JCK Jewelry Agenda: Week of April 12



This week, many of us are still at home, but that doesn’t mean we can’t make time for some vintage Pateks, win big on Instagram, sip margaritas, tune in to a couple of podcasts offering some very valuable advice, or hunt for Easter eggs of the highest order.

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SHOP
The Sotheby’s Patek Philippe Auction: Through April 15

Patek Phillippe auction watch
Lot 43: Patek Philippe yellow gold and diamond-set bracelet watch, circa 1965

Sotheby’s recently introduced a series of online Watches Weekly auctions for the month of April, a new fast and dynamic format to accommodate the rapidly evolving market. Bidding for this week’s Patek Philippe Design and Horology sale began on April 8, but you have until Wednesday to nab one of 30 Pateks across a variety of eras and styles including a highly collectible Nautilus with Blue Jeans dial  (ref: 5711P).

WIN
Tacori “Love is Essential” Giveaway: Through April 16

Tacori giveaway rings
According to Tacori, the set for this week’s grand prize winner was chosen because the company was thinking of people who might be sad about having to cancel or postpone their weddings due to COVID-19 restrictions and instead wanted to give them something to look forward to.

For each week that Californians are under stay-at-home guidelines, bridal mega-brand Tacori will be giving away jewelry to a “Love is Essential” grand prize winner. Whether it’s an iconic Tacori engagement ring, a classic wedding ring set, an anniversary ring, a pair of earrings, or a necklace, the weekly giveaways are meant to stress the fact that “love is not canceled” even as so many cherished aspects of our everyday lives are on hold.  

All details, and how to enter, can be seen here. Follow Tacori’s Instagram or subscribe to its newsletter to be notified.

CONNECT
Mix and Drink Cocktails With JCK Events: April 17, 4 p.m. EDT

JCK cocktails margarita recipe

Happy hour starts earlier and earlier these days, and JCK Events is totally on board. Join  your jewelry-industry peers for a digital toast Friday—we’ve whipped up a special cocktail recipe (above). Mix one or a few and celebrate your having survived another week of the pandemic weirdness. Share a picture of your drink, your loved ones, or how you’re staying inspired, and tag @JCKevents #JCKcocktails. And save the date for Friday, April 24, to partake in another round of this super-fun series. Cheers!

LISTEN
Plumb Club Podcast “The New Bridal Consumer—How You Can Best Help!” With Engagement 101s Severine Ferrari: Ongoing

 

Severine Ferrari headshot
Severine Ferrari of Engagement 101 is one of the jewelry industry’s foremost authorities on bridal jewelry trends.

On a recently recorded podcast hosted by the Plumb Clumb, Severine Ferrari, founder and editor-in-chief of Engagement 101, reveals the newest consumer trends in the engagement ring market including “starter engagement rings,” “alternative center stones,” and the “changing gender norms.” She also provides insights on how traditional retailers can adjust their thinking to help build consumer confidence and boost sales.

Also worth a listen: the latest episode of JCK‘s The Jewelry District podcast, covering tips and guidance for jewelry retailers on how to navigate owning a retail business during COVID-19. The featured guest is Sherry Smith, director of business development at Edge Retail Academy, sister company to the Edge.

Top: Happy Easter to all who celebrate! May the holiday fill your hearts with hope and a sense of triumph, rebirth, and renewal. A Fabergé egg seemed apropos. Fabergé Imperial egg locket pendant with diamond bail and butterfly with rubies and pink sapphires in 18k rose gold, $5,500.

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