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The Antique Jewelry and Art Conference will be moving its scheduling to a Fall time slot, and will feature a variety of attendees taking the podium to speak at the event. Commonly known as the "Jewelry Camp," this 40th installation of the conference will be taking place at the Newark Museum in Newark, New Jersey on both October 26th and 27th. 

Two additional events in both the New York City Jewelry and Watch Show and TEFAF will be taking place during that same weekend, allowing conference goers several options on which to attend. Jewelry Campers will receive free tickets for the New York City Jewelry and Watch Show.

The roster of speakers will feature professional, independent appraisers like Edward Lewand, as well as his fellow co-director of the Jewelry Camp, Ulysses Grant Dietz. 

“I’m thrilled to partner with my colleague and friend, Ulysses Grant Dietz, Chief Curator Emeritus with Newark Museum, to bring Jewelry Camp to its new home at this unique setting and provide attendees with access to some of the finest collections of decorative and contemporary arts from Asia, Africa, the Americas and the ancient world,” said Lewand of the upcoming event.

“This year’s slate of world-renowned speakers will examine topics such as jewelry styles and motifs, the threat posed by the synthetic diamond, the expansion of the Metropolitan Museum’s American collection and much more,” he concluded.

For more information regarding the list of speakers and further updates, go to

Registering for the event as well as for advertising and sponsorship inquiries will require either contacting Lewand at 516-429-2622 or e-mailing