback this week. Jewelry materials suppliers, such as the Chinese peridot miner Fuli Gemstones, will exhibit during Part 1 of the fair, at the AsiaWorld-Expo from Sept. 18 to 22; their counterparts in the finished jewelry, packaging, tools and equipment, and technology sectors will show at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from Sept. 20 to 24.
BIJC Webinar on Financial Success: Sept. 19, noon ET (online)
The Black in Jewelry Coalition is presenting a financial webinar as part of its series themed “So you have jewelry designs, now what?” Guest speaker Mariel Diaz will lead a discussion on best practices in accounting and business management for emerging jewelry designers.
Slay It With a Diamond by Rob Bates
JCK’s very own Rob Bates has a third installment in his cozy mystery series, Slay It With a Diamond. The novel draws on Bates’ family history, his professional knowledge of how the jewelry industry really works, and his curiosity about supposedly cursed gemstones. Why, he wondered, do people shy away from a “cursed” diamond when they’re fine buying someone’s used stereo? There’s only one way to find out!
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