Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Job Openings and MORE.....December 6, 2012

Good Morning!

I have a few things this morning, a couple of job postings as well as a press release or two!  First the JOBS!  These job openings are sent to us directly from Harry Winston, should you be interested in one of these positions please let them know that you got the info in the Jewelry Camp Newsletter!!
REGISTRATION IS OPEN & PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE.  Call Sandy to get started...631-471-1922 or 631-377-9766

JEWELRY CAMP 2012--JULY 27, 28, 29TH, 2012

 Title: Associate Appraiser
Department: Estate Jewelry
Reporting to: Manager, Estate Jewelry
Location: 718 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

I.                   Job Summary:

The primary purpose of the Associate Appraiser is to provide support in the operational activities of the Estate Jewelry department for retail sales support, auction reporting, purchasing and sales, special client services and estate jewelry sourcing.

II.                Key Duties, Responsibilities, and Accountabilities: (in order of importance)

Retail Services Support
·         Provide Retail Replacement Valuations for all new purchases as requested by the global retail salon network.
·         Produce Updated Retail Replacement and Estate valuations as priced by the Manger of Estate Jewelry.

Auction Purchasing and Sales
·         Produce reports for diamonds, colored gemstones and Harry Winston jewelry offered at the International Auction Houses.
·         Distribute auction market data to relevant parties with Harry Winston, Inc.
·         Assist in identifying diamonds, colored gemstones and Harry Winston jewelry for potential purchase.

Special Client Services
·         Assist with providing special services such as authentication or historical information to the trade and private clients.
·         Respond to web, telephone and walk-in client inquiries.

Estate Jewelry
·         Assist with purchasing and sourcing estate jewelry from private clients and the trade.
·         Track and report on items purchased by the department.
·         Organize and maintain archive stock cards, job books, vintage catalogues and advertisements.
·         Utilize archived information for the purposes of authentication and/or manufacturing.
·         Assist in the preparations of Harry Winston and Estate Jewelry lectures and presentations.

III.             Key Job Relationships:
·         Internal: The candidate will report directly to the Manager of Estate Jewelry.
·         Internal: The candidate will work closely with the global salon staff, merchandise planning, gem acquisition and merchandise fulfillment.
·         External: The candidate will work with private clients and the jewelry trade.

IV.             Job Qualifications:
·         Graduate Gemologist required.
·         College degree preferred.
·         1-2 years of luxury retail experience, jewelry preferred.
·         Strong administrative skills, particularly writing skills.
·         Committed to client service and sales executive support.
·         Proficiency in Excel, Word, PowerPoint and other standard Windows based programs as well as diverse general knowledge in utilizing computer functions.

Please forward all resumes to Iris Negron, HR Manager at

Jewelry Camp Press Release

For Immediate Release
November 15, 2012

35th Annual “Jewelry Camp” to Take Place July 27-29, 2012,

in Westchester County, New York

--Leigh Keno, Richard Drucker and Ruth Peltason among scheduled speakers at
Antique Jewelry & Art Conference open to professionals, collectors and public—

Centereach, NY, November 22, 2011— Leigh Keno of Keno Auctions, Richard Drucker of Gemworld International and Ruth Peltason, author of Living Jewels: Masterpieces of Nature are among the scheduled speakers at the 35th annual Antique Jewelry & Art Conference -- “Jewelry Camp” -- to take place July 27-29, 2012, at the Renaissance Westchester Hotel in White Plains, New York. Hosted by Directors Edward and Sandy Lewand, Jewelry Camp is an educational forum promoting knowledge in antique and estate jewelry and is open to jewelry industry professionals, collectors and the public.

“With more estate jewelry coming out of the vault and going to dealers and the retail jeweler, there is no better time to learn more about the antique and estate jewelry market,” said Jewelry Camp Director Edward Lewand. “And there is no better place to do it than at Jewelry Camp.”

Jewelry Camp comprises three days of lectures, breakout groups, and networking events. Participants have opportunities to meet and learn from top experts in buying, selling, appraising, and collecting.  In addition to those above, this year’s featured speakers will include Donna Bilak, a 19th- and early 20th-century jewelry historian; Jan Krulik-Belin, Education Director for the Phoenix Museum of Art; and Roy Rover of Roy Rover Antiques.

