Inside the Mind of a Jewelry Collector

Lectures  /  19 Jun 2018
Published: 25.05.2018
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As Christie’s sale of the vast Rockefeller estate surpasses $800 million, join American philanthropist and collector Dede Wilsey and two of the famed auction house’s jewelry experts, senior advisor Lisa Hubbard and senior vice president Angelina Chen, for a fascinating look at the world of collecting.
On June 12, 19 pieces of jewelry from the Rockefeller Estate will hit Christie’s auction block as part of their “Magnificent Jewels” sale. The collection includes a Raymond Yard 5.63-carat diamond engagement ring given to Peggy by David during their engagement in 1940. How much will it go for? Who will claim it? And what does it take to have an eye for truly priceless finds?

92Y continues its Jewelry Talks series with Inside the Mind of a Jewelry Collector, on Tuesday, June 19 at 7 pm. Led by Town & Country Editor-in-Chief Stellene Volandes, the talk will feature American philanthropist and collector Dede Wilsey and two of the famed auction house’s jewelry experts - senior advisor Lisa Hubbard and senior vice president Angelina Chen - as they offer a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the world of collecting.

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About Stellene Volandes.
Stellene Volandes was named editor-in-chief of Town & Country magazine on March 8, 2016. Before her appointment at Town & Country, Volandes had been style director at the magazine since March 2012, shaping the fashion and society features each month in a role that gave her a significant hand in developing the magazine’s journalistic range and stable of contributors. Prior to being named style director, she served as jewelry & accessories director since April 2011. Previously to that, Volandes was style editor for Departures magazine, where she assigned and edited all fashion and jewelry features, having held increasingly senior roles since 2003. Volandes is a graduate of Vassar College, with a Master’s degree in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University. Her book, Jeweler: Masters, Mavericks, and Visionaries of Modern Design, was published on September 20, 2016 by Rizzoli.