JCK Jewelry Agenda: Week of Oct. 22


This week brings two must-watch webinars, including one on how to protect your store from cybercrime. Events include Tiffany & Co. times two and a peridot party in NYC’s Chinatown (August babies, don’t miss the latter). You’ve also got a chance to score big at auction and do good some good via raffle—just what the world needs now.


Gemflix “Angela Cummings—Easy, Chic & Simple Good Taste” Webinar: Oct. 25, noon ET

Angela Cummings 1987 sterling checkerboard necklace
Vintage Angela Cummings 16-inch articulated sterling silver checkerboard link collar, 1987, signed Cummings for Angela Cummings, $1,600; Wilson’s Estate Jewelry (photo courtesy of Wilson’s Estate Jewelry)

Gem X members who are fans of jewelry history should be sure to tune in to this talk, hosted by Annamarie Sandecki, former director of the Tiffany & Co. archives. On the agenda: a deep dive into designer Angela Cummings’ brilliant career, her cult following, and her graphic, colorful, and sculptural jewels. Register here.


Plumb Club Webinar on Protecting Against Cyberattacks: Oct 25, 2 p.m. ET

Grant Hansen
Grant Hansen

Hosted by Grant Hansen, chief information security officer at Jewelers Mutual, this informative cybersecurity-focused talk comes at a time when all businesses are vulnerable to ransomware attacks and other online threats. Learn what to expect should you fall victim to one of these cybercrimes—and ways protect yourself. Register here.


“Important Jewelry” Auction at Doyle: Oct. 26, noon ET

Tiffany Schlumberger brooch
Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co. gold, platinum, gem-set, and diamond Oiseau de Paradis  clipbrooch; estimate $100,000–$200,000

Whether you place your bids in-person at Doyle’s gallery on the Upper East Side or online, this auction is brimming with all the great names, from Aldo Cipullo to Van Cleef & Arpels. Featuring 246 pieces—including a strong Tiffany & Co. contingent (there’s quite a bit of Angela Cummings, as it happens)—it promises to be a lively event. To see more of the pieces on offer, check out JCK contributor Annie Davidson Watson’s report here.


 A Celebration of Peridot With Jewelry Expert Joanna Hardy: Oct. 26, 6–8 p.m. ET

Pippa Small Fuli peridot ring The Jewelry Edit
Full peridot ring by Pippa Small for the Jewelry Edit

This event kicking off the Jewelry Edit’s designer capsule in collaboration with Fuli Gemstones is both a salute to the gorgeous green gemstone and a chance to view the full range of jewels before anyone else. Get there early to take in a presentation by Joanna Hardy (and drinks) before you shop. Buy tickets here.


 Columbia Gem House x Jewelry for Wildlife Fundraising Raffle: Through Oct. 31

MJSA CGH raffle pendant
Buy a raffle ticket for a chance to win a jewel made with Columbia Gem House–supplied Cortez pearls. Among them: this pendant designed by Andres Cardenas-Whorton of Nobles Metales.

As highlighted in this article by JCK editor-in-chief Victoria Gomelsky, Columbia Gem House, a noted supplier of responsibly sourced gemstones in Vancouver, Wash., is hosting a raffle to benefit CRRIFS (Centro de Rescate, Rehabilitación e Investigación de Fauna Silvestre), an organization dedicated to wildlife rescue, rehabilitation, and research along Mexico’s Sonoran coast. Raffle tickets are $25 each and 100% of each purchase will be donated to CRRIFS to support its 2024 goal of building a saltwater tank for sea turtle rehabilitation. Winning tickets receive a designer jewel created with stones provided Columbia Gem House (you can designate the jewel you want a shot at when you buy). Raffle ends Oct. 31—so hurry!

Top: One-of-a-kind ring with 14 ct. mint green tourmaline and 1.75 cts. t.w. baguette diamonds, price on request; Harakh



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Amy Elliott

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