“Through Jewelry Camp, we are creating a community to aid in the dissemination of knowledge. In this fast-paced world, it’s important to rely on each other for education, support, and networking, and we must take the time to help and learn from each other,” noted Director Sandy Lewand.

Jewelry Camp participants can choose among three conference packages—two that include hotel accommodations and one that offers a conference day rate. To register, call Sandy Lewand at (631) 471-1922 or (631) 377-9766, or send an email to Visa and MasterCard debit and credit, as well as Discover credit, are accepted. Payment plans are available for an additional fee. Those interested are encouraged to register early, as enrollment is limited.

The Renaissance Westchester Hotel is located 35 minutes from Manhattan, 40 minutes from LaGuardia Airport, and 10 minutes from Westchester County Airport. Transportation to and from the airport is available by taxi and private-car service.

For more details, visit: and


The Antique Jewelry & Art Conference – “Jewelry Camp”
(631) 471-1922 or (631) 377-9766

Keno Auctions Press Release

November 11, 2011 | New York
For Immediate Release

Contact:                  Amy Sheldon
                                    Tel. 212 734 2381

Consultant to Lead Jewelry Department

A nationally-recognized figure in the jewelry industry, Edward Lewand, has joined Keno Auctions as a consultant to its new Jewelry department, bringing with him more than 30 years of experience in the U.S. market.

Based in New York, Mr. Lewand is responsible for driving the global business strategy of Keno Auctions jewelry division.  Mr. Lewand endeavors to create and encourage “an innovative and forward-thinking team that can capture rapidly-growing market opportunities, as well as the shifting focus of jewelry auctions worldwide”.

“I am delighted Ed is officially joining Keno Auctions as our jewelry consultant.  We are dedicated to creating an important jewelry department and Ed is the ideal person to lead us in this area.  We plan to offer exquisite and rare antique and estate jewelry, with the quality and selection our clients have come to expect from us,” enthuses Keno Auctions President Leigh Keno.

Mr. Lewand is a recognized authority in the area of jewelry appraisal and consultation, a reputation achieved through an extensive background of both training and actual experience, having attained his Graduate Gemologist diploma from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and has since embarked on a career in the industry spanning more than 30 years.  His credentials include work as an appraiser, educator, consultant, gemstone and estate buyer and expert witness.  He is an Accredited Senior Appraiser with the American Society of Appraisers (ASA), a Certified Appraiser with the Appraisers Association of America (AAA), and a licensed insurance broker in New York State.  Mr. Lewand has lectured and taught on jewelry and appraisals at organizations including universities, trade groups, appraisal associations, and insurance companies.  He presently offers an independent appraisal and consultation service for private and trade clients and serves as the Director of the Antique Jewelry and Art Conference (Jewelry Camp).

Keno Auctions next jewelry sale is schedule for spring 2012.
About Keno Auctions

Keno Auctions, a premier full-service auction house headquartered at 127 East 69th Street in Manhattan specializes in a variety of categories including fine art, jewelry, furniture, decoration, and Asian works of art.  From Rembrandt to Calder, from Cartier to Tiffany, the auction house has presented the finest objects at auction, with record-breaking results.  Cultivating a broad collector base for accessible works, Keno Auctions has secured a distinctive place within the art market.

With more than 30 years of experience in the art world, founder Leigh Keno has assembled an eminently qualified network of top-notch experts and specialists involved in the disciplines of paintings, furniture, decorative arts and jewelry.  Through their longevity in the business, they have developed an exceptional client base of buyers and sellers, and their experts visit collections and clients, advising them how best to navigate the marketplace.
Keno Auctions works with estate executors, fiduciary advisors and private clients who regularly use their valuation services to provide comprehensive appraisal and auction opportunities.  Keno Auction’s meticulous, well-researched assessments have earned the company a distinct reputation for expertise, dependability and integrity, and attract a broad base of buyers and consignors from around the world.



No comments: