JCK Jewelry Agenda: Week Of June 19


If you’re anything like us, you’re still licking your wounds from Las Vegas Jewelry Week, which was busier than ever. Those of you brave enough to venture across the Pond this week—to London or Maastricht—have a couple of high-brow exhibitions to consider. Happy Father’s Day to all the dads and dad-like figures out there!


Instagram Live With @TheJewelryEdit (online)

IG LIVE Jewelry EditIf you missed Friday’s lively Instagram Live conversation between The Jewelry Edit founder Rosena Sammi and British designer Jianhui London about Pride and ethical practices in jewelry design, you can always watch it on replay!


Gemflix “Gilded Age Walk”: June 19, 11 a.m. ET (in person)

GemX walk with Keith
New York historian Keith Taillon, aka @keithyorkcity

In place of its regular webinar series this week, Gemflix is organizing a walking tour of Fifth Avenue with the New York City historian and guide Keith Taillon. Focused on the city’s Gilded Age mansions, balls, jewels, and families, the 90-minute–to–two-hour walking tour begins on the steps of St. Patrick’s Cathedral and ends at Bethesda Fountain. Tickets cost $75 for members and $100 for guests. Following the tour, you’ll have the option to join Taillon for drinks at Bemelmans Bar at the Carlyle. Don’t forget to RSVP. The tour may have already sold out!

TEFAF Maastricht: June 25–30 in Maastricht, Netherlands (in person)

Sunburst brooch
Antique sunburst brooch in gold and platinum with 15 cts. t.w. old mine– and European-cut diamonds and 6.25 ct. old European–cut diamond, price on request; A La Vieille Russie

The European Fine Art Foundation (TEFAF) welcomes nearly 250 dealers and thousands of visitors from around the globe to Maastricht, where visitors will find, amid the fine art, antiques, and design, exceptional jewels from usual suspects such as Van Cleef & Arpels and Hemmerle, as well as newer names, including jeweler Anna Hu. “The fair is not only a place of appreciation for the legacy brands,” writes JCK’s Annie Davidson, “but also a place to discover the new and up-and-coming.”

Spencer tiara

Sotheby’s Tiaras Exhibition: Through June 28 (in person)

If your travels take you through London this month, you’ll have the opportunity to see the Spencer tiara, worn by Lady Diana during her 1981 wedding to Prince Charles, in person, now that Sotheby’s has extended the closing date of its Power & Image: Royal & Aristocratic Tiaras exhibition through June 28 (instead of the original closing date of June 15). Free and open to the public, the exhibition takes place at Sotheby’s headquarters on New Bond Street.


WJA Radiant Minds Technology Scholarship: By June 30 (online)

WJA Radiant Minds GraphicWomen of color, inside and outside the industry, who are interested in serving organizational roles in the jewelry trade that require technological skill sets are invited to apply to a new jewelry industry scholarship program. The Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA) Foundation’s Radiant Minds Technology Scholarship will award a recipient up to $17,500 to pay for a training and certification program focused on software engineering at a school of their choice, agreed upon by the scholarship committee. Applications are accepted through June 30. The scholarship is supported by Jewelers Mutual Group and the Black in Jewelry Coalition.

Top: Men’s 14k white and rose gold faceted ring with 0.48 ct. t.w. baguette diamonds, $4,250; Gabriel & Co.

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By: Victoria Gomelsky

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