Ancient to Modern Jewelry & Gems Sparkle at First-Ever Antique Jewelry Symposium

  • Eric Wind, Vice President, Christie's NY Watch Department

    Eric Wind, Vice President, Christie's NY Watch Department

  • Meriwether McGettigan GG, ISA

    Meriwether McGettigan GG, ISA

  • Ulysses Grant Dietz, Senior Curator, Newark Museum

    Ulysses Grant Dietz, Senior Curator, Newark Museum

An exclusive backroom tour of high-style jeweler Oscar Heyman & Brothers and an unparalleled private showing of Art Deco jewelry and objects are part of the exciting program at the 1st annual Antique Jewelry Symposium hosted by Macklowe Gallery Ltd., the premier dealer of museum-quality Twentieth Century Decorative Arts, in Manhattan, N.Y. from August 4 - 5, 2017.  Attendees will receive a first-hand look at Oscar Heyman & Brothers’ work, which was the subject of the recently published book, Oscar Heyman: The Jewelers’ Jeweler, depicting the important role the legendary jeweler played in the story of modern American jewelry.

In addition, avid jewelry collectors and industry professionals will enjoy never-before heard expert lectures, including:

  • An American Dynasty: The Legacy of the House of Tiffany– Benjamin Macklowe, President, Macklowe Gallery Ltd.
  • Jeweled Portraits in the Age of Rembrandt– Jan Krulick-Belin, Museum Curator
  • Valuing Vintage Watches– Eric Wind, Vice President, Christie’s NY Watch Department
  • Silver 1840-1940: Jewelry’s Sister Industry– Ulysses Grant Dietz, Senior Curator, Newark Museum
  • The Whit and Whimsy of Flato and Verdura– Meriwether McGettigan, Owner, Meriwether
  • Fabergé Workmasters: Styles and Hallmarks– Dr. Géza von Habsburg, Curatorial Director, Fabergé

View the full 2017 Antique Jewelry Symposium schedule.

“New York City is the center of the jewelry universe for buying, selling and education, so it’s only natural to host an in-depth experience for the professional and passionate collector here,” commented Benjamin Macklowe, President of Macklowe Gallery. “The Symposium offers attendees the opportunity to see and touch the jewelry up close, understand why it was made, and how it fits into adornment history.”

“The industry has changed dramatically and we decided it was time to re-launch the long-running Antique Jewelry & Art Conference to the Antique Jewelry Symposium,” said Symposium Director and expert appraiser, Edward Lewand. “By partnering with Macklowe Gallery, we are able to host this event in a unique setting and provide attendees with behind-the-scenes access to some of the most important and comprehensive collections in the world. We will continue our focus of bringing together jewelry professionals, collectors and scholars for engaging discussion about the history of antique jewelry and its progression into modern day.”

To register, or for advertising or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Mr. Lewand at 516-429-2622.

About the Antique Jewelry Symposium

The Antique Jewelry Symposium is the leading resource for Antique and Estate Jewelry education, providing jewelry professionals, collectors and the public with unparalleled access to leading experts in the field. The Symposium fosters a community that shares knowledge, offers networking opportunities, and supports one another in success. 

The event evolved from the Antique Jewelry & Art Conference, colloquially known as Jewelry Camp, held annually for nearly four decades. 

About Edward Lewand, GG, ASA, AAA

A professional, independent appraiser of fine and antique jewelry, Edward Lewand works with attorneys on estates, trusts, insurance matters, and copyright issues as well as appraisal theories and concepts. The IRS calls on him as an outside expert and he consults with numerous galleries and dealers on antique jewelry. Mr. Lewand earned a Graduate Gemologist degree from the Gemological Institute of America, is a Certified Member of the Appraisers Association of America and an Accredited Senior Appraiser in Gems and Jewelry from the American Society of Appraisers. He regularly provides expert commentary in the media on jewelry and art trends, and is invited to vet the famous international The European Fine Art Foundation (TEFAF) shows in New York and around the United States.

About Benjamin Macklowe, Macklowe Gallery Ltd., New York

Benjamin Macklowe joined Macklowe Gallery in 1994, was appointed Managing Director in 2002 and became its President in 2012. Under his leadership, Macklowe Gallery has become the world’s most respected dealer of Antique and Estate Jewelry, French Art Nouveau decorative arts and the entire oeuvre of Louis Comfort Tiffany. Macklowe Gallery was founded over forty years ago by his parents, Lloyd and Barbara Macklowe, and today, is the longest continually operating business on Madison Avenue.


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