JCK Jewelry Agenda: Week of Sept. 3


It’s the thick of Labor Day weekend. We hope you’re resting up because the action-packed week ahead is going to set the tone for the entire season. Between New York Fashion Week, which kicks off Sept. 7; WJA’s Jewelry Night Out, also on Sept. 7; and the start of the VicenzaOro fair in Italy on Sept. 8, we’re pooped already!


Christie’s Wallace Chan Exhibition in London: Sept. 4–10 (in person)

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Wallace Chan’s Joy of Life brooch in titanium with pink sapphire, sapphire, tsavorite garnet diamond, yellow diamond, and pearl (photo courtesy of Christie’s)

Christie’s London presents “Wallace Chan: The Wheel of Time,” the largest exhibition in Europe of works by the master jeweler. Comprising over 150 one-of-a-kind creations spanning Chan’s 50-year career, the exhibit includes such iconic pieces as Stilled Life, an imperial jadeite brooch sculpture that captures a cicada resting on a bamboo leaf, and Metamorphosis, a butterfly brooch that combines emeralds, real butterfly wings, and intricately carved rock crystal and mother-of-pearl. The exhibition also features around 20 never-before-seen works and a series of titanium and iron sculptures.

WJA’s Jewelry Night Out, Nationwide: Sept. 7 (in person)

WJA JNO graphicOn Thursday, Women’s Jewelry Association chapters in cities throughout North America will gather for WJA’s annual Jewelry Night Out celebration. Whether you’re in Los Angeles, Seattle, Austin, Miami, or anywhere in between (there’s even a WJA Mexico chapter gathering in Monterrey!), the events are designed to bring together industry professionals for an inspiring evening of community, connection, and collaboration. Consult WJA’s calendar for details about the get-together in your area.

Carvin French Exhibit at New-York Historical Society: opens Sept. 8 (in person)

Carvin French Jewelers Lady Ostrich
Carvin French Jewelers’ Lady Ostrich in 18k yellow gold, fancy yellow and black diamonds, rubies, pearls, and psilomelane; when removed from the base, the ostrich can be worn as a brooch. (photo: © David Behl 2022)

Enchanting Imagination: The Objets d’Art of André Chervin and Carvin French Jewelers” highlights figurines, lamps, clocks, personal accessories, and other pieces by Chervin, the Paris-born artisan whose New York atelier, Carvin French, made jewelry in the 20th century for some of the finest jewelers in the world. One of the exhibition’s highlights is My Heavy Heart, a boudoir lamp that incorporates a large citrine heart poised atop an 18k gold wheelbarrow overflowing with colored diamond flowers.


VicenzaOro Fair in Vicenza, Italy: Sept. 8–12 (in person)

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Showgoers at a previous VicenzaOro fair (photo courtesy of IEG)

VicenzaOro, Europe’s largest gold and jewelry show, opens at the fairgounds in Vicenza on Thursday for a five-day run, with the show’s sibling timepiece event, VO’Clock Privé, taking place Sept. 8-10. While buyers will find new collections from Italy’s biggest brands as well as a large cohort of Europe’s top fine jewelers, the show is also a hub for vintage jewelry and watch dealers (VO Vintage) and equipment and technology suppliers (T.Gold).


Mini-Documentary Featuring Gem Gossip (ongoing)

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Danielle Miele offers a glimpse into her jewelry box. (Photo: Xiao Wang)

Danielle Miele, aka Gem Gossip, is the subject of b4 #’s, a 13-minute film shot by designer Xiao Wang in 2018. “You get an inside look at my old office 😭, me in NYC, a look at my jewelry collection (amongst other weird collections of mine), it’s a total glimpse of me before kids,” Miele wrote on Instagram.

Top: Pavé Raquel earrings with blue sapphires in 18k yellow gold, $7,950; JV Insardi Fine Jewelry

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By: Victoria Gomelsky

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