JCK Jewelry Agenda: Week Of Nov. 20


Today marks the last day of New York City Jewelry Week 2022. We’ve highlighted a couple (radically different) events below, but check out the agenda to see what else is on offer. For anyone angling to do some holiday shopping, check out the auctions or the JOGS show in Palm Springs, Calif.—all details below. Happy Thanksgiving!


The Jewelry District Podcast, Episode 82 (ongoing)

Paul Schneider Twist
Paul Schneider

In the latest episode of The Jewelry District, JCK editor-in-chief Victoria Gomelsky and news director Rob Bates speak to Paul Schneider, co-owner of Twist, an independent jewelry store based in Portland, Ore., known for being an incubator for cutting-edge design talent. Schneider talks about how he and his wife started in the crafts movement, how they made their way into the jewelry industry, and how they showcase designers.


NYCJW Kid’s DIY Jewelry Workshop: Nov. 20, 12–4 p.m. ET at Industry City Makers Guild (in person)

kids rainbow necklacesBring your kids (ages 4 and up) to Brooklyn for a jewelry-making workshop with designer Saskia and her team, and come away with your very own one-of-a-kind DIY creations.

NYCJW Lecture on Sex & Jewelry in Storyville: Nov. 20, 11 a.m. at the Great Room at the Jewelry Library (in person)

Enjoy coffee and beignets as you listen to jewelry historian Ariana Bishop talk about the red-light district of Storyville, New Orleans, from 1897 to 1917, when an elite group of privileged madams and high-end sex workers gained notoriety for, among many things, their exhibitionist love of ostentatious jewelry. “Building on original research developed by Ariana during the process of writing her master’s thesis, this lecture will analyze the social significance of jewelry in the lives of sex workers at the turn of the 20th century,” according to the lecture description. “Ariana will deconstruct the stereotypes that underpinned representations of jewelry and sex work and present new insight into the subversive self-fashioning of these radical women.”

JOGS Palm Springs Gem & Jewelry Show: Through Nov. 21 (in person)

If you’re in Southern California, you still have time to catch the final two days of the JOGS Palm Springs Gem & Jewelry Show at the desert city’s convention center, where you’ll find a curated selection of finished jewelry, loose gemstones, minerals, crystals, and decor items.


Christie’s Sale of the Weinstock Collection in London: Nov. 22, 5 a.m. ET (in person)

Lord Lady Weinstock 19th century tiara
From the collection of Lord and Lady Weinstock: fine 19th-century diamond tiara with old cushion– and pear-shape diamonds in silver and gold, 1830s–1840s (photo: Christie’s Images Ltd. 2022)

The Collection of Lord & Lady Weinstock goes on the block this week at Christie’s London. The single-owner sale features 289 lots, including Old Master paintings, English and European furniture and works of art, as well as plenty of bejeweled objects like silver, gold boxes, and porcelain, alongside a selection of antique diamonds and Van Cleef & Arpels jewels beloved by Lady Weinstock. And if you can’t get to Christie’s London in person, Jewels Online: The London Edit will be open for bidding until Nov. 25. The sale includes nearly 250 lots, including three dozen (!) Cartier pieces, 18 by Van Cleef & Arpels, plus Graff, Bulgari, Boucheron, and many more.

Hellenic Initiative’s 10th Anniversary Gala Online Auction: Opens Nov. 23, 12 p.m. ET (online)

Lalaounis and Lito necklaces
Lalaounis 18k gold Amphora necklace with diamond and cabochon tourmaline (value: $935; min. bid: $470); Lito Fine Jewelry 14k pink gold Grand Bleu diamond necklace with large blue enameled eye and white and black brilliant-cut diamonds (value: $2,185; min. bid: $1,100)

The Hellenic Initiative is staging a 10th-anniversary gala on Dec. 3 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. In advance of the event, the organization is holding an online auction of art, fashion, home goods, and jewelry by Greek designers such as Lito Fine Jewelry, Lalaounis, and Zolotas. The sale runs until Dec. 4 at 11 p.m. ET.

Top: 18k yellow gold Crownwork earrings with 28 cts. t.w. pear-shape white topaz, $3,795; Ray Griffiths

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By: Victoria Gomelsky

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