This week, class is in session at the 92nd Street Y. Also happening in virtual formats: VicenzaOro and a must-shop jewelry sample sale. Prefer an unplugged experience? We’ve got Gems for you to explore…
VOICE (VicenzaOro International Community Event): Sept. 12–14
The fall edition of the biannual VicenzaOro show will be a partially virtual affair, and serves as a massive product showroom featuring new collections and the latest trends from the event’s international assemblage of international designers. Like JCK Virtual, the show has a robust online events programming lineup, so register here, pull up a chair, and add the talks and seminars to your calendar. This is also a chance to book live appointments with far-flung suppliers you haven’t had a chance to see this year.
Loriann Jewelry Online Sample Sale: Sept. 16
A JCK editor favorite, Loriann Jewelry is hosting an end-of-summer sample sale that will offer her layered gemstone work (cue the moonstones, green sapphires, and opals…) at deeply discounted prices. Earlier this year, JCK contributing editor Brittany Siminitz described designer Lori Friedman’s jewelry as “easily wearable, never boring, and with an individual perspective that showcases the hearty amount of thought and talent put into their creation by the artist.” To get early access to the sale (shoppable Monday instead of Wednesday), get on the list here.
Online Jewelry Classes at the 92nd Street Y: Starting Sept. 14
Two online classes targeting jewelry lovers are on the 92nd Street Y‘s fall calendar and both kick off on Monday, Sept. 14: “100 Years of Jewelry History” with Bella Neyman, cofounder of NYC Jewelry Week, is a four-day session taking place on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET through Oct. 5 ($130). Each class will cover roughly 25–30 years of jewelry history, and will explore definitive trends and makers from famous eras.
“Jewelry As an Agent of Change”—a two-day session on Sept. 14 and Sept. 28, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. ET ($99), led by artist Mia Hebib of Oblik Atelier—will highlight jewelers from the 1960s through the present who used jewelry as a means to raise awareness about social causes. Students will also learn how to develop their own change-making expressions.
The NoLo Collective Residency Program: Through Sept. 15
Calling emerging jewelry designers! Hurry, you only have till Tuesday to apply for an incredible opportunity created by NoLo Studios Brooklyn and NYC Jewelry Week: a residency that provides a BIPOC jeweler with a fully furnished spot in the NoLo Collective Jewelry Studio in Bushwick, Brooklyn, for one year. The jeweler will also have access to free marketing and photography services from within the NoLo Collective community, and will get to keep the bench and personal tools provided by the program when the residency comes to an end. The residency starts Oct. 1. For established jewelry companies and designers who want to get involved, the program is also actively seeking equipment donations and financial support.
Top: A new exhibit titled Gems opens Wednesday at the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle in Paris in collaboration with Van Cleef & Arpels. If you’re in the United States and stuck here due to travel restrictions, this book is a serviceable way to experience the splendor from afar (and it looks so pretty on your store’s counter or coffee table). Read our review here.
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