JCK Jewelry Agenda: Week of Aug. 2

This week: Trend forecasting, gemstone pricing predictions, corporate responsibility, and how private-label jewelry cleaner could be your secret weapon when it comes to increasing those margins. Plus: Serena Williams wants women to feel unstoppable—but she needs a little help from her friends…


 “Jewelry and Fashion Trends, Today and Tomorrow” Zoom Conference: Aug. 4 at 2 p.m. ET

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Hey it’s me, Amy Elliott, JCK contributing editor and author of its All That Glitters blog. I have things to say about jewelry trends happening now…and emerging later.

When the Jewelry Design Professionals’ Network asked me to participate in this conversation, I was honored and thrilled. Join me and fellow speakers award-winning fashion journalist Laurie Brookins and Lisa Koenigsberg, president and founder of the Initiatives in Art and Culture, as we each take a turn discussing where jewelry design and fashion trends are today and how they will develop in the future. Access the live Zoom meeting link here.

“Financial Impact of COVID-19 on the Gemstone Supply Chain With Sheahan Stephen” Webinar: Aug. 5 at 5 p.m. PT

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Featured guest Sheahan Stephen has unique insider knowledge and understanding of gemstone pricing direction, including the ability to forecast areas of volatility. Don’t miss out!

Crash this Women’s Jewelry Association NorCal webinar to get intel and insights from Sheahan Stephen of Sheahan Stephen Sapphires in San Francisco, who will discuss the past, present, and future of the gem industry, touching on the financial crisis of 2008, the ending of the Sri Lankan civil war, the pre-COVID state of the gem industry, and future projections. With so much uncertainty all around us, this expert-led talk may shed valuable light on where the supply chain is headed and how best to navigate it.


New Plumb Club Podcast Episodes: Aug. 3

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“Our members are some of the most intelligent, respected, and well-known people in the industry, and this month we’ve decided to highlight some of their great knowledge and insights to help retailers,” says Plumb Club marketing director Michael O’Connor.

Two new episodes from the Plumb Club’s podcast series  are set to drop on Monday: “Responsible Practices as a Company Strategy” with Mark Hanna, chief marketing officer of the Richline Group, will discuss how companies who demonstrate responsible practices have a competitive advantage—specifically with Gen Z and millennial consumers.

“The Focus on a New Clean! Pro Tips to Clean, Engage, and Grow Revenue” with Kristie Nicolosi, CEO of the Kingswood Co., a leading innovator of high-quality, private-label jewelry care products, offers ideas on how stores can engage customers on the topic of  jewelry care—and ultimately get them to buy jewelry care and cleaning products.


Serena Williams Unstoppable Collection: Through Aug. 5

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The bracelet and companion necklace are etched with the word Unstoppable around a polished circle. Unstoppable diamond bracelet, $100.

We recently reported on tennis champ Serena Williams’ limited-edition jewelry collection to benefit the Opportunity Fund’s Small Business Relief Fund. In order to have 100% of proceeds from your purchase benefit the charity, you need to place your orders by Wednesday.


Top: It’s Leo season! Time to style your cases with everything peridot. Vine wrapped cocktail ring with peridot, rock crystals, diamonds, and pavé tsavorite in 9k rose gold and yellow enamel, $3,500; Bea Bongiasca

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