NYCJW affords the public a unique opportunity to engage with the city’s diverse jewelry resources-from independent artist led workshops to tours of world renowned fine jewelry flagships and everything in between! Refer to this list of events to plan your agenda for the week and check back often for updates and newly announced happenings.

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Saturday, November 10th

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Pop-up in conjunction with “Outrageous Ornament: Extreme Jewelry in the 21st Century”

Katonah Museum of Art

134 Jay St, Katonah, NY 10536

From the beginning of recorded time, jewelry has both articulated identity as well as heralded status. In recognition of the universal passion for and power of jewelry, Katonah Museum of Art opens its' 2018 season with Outrageous Ornament: Extreme Jewelry in the 21st Century. Organized by Jane Adlin, former curator of modern and contemporary design at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Outrageous Ornament presents provocative work by internationally renowned artists who broaden our expectations of personal adornment. Exhibition runs October 21, 2018 – January 27, 2019. The museum is open Tuesday - Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm and Sunday 12:00pm - 4:00pm. Daily tours of the exhibition start at 2:30pm and are free with museum admission. In celebration of NYCJW, KMA presents a festive pop-up boutique featuring 12 - 15 established jeweler artists working in a range of media. The sophisticated pre-holiday shopping experience plays on the underlying concept of the concurrent exhibition, Outrageous Ornament. The Pop-up event will be held from Saturday , November 10th and Sunday, November 11th, and is curated in conjunction with NYCJW.

date

November 10th - November 11th

time

Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm, Sunday 12:00pm - 4:00pm

cost

Free with Museum Admission

location

Katonah Museum of Art

134 Jay St, Katonah, NY 10536

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Exhibition

Thomas Gentille “Color Light Air”: Exhibition

Gallery Loupe

50 Church St, Montclair, NJ 07042

Gallery Loupe presents an exhibition of Thomas Gentille: Color Light Air.

Included in this exhibition are eggshell inlay pieces, which have three dimensional elements that extend beyond direct contact with clothing, as well as a recently completed rare eggshell necklace begun thirty-three years ago. Also featured are works that delve into the qualities of translucency and opacity and the way they alter color and light—the ethereal subspace where air is incorporated into these works to enhance the light and allow the work to "breath."

Thomas Gentille's work can be found in countless public and private collections throughout the world. He is the winner of both the Herbert Hofmann Prize (2001) and Bavarian State Prize (2004), and was designated a "Modern Classic" at Schmuck, in Munich, in 2006. In October 2018, Gentille was inducted into the prestigious American Craft Council College of Fellows.

Exhibition runs November 10th - December 8th, 2018. Gallery is open Tuesday - Friday 11:00am - 6:00pm and Saturday 12:00pm - 5:00pm.

Learn more about our partner Gallery Loupe here.

date

November 10th - November 18th

time

Tues - Fri 11:00am - 6:00pm, Sat 12:00pm - 5:00pm

cost

Free

location

Gallery Loupe

50 Church St, Montclair, NJ 07042

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Exhibition

Preview and Talk – The Kinship Between: American Women Jewelers, Part 1

The Jewelry Library
1239 Broadway, NY, New York 10001

The Jewelry Library will present its inaugural exhibition and sale The Kinship Between: American Women Jewelers, Part 1. Curated by Mark McDonald and Sienna Patti, The Kinship Between will feature original vintage pieces by three mid-century jewelers: Margaret de Patta, Ruth Roach and Betty Cooke and new work by four contemporary artists: Räissa Bump, Noam Elyashiv, Rebekah Frank and Gabriella Kiss. The show explores shared aspects of their craft as metalsmiths and the kinship between their ways of working and their design process as well as their shared use of form and material. The exhibition will also highlight the unique kinship between maker and wearer. Original design drawings and proposals to clients will be on view as well. The Kinship Between will preview Saturday, November 10th with a walkthrough at 12:00pm and a roundtable discussion at 1:00pm with the curators and artists. The exhibition runs November 12th - 21st. Hours are 12:00pm - 7:00pm Monday-Saturday or by appointment. For an appointment please contact info@thejewelrylibrary.com. RSVP for the November 10th preview below. No RSVP is required to view the exhibition after November 10th.

date

Saturday, November 10th

time

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

cost

Free

location

The Jewelry Library
1239 Broadway, NY, New York 10001

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Sunday, November 11th

Retail

Pop-up in conjunction with “Outrageous Ornament: Extreme Jewelry in the 21st Century”

Katonah Museum of Art

134 Jay St, Katonah, NY 10536

From the beginning of recorded time, jewelry has both articulated identity as well as heralded status. In recognition of the universal passion for and power of jewelry, Katonah Museum of Art opens its' 2018 season with Outrageous Ornament: Extreme Jewelry in the 21st Century. Organized by Jane Adlin, former curator of modern and contemporary design at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Outrageous Ornament presents provocative work by internationally renowned artists who broaden our expectations of personal adornment. Exhibition runs October 21, 2018 – January 27, 2019. The museum is open Tuesday - Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm and Sunday 12:00pm - 4:00pm. Daily tours of the exhibition start at 2:30pm and are free with museum admission. In celebration of NYCJW, KMA presents a festive pop-up boutique featuring 12 - 15 established jeweler artists working in a range of media. The sophisticated pre-holiday shopping experience plays on the underlying concept of the concurrent exhibition, Outrageous Ornament. The Pop-up event will be held from Saturday , November 10th and Sunday, November 11th, and is curated in conjunction with NYCJW.

date

November 10th - November 11th

time

Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm, Sunday 12:00pm - 4:00pm

cost

Free with Museum Admission

location

Katonah Museum of Art

134 Jay St, Katonah, NY 10536

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Tour

Diamond Cutting to Design: Tour of Jack Reiss Diamonds

Jack Reiss
580 5th Ave, New York, NY 10036

Join us for an exclusive tour of Jack Reiss Diamonds: Diamond Cutting to Design. One of the last important diamond cutting offices in New York conducts a special tour of how diamonds are sourced, mapped and cut for the luxury segment of the jewelry market.

There are two events on two different days: November 11th and November 18th, both begin at 2:00pm.

Meet in Lobby of 580 Fifth Ave. Event starts promptly at 2:00pm, please arrive early to proceed through security. Pre-registration is required and a valid State I.D. or Drivers' License will be required for entry.

date

November 11th and November 18th

time

2:00pm

cost

$22

location

Jack Reiss
580 5th Ave, New York, NY 10036

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Reception

Conversation Pieces That Catch the Eye: Johnny Nelson Jewelry Reception

Project No. 8 at Ace Hotel
22 W 29th St, New York, NY 10016

Various Projects presents Conversation Pieces That Catch the Eye featuring the work of Johnny Nelson Jewelry. Johnny Nelson Jewelry was founded in 2017 by Johnny Nelson. Each piece is proudly crafted in NYC using various fine metals and stones. The line was brought to fruition long before it’s initial inception. Nelson’s transition into jewelry design began in 2014, when he was on tour and decided it was time to look as good as he felt while performing. His solution? Jewelry. The first piece was an attention-grabbing 3-finger ring, made with stone and wire, that he asked his mom to bring to life. It was then Nelson found he had not just a genuine passion for jewelry, but the raw talent and creative vision to match. In his designs, Nelson draws inspiration from his diverse artistic and cultural experiences that merge punk, hip hop and spirituality. The line heavily focuses on statement pieces that spark conversation amongst consumers. Johnny Nelson was born in England and raised in Brooklyn. His biggest influences include Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen and the iconic neighborhood jewelers that elevated hip hop culture in the 80s and 90s. Various Projects presents this show with Johnny Nelson from November 12th - 18th on view daily from 11:00am - 7:00pm within Project No. 8 at the Ace Hotel. Join NYCJW on Sunday, November 11th for a reception featuring designer Johnny Nelson from 6:00pm - 8:00pm.

date

Sunday, November 11th

time

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

cost

Free

location

Project No. 8 at Ace Hotel
22 W 29th St, New York, NY 10016

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Monday, November 12th

Meghan Patrice Riley: Holiday Pop-up

Grand Central Terminal
89 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017

At this special holiday pop-up, get a NYC exclusive look at Meghan Patrice Riley’s newest special exhibition titled, Tapestry, currently showing at Gallery 360. Also, pick up some jewels from her newest collection, Le Sommet.

Join NYCJW at The Grand Central Terminal Holiday Fair to experience MPR's jewelry in person.

More Info: The Grand Central Terminal Holiday Fair is one of the finest, longest-running indoor holiday fairs in New York City. The Holiday Fair Committee spends the year looking for unique vendors with a focus on American-made and handmade products with locally-sourced materials or a socially-conscious business model.

The Fair runs November 12th - December 24th and is open Monday-Friday 10:00am - 8:00pm, Saturday 10:00am-7:00pm, and Sunday 11:00am-6:00pm.

date

November 12th - 18th

time

M-F 10:00am - 8:00am, Sat 10:00am - 7:00pm, Sun 11:00am - 6:00pm

cost

Free

location

Grand Central Terminal
89 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017

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Exhibition

Oscar Heyman: From the Archives

Pratt Institute, The Library, 3rd Floor
200 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205

Join NYCJW for a very special exhibition from the archives of Oscar Heyman at Pratt Institute.

The third floor at Pratt's Library houses the first public exhibition of Ne York City's oldest continuous manufacturer of fine jewelry, Oscar Heyman. Artifacts from the firms 108-year-old history illustrate that while much of the world has changed since 1912, the methods for crafting timeless jewelry by hand is very much an old-world art form.

