In one year, NYCJW has become the country’s major jewelry week. Museums, design schools, and world-recognized jewelry galleries, designers, and retailers look to the week to introduce and showcase their projects and products to New York’s trade and consumers. This year, NYCJW will welcome international curators and designers to present contemporary jewelry exhibitions and projects with artists from Italy, Korea, Sweden, Greece, Denmark, United Kingdom, Canada, France, Germany, and more. A highlight will be Greek Jewels at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD).
The partners for NYCJW’s second year reflect its mission of promoting design, diversity, sustainability, and technology. Elliot Carlyle, New York City-based branding & creative consultant, empowerment speaker, and life coach, will lead NYCJW’s Diversity and Inclusion Initiative. By partnering with world-renowned museums, art galleries, schools, independent workshops, and heritage houses, NYCJW celebrates and educates the general public, as well as jewelry connoisseurs, about all forms of jewelry, whether they take the shape of sustainably-sourced diamond necklaces or artist-made brooches from unexpected materials.
Multiple partners from last year’s inaugural edition will return, including Bergdorf Goodman, who will host a series of activations in their jewelry salon including a cocktail event. Among the week’s primary exhibition programming, gallery Salon 94 will host an exhibition by contemporary jeweler Karl Fritsch, and Stone Age, curated by Jonathan Wahl and Marion Fasel, will be on view at the Hall of Mirrors at the 92nd St Y. New for this year, NYCJW will partner with the Madison Avenue Business Improvement District for a day of exclusive tours and events. The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) will be NYCJW’s education hub, hosting a series of free jewelry-related talks and panel discussions throughout the week. Cooper Hewitt will serve as the official museum partner with a series of programs throughout the museum.
Foundation Sponsor 1stdibs will host the House of Jewelry show house and the official VIP Party. Foundation Sponsor Diamond Producers Association will offer unique programming and share results of the industry’s first report on the realities of modern diamond mining, offering a new way to see natural diamonds through their sustainable impact on local communities, employees and the environment.
Other 2019 programming partners include Aaron Faber Gallery
, Alex Sepkus
, Bard Graduate Center
, Brooklyn Metalworks
, Galerie Noel Guyomarc'h (Montreal)
, Gemological Institute of America (GIA)
, Greenwich St. Jewelers
, Ilias LALAoUNIS
, Lulu Frost
, Mahnaz Collection
, Neue Galerie New York
, NEW INC
, Pratt Institute
“New York City’s jewelry industry is one of the most successful in the world, and we’re proud to offer the public an exclusive look at its inner workings,” says Bella Neyman and JB Jones
, NYCJW Co-Founders
. “This week couldn’t exist without the help of our partners and we’re thrilled to expand upon last year’s success.”
Programming details and additional partner and sponsor announcements will follow. For further information and the list of partners, visit www.nycjewelryweek.com
1stdibs, Diamond Producers Association
eBay, Greek Jewels
Atelier D’Emotion, Worthy
About New York City Jewelry Week
NYC Jewelry Week is New York City’s first and only week dedicated to promoting the world of jewelry through educational and innovative NYC-focused programming. The inaugural week in 2018—the first of its kind in New York City—attracted over 10,000 attendees from around the globe, spanning 95 events and more than 40 jewelry-related museum and gallery exhibitions.
NYCJW features exhibitions, educational lectures, explorative workshops, exclusive tours, and unique collaborations with the best and brightest businesses, brands, individual jewelers, artists, and designers throughout NYC. For more information and programming updates, please visit nycjewelryweek.com
1stdibs is the world’s leading online marketplace for rare and desirable objects. Founded in 2001 to bring the Paris flea markets online, the website today is the go-to source for those who have a passion for the most beautiful things on earth. By bringing together the best furniture, fine art, jewelry and watch dealers from more than 600 cities around the world, 1stdibs offers an exclusive inventory not available anywhere else online.
About Diamond Producers Association
The DPA is an international alliance of the world’s leading diamond mining companies, united in their commitment to best-in-class ethical and sustainable operations and transparent business practices. Together, DPA members represent 75% of the world diamond production. The DPA mission is to protect and promote the integrity and reputation of diamonds, and of the diamond industry. To learn more, please visit realisadiamond.com