This week’s goings-on are united by a single theme: provenance. The record of ownership that follows a jewel—be it a ring set in Fairmined gold, a necklace once owned by a socialite with connections at the highest levels of power, or a pin from a master diplomat’s impressive collection—is a vital aspect of its story. We hope you enjoy the ones highlighted below.
Joy Joya Podcast on Responsible Jewelry Making With Dana Bronfman (ongoing)
On her Joy Joya podcast, Laryssa Wirstiuk speaks to New York City–based designer Dana Bronfman about what it means to source and produce jewelry responsibly. A Fairmined Licensee since 2016, Bronfman makes every piece using reclaimed and Fairmined gold, as well as responsibly sourced diamonds and gemstones, and is considered a leader in ethical sourcing.
Bonhams Sale of George and Charlotte Shultz’s Jewels: May 23, 1 p.m. ET
A treasure trove of 20th-century jewelry goes on the block at Bonhams New York this week in Style and Substance: The Collection of George and Charlotte Shultz. Featuring some 200 lots of jewelry owned by the Shultzes (he was, among other things, secretary of state under President Ronald Reagan, and she was a philanthropist renowned for throwing epic parties), the sale is especially heavy on pieces by Tiffany & Co., including a number of showstopper necklaces by Jean Schlumberger.
Gemflix Webinar on Madeleine Albright’s Pin Collection: May 25, 12 p.m. ET
The latest webinar from Gemflix, “Read My Pins: Stories From Madeleine Albright’s Collection,” features a conversation with Dr. Nancy E. Zinn, senior curator at the National Museum of American Diplomacy, discussing the former secretary of state’s vast and meaningful collection of pins and the fascinating stories they encapsulate.
Top: Flower necklace in 14k yellow gold with 0.69 ct. t.w. diamonds, price on request; Shy Creation
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