JCK Jewelry Agenda: Week of Feb. 7


As we embark on the second week of February, get up to speed on industry news with the latest episode of JCK’s The Jewelry District podcast, shop fine jewels at Hindman’s and Christie’s February sales, and join the 92Y for the first in a series of conversations with some of today’s leading fine jewelers.


The Jewelry District, Episode 37: Ongoing

Jewelry District logoIn the latest episode of JCK’s The Jewelry District podcast, editor-in-chief Victoria Gomelsky and news director Rob Bates discuss the rescheduled JCK Las Vegas show (now running Aug. 27–30), lessons learned from the 2020 holiday season, why pearls are destined to remain trendy, and De Beers’ recent Ten/Ten collaboration with Blue Nile.


Hindman’s Palm Beach Fine Jewelry Auction: Feb. 9 at 10 a.m. ET (online and phone)

Varney Brick Bracelet
Nicholas Varney multigem Brick bracelet in yellow gold and blackened sterling silver with cultured biwa pearls; round brilliant-cut diamonds and colored diamonds; and clasp with freeform opal, round brilliant-cut diamonds, and round brilliant-cut pink diamonds, est. $6,000–$8,000 (photo courtesy of Hindman Auctions)

Statement jewels from some of the industry’s most celebrated names—including Tony Duquette, Nicholas Varney, and Christopher Walling—go on the block at Hindman Auctions’ Palm Beach Fine Jewelry sale. Of the 116 lots on offer, multihued brooches by Duquette, a cultured biwa pearl bracelet by Walling, and an abalone, diamond, colored diamond, and sapphire Bird of Paradise brooch by Varney are among the highlights. Bidders will be able to participate via absentee bid, by phone, or live online through Hindman’s Digital Bid Room.

Christie’s Jewels Online: Through Feb. 10 (online)

Van Cleef Rose de Noel brooch
Van Cleef & Arpels coral Rose de Noel brooch in 18k yellow gold with 0.4 ct. t.w. diamonds, est. $12,000–$18,000 (photo courtesy of Christie’s)

Wednesday is the final day of Christie’s Jewels Online sale, where the lineup spans all styles, price points, and designers, from Angela Cummings to Van Cleef & Arpels. Whether you’re in the market for fine jewelry basics, such as an oversize pair of round diamond studs, or bold, gold pieces from storied brands such as Bulgari, this sale has got it all.


92Y Talk With Nak Armstrong: Feb. 10 at 1 p.m. ET; $10 (online)

Nak Armstrong
Nak Armstrong

Jonathan Wahl, director of the 92Y Jewelry Center, kicks off a series of virtual conversations with contemporary jewelers on Feb. 10 with guest Nak Armstrong, the Austin, Texas–based designer known for his distinctive aesthetic, replete with colored stones and unusual combinations of materials. The virtual session will focus on Armstrong’s work and studio practice, his journey into jewelry, and how he’s weathered the pandemic. Check back every Sunday through mid-March for info about upcoming guests. Each talk is $10, or subscribe to six for $50.

Top: To honor Black History Month, we’re highlighting Black jewelry designers in this Sunday newsletter and throughout our editorials this month and beyond. (Cascade earrings in 14k gold, black enamel, and pearl with 0.95 ct. t.w. diamonds and 5.5 mm–10.5 mm cultured freshwater pearls, $4,750; Mateo)

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By: Victoria Gomelsky

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