JCK Jewelry Agenda: Week of Feb. 12


With the Tucson gem shows behind us, the industry is settling back into its traditional weekly programming. The Palm Beach Show opens this week in South Florida, a scholarship deadline looms, and works by Native American master jewelers go on the auction block. Happy hunting!


Palm Beach Show: Feb. 16–21 (in person)

Takat paraiba cuff
Cuff with 40.1 cts. t.w. Mozambique paraiba and 20.86 cts. t.w. diamonds in 18k white gold, price on request; Takat

From Feb. 16 to 21, the Palm Beach Show takes over the Palm Beach Convention Center from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. A showcase for jewelry, art, antiques, and design, the event is home to gallerists and designers with sterling reputations in the jewelry industry, including Aaron Faber Gallery, Amrapali London, Cicada, Hammerman Bros., M.S. Rau Antiques, Neha Dani, and Scott West Natural Color Diamonds. The show also includes a new special section called Contemporary Focus dedicated to exhibitors specializing in world art movements highlighting contemporary and modern works of art.

Love. Make. Love. Exhibition at the Jewelry Library: through Feb. 16 (in person)

Love trio Photographer Aida Sulova
Photo: Aida Sulova

The Jewelry Library is hosting its first fashion, jewelry, art, and design showcase, Love. Make.Love., at its new Box event space in Manhattan. The exhibition “brings together makers who believe in the healing power of human touch and the intimate connection between makers’ hands and a final object,” according to the website. “Artists use textiles, beads, thread, clay, paper, glass, metal, stones, and everyday objects to show the endless possibilities of creative vision and craftsmanship.”


Gem X Scholarship Deadline: Feb. 15 (online)

Gem X is offering scholarships and grants to jewelry enthusiasts with a genuine need for assistance in pursuing their jewelry dreams. Scholars will be offered a bespoke package, tailored to their needs. All awards will include complimentary membership to the club and up to $3,000 in financial assistance toward jewelry education or a jewelry-related project, such as a jewelry apprenticeship, supplies for a portfolio, or fees for a course at GIA. Applications are due Feb. 15. Consider supporting the Gem X Scholarship Fund to help the organization support aspiring scholars.

Registration Opens for Stuller’s Bench Jeweler Workshop 

Stuller bench workshop
A previous edition of Stuller’s bench jeweler workshop

Registration is now open online for the Bench Jeweler Workshop, Stuller’s premier event for bench jewelers, which will return to its global headquarters in Lafayette, La., from March 31 to April 1. The two-day event will feature classes and demos on diamond testing and screening, digital technology, fusion welding, laser welding, laser engraving, and roundtable networking.


Hindman Native American Jewelry Auction: Feb. 14 at 10 a.m. ET (online)

Lee Yazzie hardstone necklace
Lee Yazzie (Diné, b. 1946) reversible 14k gold multistrand necklace with lapis, garnet, pink and red coral, turquoise, and 14k gold beads, signed; estimate: $30,000–$35,000

The Chicago-based auctioneer Hindman will spotlight the evolution of Native jewelry through a curated selection of master jewelers in its Feb. 14 Native American Jewelry auction. Designers in the sale include Leekya Deyuse, Leo Poblano, Mark Chee, Ambrose Lincoln, Charles Loloma, Jesse Monongya, Vernon Haskie, and Lee Yazzie. From early-turn-of-the-century ingot and turquoise to the glittery ultracontemporary gold and colorful inlay, this sale features a range of distinct pieces, spanning a range of prices.

Top: 14k gold emerald and amethyst Sour Grapes charm, $3,495; Storrow Fine Jewelry

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By: Victoria Gomelsky

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