JCK Jewelry Agenda: Week of Feb. 26


It’s Paris Fashion Week. If you’re in the City of Light, be sure to check out the attendant jewelry events that have popped up around the catwalk shows (featuring designer favorites such as Brent Neale, Jacquie Aiche, and Gigi Clozeau, all exhibiting this week by appointment only). If you’re stuck at home, slogging through the final weeks of winter, we’ve got other ideas (see below!) to keep you busy.


Course on Studio Jewelry Movement at 92nd Street Y, New York: Begins Feb. 27 (online)

Bella Neyman
Bella Neyman (photo: Alexandra Manno)

NYC Jewelry Week co-founder Bella Neyman leads a five-week course on “Studio Jewelry: From Mid-Century to the Present Century” through March 27 on the 92nd Street Y’s online educational platform. Over the course of three lectures and two guest speakers—including deep dives into the work of Alexander Calder, Sam Kramer, Margaret de Patta, Art Smith, and Ed Weiner—Neyman will explore how the studio jewelry movement coalesced and grew as artist jewelers, inspired by current trends in fine art and design, developed their wearable art form. ($170)

Gem X Event With Studio Renn at Bergdorf Goodman: March 2, 5 p.m. ET (in person)

Studio Renn Bleeding Tooth Ruby Ring
Bleeding Tooth Ruby ring in 18k white and yellow gold with unheated Burmese ruby cabochons and diamonds, $20,000; Studio Renn

Studio Renn, the pioneering jeweler from Mumbai, is debuting at the Bergdorf Goodman Jewelry Salon in New York in March. Creative director and co-founder Rahul Jhaveri will present his jewelry studies—including a selection of works from the studio’s SeedLeaf, Fish, Cacti, and Voids collections—to an intimate group of Gem X members inside the salon. RSVPs are encouraged. (While Jhaveri will be at the salon through March 4, the showcase will remain through March 26.)


American Handcrafted Show in Philadelphia: Through Feb. 27 (in person)

Original Eve Dumortierite Earrings
Dumortierite Rectangular Dancing earrings in matte satin-finish 18k recycled yellow gold, $1,200; Original Eve

The American Handcrafted show in Philadelphia is a wholesale marketplace representing artists in all mediums, along with up-and-comers from the contemporary maker movement. Jewelers abound. From Feb. 25 to 27, the show is staging its Winter Market at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.


Nothing Lasts Forever: Streaming on Showtime

Aja Raden in Nothing Lasts Forever
Aja Raden in Nothing Lasts Forever (photo courtesy of Showtime)

Showtime’s provocative documentary on the mined vs. lab-grown diamond debate, Nothing Lasts Forever, is now streaming. JCK news director Rob Bates found aspects of the film “misleading,” but by all means, judge for yourself.

Top: 2.5 ct. oval amethyst and 0.18 ct. t.w. diamond pendant in 14k yellow gold on 16- to 18-inch 14k gold cable chain, $1,455; Artistry Ltd. 

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By: Victoria Gomelsky

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