Boo! Tomorrow’s Halloween (and our editors have been celebrating all month long, from costume ideas to spooky-season sparklers). And the week only gets better from there with events in Geneva and Chicago. And if you want to know what people were talking about in Park City, you can cozy up with the latest episode of JCK’s Jewelry District podcast (trust us, this one’s quite the treat).
GemGenève 2022: Nov. 3–6, Geneva (in person)
Coinciding with Geneva Luxury Week’s calendar of auctions, this international gem and jewelry show gathers both established (Yoko London) and emerging (Wallis Hong) talents at Palexpo convention center’s hall 6. Highlights include the Vivarium Quartet of newcomers curated by Vivienne Becker and, as JCK’s Annie Davidson reported, an event celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Fondation Igor Carl Fabergé, which will present a range of pieces—from imperial eggs to objets de vertu. Other dedicated areas will celebrate certain themes, including emerging talents, Ukranian designers, the art of micro mosaics, collaborations with schools, and plenty of conferences and seminars. Request ticket information here; there is also virtual programming element.
WJA Chicago In the Know 2022 Conference: Nov. 2., 12 p.m. CT (in person)
Head over to the Jewelers Mall for this two-hour conference featuring presentations on topics pertaining to gender equality in the jewelry industry and the experiences of LGBTQ members navigating a historically cisgender milieu. Some of JCK’s favorite thought leaders and specialists—including Andrea Hill, Brandee Dallow, and Viviana Langhoff—are set to present or moderate. Links to preregister and more info here.
A Curriculum on Collecting: Part 4: Nov. 2, 7 p.m. (online)
Hosted by The Jewelry Library, this Zoom webinar is the fourth installment of the series “A Curriculum on Collecting: Six Virtual Conversations,” moderated by artists (and sisters) Luci Jockel and Emily Jockel. Part four will feature artists Ada Chen, Kate Connell, and Michelle Hisae for a discussion about the value of collections that attempts to answer provocative questions such as: What are the systems that shape our understanding of value? How do artists create value? Is there a balance between monetary value and sentimental value? Register here.
Phillips Geneva Watch Auction XVI: Nov. 5–6, Geneva (in person and online)
Watch this space, courtesy of an auction from Phillips in association with Bacs & Russo: Alongside the recently announced exceptionally rare wristwatches by George Daniels will be an assembly of the finest collectible vintage and contemporary pieces, covering the best of horology across the 20th and 21 centuries. There will also be a unique A. Lange & Söhne timepiece made for charity. Proceeds will go to The Prince’s Trust, a youth charity set up by HRH The Prince of Wales. Founded in 1976, The Prince’s Trust supports young people ages 11–30 to develop essential life skills, get ready for work, and access job opportunities. The preview will open in Geneva on Nov. 2 before the live auction Nov. 5–6 at the Hôtel La Réserve.
The Jewelry District podcast, Epsiode 81: ongoing
FOMO because you weren’t in Park City, Utah, where Jewelers Mutual hosted a leadership retreat earlier this month? JCK editor-in-chief Victoria Gomelsky tells all in our latest podcast episode. Plus, she and news director Rob Bates break down the latest headlines, from big doings at De Beers to a plumb new watch from Patek Philippe (that might break the internet!).
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