Exhibition runs October 30th - November 19th.

Join us from an Opening Reception in conjunction with a Gallery Hop on Monday, November 12th from 5:30pm - 7:30pm in the lower level of the Pratt Institute ARC Building.

date

November 12th - 19th

time

Open Daily

cost

Free

location

Pratt Institute, The Library, 3rd Floor
200 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205

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Exhibition

“White Gold, Clay Body” Exhibition

E.R. Butler & Co.

55 Prince Street, New York, NY 10012

White Gold, Clay Body, curated by Janna Gregonis and Brice Garrett, formulates a conversation between porcelain and jewelry. The works presented highlight the parallels between the two and their associations to value, place, and the body. Clay, and specifically porcelain, has historically been used to make jewelry and is traditionally more expensive than gold. White Gold, Clay Body showcases how porcelain is used, manipulated, and applied today within the perspective of contemporary jewelry and the body. White Gold, Clay Body is on view November 12th - 30th. This exhibition is on view daily from the street as it resides in the windows of E.R. Butler & Co. along Prince Street in SoHo. Exhibition runs November 12th - 18th 2018.

date

November 12th - November 18th

time

On View 24hrs a day

cost

Free

location

E.R. Butler & Co.

55 Prince Street, New York, NY 10012

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Exhibition

Pocketed

Various locations throughout NYCJW

"There’s an exhibition in my pocket, aren’t you glad to see me?” Pocketed features jewelry created by students from the University of Georgia jewelry and metalwork program. This on the go exhibition is located in, on and around the pockets of jewelry and metalwork professors, Demi Thomloudis and Mary Pearse. Follow us on Instagram @uga_JM to find the location of this intimate exhibit in real time. Don’t be bashful……..ask to look in our pocket!

date

November 12th - 18th

time

Whenever you find the pockets!

cost

Free

location

Various locations throughout NYCJW

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Exhibition

Dissemination by Noelle Wiegand

Chashama Artist Space
266 W 37th St. New York, NY 10018

Dissemination is a work that features 5,178 wearable components. NYC based Noelle Wiegand’s art seeks to stimulate an emotional response, similar to that which one might experience in a remarkable place. In the past, when Wiegand experienced this sensation, she would pick up a stone or a piece of organic matter from the site. Now, Wiegand wants her audience to experience her interactive installation, and take a component with them.

This installation was designed with the intention of being disseminated over time. In fact, this installation will not be complete until each and every element is plucked from the surface and taken to a new home. Every piece that is acquired will be disseminated, signed, and editioned by the artist. Once an element is removed from the installation, Wiegand tracks the latitude and longitude of where it will live. This data is plotted on a map accessible to all who choose to follow the project.

Anyone who would like to contribute to this project is invited to visit Wiegand’s website at noellewiegand.com, contact the artist at noellewiegand@gmail.com to purchase a wearable pin, and view the interactive map here.

During the week of NYCJW, Dissemination lives within the window of 266 W 37th St. and is on view 24 hours a day. The project is supported by Chashama.

About Chashama:
Chashama supports artists by giving them space to create and present their work, while fostering community development through the arts. Chashama was founded in 1995 in response to the lack of affordable space for emerging artists in New York City. Through partnerships with property owners we re-purpose unused real estate into space for artists. Chashama gives artists work and presentation spaces, and provides free art workshops in underserved communities.

About the Artist:
Noelle Wiegand graduated from Ball State University with degrees in Metals, Glass, and Art History in 2017. Upon graduation, Wiegand relocated to New York City. She has been an active member of the Society of North American Goldsmiths, Glass Art Society, and the Academic Association of Museums and Galleries. Her work has won awards in both National and International exhibitions. She has been a visiting lecturer, has taught, and has assisted workshops. Wiegand is currently on the New York City Jewelry Week team as the head of Programming and Partner Development, utilizing her interest in all facets of the jewelry industry and her personal desire to support expansion of NYCJW’s diverse programming agenda. She currently lives and works in Queens, NY.

date

November 12th - 18th

time

On view 24 hours through the window of location

cost

Free

location

Chashama Artist Space
266 W 37th St. New York, NY 10018

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Symposium

Vortex: Day of Diamonds

Baruch College, Newman Conference Center, Room H750/H760, 7th Floor
151 E 25th St, New York, NY 10010

Join Initiatives in Art and Culture for Vortex: Day of Diamonds on Monday, November 12th. In these times exciting times of change in the luxury world, diamonds and gemstones — traditional repositories of wealth — are at the center of discussion. We consider ways to increase sales, important changes in jewelry trends, color and marketing, and significant issues facing the jewelry industry. A reception and book-signings complement lectures, panels, and conversations. Rob Bates, Senior Editor, JCK; Hannah Becker, CEO, Diamondoodles; Wendy Brandes, Blogger and Jewelry designer; David Breslauer, co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer, Bolt Threads; Alan Bronstein, owner, Aurora Gems; Brandee Dallow, Founder/President, Fine Girl Luxury Branding & Communications; Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute; Pat Henneberry, Vice President of Global Learning and Development, Hearts on Fire; Elle Hill, CEO, Hill & Company; Michelle Graff, Editor-in-Chief, National Jeweler; Kevin Lane, Vice President Business Development, Forevermark; Tracy Matthews, Chief Visionary Officer and Creative Director, Flourish and Thrive Academy; Grant Mobley, Trade Lead, Diamond Producers Association; Hedda Schupak, Editor, Centurion Newsletter; Jeffrey Skaret, Vice President of Partner Development​, Forevermark; Ben Smithee, CEO, the Smithee Group; Ronnie Vanderlinden, President, Diamex Inc, President, Diamond Manufacturers & Importers; Association of America, and Chair, United States Jewelry Council; Benjamin Zucker, authority on precious stones who joined the family gem business, and author. Use special promo code for NYC Jewelry Week: NYCJEWELRY for $50 off a regular priced ticket Learn more about our partner Initiatives in Art & Culture here.

date

Monday, November 12th

time

8:30 am - 5:25 pm

cost

$200 use promo code NYCJEWELRY for $50 off

location

Baruch College, Newman Conference Center, Room H750/H760, 7th Floor
151 E 25th St, New York, NY 10010

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Exhibition

Cross Pollination by Peter’s Valley School at Craft

Pratt Institue
200 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205

Cross Pollination is an exhibition of work that was made at Peters Valley School of Craft during the stays of assistants, fellows, and students over the years that demonstrates the way sense of place and exploration of materials can diversify an individual's practice, and carry into their work directly or implicitly once they leave.

The exhibition runs November 12th - 18th in the lower level of the ARC building and is on view 9:00am - 5:00pm.

Join us for an Opening Reception Monday, November 12th 6:00pm - 7:30pm in the Pratt Institute Library.

date

November 12th - 18th

time

9:00am - 5:00pm

cost

Free

location

Pratt Institue
200 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205

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Retail

David Yurman: SoHo

David Yurman SoHo
114 Prince St, New York, NY 10012

You’re invited to sip champagne at the David Yurman Townhouse and SoHo boutiques while viewing the latest collections for holiday. While you're there, enter to win a piece of David Yurman jewelry.

Must be 21+ to drink. For complete details and official game rules, please contact sales associate.

David Yurman Townhouse 712 Madison Avenue

and

David Yurman SoHo 114 Prince Street

date

November 12th - 18th

time

Mon-Sat 11:00am - 7:00am, Sun 12:00pm - 6:00pm

cost

Free

location

David Yurman SoHo
114 Prince St, New York, NY 10012

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Exhibition

JEAN-CLAUDE BONILLO (1939 -1917) – The Art of Jewelry By Fire

Magen H Gallery
54 East 11th St., New York, NY

Magen H Gallery presents a selection of Mid Century French Jewelry: JEAN-CLAUDE BONILLO (1939 -1917) - The art of jewelry by fire.

Magen H Gallery and guest curator Marie-Alexandrine Yvernault are pleased to present a retrospective dedicated to French jewelry designer Jean-Claude Bonillo.

The exhibition will include sixty pieces in bronze or gold plated silver, each unique piece sculpted by the artist's hand. A true multidisciplinary artist and a brilliant sculptor, Bonillo's jewels are the result of his fascination with fire, fusion and the work of forging.

Although all his creations were first imagined to adorn the female body with a desire to make it beautiful, Jean-Claude Bonillo's work also integrates an important esoteric dimension. He invokes the richness of the jewels' symbolism, "which in its primitive form is a mediator between the person who wears it and the universe" and draws his inspiration from the nature surrounding it, so that its sculpted forms evoke almost always the four elements, revealed by fire.

The exhibition runs Monday, November 12th - Friday, November 16th.

Join us for a cocktail reception celebrating the event on Wednesday November 14th from 6:00 - 8:00pm.

date

November 12th - 16th

time

Mon - Fri 10:00am - 6:00pm

cost

Free

location

Magen H Gallery
54 East 11th St., New York, NY

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Retail

David Yurman: Madison Avenue

David Yurman Townhouse
712 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10065

You’re invited to sip champagne at the David Yurman Townhouse and SoHo boutiques while viewing the latest collections for holiday. While you're there, enter to win a piece of David Yurman jewelry.

Must be 21+ to drink. For complete details and official game rules, please contact sales associate.

