JCK Jewelry Agenda: Week of Nov. 19


It’s a short week with an equally short agenda. Tee up the latest episode of JCK’s podcast if you’re traveling for the holiday. Or bid on some coveted timepieces on the block in Hong Kong. Above all else, have yourself a happy Thanksgiving!


The Jewelry District Podcast, Episode 108 (ongoing)

JCK Jewelry District podcastJCK editor-in-chief Victoria Gomelsky and news director Rob Bates open the latest Jewelry District podcast with highlights from Victoria’s recent trip to Istanbul, where she met with leading jewelry designers and explored the Grand Bazaar. Rob offers insight into WD Lab Grown Diamonds’ decision to file for bankruptcy and what it signals about the market. Next, Victoria looks at the evolution of sustainability in luxury watches, from solar power to circularity. Finally, Rob reports on the 1916 Company, a joint venture of Watchbox and three independent jewelers.


Phillips’ Hong Kong Watch Auction XVII: Nov. 24–25 (in person and online)

Vintage Rolex Stelline ref 6062 Phillips HK watch sale
Rolex “Stelline” ref. 6062 in yellow gold, circa 1952, estimate $700,000–$1,400,000 (photo courtesy of Phillips)

Contemporary timepieces from some of today’s most vaunted independent watchmakers (Rexhep Rexhepi, F.P. Journe, and Philippe Dufour, to name a few) vie with rare and coveted Rolex models for the attention of collectors at Phillips’ Hong Kong watch auction.


Last Day of “Planet Omega” Exhibition in NYC: Nov. 19 (in person)

Omega Elvis
Elvis Presley’s Omega wristwatch (photo courtesy of Omega)

Today is the last day to see the “Planet Omega” exhibition, which explores the Swiss watchmaker’s heritage and iconic timepieces, including ones worn by Elvis Presley, President John F. Kennedy, and James Bond. Catch it at the Chelsea Factory in New York City.

Top: Ivy ring with 32.86 ct. citrine and 0.24 ct. t.w. diamonds in 18k yellow gold, $3,285; Lionheart

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By: Victoria Gomelsky

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