(PRESS RELEASE) NEW YORK — The Jewelers Circle, a global online marketplace for rare and exquisite jewelry, gems and vintage proudly announces a major milestone – the platform’s first anniversary. The Jewelers Circle platform enables retailers and industry professionals to discover, connect, procure and ultimately transact without platform commissions in a way that would traditionally take place in person. To kick off the first anniversary celebrations, the Jewelers Circle is debuting From the Vault – a scroll through digital feature showcasing a wide assortment of bespoke pieces from the past year to discover incredible hidden treasures found within the platform. In addition, the Jewelers Circle will host an informative webinar with high jewelry photographer Leo Bieber to further enrich the community.
On Wednesday, October 13 at 2:00 PM EST the Jewelers Circle will host a free webinar called “The Importance of Jewelry Photography – Pro Tips for Capturing Bespoke Pieces” featuring photographer Leo Bieber who photographs jewels for the world’s best jewelers and brands.
Based in London, Bieber’s specialty is lighting designs and set design that elevate the aesthetic power of jewelry and gemstones. Bieber combines art and science to create his images “in camera” and uses minimal digital enhancements. In an interview-style format, Bieber to share his expert tips on lighting, styling, proportion and visual storytelling, as well as the best practices for working with a professional photographer to achieve optimal pictures. Register Here.
The Jewelers Circle was built by six leading luxury vintage firms and debuted in October 2020. Its core functions include the ability to browse thousands of listings with powerful search filters, the ability to save searches and receive notifications when new items become available. Jewelers Circle allows users to connect with hundreds of top dealers from across the world, save favorite items to watchlists and bid on 24-hour reserve pricing “Best Offers” listings. When sourcing a specific item, the site offers the ability to “Post a Call” to a preferred selection of dealers, or to the whole Jewelers Circle network, to connect directly with exhibitors.
“Last year during the pandemic, The Jewelers Circle platform was conceptualized and then developed after recognizing that global business travel and in-person events would be greatly impacted. We sought to create a digital solution to showcase some of the rarest and most exquisite vintage and signed pieces as well as gemstones in a virtual marketplace where fine jewelers, designers, dealers and retailers from around the world could connect, discover and ultimately do business at any time and from anywhere,” says Marianne Fisher, Co-Founder and Managing Director of the Jewelers Circle. “We are thrilled to celebrate a successful first year in business and very grateful to the community that has joined us. We have continued to enhance and evolve the platform based on the feedback and needs of our subscribers over the past 12 months. It is truly invigorating hearing about the relationships being forged and business transactions that have occurred because of the platform. We thank our subscribers for being part of the ever-growing community and look forward to continuing to launch new features to optimize luxury businesses, digitally.”
Over the past year, the Jewelers Circle has hosted relevant educational webinars presented by industry experts and thought-leaders such as jewelry author and historian Vivienne Becker and creator and jewelry influencer Katerina Perez, to name a few. In addition to education, Jewelers Circle developed new partnerships with prestigious organizations including the Diamond Manufacturers & Importers of America (DMIA), Ferrari Shipping, International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA), Indian Diamond & Colorstone Association (IDCA), International Gemological Institute (IGI), Natural Colored Diamond Association (NCDIA), Picup Media, Willis Towers Watson, Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA) and Swiss Gemmological Institute (SSEF). The Jewelers Circle has also aligned with leading trade shows including GemGèneve, the JCK Show, the HardRock Summit, Las Vegas Antique Jewelry and Watch Show and New York City Jewelry and Watch Show as a digital resource. The Jewelers Circle is a proud supplier member of Jewelers of America.