January 21, 2020 (New York, NY) – The Jewelers Circle, a private and secure online global trading platform, is pleased to announce new features and enhancements, upcoming events and industry partnerships. This new global marketplace gives dealers and retailers a place to meet, network and source rare vintage/estate jewelry, designer jewelry, loose stones, pearls, watches and other bespoke collectibles.
“In this new era of wholesale commerce, we are thrilled to be providing digital solutions to advance our industry through highly tailored sourcing and platform enhancements, relevant education, relationship driving opportunities as well as forging partnerships with esteemed organizations,” says Marianne Fisher, Co-Founder and Managing Director of the Jewelers Circle. “Our platform enables retailers and industry professionals to discover, connect and ultimately transact without platform commissions in a way that would normally take place at traditional live market events.”
New Platform Features and Enhancements
The Jewelers Circle recently launched new platform functions including the addition of loose gemstones and diamonds and other enhanced functionality set to debut in late January. The core functions include browsing thousands of listings with powerful sorting, filters and searching capabilities, connection to hundreds of top dealers from across the world, watchlists to save products and the ability to post calls for specific product to preferred dealers or the whole network and connect directly with exhibitors.
New features include:
- Loose Gemstones and Diamonds – an assortment of loose gemstones and diamonds are available in the categories of colored stones, white diamonds, colored diamonds, natural pearls and cultured pearls. Laboratory reports are included with select stones.
- 24 Hour Best Offer Items – a new feature to bid on products from exhibitors with reserve price points available for a limited time. Both retailers and exhibitors can submit offers for 24-hours, and the highest bidder will have the ability to purchase directly from the exhibitor. The Jewelers Circle does not take commissions on transactions from the Best Offer Items.
- The Circle Newsfeed – an aggregated newsfeed to include information and special promotions from partners as well as updates on the newest products and exhibitors on the platform.
- Increased Searchability – additional filters and sorting features to source specific products for vintage and designer contemporary categories, in addition to attributes such as environmentally responsible, conflict free, artisan made and custom jewelry.
Upcoming Digital Showcase Events
With live trade show cancellations like the Miami antique shows in January and the Tucson gem shows in February, the Jewelers Circle will be hosting virtual events and education to encourage retailers and trade professionals to discover and merchandise during those times, new platform features will debut for the events.
The upcoming South Beach + South West virtual event showcase will celebrate the missed antique and gemstone market weeks digitally from January 28 – February 6, 2021. The Jewelers Circle invites all industry professionals to attend these two upcoming live webinars, followed by audience questions.
South Beach Webinar | Antique & Designer Jewelry Focus
“Show and Tell: The Power of Style with Jewelry Historian Vivienne Becker”
January 28, 2021, at 10:00 am ET
Join legendary jewelry historian, Vivienne Becker in an exclusive presentation as she wanders through the Jewelers Circle, discovering jewels she considers icons of design, from different eras and styles, sharing their stories, and her own, talking about their designers, the makers, the Maisons, the famous women who wore them as powerful expressions of personal style. In her distinctive way, she sets the jewels and their design in social, historical, fashion context, telling why she believes these icons of style deserve their place in jewelry history, and in important collections, and why the power of their style endures today.
New Industry Partnerships:
The Jewelers Circle is proud to announce new partnerships with prestigious organizations including the Diamond Manufacturers & Importers of America (DMIA), International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA), Indian Diamond & Colorstone Association (IDCA), Picup Media, Willis Towers Watson and Swiss Gemmological Institute (SSEF), in addition to Ferrari Shipping, Natural Colored Diamond Association (NCDIA), GemGèneve, and the Jewels and Gems Society of Singapore. The Jewelers Circle is a supplier member of Jewelers of American.