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JCK’s 10 Most-Listened-to Podcasts of 2023


It was a milestone year for The Jewelry District, with JCK’s podcast celebrating its 100th episode in July.

A lot happened in 2023: Rolex purchased retail chain Bucherer, the G7 announced sanctions on Russian diamonds, war broke out in the Middle East, and there was turmoil in both the natural and lab-grown diamond markets. The Jewelry District’s cohosts, JCK editor-in-chief Victoria Gomelsky and news director Rob Bates, talked about all of it, along with the latest news regarding gemstones, sustainability, fashion, retail, and more.

If you haven’t listened to The Jewelry District yet, what are you waiting for? Here are the year’s 10 most popular episodes.

10. Episode 104: Rolex and Bucherer, Audemars Piguet, Rob’s New Book (Sept. 14)

The cohosts discuss why Rolex purchased Bucherer, Audemars Piguet’s AP House in Los Angeles, and the release of Slay It With a Diamond, Rob’s third Diamond District mystery.

9. Episode 91: Guest Tom Nolan (March 15)

Tom Nolan 
Kendra Scott’s CEO shares what’s ahead for the Texas-based powerhouse.

8. Episode 93: Guests Feriel Zerouki and Mahiar Borhanjoo (April 12)

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Feriel Zerouki and Mahiar Borhanjoo

This industry power couple discuss the latest in the diamond market and tell the story of how they met.

7. Episode 102: Barbie, Fall Fashion, Retail Rebirth, Sale of IGI, Hip-Hop (Aug. 16)

Why did IGI sell for so much money? Why did the Barbie movie make so much money? What did the icons of hip-hop do with their money? Find out the answers here.

6. Episode 101: Guest Jeffrey Post (Aug. 2)

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Jeffrey Post

Post, curator emeritus for the Smithsonian, gives us the scoop on what it’s like to preside over one of the world’s most impressive gem collections.

5. Episode 94: Tiffany’s Reopening, Watches and Wonders, Signet’s Investor Day (April 25)

Vic dishes on her visit to the new Tiffany flagship, Rob chats about the Signet investor day he attended. Warning: contains descriptions of serious partying.

4. Episode 87: Guest Dave Bindra (Jan. 17)

Dave Bindra
Dave Bindra 

The colored gemstone dealer fills listeners in on what’s hot in that market, and what gems and sneakers have in common.

3. Episode 98: JCK Las Vegas Report, Lab-Grown Reset, Tracing Diamonds (June 21)

Following the JCK show in Las Vegas, the cohosts take a look at business and the biggest hot-button issues.

2. Episode 107: Guest Edahn Golan (Oct. 25)

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Edahn Golan

The noted market analyst gives his views on the current state of the diamond industry, both natural and lab-grown.

1. Episode 92: 24 Karat Weekend, Russian Diamonds, and Lab-Grown Diamond Quality (March 28)

Vic and Rob ruminate on possible sanctions on Russian diamonds, wonder if all lab-grown diamonds are created equal, and critique Joe Piscopo’s performance at the 24 Karat dinner. (Spoiler: There was lots of Sinatra.)


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