David Yurman Townhouse 712 Madison Avenue

and

David Yurman SoHo 114 Prince Street

date

November 12th - 18th

time

M-F 10:00am - 7:00am, Sat 10:00am - 6:00pm, Sun 10:00am - 5:00pm

cost

Free

location

David Yurman Townhouse
712 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10065

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Exhibition

LOUD AND CLEAR: Voices from the Empire State

Maison Gerard
43 E 10th St A, New York, NY 10003

New York City is the beating heart of the Empire State. The theme of the exhibition LOUD AND CLEAR: Voices from the Empire State is New York itself, the polyphonic crossroads of cultures that dominates American art. The title describes New Yorkers with their volume and volubility, their Babel of dialects, and their certainty in all things. It also suggests the diversity in origin and approach of the artists. The curators have emphasized voice for several reasons. One is the literal sound of the city, with its drumbeat of horns, rumbling trucks, screeching tires, wailing ambulances, and subway musicians. We often speak of artists finding their voices. People wearing jewelry feel that special pieces “speak” to them.

The 14 participating artists, including the curators, are all studio jewelers, representing a range of age and working styles. They have been chosen for the quality of their work as well as their generational and stylistic diversity. Their work varies in medium, tone, execution, and intention. Nearly all have arrived from somewhere else, as close as Pennsylvania or as far away as Asia. Many reside in New York City, but all live and work within a 100-mile radius. LOUD AND CLEAR is curated by Biba Schutz and Marjorie Simon.

Participating Artists: Lynn Batchelder, Jamie Bennett, Klaus Burgel, Pat Flynn, Tom Herman, Reiko Ishiyama, Sergey Jivetin, Alex Lozier, Darcy Miro, Jonathan Wahl, Kiwon Wang

This exhibition is being hosted by Maison Gerard. The gallery is open Monday, November 12th - Friday, November 16th from 10:00am - 6:00pm.

Join us for an opening reception on Wednesday, November 14th from 6:00pm - 8:00pm.

date

November 12th - 16th

time

M-F 10:00am - 6:00pm

cost

free

location

Maison Gerard
43 E 10th St A, New York, NY 10003

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Exhibition

“Jewelry: The Body Transformed”

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028

What is jewelry? Why do we wear it? What meanings does it convey? Opening November 12 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the exhibition Jewelry: The Body Transformed will traverse time and space to explore how jewelry acts upon and activates the body it adorns. This global conversation about one of the most personal and universal of art forms brings together some 230 objects drawn almost exclusively from The Met collection. A dazzling array of headdresses and ear ornaments, brooches and belts, necklaces and rings created between 2600 B.C.E. and the present day will be shown along with sculptures, paintings, prints, and photographs that will enrich and amplify the many stories of transformation that jewelry tells.

Exhibition Overview

The exhibition will open with a dramatic installation that emphasizes the universality of jewelry—precious objects made for the body, a singular and glorious setting for the display of art. Great jewelry from around the world will be presented in a radiant display that groups these ornaments according to the part of the body they adorn: head and hair; nose, lips, and ears; neck and chest; arms and hands; and waist, ankles, and feet.

The remaining galleries will be organized thematically in order to encourage visitors to make cross-cultural comparisons. The Divine Body will examine one of the earliest conceptions of jewelry—its link to immortality. Featured here will be a rare head-to-toe ensemble from ancient Egypt that accompanied the elite into the afterlife, as well as items from the Royal Cemetery of Ur, implicated in one of the most mysterious rituals of ancient Mesopotamia (present-day Iraq). Also highlighted will be the regalia of the rulers of Calima (present-day Colombia), who were lavishly covered in sheets of gold.

Exhibition runs November 12, 2018- February 24, 2019.

An exclusive NYCJW curatorial-led tour will take place on Tuesday, November 13th.

Learn more about our partner The Metropolitan Museum of Art here.

date

Exhibition opens November 12th

time

Sun - Thurs 10:00am - 5:30pm, Fri-Sat 10:00am - 9:00pm

cost

Free with Museum Admission

location

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028

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Symposium

“Used Future” Symposium by Current Obsession

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn Campus, Student Union

200 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205

Current Obsession, the Dutch jewelry magazine and platform, curates a next level symposium, which involves Netherlands and New York based speakers, artificial intelligence, and live-feedback from the audience. George Lucas called it "used future".  An image of a lived-in, used-up, dingy and dirty world, where obscure objects, oil-stained furniture and beat up technology look like they came from the opposite sides of the galaxy. This is the future where young and ancient civilisations coexist, feeding off of each other, creating an altogether more credible image. Artists spend tremendous efforts meticulously denting, burning, bending surfaces of their pristine computer-generated spaceships, because they know: whatever the viewers see on the screen, no matter how far removed from anything "real", needs to be deeply rooted in materiality and our experience of objects and matter. The entire value system in jewelry is historically based in its materiality and its tangibility. Seen as an investment, it is above all a possession, an object to own, to hold, and to inherit. But how does this system play out, once the materiality is taken out of the equation? What happens when jewelry becomes digital, existing in a whole different realm, taking on a life of its own? This may seem like an unlikely speculative scenario, but the existence of binary jewels raises all kinds of real questions: what is ownership; what is authorship; what is uniqueness, what is luxury, what is wearability and materiality? If putting a dent in the side of a spotless spaceship makes it possible for a viewer to accept a far-fetched utopian future, does that mean hyper-real representations of jewelry could become a part of our digital and analogue lives? An oily fingerprint on a perfect cold facet of a rendered diamond, a hair stuck in a prong of a 3D rendered ring, a deep scratch on a smooth surface of digital metal, or a tiny stone missing from a perfectly geometric binary pavé... would this make it all seem more real and bring it closer? After all, why should the future be so pristine? Used Future takes place on Monday, November 12th at 10:00am the Pratt Institute Brooklyn Campus at the Student Union. Register through link below.

date

Monday, November 12th

time

10:00 am

cost

Free

location

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn Campus, Student Union

200 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205

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Exhibition

Parallel Lines: Craft and Culture in Contemporary Jewelry from Isreal

Maison Gerard

53 E 10th St A, New York, NY 10003

Parallel Lines: Craft and Culture in Contemporary Jewelry from Isreal is curated by Naama Bergman and Tamar Navama.

Considering discipline as a result of culture, language and geographic and social outcome within a field of activity, this group of Israeli artists examine the shift in their practice, thus discipline, following re-arrangement their place of living, place of creation, and the cultures they have taken upon themselves to work in. This position and disposition of the artists presented here, draws a stretched field of what jewelry is, how it functions, how its seen, and what role does it play in the field of contemporary art, and furthermore, what is the role it plays in the culture it grows in, importing and exporting ideas and statements merging and un-margin cultures and practices.

Featured Artists: Naama Bergman, Tamar Navama, Ruta Reifen, Dana Hakim, Noga Harel, Vered Kaminski, Einat Leader.

Parallel Lines is hosted by Maison Gerard and runs November 12th - 16th. The gallery is open Monday - Friday 10:00am - 6:00pm. 

A Reception will take place on Wednesday, November 14th from 5:30pm - 8:00pm. Check our calendar for a link to RSVP.

date

November 12th - 16th

time

Mon - Fri 10:00am - 6:00pm

cost

Free

location

Maison Gerard

53 E 10th St A, New York, NY 10003

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Exhibition

“ANTIQUEMANIA” Exhibition

Pratt Institute Manhattan Gallery, SCPS Gallery (2nd Floor)

144 West 14th St., NY, New York 10011

Both a timeless visual feast and an intellectual retreat, Antiquemania is a present-day cabinet of curiosities, where it is possible to explore jewelry’s traditional, organic and innovative materials, together with universal ideas of beauty, desire, memory, nature, death… Antiquemania brings together an eclectic group of contemporary jewelers whose different approaches to historical jewelry create an enriching visual dialogue between the past and the present, ancient and contemporary identity, materials, techniques, and aesthetics.

Artists Jennifer Trask and Miranda Leigh search for ideals of beauty and the perfection of natural forms through historical motifs. Trask’s work is iconic for her fanciful use of bone and actual antique fragments, like transforming a 17th-century gilded frame into a neckpiece. Leigh’s Greek water vessel earrings vividly convey her artist statement, “it is a privilege to create jewels from noble materials that celebrate our most precious memories and desires.”

Inspired by Georgian and Victorian memento mori, Melanie Bilenker and Rachel Andrea Davis use hair to portray memories of domestic intimacy and lost love, respectively; while Kelly Jean Conroy creates memorials dedicated to the natural world and her childhood using bone and taxidermied animals. Alicia Jane Boswell’s lace and enamel jewels distill a familiar sense of fragility and longing for the past.

At Jewelry Arts Inc., Jeanette Caines and Mike Ellis teach ancient jewelry making techniques of granulation, chasing, repoussé, and enameling. Here their work is juxtaposed with Isabelle Busnell and Ashley Buchannan’s interpretations of historical forms using new materials. Busnel molds 18th-century style stomachers, bow earrings, and Baroque architectural details out of silicone rubber while Buchanan distills historical jewelry forms into powder-coated silhouettes.

Share your pictures and thoughts of the show with us! #antiquemania @prattinstitute @nycjewelryweek

Exhibiting Artists: Isabelle Busnel (France) Ashley Buchanan (Atlanta, GA) Miranda Leigh (Brooklyn, NYC) Jennifer Trask (Lake Tahoe, NV) Melanie Bilenker (Philadelphia, PA) Kelly Jean Conroy (Boston, MA), Rachel Andrea Davis (Bayview, WI), Alicia Jane Boswell (Lake Worth, FL), Jeanette Caines and Mike Ellis (Jewelry Arts Inc. Manhattan, NYC)

Exhibition runs: November 12th - November 18th. This exhibition will take place at Pratt Institute Manhattan in the SCPS Gallery on the 2nd Floor. The gallery is open Monday - Friday from 10:00am - 6:00om and Saturday - Sunday 10:00am - 5:00pm. No RSVP required to attend the exhibition.

A reception and lecture with curators will take place on Friday, November 16th from 6:30pm - 8:00pm. RSVP below for the lecture, cost is $10 to attend.

This event is supported by Professor Patricia Madeja, Coordinator for the Fine Art Jewelry Program at Pratt, SCPS offers a Jewelry Design and Marketing Certificate.

Learn more about our partner Pratt Institute here.

date

November 12th - November 18th

time

10:00am - 6:00pm M-F, 10:00am - 5:00pm Weekends

cost

Free

location

Pratt Institute Manhattan Gallery, SCPS Gallery (2nd Floor)

144 West 14th St., NY, New York 10011

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Installation

Brice Garrett: “Workshop” – A Participatory Installation

NYCJW Headquarters; Artists & Fleas SoHo

568 Broadway, New York, NY 10012

Workshop curated and executed by artist Brice Garrett, is an interactive installation of plaster pendants made collectively with the community. The project uses the visual language of jewelry and the utility of molds to explore the relationships between the body and objects, production and process, making and exchanging.

During scheduled drop-in times participants can contribute and evolve the installation. The gallery space will be turned into a workshop environment for visitors to join in creating plaster pendants through the act of stamping, mold-making, and casting. Using jewelry-related stamps, participants will make impression molds in clay. Throughout the week, plaster will be poured in the molds to create pendants for the installation. The final pieces in Workshopbecome extensions these interactions, embedded with notions of craft, exchange, labor, and value.

Join the artist and participate during these times: Monday, Nov. 12th: 2-5pm Tuesday, Nov. 13th: 1-4pm Wednesday, Nov. 14th 1-4pm Thursday, Nov. 15th 11-1pm Friday, Nov. 16th 1-4pm Saturday, Nov. 18th 1-4pm

The exhibition portion of the event will be open to the public daily for viewing from 11:00am - 8:00pm. #collectivegems

date

November 12th - November 18th

time

11:00am - 8:00pm

cost

Free

location

NYCJW Headquarters; Artists & Fleas SoHo

568 Broadway, New York, NY 10012

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Exhibition

“#fail#success” Exhibition

NYCJW Headquarters; Artists & Fleas SoHo

569 Broadway, New York, NY 10012

The presence of social media, Instagram, offers the public a new an unique view into a maker’s studio. Instagram can be used as a tool by jewelers to influence the line of their work. The exhibition #fail #success, curated by Manuela Jimenez & Kendra Pariseault, showcases this tool and walks the audience through the creative process of the maker.

Exhibiting Artists: Kendra and Manuela, Arthur Hash, Amelia Toelke, Emily Cobb + Mallory Weston, Kurt Pio, Ho'o Hee, Aurelie Guillaume, Emiko Oye, Georgina Trevino, Sena Huh, Laila Costa, Franziska Stetter + Thiago Piwowarczyk, Camila Escobar, Silvia Ardila, Maria Tritico, Sam Tyson, WooJungKim, Bryan Parnham, Sarah Holden,

Exhibition runs November 12th - 18th, 2018 at the official NYCJW Headquarters within Artist & Fleas in SoHo and is open daily from 11:00am - 8:00pm. 

date

November 12th - November 18th

time

Open Daily 11:00am - 8:00pm

cost

Free

location

NYCJW Headquarters; Artists & Fleas SoHo

569 Broadway, New York, NY 10012

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Workshop

Design + Function: Intergenerational Workshop with Metalsmith Charleen Weidell

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

2 E. 91st St., New York, NY 10128

Design an accessory to keep you warm with Oklahoma-based metalsmith, Charleen Weidell. Held during most school holidays, our intergenerational programs are facilitated by a museum educator.

Charleen is the Associate Dean of the College of Fine Arts and Design and Executive Director of Galleries and Collections at the University of Central Oklahoma. Her work in metal has been exhibited and collected on the international and national levels.

Celebrate NYC Jewelry Week with Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum! Join us for free design activities and gallery bingo on the Ground Floor, 11:00am – 3:00pm.

Visit the SHOP Cooper Hewitt within the museum for 20% off on all jewelry.

date

Monday, November 12th

time

11:00 am - 3:00 pm

cost

Free

location

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

2 E. 91st St., New York, NY 10128

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Exhibition

“Anonymous Brooklyn” Installation and Exhibition

Brooklyn Metal Works
640 Dean Street, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Brooklyn Metal Works presents Anonymous Brooklyn an installation and exhibition accumulated and arranged by guest participants, whoever they may be. Each guest is invited to hang one piece of jewelry on one wall within the gallery. This project is open to anyone who wants to take part, wants to put their work/jewelry, or someone else’s, on the wall. No names will be given, faces will be masked. Only the work speaks.

Installation and exhibition runs November 12th - 18th. The Gallery is open daily 11:00am - 7:00pm. No RSVP required to attend the exhibition.

Reception: Saturday, November 17th, 6:00pm - 8:00pm. RSVP for the reception at link below.

Learn more about our partner Brooklyn Metal Works here.

date

November 12th - November 18th

time

Open daily 11:00am - 7:00pm

cost

Free

location

Brooklyn Metal Works
640 Dean Street, Brooklyn, NY 11238

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Exhibition

“Out of This World” Fine Jewelry Exhibition

Michele Varian
27 Howard St, New York, NY 10013

Curated by Michele Varian, the Out of This World exhibit features sophisticated yet otherworldly fine jewelry pieces from designers Eva Noga, Kimberlin Brown, Annika Inez, and Nadia Todorova of La Bulgara. Curated by Michele Varian, the Out of This World exhibit features sophisticated yet otherworldly fine jewelry pieces from designers Eva Noga, Kimberlin Brown, Annika Inez, and Sofia Zakia. The exhibition also includes a section co-curated with Adorn Milk, featuring its jewelers Gossamer, Daniela Barone, Pico Design, Kyla Katz, MGG Studio, and WKNDLA.

Out of This World is on view daily at Michele Varian. The shop is open 11:00am -7:00pm Monday-Friday and 11:00am-6:00pm Saturday and Sunday.

Join us for an Opening Party on Thursday November 15th from 7:00pm - 9:00pm.

date

November 12th - November 18th

time

Open Daily M-F 11:00am - 7:00pm, Weekends 11:00am - 6:00pm

cost

Free

location

Michele Varian
27 Howard St, New York, NY 10013

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Exhibition

Library Adorned Cuff Show

Pratt Institute, Library
200 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205

An annual exhibition of cuff bracelets created by beginner Jewelry students from across departments and disciplines at Pratt Institute. Students use the historic Pratt Library as inspiration for their designs and fabricate each unique piece using direct metal fabrication techniques.

The exhibition runs October 15th - November 18th and is open daily.

Join us for an Opening Reception in conjunction with a Gallery Hop of the NYCJW events throughout the Pratt campus on Monday November, 12th from 5:30pm - 7:00pm in the lower level of the Pratt Institute ARC building.

date

November 12th - 18th

time

Open daily

cost

Free

location

Pratt Institute, Library
200 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205

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Exhibition

“Focus: Wiener Werkstätte Jewelry” Exhibition

Neue Galerie New York

1048 5th Ave, NY, NY 10028

Focus: Wiener Werkstätte Jewelry, on view from October 4th, 2018 to January 21st, 2019 at Neue Galerie New York, brings together a selection of miniature jeweled masterworks by the leading artists of the Wiener Werkstätte (Viennese Workshops), including the firm’s co-founders Josef Hoffmann and Koloman Moser. It also includes examples by Carl Otto Czeschka, Maria Likarz-Strauss, Dagobert Peche, and Max Snischek. These wearable works of art were among the most coveted designs produced by the Wiener Werkstätte and many were made only once. A highlight of the presentation will be an impressive array of Hoffmann’s square brooches, which have been favorably compared to Gustav Klimt’s canvases. This presentation offers a unique opportunity to view these treasures, which are of the highest quality and extremely rare. Wiener Werkstätte Jewelry is curated by Janis Staggs, Director of Curatorial, Neue Galerie New York. Exhibition Runs October 4th, 2018 to January 21st, 2019. Museum is open 11:00am - 6:00pm Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  On Wednesday, November 14th, join NYCJW for a special tour of "Focus: Wiener Werkstätte Jewelry" with curator Janis Staggs at 11:00am.. There will also be an event in the Book Store and Design Shop to coincide with the tour.

date

November 12th and November 15th - 18th

time

Open Thursday - Monday 11:00am - 6:00pm

cost

museum admission

location

Neue Galerie New York

1048 5th Ave, NY, NY 10028

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Exhibition

Amelia Toelke: “Gem Friends”

NYCJW Headquarters; Artists & Fleas SoHo

568 Broadway, New York, NY 10012

Amelia Toelke’s diverse art practice draws on her training in jewelry and metalsmithing yet transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries. Through the integration of content, process, and material, her work addresses the rich human history of adornment and the shared understanding of visual language. Her explorative work lies at the interstice of the two-dimensional and the three- dimensional, hovering between object and image, reality and representation.

