JCK Jewelry Agenda: Week Of April 10


Two auctions with top-shelf jewels, a German trade show, and two WJA talks add up to a week of infinite possibilities, whether your goal is to acquire treasures or get up to speed on some very hot jewelry industry topics. Plus: Passover starts on Friday—chag Pesach sameach to all who celebrate!


Christie’s Magnificent Jewels: April 13, 10:30 a.m. ET (in person and online)

The Fuchsia Rose diamond
The Fuchsia Rose ring in platinum with 8.82 ct. fancy intense purple-pink pear modified brilliant-cut diamond and 1.22 cts. t.w. pear modified brilliant-cut diamonds; est. $4,000,000–$6,000,000

Featuring choice pieces from important private collections and a wide selection of signed jewels by makers including Bulgari, Cartier, Hemmerle, JAR, Tiffany & Co., and Van Cleef & Arpels, the Christie’s New York Magnificent Jewels sale is a must for collectors with a taste for the rare and unusual. JCK contributor Annie Davidson recently wrote about some of the auction’s headliners, a veritable rainbow of hefty fancy colored diamonds, including the Fuchsia Rose, an 8.82 carat fancy intense purple-pink diamond (above).

Phillips Jewels & More: Through April 13 (online)

Paolo Costagli bracelet
Amethyst and diamond cuff in 18k rose gold, Paolo Costagli; est. $10,000–$15,000

Featuring 122 lots, this auction kicked off on Thursday and includes signed pieces by Tiffany & Co., Van Cleef & Arpels, Bulgari, Cartier, and others. All eras are handsomely represented from a pair of circa 1920 French art deco diamond dress clips to a contemporary three-piece citrine suite by Italian designer Margherita Burgener. The best part? A number of the lots are offered at no reserve (including Lot 22, an amethyst cuff by Paolo Costagli, pictured above).


Inhorgenta Munich show: Through April 11 (in person)

noble osmium pendants
Noble Osmium diamond pendants

Many of the best suppliers, watch manufacturers, and artisan jewelry designers in Europe, especially Germany, will be on view at this jewelry trade fair, held in the Messe München exhibition center. The show kicked off on Friday but continues through Monday. Not to be missed is Murnau, Germany–based Noble Osmium, a maker that works with the widely unknown and underused precious metal osmium (pictured above). There is also a robust programming element, including an expert panel on the “colored gemstone of the year” (mandarin garnet, according to the show).

WJA New York Metro Chapter webinar: April 12, 6:30 p.m. ET (online)

Christina Malle Alexandra Hart
Christina Malle (photo: Adriana Echavarria); Alexandra Hart (photo: Peden + Munk)

In “Deep Dive Into Responsible Sourcing Definitions: What Does It Actually Mean???” two industry experts unpack this question with an abundance of accessible insights: Christina Malle, goldsmith, designer, and former human rights attorney, is joined by designer and responsible sourcing advocate Alexandra Hart in what promises to be a lively conversation covering definitions of the terms recycled and responsible sourcing as they are used by brands. The talk will include a practical review of a how a variety of websites are using the terms (names redacted, no public shaming!). With this approach, the takeaways promise to be specific, helpful—and invaluable.

 WJA Master Class: April 14, 12 p.m. ET (online)

Kevin Reilly portrait
Kevin Reilly

Find out “What ESG Really Means to Jewelry Consumers” in this webinar led by Kevin Reilly, senior vice president of Platinum Guild International (PGI), who will share findings from a study that PGI commissioned in an effort to gain a deeper understanding of the fine jewelry consumer mindset when it comes to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) concerns. Discover which factors matter most and how to adjust your own business practices accordingly.

Top: Horseshoe pendant with 0.4 ct. t.w. diamonds in 14k yellow gold, $665; Anye Designs

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