If you’re traveling in Europe this week, make a beeline to Munich for the Inhorgenta Fair. And if you’re near Palm Beach or just want to pretend you are, bid on tropical-inspired jewelry in Hindman’s upcoming sale. For those of you sticking closer to home, check out our latest podcast or join your fellow book lovers in Gem X’s new book club.
The Jewelry District Podcast, Episode 89 (ongoing)
In the latest episode of The Jewelry District, JCK editor-in-chief Victoria Gomelsky and news director Rob Bates speak with Malyia McNaughton, founder of Made by Malyia. The self-taught jewelry designer and Black in Jewelry Coalition board member shares the story of how she broke into the jewelry industry, the high-profile collaborations that have come her way, and what it’s like to have celebrities such as Lizzo wear her jewelry (on SNL, no less!).
Gem X Book Club With Author M.J. Rose: Feb. 19, 11 a.m. ET (online)
Gem X kicks off a book club with the first of three Sunday morning online sessions dedicated to the novel The Jeweler of Stolen Dreams. Author M.J. Rose teams with Gem X Core member Levi Higgs to discuss the inspiration for the characters and pose questions about this tale of two women, inspired by the mysterious life of legendary jeweler Suzanne Belperron.
Inhorgenta Munich: Feb. 24–27 (in person)
Since its founding in 1974, the Inhorgenta fair in Munich has served as a showcase for European designers and jewelry manufacturers, especially those focused on contemporary design. To discover cutting-edge thinkers on the European jewelry scene and learn about the future of design and retail, don’t miss the show’s Contemporary Design and Vision Hall.
Hindman’s Palm Beach Jewelry Sale: Feb. 23, 10 a.m. ET (online)
Chicago-based Hindman auction house is hosting its annual Palm Beach Jewelry sale Feb. 23. On the block are “designs from premier houses such as David Webb, Tiffany & Co., Seaman Schepps, and more—but the sale also includes plenty of lighthearted bits and baubles,” writes JCK contributor Annie Davidson, including a selection of pieces specifically chosen because they evoke the tropics.
Top: 14k yellow gold ring with 39.75 ct. pear-shape green amethyst and 0.15 ct. t.w. diamonds, $2,850; Mateo
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