It’s a fine jewelry auction bonanza this week, especially if you’re in New York. Make the rounds accordingly, or maybe take in an educational webinar or two from the comfort of your couch. Both promise to be very enriching ways to spend your time! By the time Friday rolls around, the holiday mania might have gotten to you, and we’ve found the perfect way for you to unwind. Pour yourself an Aperol spritz to make the moment extra festive—you deserve it!
Bonhams New York Jewels: Dec. 6, 11 a.m. ET (in person)
Come for the sale’s Ceylon and Kashmir sapphires, stay for the treasures hailing from the estate of Ann Reinking (1949–2020), the acclaimed Tony Award–winning choreographer, dancer, singer, and actress of Chicago fame.
Phillips New York Jewels: Dec. 6, 5 p.m. ET (in person)
With more than 120 lots, this live auction will feature signed pieces by JAR, Flato, Bulgari, Cartier, and more. We have our eye on some Gucci, Grima, and a fancy yellow diamond ring from the Edwardian era.
Hindman Important Jewelry: Dec. 7, 11 a.m. ET (in person and online)
The treasures in this sale include the antique Burmese ruby and diamond bracelet above, a Schlumberger for Tiffany unheated Burmese sapphire and diamond ring, and an antique ring with a 20.5 ct. color-change sapphire by Gillot.
Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels: Dec. 7, 10 a.m. ET (in person)
Those attending Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels sale in New York City will have a chance to bid on a historic design by Louis Comfort Tiffany (covered here on our All That Glitters blog) and quite a few other marvelous jewels including the ring above, a collaboration between Muzo Emerald Colombia and Scarselli, one of the industry’s premiere diamantaires servicing the connoisseur market. The estimate for this green goddess? $600,000–$800,000.
Initiatives in Art and Culture webinar: Dec. 8, 12:15 p.m. ET
For the second part of a conversation entitled “The Jewelry Consumer, Sustainability, and Responsible Practice: Crafting Solutions to Meet Increasing Expectations,” lunch and learn with Lisa Koenigsberg, founder-president of Initiatives in Art and Culture; Annabel Davidson, editor Vanity Fair on Jewellery and luxury jewelry expert for the Telegraph UK; Stephen Lussier, Forevermark chairman and executive vice president of consumer and brands, De Beers Group; Iris Van der Veken, executive director, Responsible Jewellery Council; and Jonathan González, market development specialist, Alliance for Responsible Mining. Register here.
MJSA Webinar: 2022 To-Dos—Strategies for Success: Dec. 9, 1 p.m. ET
Prep for a prosperous 2022 with industry thought leader Andrea Hill, who provides a road map to success with need-to-know trends on the horizon, strategies to help you anticipate (and overcome) challenges, and her best tips for growing your business, from equipment and materials to building a team. Fee: $50; register here.
Craft in America—Jewelry: Dec. 10 (check local listings or stream)
You know we love to tell you about must-see jewelry-related and jewelry-adjacent TV (and movies), and there’s one premiering this week on PBS that looks fantastic: Craft in America: Jewelry is one episode in an award-winning series devoted to the history, artists, and techniques of America’s rich craft culture. As such, the Jewelry installment features classic jeweler Tom Herman; Harriete Estel Berman, who creates jewelry with recycled materials; the coeditors of Ornament magazine; the legacy of modernist jeweler Art Smith; nature-inspired artist Gabrielle Gould; and Navajo/Hopi master jeweler Jesse Monongya.
Brilliance—The Art and Science of Rare Jewels: Dec. 8, 2021–Feb. 21, 2022 (in person)
Star sapphires…and star quality! On view through Feb. 21, 2022, a new exhibit opens Wednesday at the Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County. Brilliance: The Art and Science of Rare Jewels is organized by the museum in collaboration with Robert Procop Exceptional Jewels and will be an opportunity to view legendary gemstones and important works by Procop including those conceived with actor and humanitarian Angelina Jolie and actor and philanthropist Brooke Shields.
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