JCK Jewelry Agenda: Week Of Sept. 18


Two standout jewelry exhibitions, two online jewelry auctions, one horology forum, and one educational webinar. What more could you ask for during an average week in September?


David Webb Exhibition Opens in New York: Sept. 19 (in person)

David Webb zebra jewelry
Zebra bracelet, brooch, and ring in black and white enamel, 18k gold, and platinum with cabochon rubies and brilliant-cut diamonds, prices on request

The famed American jeweler David Webb will open its first-ever in-house exhibition at its boutique on Madison Avenue on Sept. 19. Entitled A Walk in the Woods: David Webb’s Artful Animals, it is, as Amy Elliott writes, “a many-splendored salute to one of the founding designer’s most enduringly chic inspirations: the animal kingdom.”

Dubai Horology Forum: Sept. 24–25 (in person)

Dubai Watch Week NYC 2022Dubai Watch Week, the popular biennial watch educational platform founded in 2015, has a traveling edition, and it’s coming to New York this week. The Dubai Horology Forum will tackle some of the watch industry’s hottest topics (“Made in America,” NFTs, succession) in a series of lectures, debates, and events open to the public.

JDPN Webinar With Scott Rauch: Sept. 21, 7 p.m. ET (online)

Scott Rauch
Scott Rauch

At the Jewelry Design Professionals Network’s (JDPN) upcoming webinar, Scott Rauch of SHR Jewelry Group will speak about men’s jewelry, touching on everything from design to manufacturing, licensing, and influencer marketing.


Phillips Private Selling Exhibition of Jewels by Krishna Choudhary in London: Sept. 19–23 (in person)

Krishna Choudhary Swan earrings with Moval diamonds and emerald drops
Swan earrings with Moval diamonds and bell-bottom emerald drops

At Phillips’ Berkeley Square galleries in London this week, check out Santi, a landmark exhibition of Krishna Choudhary’s work. Cocurated with jewelry historian Vivienne Becker, the exhibition features around 40 of Santi’s contemporary creations exhibited alongside the historic Mughal jewels and objects that inspired them.


Christie’s Jewels Online Sale: Sept. 19–30 (online)

Christie’s kicks off its Jewels Online September sale this week. Featuring more than 200 lots covering all the usual suspects and categories (including Boucheron, Bulgari, Cartier, Hemmerle, Taffin, and Van Cleef & Arpels, to name a handful), the sale is offering more than half of its lots without reserve. Browse and bid with abandon!

Sotheby’s Art as Jewelry as Art Sale: Sept. 23–Oct. 4 (online)

Salvador Dali Persistence of Sound Earrings
Salvador Dalí’s Persistence of Sound earrings in 18k gold with diamonds, rubies, and emeralds; est. $150,000–$200,000

For the first time, Sotheby’s has dedicated an entire sale to artists’ jewelry. Art as Jewelry as Art runs online from Sept. 23 to Oct. 4. Featuring work by major painters and sculptors—abstract expressionists, surrealists, and minimalists—as well as designers and architects who have explored the world in miniature, the sale reflects growing interest in the artist-jewelry category. Works will be on view at Sotheby’s York Avenue galleries in Manhattan during the same period as the sale.

Top: Sunset Stack Wave ring with multicolored sapphires in 18k yellow gold, $14,520; Bowen NYC

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By: Victoria Gomelsky

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