JCK Jewelry Agenda: Week of May 7


This week’s offerings are lean and mean. Meet and greet designer Pippa Small at the Jewelry Edit’s event in New York City, admire a fantastical piece of Judaica at the Jewish Museum, bid on a spectacular colored stone from Heritage Auctions, or queue up the latest Rough Cut podcast featuring a beloved member of the JCK team.


Rough Cut Podcast With Amy Elliott (ongoing)

Rough Cut podcastListen to JCK’s very own All That Glitters contributor Amy Elliott on the new season of New York City Jewelry Week’s Rough Cut podcast, hosted by NYCJW cofounder JB Jones and photographer Alain Simic. On the episode, Amy talks about lab-grown diamonds and the ascent of Gen Z in the professional jewelry world. She also dispenses advice to emerging designers and spills a smidge of tea.


The Jewelry Edit in Conversation With Pippa Small in NYC: May 10, 6 p.m. ET (in person)

Pippa Small
Pippa Small

The Jewelry Edit is hosting an event with London-based designer Pippa Small at the Aicon Gallery in Manhattan (35 Great Jones St.) this week. The Q&A will explore small’s jewelry and humanitarian work. She is recognized as a pioneer in socially responsible jewelry making. Learn about her journey into jewelry and how she has transformed jewelry design by creating jewelry that looks good, while also doing good for the artisans and communities that support the industry. There are also opportunities to schedule a personal appointment with Small to “build your own” Pippa Small necklace by choosing gemstones and charms that are personal to you (starting at $300 per necklace).


Ippolita Ring at the Jewish Museum in NYC: on display as of May 3 (ongoing)

Ippolita x Jewish Museum rings
(Clockwise from top left) Fan Castle ring in 18k gold, Talia’s ring in 18k gold, Castle on a Rock ring in chrysoprase and 18k gold

Ippolita CEO and founder Ippolita Rostagno recently partnered with artist Rachel Feinstein to create a piece of Judaica for the Jewish Museum’s collection. The Marriage Ring is a fantastical ring, almost a foot tall, in the shape of a castle rendered in 925 sterling silver dipped in 18k gold. The castle sits on top of solid gold knuckles and weighs a little less than five pounds. The commissioned ring will be on view in the exhibition “Scenes From the Collection,” starting May 3. Feinstein and Rostagno created four adaptations of the ring that are available for sale.


Heritage Auctions’ Spring Fine Jewelry Signature Auction in Houston: May 8, 10 a.m. CT (in person and online)

Reza Colombian emerald bracelet
Alexandre Reza Colombian emerald, diamond, and gold bracelet, French, circa 1974 (photo: Heritage Auctions/HA.com)

The Spring Fine Jewelry Signature Auction at Heritage Auctions’ Houston headquarters features spinels, tourmaline, and the largest selection of unmounted colored gemstones Heritage has ever offered in a jewelry auction. The single-owner Edgehill Collection constitutes the majority of the unmounted gems and includes such striking stones as a 33.56 ct. Ceylon sapphire, a 40.19 ct. Madagascar sapphire, and a 6.55 ct. Burma ruby. The sale also includes a watch once owned by Liberace and rare designer jewels by Alexandre Reza, Marianne Ostier, and F.G. Hale.

Top: Couture ring in 18k natural beige gold with diamonds and emerald, price on request; Annamaria Cammilli

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By: Victoria Gomelsky

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