NYCJW is proud to be presenting a selection of Toelke's Gem Friends, including a custom "face" for the inaugural year of NYCJW at the official Headquarters of the week within Artist & Fleas in SoHo. 

The exhibition runs November 12th - 18th and is open daily from 11:00am - 8:00pm.

date

November 12th - November 18th

time

11:00am - 8:00pm

cost

Free

location

NYCJW Headquarters; Artists & Fleas SoHo

568 Broadway, New York, NY 10012

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Exhibition

Cutting Edge: Contemporary Glass Jewelry Exhibition

R & Company

64 White Street, New York, NY 10013



Cutting Edge – Contemporary Glass Jewelry exhibition presents the artistic creations of artists and designers who use glass as a vehicle of expression and who stand out for innovation and personality. 

On view the works of Paolo Marcolongo, Biba Schutz and Agustina Ros, in an open dialogue with many voices, in which talent, vision and technique are balanced in exclusive virtuosities. The exhibition will also include some masterpieces made by the special guest and ambassador in the field of glass jewelry Linda MacNeil. 

The selection aims to provide an unusual and avant-garde perspective on glass jewelry, an affirmation of the identity of research that is today increasingly independent, even if still connected, to tradition. 

The exhibition is presented by R &Co. and the gallery is open Monday, November 12th – Friday, November 16th from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm, and on Saturday, November 17th from 12:00pm - 6:00pm.  The gallery is closed on Sunday. No RSVP is required for this event.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a conversation organized by the Art Glass Forum, which will be held on Tuesday November 13th at St. Michael’s Church and titled: Cutting Edge - The use of glass and metals in contemporary jewelry and features Ilaria Ruggiero in conversation with Biba Schutz and Agustina Ros with special appearance by Linda MacNeil.

date

November 12th - 17th

time

Mon - Fri 11:00am - 6:00pm, Sat 12:00pm - 6:00pm, Closed Sunday

cost

Free

location

R & Company

64 White Street, New York, NY 10013

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Roaming

Perceived Value Podcast: Livecasts!

Various locations throughout NYCJW

During NYCJW you're guaranteed to see an overabundance of beautiful objects. The Perceived Value Podcast will be there to tell you the stories behind them. Throughout the week, host Sarah Rachel Brown will be making her way through the city, microphones in tow, to see, document, and share NYCJW's exciting happenings. Keep your eyes peeled as you navigate the NYCJW Map, you might just end up behind the microphone. Follow @percievedvaluepodcast to follow Sarah's journey and learn how you can be a part of the podcast. Join Perceived Value at the NYCJW HQ at Artists and Fleas in SoHo on Monday, November 12th throughout the day.

date

Monday, November 12th

time

11:00 am - 8:00 pm

cost

Free

location

Various locations throughout NYCJW

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Exhibition

Conversation Pieces That Catch the Eye: Johnny Nelson Jewelry

Project No. 8 at Ace Hotel
22 W 29th St, New York, NY 10016

Various Projects presents Conversation Pieces That Catch the Eye featuring the work of Johnny Nelson Jewelry.

Johnny Nelson Jewelry was founded in 2017 by Johnny Nelson. Each piece is proudly crafted in NYC using various fine metals and stones.

The line was brought to fruition long before it’s initial inception. Nelson’s transition into jewelry design began in 2014, when he was on tour and decided it was time to look as good as he felt while performing. His solution? Jewelry. The first piece was an attention-grabbing 3-finger ring, made with stone and wire, that he asked his mom to bring to life. It was then Nelson found he had not just a genuine passion for jewelry, but the raw talent and creative vision to match.

In his designs, Nelson draws inspiration from his diverse artistic and cultural experiences that merge punk, hip hop and spirituality. The line heavily focuses on statement pieces that spark conversation amongst consumers.

Johnny Nelson was born in England and raised in Brooklyn. His biggest influences include Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen and the iconic neighborhood jewelers that elevated hip hop culture in the 80s and 90s.

Various Projects presents this show with Johnny Nelson from November 12th - 18th on view daily from 11:00am - 7:00pm within Project No. 8 at the Ace Hotel.

Join NYCJW on Sunday, November 11th for a reception featuring designer Johnny Nelson from 6:00pm - 8:00pm.

date

November 12th - 18th

time

Open Daily 11:00am - 7:00pm

cost

Free

location

Project No. 8 at Ace Hotel
22 W 29th St, New York, NY 10016

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Exhibition

Material Beauty: Modern Hopi, Navajo and Pueblo Artist Jewelers

Mahnaz Collection

32 E 57th St, New York, NY 10022



Mahnaz Collection presents an exhibition displaying the work of the finest modern and contemporary jewelers of the American southwest: Material Beauty: Modern Hopi, Navajo and Pueblo Artist Jewelers. The exhibit charts the diverse cultural and artistic influences that came together to make this jewelry historically unique and important. Included are works by the grand master of modernist Native American jewelry, Charles Loloma, as well as renowned figures such as Verma Nequetewa (Sonwai), Richard Chavez (San Felipe Pueblo) Eveli Sabatie (French Moroccan, resident in the Hopi reservation between 1968 and 1972), Jesse Monongya, and H. Fred Skaggs the modernist Arizona jeweler.

This special exhibition in conjunction with NYCJW runs November 12th - 16th, 2018. The gallery is open daily from 1:00pm - 5:00pm and admission is free.

Learn more about our partner Mahnaz Collection here.

date

November 12th - November 16th

time

Open daily from 1:00pm - 5:00pm

cost

Free

location

Mahnaz Collection

32 E 57th St, New York, NY 10022

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Exhibition

Lucas Lucas presents: An Ethical Jewelry Exhibition

Lucas Lucas
57 Conselyea St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Lucas Lucas will feature 10+ ethical and sustainable jewelry collections of varied price points from NYC and around the world in their Ethical Jewelry Exhibition on view during NYCJW. Each artist was chosen based first on their commitment to sustainable production practices and/or the integrity of the brand voice and, of course, on design, quality and aesthetic. All jewelry is for sale and here you can shop with a peace of mind. The exhibition is on view November 12th - 18th from 12:00pm - 7:00pm daily. Join NYCJW and Lucas Lucas for two special events supporting the Ethical Jewelry Exhibitions: A cocktail reception on Thursday November 15th from 6:00pm - 9:00pm. And on Saturday, November 17th from 12:00pm - 4:00pm for hand and facial massages, tarot readings, and tea. Services start at $20.

date

Monday, November 12th

time

12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

cost

Free

location

Lucas Lucas
57 Conselyea St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

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Exhibition

The Kinship Between: American Women Jewelers, Part 1

The Jewelry Library
1239 Broadway, NY, New York 10001

The Jewelry Library will present its inaugural exhibition and sale The Kinship Between: American Women Jewelers, Part 1. Curated by Mark McDonald and Sienna Patti, The Kinship Between will feature original vintage pieces by three mid-century jewelers: Margaret de Patta, Ruth Roach and Betty Cooke and new work by four contemporary artists: Räissa Bump, Noam Elyashiv, Rebekah Frank and Gabriella Kiss.

The show explores shared aspects of their craft as metalsmiths and the kinship between their ways of working and their design process as well as their shared use of form and material. The exhibition will also highlight the unique kinship between maker and wearer. Original design drawings and proposals to clients will be on view as well.

The exhibition runs November 12th - 21st. Hours are 12:00pm - 7:00pm Monday-Saturday or by appointment. For an appointment please contact info@thejewelrylibrary.com.

No RSVP is required to view the exhibition after November 10th.

date

November 12th - 21st

time

Monday - Saturday 12:00pm - 7:00pm

cost

Free

location

The Jewelry Library
1239 Broadway, NY, New York 10001

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Demonstration

Wellness for Makers presents “Your Body: Your Bench”

NYCJW Headquarters; Artists & Fleas SoHo

568 Broadway, New York, NY 10012

Wellness For Makers is excited to present an interactive wellness installation at this year’s NYC Jewelry Week. The installation will educate jewelers and attendees about the relationships between their bodies and studio spaces. Attendees will be prompted to engage with different types of information, tools, and techniques.

Curator and founder of Wellness for Makers, Missy Graff Ballone, will lead demonstrations throughout the week. Attendees will be provided with a mix of background information related to studio ergonomics, such as how knots develop in the body, and practical instruction, such as different ways to increase blood flow, circulation, and flexibility. These techniques are designed to help boost energy levels, alleviate pain, reduce the risk of injury, and improve posture.

On-site demonstrations led by Missy Graff Ballone will be held twice daily on at 1:00pm and 3:00pm on Monday, November 12th and Tuesday, November 13th.

Wellness for Makers is open daily from 11:00am - 8:00pm at the NYJW Headquarter within Artists & Fleas, Soho.

date

November 12th - 13th

time

Demos at 1:00pm and 3:00pm

cost

Free

location

NYCJW Headquarters; Artists & Fleas SoHo

568 Broadway, New York, NY 10012

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Exhibition

Women in Jewelry: Art Deco to Today

HD Jewels at The Carlyle Hotel
35 E 76th St, New York, NY 10021

HD Jewels at The Carlyle will also present Women in Jewelry. The exhibition begins in the Art Deco era to include the work of Madame Berlioz of the Parisian jewelry Berlioz & Leroy. A decade later, Margaret De Patta's "abstract" jewelry explores the New Bauhaus aesthetic in the Postwar years. The swinging 1960's and 1970's brought about a renewed interest in naturalism. In France new styles emerged in the free spirited designs of Line Vautrin, Claude Lalanne, Catherine Roll. Contemporary women in jewelry include the expressionistic gold work of Lisa Sotilis and Jacline Mazard for Jean Mahie. Current jewelry designers Mahrokh Beck and Rebecca Koven offer another compelling view of contemporary jewelry design.

