JCK Jewelry Agenda: Week of March 12


The 95th Academy Awards kick off tonight at 5 p.m. PT at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Calif. But we all know the red carpet arrivals are the prime event. Tune into ABC to see the jewels your favorite stars are wearing.


Italian Jewels on Madison in New York City: March 14–16 (in person)

Anna Porcu leather cameo bracelet
One-of-a-kind leather wrap bracelet by Anna Porcu

Piazza Italia is organizing a one-stop shop for Italian jewelry design at its “Italian Jewels on Madison” event series next week. Staring at 10 a.m., the second floor ballroom of Palazzo Italia at 346 Madison Avenue will serve as a showcase for 25 Italian jewelers, including the Tuscan vintage cameo specialist Anna Porcu, Mattio Cielo, and Zydo, all showing off their newest collections.

Cartier Exhibit at Museo Jumex in Mexico City: Opens March 16 (in person)

Cartier belt buckle 1926
Scarab belt buckle, Cartier Paris, 1926; Provenance: Mrs. Cole Porter; Cartier Collection (photo courtesy of Museo Jumex)

Mexico City’s premier contemporary art museum, Museo Jumex, presents Cartier Design: A Living Legacy, featuring more than 160 pieces—including watches, jewelry, and decorative objects—that document the evolution of Cartier style, design, and savoir-faire.

The Gem Awards in New York City: March 17 at 6:30 p.m. ET (in person)

Gem Media nominees
The Gem nominees for Media Excellence: Amy Elliott, Michelle Graff, and Sarah Royce-Greensill

Right on the heels of the Academy Awards in Hollywood comes the jewelry industry’s answer to the Oscars. The Gem Awards celebration, which returns to its longtime home, Cipriani 42nd Street, is extra special for JCK this year: Amy Elliott, the magazine’s longtime All That Glitters columnist, is nominated for the Gem Award for Media Excellence. Check out all the other nominees here.

NAJA Virtual Conference on Organic Gems: March 18, 12–4 p.m. ET (online)

NAJA speakers
(Clockwise from top l.) Conference presenters Clare Blatherwick, Kym Hughes, Agnieszka Klikowicz-Kosior and Michal Kosior, and Rui Galopim de Carvalho

Organic gem materials can be challenging to evaluate. Not only can subtle differences in quality have significant influence on value, but treatments and imitations can be tough to recognize. The National Association of Jewelry Appraisers presents a half-day virtual conference on organic gem materials, such as coral, South Sea pearls, and amber, to give appraisers the info they need to value organics accurately. ($25 for NAJA members, $50 for nonmembers)


JA New York Spring: Through March 14 (in person)

Tara Magnetic Embrace bracelet
Magnetic Embrace bracelet with 18k rose gold and pavé diamond clasp, price on request; Tara Pearls

The spring edition of New York City’s longest running jewelry trade show, JA New York, is on at the Javits Convention Center through Tuesday. Don’t miss the show’s trend pavilion for a primer on what to shop for later in the year.

TEFAF Maastricht: Through March 19 (in person)

Hemmerle ring
Ring in white gold and iron with a 5.68 ct. diamond and 2.5 cts. t.w. reverse-set pavé diamonds, price on request; Hemmerle

The granddaddy of European art fairs is on this week in the Netherlands. Featuring 270 prestigious dealers from some 20 countries, TEFAF Maastricht is a showcase for fine art, antiques, design, and high jewelry from all over the world. Standout jewelry exhibitors include Viren Bhagat from Mumbai, Boghossian from London, A La Vieille Russie from New York, and VKD Jewels from Milan.

Top: Beaded Gemstone bracelet in aquamarine and gold, $160; Park & Lex


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By: Victoria Gomelsky

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