JCK Jewelry Agenda: Week of Aug. 23

This week, an iconic museum reopens its doors, and the conversations are about collecting big-ticket diamonds, a veteran jewelry designer’s rise to the top, and a rundown—in podcast form—of key takeaways from the JCK Virtual show.

LEARN

 “Collecting Diamonds: From Classics to Cutting-Edge Colors” Webinar: Aug. 25 at 1 p.m. ET

Christies yellow diamond ring
A highlight from the Christie’s Jewels Online: Summer Sparkle sale: Ring with 3.72 ct. marquise-cut fancy vivid yellow diamond and pavé yellow diamonds in 18k yellow gold (Lot 9)

Christie’s is hosting a webinar with the Natural Diamond Council alongside its Jewels Online: Summer Sparkle auction, which is now live and runs through Aug. 27. It’s the auction house’s first-ever online sale devoted exclusively to diamonds; as such, there is a lot to talk about, from classic colorless diamonds to the rarer colors of pink, orange, and yellow. The biggest prize: a 20.21 ct. pear-shape fancy deep yellow-brown diamond mounted in a necklace by Graff (est. $300,000–$400,000).

WATCH

Anne Klein Facebook Live Event Featuring Temple St. Clair: Ongoing 

Temple St Clair Anne Klein
Jewelry designer Temple St. Clair was a featured guest on Anne Klein’s Facebook Live series, Women Who Do. The jewelry designer’s story is inspiring and we’re glad the event was recorded!

In case you missed it: Last week, jewelry designer Temple St. Clair was a featured guest on a Facebook Live event hosted by the fashion label Anne Klein. Led by Jesse Gre Rubinstein, founder and CEO of social media agency Hello There Collective—and granddaughter of the OG Anne Klein—the recorded conversation is part of a social series titled Women Who Do—Inspiring Conversations on Careers and Community.

VISIT

The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Aug. 29 at 10 a.m.

Met British Galleries
The Met unveiled its newly renovated British galleries to the public in March—for about five minutes—before the pandemic forced the entire institution to temporarily close. The museum reopens on Aug. 29 and a highlight is the British galleries’ collection of teapots. There’s a lot of grist for the mill in this exhibit as far as textures and colors. Get inspired! (photo: Joseph Coscia/Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Drumroll, please: The Metropolitan Museum of Art reopens its doors on Saturday, after many, many months of closure due to COVID-19 restrictions. This alone is reason to celebrate but there’s another very important reason to pop the Champagne and head uptown: This year marks the museum’s 150th anniversary and there are special exhibits, lots of new product introductions in the store, and the opportunity to revisit your favorite paintings and rooms after a long hiatus. Here are the guidelines with which patrons must comply.

LISTEN

The Jewelry District, Episode 25—Recapping JCK Virtual 2020: Ongoing

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Our latest podcast episode dropped last Wednesday and it’s full of insider commentary from JCK editor-in-chief Victoria Gomelsky and news director Rob Bates as they recap the JCK Virtual 2020 show. This is a quick and easy way to catch up on the hot topics and takeaways.

Top: Part of the Met’s 150th anniversary festivities include a series of special design collaborations. All of those products will be available for purchase starting on Tuesday at store.metmuseum.org.

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