Women in Jewelry runs November 12th - 18th. The Gallery hours are: Monday 4:00pm-9:00pm, Tuesday - Wednesday 10:00am - 9:00pm, Thursday 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday 10:00am-9:00pm, Sunday 4:00pm-9:00pm.

HD Jewels at The Carlyle will also continue its ongoing of rare, vintage, and estate fine jewelry.

Learn more about our partner Historical Design (HD) here.

date

November 12th - 18th (Closed on November 15th)

time

Mon 4pm-9pm, Tues-Wed 10am-9pm, Closed Thursday, Fri-Sat 10am-9pm, Sun 4pm-9pm

cost

Free

location

HD Jewels at The Carlyle Hotel
35 E 76th St, New York, NY 10021

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Exhibition

Antonio Piñeda, Modernist Jeweler

HD Jewels at The Carlyle Hotel
35 E 76th St, New York, NY 10021

HD Jewels at The Carlyle presents the Modernist jewelry designs of Antonio Piñeda (1919-2009). Antonia began as an apprentice to legendary silversmith William Spratling and in 1941 opened his own silver workshop in his hometown of Taxco, Mexico. Spratling was Antonio's mentor and looked back to historical references, whereas Antoni looked forward to the clean lines and radical forms of Postwar design. Leading the way of modernist silversmithing in Mexico, in 1944 Antonio's jewelry was exhibited internationally at San Francisco's Palace of Legion of Honor alongside Margaret de Patti and Georg Jensen. In 1960 his work was honored with a gold medal at the Milan Triennale. Celebrated as the preeminent Jewelry of Mexican Modernism, Antonio's signature style included creatively cut stones, innovative mechanisms and architectural forms. HD Jewels will highlight Antonio's groundbreaking jewelry, alongside his dramatic sterling hollowware. The exhibition runs November 12th - 18th. The Gallery hours are: Monday 4:00pm-9:00pm, Tuesday - Wednesday 10:00am - 9:00pm, Thursday 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday 10:00am-9:00pm, Sunday 4:00pm-9:00pm. HD Jewels at The Carlyle will also continue its ongoing of rare, vintage, and estate fine jewelry.

Learn more about our partner Historical Design (HD) here.

date

November 12th - 18th (Closed on November 15th)

time

Mon 4pm-9pm, Tues-Wed 10am-9pm, Closed Thursday, Fri-Sat 10am-9pm, Sun 4pm-9pm

cost

Free

location

HD Jewels at The Carlyle Hotel
35 E 76th St, New York, NY 10021

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Exhibition

Breon O’Casey, A World Unknown: 1983 – 2003

The American Irish Historical Society
991 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028

Breon O'Casey (1928–2011), a well-respected British artist, son of Irish playwright Sean O'Casey, made his initial reputation as a jeweler before he fully concentrated on painting, printmaking, and sculpture. His works are in major international public and private collections, including the Schmuckmuseum, Pforzheim; The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg; Tate Britain, London; Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Goldsmiths Hall, London; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Philadelphia Museum of Art; and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Breon O'Casey, A World Unknown: 1983–2003 will be exhibited at the American Irish Historical Society and include paintings, prints, sculpture, holloware, and jewelry from private collections.

On view October 10–November 14, 2018, this exhibition is sponsored by Helen Drutt: Philadelphia with the American Irish Historical Society and supported by the Metals / Jewelry/ CAD-CAM Area, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia. Exhibition organized by Helen Drutt English, Elizabeth Essner, and Doug Bucci. Checklist essay by Simon Olding, Director, Crafts Study Centre, Farnham, UK.

Normal hours: Monday-Friday: entry at 11:00am, 12:30pm & 3:00pm; extended hours on Tuesdays 5:00pm-7:00pm Weekends: Closed except on October 13 and November 10 from 12:00pm - 5:00pm. The museum will be closed on Thursday November 1 and Friday November 2.

Extended Jewelry Week Hours: Monday, November 12th - Wednesday, November 14th Entry at 11:00am, 12:30pm, & 3:00pm; general admission 5:00pm-7:00pm

Learn more about our partner American-Irish Historical Society here.

date

November 12th - 14th

time

Entry at 11:00am, 12:30pm, & 3:00pm; general admission 5:00pm-7:00pm

cost

Free

location

The American Irish Historical Society
991 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028

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Exhibition

The Additive Hand – Contemporary Jewelry Made Through 3D Printing

Pratt Institute, Juliana Curran Terian Design Center Gallery
200 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205

Formlabs and Liz Hill Wiker present an exhibition that explores how 3D printing is used to create wearable art and jewelry: The Additive Hand - Contemporary Jewelry Made Through 3D Printing. The exhibition features pieces made directly by 3D printing, utilizing 3D printed materials rather than the more common "lost-wax" or investment casting method, commonly used by jewelers.

The 3D printing industry is working diligently to meet the needs of various industries- benchmarking and improving upon long standing manufacturing methods. But what happens when we look at 3D printing for what it can offer rather than what it can do?

The Additive Hand exhibition explores how 3D printed materials are used in uncommon ways to create wearable art and jewelry.

The exhibition is on view November 12th - 18th. Gallery hours are: Monday 5:00pm - 7:30pm, Tuesday - Thursday 11:00am - 7:00pm, and Saturday - Sunday 2:00pm - 7:00pm.

Join NYCJW Monday, November 12th at 5:00pm for a Reception during a Pratt "Gallery Hop" at the Juliana Curran Terian Design Center Gallery at Pratt Institute.

More about Formlabs: Formlabs designs and manufactures powerful and accessible 3D printing systems. Headquartered in Boston with offices in Germany, Japan, and China, the company was founded in 2011 by a team of engineers and designers from the MIT Media Lab and Center for Bits and Atoms. Formlabs is establishing the industry benchmark for professional 3D printing for engineers, designers, and manufacturers around the globe, and accelerating innovation in a variety of industries, including education, dentistry, healthcare, jewelry, and research. Formlabs products include the Form 2 SLA 3D printer, Fuse 1 SLS 3D printer, Form Cell manufacturing solution, and Pinshape marketplace of 3D designs. Formlabs also develops its own suite of high-performance materials for 3D printing, as well as best-in-class 3D printing software. Learn more here.

Request a free sample part from Formlabs here.

date

November 12-15, 17-18.

time

Mon: 5:00pm-7:30pm, Tue-Thur 11:00am-7:00pm, Sat - Sun 2:00pm - 7:00pm

cost

Free

location

Pratt Institute, Juliana Curran Terian Design Center Gallery
200 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205

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Reception

The Additive Hand – Contemporary Jewelry Made Through 3D Printing Reception

Pratt Institute, Juliana Curran Terian Design Center Gallery
200 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205

Formlabs and Liz Hill Wiker present an exhibition that explores how 3D printing is used to create wearable art and jewelry: The Additive Hand - Contemporary Jewelry Made Through 3D Printing. The exhibition features pieces made directly by 3D printing, utilizing 3D printed materials rather than the more common "lost-wax" or investment casting method, commonly used by jewelers. The 3D printing industry is working diligently to meet the needs of various industries- benchmarking and improving upon long standing manufacturing methods. But what happens when we look at 3D printing for what it can offer rather than what it can do? The Additive Hand exhibition explores how 3D printed materials are used in uncommon ways to create wearable art and jewelry. The exhibition is on view November 12th - 18th. Gallery hours are: Monday 5:00pm - 7:30pm, Tuesday - Thursday 11:00am - 7:00pm, and Saturday - Sunday 2:00pm - 7:00pm. Join NYCJW Monday, November 12th at 5:00pm for a Reception during a Pratt "Gallery Hop" at the Juliana Curran Terian Design Center Gallery at Pratt Institute. More about Formlabs: Formlabs designs and manufactures powerful and accessible 3D printing systems. Headquartered in Boston with offices in Germany, Japan, and China, the company was founded in 2011 by a team of engineers and designers from the MIT Media Lab and Center for Bits and Atoms. Formlabs is establishing the industry benchmark for professional 3D printing for engineers, designers, and manufacturers around the globe, and accelerating innovation in a variety of industries, including education, dentistry, healthcare, jewelry, and research. Formlabs products include the Form 2 SLA 3D printer, Fuse 1 SLS 3D printer, Form Cell manufacturing solution, and Pinshape marketplace of 3D designs. Formlabs also develops its own suite of high-performance materials for 3D printing, as well as best-in-class 3D printing software. Learn more here. Request a free sample part from Formlabs here.

date

Monday, November 12th

time

5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

cost

Free

location

Pratt Institute, Juliana Curran Terian Design Center Gallery
200 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205

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Demonstration

Pattern & Patina: Glass Beads

UrbanGlass
647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Urban Glass presents Pattern & Patina: Glass Beads a class instructed by Holly Cooper. This class will cover the introduction of design methods and principles, sources of inspiration and their applications for beads. Students will explore the use of color, shape, texture, pattern and theme in their work. The class is designed to help students discover their own personal style of bead making.

