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Rebranded and Refreshed Jewelry Camp Returns to Newark Museum

It opens with a reception on July 26.




(PRESS RELEASE) The Antique Jewelry & Art Conference (Jewelry Camp), the leading resource for antique and estate jewelry learning, brings together jewelry professionals and collectors for in-depth learning and networking opportunities July 26-27, 2019, at the Newark Museum in Newark, NJ.

Jewelry Camp is more than a conference, more than a learning experience – it’s where the jewelry community converges to discover, share and grow together. The antique, estate and vintage jewelry world is about more than commerce and shiny objects – it’s also about the community behind it – online and offline. Jewelry Camp is now reimagined to stay current with the times, but more importantly, to be useful to its community.

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This year, the conference will include diverse talks from many facets of the industry – academia, auctions, design, trade, collecting, and online commerce. Jewelry lends itself to being handled, examined and discussed. Attendees are encouraged to bring along pieces for a show-and-tell during lunch.

Jewelry Camp opens with a reception on Friday, July 26, at Phillips auction house in New York. Saturday, July 27, offers talks led by museum curators, art historians and other industry experts, including:

  • Ulysses Grant Dietz – Co-director of Jewelry Camp and Chief Curator Emeritus, Newark Museum
  • Edward Lewand, GG, ASA, AAA – Co-director of Jewelry Camp and a professional, independent appraiser of fine and antique jewelry
  • Susan Abeles – Head of Department, Americas, and Senior International Specialist, Senior Vice President Jewellery, Phillips
  • Amy Simon Hopwood – Associate Curator of Decorative Arts, Newark Museum
  • Amanda Womack – Relationship Coordinator, Replacements Ltd
  • Bill Drucker – President, Drucker Antiques
  • Christopher Walling – Owner, Christopher Walling Jewelry
  • Neil Marrs – Private Dealer
  • Sarah Davis – Director of Communications & Museum Relations, Siegelson
  • Katherine Ward – Senior Valuations Manager, The RealReal

View the 2019 Jewelry Camp agenda.

To register or for advertising and sponsorship opportunities, contact Edward Lewand at 516-429-2622 or


All registered Jewelry Camp attendees will receive complimentary passes to the New York Antique Jewelry & Watch Show being held July 26-28.



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