Friday, October 29, 2010

Happy Halloween!

I hope everyone has a safe and fun Halloween! Watch out for the spooks :)

Monday, October 25, 2010

Upcoming Industry Events

If you have an event that you would like to include on the website please forward to me @

Have a Great Day!

Sandy Lewand

Sunday, October 24, 2010

A Couple of Seminars Available at Jewelry Camp in January at FIT!

Donna Bilak
The Rise and Fall of the French Crown Jewels: A Biography of an Auction

The 1887 auction of the French Crown Jewels by decree of the French Third Republic was a major event that resonated around the world. Essentially, the republican government that replaced the overthrown emperor Napoleon III intended to scatter these historic symbols of royalty to foreclose any attempt to restore the monarchy. But for the French jewelers whose creations made the collection famous, it was their reputation and cultural heritage that was on the block. And for the American jewelry house Tiffany & Co., it was the making of a market. This lecture explores the collection from various angles, considering the interrelationship between Empress Eugénie’s taste in floral jewelry, 19th-century botany, and the aesthetic of the French Crown Jewels during the Second French Empire; the role of the collection in Belle Époque society on both sides of the Atlantic; and the ramifications of the auction itself in terms of the design and production of European and American haute joaillerie.
Cindy Edelstein, Jeweler's Resource
How to Grow Your Business & Connections Using Social Media

Everyone is twittering but how do you make sure you don't sound like a twit? They're all on Facebook but who should you friend? And "like"? And more importantly, who will friend you? And why?
Spend 60 minutes with Cindy Edelstein and explore your options, learn who's doing what online and how you can jump into the social networking fray and have it be more than a fun time zapper. If you're not networking online you're not in the game and you're not maximizing your professional marketing.
Learn how to help your business reach out to today's fans and the next luxury consumer - the Gen Y shopper who's totally plugged in and interested in information, connection and 24/7 communication.

I will be posting the seminars as available!

A Great Story...

The link below goes to a fellow Jewelry Camp Attendee from Belgium, this is such an awesome ring and an even better story to go with it!

Enjoy everyday,


Friday, October 22, 2010

You Will be Missed Barry!

It is with great sadness to inform you of the passing of Barry Weber.....

 Barry Weber was president of Edith Weber Inc. of Madison Avenue in New York City. Edith Weber Antique Jewelry has specialized in fine antique jewelry for more than 50 years. 
Barry Weber has dealt in fine antique jewelry for more than 30 years. He grew up in the antiques business, living in his grandparents' antiques shop as a child and assisting in all facets of that business. He traveled throughout Europe and the United States with his mother, Edith, in search of rare antique jewels for their growing clientele throughout the 1970s and 80s. Edith Weber Jewelry was a featured exhibitor at fine antiques shows throughout the United States for more than 30 years. In recent years the Webers have concentrated their efforts on their three retail locations at the historic Carlyle Hotel in New York City. Edith Weber's Carlyle stores attract an international clientele of celebrities, collectors, and connoisseurs.
Mr. Weber is a member of the Appraisers Association of America and the Jewelry Historians Society of America. He has taught antique jewelry appraisal classes at several colleges and universities, pioneering a series of revolutionary hands-on seminars teaching the intricacies of the identification and evaluation of antique jewelry to novices and seasoned industry professionals both. Mr. Weber created and supervised the institution of jewelry-vetting standards for all antiques shows managed by the Antiques Council of America and served as chairman of the Jewelry Standards Committee for the Los Angeles Antiques Show for 13 years. He has appraised jewelry for ANTIQUES ROADSHOW since 1996.
Barry along with Jewelry Camp, founded the "Christie Romero Scholarship" to Jewelry Camp in 2009 after Christie's long and courageous fight with cancer.  We will continue this scholarship in honor of them both.

Edward & Sandy Lewand

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

This looks like a great way to spend the day!


 Madeline Winn 516 315-3102  Http://
Thurs Oct 21st  Cleanout Sale in Oceanside & Fri/Sat/Sun Oct 22/23/24th Mini-Mansion in Great Neck

We are having 2 Unique Sales this week:

Oceanside: Thursday, Oct 21st @ 29 Irma Dr from 9:30-1:30 a partial contents sale with lots of smaller items to look at. She is an artist and there are stone sculpting tools, clothes, lots of ceramics, bricbrac, kitchen stuff, furnishings, etc!

                                                                CLICK HERE TO SEE PHOTOS! 
                                            AND FOR DIRECTIONS!!

Great Neck: Fri/Sat/Sunday Oct 22nd, 23rd & 24th @ 37 Hawthorne Lane, a mini-mansion! Each day from 9:30-4:00  This Estate is TOTALLY loaded with Quality! We have rooms just loaded with fine art, Bronzes, Rosewood Dining Table, 8 Chairs, Breakfront, Sideboard, Bedroom Set, Desks, Kitchenware, Wedgewood, Crystal, Lalique, Fine Porcelain, More Clothes, Shoes and Pocketbooks then you can even imagine, Loads of Bric Brac, LP's, 45's, Audio Mixer...professional, Clowns, Some Stereo Equip, Barware, Coffee Tables, Lots of Lladros,....just about anything you can possibly imagine is in this home!! Don't miss this sale.

Directions and photos by CLICKING HERE or going to

ALSO: DON'T MISS OUR CLEANOUT SALE NEXT TUESDAY, OCT 26TH, Tuesday, 10-1:30 @ 45 Elm Drive in Roslyn. More info to follow!!

The 1st Annual Christie Romero Scholarship was presented to Alice Riordan of Aptos, Ca.  If you would like to apply for the Christie Romero Scholarship 2011 please send your essay as to why you should receive this scholarship to Jewelry Camp 2011 to: 

Tuesday, October 19, 2010



Nicolas Luchsinger, GG -Nicolas has led an interesting and diverse life
as a Captain in the Swiss army and as an attorney in his native
Switzerland. Having a passion for art, jewelry, and antiques of all kinds,
he took a position as the press officer for Christie’s in Geneva. As his
knowledge in jewelry continued to grow, he soon became a graduate
gemologist and was offered a Vice President position as Senior Jewelry
Specialist for Christie’s in New York, where he was involved with
sourcing and appraising pieces. Additionally, with his vast knowledge,
he assisted clients in understanding the history and importance of the
pieces that interested them. In 2006, after 10 years with Christie’s,
Nicolas decided to leave his Vice President position to become the Store
Director for the flagship store of Van Cleef & Arpels in New York, as well
as the Director of the Heritage Collection USA. In this position, he is able
to marry his passions of history and jewelry. He purchases pieces for
the heritage collection and collaborates on museum purchases and
exhibitions. Because of his expertise in his field, mastery of several
languages, and personality, Nicolas is frequently invited to lecture and
lead seminars the world over. Nicolas is proud of his involvement with
numerous charity events, and is always excited to share his knowledge
of estate jewelry and the rich and beautiful history of Van Cleef &

Harrice Miller is an internationally recognized jewelry historian, expert, consultant, appraiser and dealer in 20th Century vintage and couture costume jewelry. She is the author of four books about collectible costume jewelry. Three are illustrated price guides and the fourth is a coffee table book covering 30 years of Kenneth Jay Lane's career as a jewelry designer.

In 1995 Harrice pioneered the costume jewelry market for international auction house Christie’s East with the sale of "Period Couture Clothing and Costume Jewelry".  Subsequent to that highly successful auction, Harrice once again put Christie's East on the map with an important collection of French couture jewelry by legendary artisan Robert Goossens, designer for Chanel, Balenciaga, Dior and Grès.

Harrice has been featured on many television and radio broadcasts and has been the subject of articles in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Family Circle, Woman's World, Self, Art & Auction, Art & Antiques, Traditional Home , Town and Country and other national publications, in addition to jewelry and antique trade magazines.  She and her jewelry collection were featured in the April issue of Japanese Vogue and she lectured recently on the subject of fashion and jewelry at Yale University, Pratt Institute and for the 2010 Conference of The Association for the Study of Jewelry and Related Arts at the University Club.

Harrice lives and works in New York City, and has traveled to the major capitals of Europe to buy and sell costume jewelry. She has an international clientele in the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia, Canada, and South America.

Her most recent book, “Official Price Guide to Costume Jewelry, 3rd Edition” by Harrice Simons Miller was published by Crown/Random House in 2002.

In 2006 Harrice made a huge career shift and now produces East Indian classical music and dance concerts in New York City and provides Indian music for corporate and private events. However, she remains true to her first passion, vintage costume jewelry, wearing it at every opportunity and dealing in the very highest end pieces for her select roster of clients.

Please visit the website for a complete list of speakers!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Jewelry Camp in January?

Come to Jewelry Camp in January and spend the day with Harry Winston, Van Cleef & Arpel's, Cindy Edelstein, Reema Kewswani, Donna Bilak and more! 

The morning session will include 3 main room lectures and the afternoon will consist of 3 breakout sessions of 4 classes each.  $295.00 covers the full day, including lunch.

 Please call Sandy to register-631-471-1922 or 631-377-9766

Limited to 125 people!
To be hosted at The Fashion Institute of Technology located in New York, Ny.

January 23, 2011