The class is five sessions long and runs November 12 - November 16, from 6:00pm – 10:00pm. Sign-up here.

date

November 12th - November 16th

time

6:00pm - 10:00pm

cost

$825

location

UrbanGlass
647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217

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Reception

Cross Pollination by Peter’s Valley School at Craft Reception

Pratt Institue
200 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205

Cross Pollination is an exhibition of work that was made at Peters Valley School of Craft during the stays of assistants, fellows, and students over the years that demonstrates the way sense of place and exploration of materials can diversify an individual's practice, and carry into their work directly or implicitly once they leave. The exhibition runs November 12th - 18th in the lower level of the ARC building and is on view 9:00am - 5:00pm. Join us for an Opening Reception Monday, November 12th 6:00pm -7:30pm in the Pratt Institute Library.

date

Monday, November 12th

time

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

cost

Free

location

Pratt Institue
200 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205

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Talk

“Made in New York” with Stellene Volandes

92nd Street Y

1395 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10128

Join the incomparable editor of Town and Country, Stellene Volandes for the next in her series of jewelry inspired talks at the 92nd Street Y as she kicks off the institution's new season in a conversation about all things jewelry that are made in NYC! Two of the leading figures in modern jewelry David Yurman and James de Givenchy take the stage together for the first time to discuss their inspirations and influences and the role the city has played in their art and their careers. Learn more about our partner the 92nd St. Y here.

date

Monday, November 12th

time

7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

cost

$35

location

92nd Street Y

1395 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10128

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Tuesday, November 13th

Exhibition

“Fake News and True Love: Fourteen Stories” by Robert Baines

Museum of Arts and Design

2 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019



The Museum of Arts and Design presents a clever examination of jewelry as a document of popular cultural history. Robert Baine's fanciful pieces and accompanying “evidence” encourage belief in the fourteen stories he presents. Baines has fabricated alternate realities that span from B.C.E. to the present day and encompass an equally wide range of topics, including migration, conspiracy, forgery, celebrity, and politics. His rings, parures, neckpieces, and bracelets show the misunderstandings that design can create, emphasizing the constructed nature of collective history. Through satire and humor, he cautions that linear narration can be confused with myth, riddle, puzzle, and possible subversions of history. Is the story true or fake?

Exhibition runs October 16, 2018 - March 3, 2019. The Museum is open Tuesday, November 13th - Sunday, November 18th. The museum is open between 10:00am - 6:00om, with extend hours until 9:00pm on Thursday, November 15th. 

A symposium on American Jewelry will be take place on Thursday, November 15th. For updates on time and tickets join the NYCJW mailing list.

Learn more about our partner Museum of Arts and Design here.

date

November 13th - November 18th

time

Open daily 10:0am - 6:00pm, extended hours until 9:00pm on Thursday

location

Museum of Arts and Design

2 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019

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Exhibition

“Painting with Fire and Gemstones” Exhibition

Aaron Faber Gallery

666 5th Ave New York, NY 10103

Entrance is on 53rd Street between 5th and 6th Avenues

Atelier Zobel/Peter Schmid of Germany presents his collection of remarkable one-of-a-kind jewels in precious metals and gems in Painting with Fire and Gemstones presented at Aaron Faber Gallery. The exhibition runs November 13th - 17th, 2018. The gallery is open daily from 10:00am - 6:00pm. Artist’s Reception: Thursday, November 15th, 2018 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.  Join the NYCJW mailing list for info on how to RSVP for the Artist Reception. 

date

November 13th - November 17th

time

Open daily 10:00am - 6:00pm

cost

Free

location

Aaron Faber Gallery

666 5th Ave New York, NY 10103

Entrance is on 53rd Street between 5th and 6th Avenues

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Exhibition

Stout Girls

R & Company
82 Franklin St, New York, NY 10013

Stout Girls Jewelry is a collaboration between artists Katie Stout and Simone Paasche. Combining their skill-sets (Katie specializes in furniture and Simone has a fine jewelry line called SPUR), the two have been getting into mischief ever since meeting at RISD a decadeago. Stout Girls Jewelry was founded in 2018 as a celebration of women, friendship, and adorning your best bits. 

date

November 13th - 14th

time

Mon - Fri 11:00am - 6:00pm

cost

Free

location

R & Company
82 Franklin St, New York, NY 10013

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Talk

Intellectual Property Law for Jewelry Designers

NYCJW Headquarters; Artists & Fleas SoHo

568 Broadway, New York, NY 10012

Intellectual Property (copyright, trademark, and patent) is an important tool to protect your work, but do you know how to use it?

In this seminar you'll learn the differences between these rights and what can qualify for protection, how to protect it, and practical applications in the jewelry industry. We will also cover right of publicity and do some real-time evaluations of famous copying examples. Come armed with questions!

Join the Jewelers Vigilance Committee at the NYCJW Headquarters in SoHo for this unique seminar November 13th at 11 am!

date

Tuesday, November 13th

time

11:00 am

cost

Free

location

NYCJW Headquarters; Artists & Fleas SoHo

568 Broadway, New York, NY 10012

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Private Event

Exclusive Tour of David Webb Workshop and Archive

David Webb
942 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10021

David Webb, an historic American jewelry house founded in 1948, opens its doors for a tour of the flagship boutique, workshop, and archive housed on site on Madison Avenue. Guests will see first-hand material and the level of detail and craftsmanship that informs this unique brand. Light morning refreshments will be served.

Join NYCJW for an exclusive Tour of David Webb Workshop and Archive with Co-Owner Mark Emanuel, and archivists Dianne Batista and Levi Higgs.

This is a private event. To be considered for future private NYCJW events, email us at rsvp@nycjewelryweek.com.

date

Private Event

time

Disclosed in Invite

location

David Webb
942 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10021

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Tour

Curatorial-Led Tour of “Jewelry: The Body Transformed”

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028

What is jewelry? Why do we wear it? What meanings does it convey? Opening November 12 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the exhibition Jewelry: The Body Transformed will traverse time and space to explore how jewelry acts upon and activates the body it adorns. This global conversation about one of the most personal and universal of art forms brings together some 230 objects drawn almost exclusively from The Met collection. A dazzling array of headdresses and ear ornaments, brooches and belts, necklaces and rings created between 2600 B.C.E. and the present day will be shown along with sculptures, paintings, prints, and photographs that will enrich and amplify the many stories of transformation that jewelry tells.

Exhibition Overview

The exhibition will open with a dramatic installation that emphasizes the universality of jewelry—precious objects made for the body, a singular and glorious setting for the display of art. Great jewelry from around the world will be presented in a radiant display that groups these ornaments according to the part of the body they adorn: head and hair; nose, lips, and ears; neck and chest; arms and hands; and waist, ankles, and feet.

The remaining galleries will be organized thematically in order to encourage visitors to make cross-cultural comparisons. The Divine Body will examine one of the earliest conceptions of jewelry—its link to immortality. Featured here will be a rare head-to-toe ensemble from ancient Egypt that accompanied the elite into the afterlife, as well as items from the Royal Cemetery of Ur, implicated in one of the most mysterious rituals of ancient Mesopotamia (present-day Iraq). Also highlighted will be the regalia of the rulers of Calima (present-day Colombia), who were lavishly covered in sheets of gold.

Exhibition runs November 12, 2018- February 24, 2019.

Join Met curator Melanie Holcomb for a tour of the exhibition Tuesday, November 13th at 11:00am.

Learn more about our partner The Metropolitan Museum of Art here.

date

Tuesday, November 13th

time

11:00 am

cost

$22

location

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028

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Exhibition

Mobilia Gallery presents “Nature Redefined-Contemporary Explorations”

Mobilia Gallery at The Lombardy Hotel
111 East 56th St, New York, NY 10022



Mobilia Gallery Presents a special preview of Nature Redefined-Contemporary Explorations of the 19th Century.

Nature Redefined is a group invitational exhibition, inspired by the Arts and Crafts Movement, featuring leaders in their field and emerging talents exploring the ideology and superb possibilities with metalwork and jewelry.

The impetus and inspiration for this exhibition, was the upcoming exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA —“Boston Made:Arts and Crafts Jewelry and Metalwork.” On view November 17th, 2018 - March 29th, 2020.

We will also highlight new collections of jewelry by established and emerging artists.

Dates of event: Tuesday, November 13th - Thursday, November 15th. The hours are 12:00pm - 5:00pm, and by appointment.

To schedule an appointment Call Mobilia Gallery by November 10th: (617)876-2109 or during NYCJW (617)429-5600 or (617)359-7804.

Groups over 5 please call to book an appointment.

Learn more about our partner Mobilia Gallery here.

date

November 13th - 15th

time

12:00pm - 5:00pm

cost

Free

location

Mobilia Gallery at The Lombardy Hotel
111 East 56th St, New York, NY 10022

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Exhibition

“Earrings Galore NYC” Exhibition

Heidi Lowe Gallery Pop-Up

171 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY 10012

Heidi Lowe Gallery hosts the annual exhibition, Earrings Galore NYC Featuring the earring in all its glory, this exhibition highlights more than 50 artists from the United States and abroad. Stop by to see earrings in every size, shape, material, and concept!

The gallery is open daily Tuesday, November 13th - Saturday, November, 17th from 12:00pm - 8:00pm, and Sunday, November 18th 12:00pm - 4:00pm. 

