JCK Jewelry Agenda: Week of Nov. 8

By the time you read this, we may or may not have an official winner of the presidential election. Here are a few things we know for certain: the week’s upcoming opportunities to shop (art jewelry, antique pieces, a certain pink diamond), get sales tips from experts, and hobnob with an acclaimed designer.


Ear Candy: 250 Years of Style at A La Vieille Russie: Through Dec. 23

Drayson boat hat earrings
Circa 1950 French boater hat earrings with pavé diamond and calibré sapphires in platinum, Drayson, London; price on request.

This curated ALVR show gathers 40 pairs of fabulous earrings from its incredible collection, ranging from antique to contemporary—Georgian pendoloque styles with old mine–cut diamonds and imperial topaz, midcentury Schlumberger pineapples with peridots and sapphires, and more. Visit ALVR’s Manhattan office to view the pieces in person by appointment only, or enjoy the show online.


Museum of Arts and Design Virtual Trunk Show: Nov. 11 at 5 p.m. ET

Chao Hsien Kuo Sparkling Forest earrings
Sparkling Forest hook earrings with leaves in silver, $250; Chao-Hsien Kuo at MAD (photo: courtesy of Chao-Hsien Kuo)

The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) recently announced an exciting lineup of virtual jewelry trunk shows, and Wednesday’s event is a chance to meet—and shop—the work of jewelry artists Ela Cindoruk, Jennifer Merchant, Miki Asai, and Chao-Hsien Kuo in conversation with Bryna Pomp, MAD About Jewelry curator. Register here.

Christie’s London Important Jewels Sale: Through Nov. 18

Christies citrine brooch
Lot 100: Citrine, ruby, and diamond brooch in gold; est. £1,200–£1,800 ($1,512–$2,268); photo: courtesy of Christie’s

With all the election distractions you may have missed the start of the Christie’s London Important Jewels online sale last week, but there’s still plenty of time to browse and bid on  jewels dating from the late 18th century to present day. Think Victorian insect brooches, art deco glamazons, and signed contemporary pieces by Bulgari, Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Graff, and Tiffany & Co.


“The Art of Selling Online” Webinar: Ongoing

Liz Kantner portrait
Liz Kantner’s Stay Gold consultancy currently includes a robust content series on Patreon—you can access one of her recent webinars, How to Sell on Instagram, for a $15 fee. (Photo: Chelsea Lane Photography)

Hosted by Liz Kantner—one of our favorite brand marketers, influencers, and retailers—and luxury sales expert Kathleen Cutler, this prerecorded webinar will help set you up for success as we head into the upcoming holiday season, even in a challenging retail climate. Lots of good news, positive energy, and actionable tips—get in there!


JDPN Friday Night Live@Five with Sharon Khazzam: Nov. 13 at 5 p.m. ET

sharon khazzam portrait
Designer Sharon Khazzam (Photo: Karina Antigua)

The next Jewelry Design Professionals’ Network (JDPN) member spotlight event, held via Zoom, highlights designer Sharon Khazzam. Her career began when Asprey hired her shortly upon graduation from F.I.T. Later, she consulted for Fred Leighton and London Jewelers and debuted her eponymous collection at Barneys New York in 2001. All of her pieces are one-of-a-kind, colorful, and collectible works of art. In addition to getting to know Khazzam, attendees will have the opportunity to network and socialize with one another as they might at a cocktail party. So bring a drink. Register here.



Top: It’s now or never if you or a client wants to make a play for The Spirit of the Rose, a 14.83 ct. fancy vivid purple-pink, internally flawless diamond in an oval modified brilliant cut. The landmark Sotheby’s auction happens this Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 2:30 p.m. ET, following the 12:30 p.m. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels auction. (Photo: courtesy of Sotheby’s)


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Amy Elliott

JCK Contributing Editor

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