Join us for an Opening Night Reception: November 13th from 6:00pm - 9:00pm and for a Special Reception on Friday, November 16th from 6:00 - 9:00pm.

date

November 13th - November 18th

time

Open Tues-Sat 12:00pm - 8:00pm, Sun 12:00pm - 4:00pm

cost

Free

location

Heidi Lowe Gallery Pop-Up

171 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY 10012

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Exhibition

“From Afar” Exhibition and Book Selection

Djuna
4 W. 29th St., New York, NY 10001

Join Charon Kransen Arts for From Afar, a selection of works by Kadri Mälk, Katja Tóporski, Fumiki Tagushi, Mirjam Hiller, Niki Stylianou, and others.

The From Afar exhibition and book selection will be open November 13-15th, 12:00pm - 7:00pm at Djuna, 4 West 29th St.

date

November 13th - 15th

time

12:00pm - 7:00pm

cost

Free

location

Djuna
4 W. 29th St., New York, NY 10001

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Tour

Docent-Led Tour of “Jewelry: The Body Transformed”

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028

What is jewelry? Why do we wear it? What meanings does it convey? Opening November 12 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the exhibition Jewelry: The Body Transformed will traverse time and space to explore how jewelry acts upon and activates the body it adorns. This global conversation about one of the most personal and universal of art forms brings together some 230 objects drawn almost exclusively from The Met collection. A dazzling array of headdresses and ear ornaments, brooches and belts, necklaces and rings created between 2600 B.C.E. and the present day will be shown along with sculptures, paintings, prints, and photographs that will enrich and amplify the many stories of transformation that jewelry tells. Exhibition Overview The exhibition will open with a dramatic installation that emphasizes the universality of jewelry—precious objects made for the body, a singular and glorious setting for the display of art. Great jewelry from around the world will be presented in a radiant display that groups these ornaments according to the part of the body they adorn: head and hair; nose, lips, and ears; neck and chest; arms and hands; and waist, ankles, and feet. The remaining galleries will be organized thematically in order to encourage visitors to make cross-cultural comparisons. The Divine Body will examine one of the earliest conceptions of jewelry—its link to immortality. Featured here will be a rare head-to-toe ensemble from ancient Egypt that accompanied the elite into the afterlife, as well as items from the Royal Cemetery of Ur, implicated in one of the most mysterious rituals of ancient Mesopotamia (present-day Iraq). Also highlighted will be the regalia of the rulers of Calima (present-day Colombia), who were lavishly covered in sheets of gold. Exhibition runs November 12, 2018- February 24, 2019. Join a Met docent for an exclusive tour for NYCJW attendees of the exhibition Tuesday, November 13th at 1:00pm. RSVP is required. Learn more about our partner The Metropolitan Museum of Art here.

date

Tuesday, November 13th

time

1:00 pm

cost

$31

location

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028

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Panel

Female Forces: Stories of Success from Jewelry Gamechangers

Flying Solo

These New York businesswomen transcend their occupations as jewelers and designers through community involvement or leadership roles in the field. Join NYCJW for a discussion amongst these engaging female entrepreneurs as they discuss how they achieved successes, what that means to them, and offer advice on how to get there.

Panelists:
Ana-Katarina of AnaKatrina
Deirdre Featherstone of Featherstone Design
Katrin Zimmermann of Ex Ovo
Lisa Salzar-Wiles of Lulu Frost
Marla Aaron of Marla Aaron

The panel is moderated by industry leader Amanda Gizzi, Director of Public Relations and Special Events at Jewelers of America.

JB Jones, co-founder of NYCJW, is proud to introduce this exceptional panel of NYC-based women.

Ana-Katrina Throughout her extensive humanitarian travel and profound experiences as a war correspondent, Ana-Katarina Vinkler-Petrovic has been driven by her passion for social justice and inspired by the staggering beauty of the exotic and the everyday. “I keep a visual lexicon in my consciousness created from my background, history, travels, passions and experiences. When I design, this internal library opens to bring forth the inspirations for my jewelry.”

The daughter of a world-renowned architect and an awarded painter, her transition into jewelry design began organically with private clients who recognized Ana-Katarina’s intuitive eye. She has since been sought out for commissions across the globe, among them for royal families of the Middle East. She collaborates with respected artisans- including a former Harry Winston master jeweler- to sculpt her pieces. For the wearer, these striking, sensual accessories transcend the category of fine jewelry; they become stunning personal signatures, future heirlooms and treasured talismans worn at every occasion.

Motivated by the tragedies she has witnessed and the legacy she is leaving behind for her 3 daughters, Ana-Katarina is committed to sourcing reclaimed, recycled, fair-trade, and precious materials. A member of Ethical Metalsmiths and AGTA (American Gem Trade Association), she passionately supports ethical and sustainable practices in the making of her collections so that each piece is not only treasure, but a powerful statement for social consciousness.

Ana-Katarina’s jewelry is proudly crafted in the United States and has been sold throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. It has been featured in private exhibitions worldwide and highlighted in national and international press.

Deirdre Featherstone Deirdre Featherstone comes to the world of jewelry with a terrifically discerning eye for both beauty and functionality.

As a former antique auctioneer, she appreciates the value and aesthetic of exquisitely beautiful things, but as a motorcycle and classic car enthusiast, she understands that even the most stunning things need to run smoothly and feel right.

As the hands, the eye, and the spirit of Featherstone Design, Deirdre has been designing and producing fine jewelry in her Tribeca studio since 1985.

Deirdre stepped from the world of antiques into the world of precious metals and stones bringing with her a love of beautifully crafted objects and the stories those objects have to tell.

Katrin Zimmermann Katrin, the designer of Ex Ovo, was born in Germany, and educated in Switzerland, England and China. While studying Chinese and Archaeology, she lived in China and traveled extensively in the Far East. Katrin came to New York for a vacation in 1991 and was immediately captured by the spirit of the city. The decision to study Jewelry Design at FIT in New York meant a complete change in the direction of her career. In 1992, she founded Ex Ovo, and in 1998 she was accepted to the prestigious Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA).

Katrin speaks four languages and has lived on three continents in several countries. The exposure to so many different cultures is evident in her approach to design and is distilled into the striking simplicity of her pieces. She draws inspiration from a base that is multicultural, but her constant search for innovation makes each piece truly modern.

Katrin’s strongest influence is the Art and Cultural Heritage of the Far East. The focus of her design aesthetic is reduction; the emphasis on the essence of a stone, an organic shape or the inherent qualities of a material, whether synthetic or natural. The idea is to bring out singularity through simplicity.

"The beauty of an object lies in its uniqueness. My pieces have an inner tension of asymmetry–something I love to emphasize in my designs. I also juxtapose materials: soft intimate leather with the clear brilliance of silver; the classicism of semi-precious stones modified with casual rubber. I am trying to redefine the reasons for wearing jewelry, to give it new meaning. Jewelry can say more about one’s personality than most people acknowledge. It should never be an afterthought".

Ex Ovo is worn by Zaha Hadid, Arthur Cohen, Keith Richards and his dogs, Eartha Kitt, Liv Tyler, Noel Gallagher, Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, Kate Moss, Lucie de la Falaise, Halle Berry, Nile Rodgers, Courtney Love, Rita Moreno, Britney Spears, and many others.

Lisa Salzer-Wiles Lulu Frost is a jewelry brand founded in New York City in 2004 by designer and CFDA member Lisa Salzer-WIles. Known for its statement blend of antique and modern elements, the ethos of Lulu Frost is naturally inherited from Lisa’s maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Rock Frost, who worked in the estate jewelry business for decades. From Victorian to Deco to contemporary influences, the Lulu Frost aesthetic represents an intersection of tradition and modernity.

The collections have garnered a devout following of diverse tastemakers including Beyoncé, former First Lady Michelle Obama and Taylor Swift, amongst others. Lisa has partnered with notable fashion designers including Alexander Wang, DKNY and Erin Fetherston as well as a long running collaboration with pioneering retailer J.Crew.

In early 2013, Lulu Frost debuted a unisex collection, George Frost, which is made in NYC and has been widely recognized for its ongoing collaboration with CFDA menswear Designer of the Year Michael Bastian. Lulu Frost and George Frost are internationally distributed and can be found within the doors of top retail and e-tail powerhouses, including Neiman Marcus, Barneys Japan, Liberty London and more.

Marla Aaron Marla Aaron launched her eponymous collection in 2013 when her combined obsessions with bridges, hardware and jewelry could no longer be ignored. The collection is sold all over the world. What began with one lock is now an entire collection designed to be worn in infinite ways and used as “jewel tools” with individuals’ own collections—to redefine the “precious” in jewelry with individuality. Although recognized for its streamlined, industrial look, the collection is deeply rooted in the personal and emotional jewelry of the Victorian and Georgian eras and has expanded to incorporate many other elements.

The company's rebellious approach to jewelry led to the December 2017 installation of their first jewelry vending machine at the Brooklyn Museum. Marla and her team are in the process of building more machines. The entire collection was on exhibit in 2016 in New York City at the Museum of American Finance in their exhibit, "Gold: Worth its Weight". Marla and her team release new designs regularly on Instagram first with no apparent rhyme or reason. The #lockyourmom Project, created by Marla, gives single moms sterling silver Baby Heartlocks just for them. To date Marla and her team have given out hundreds of Heartlocks to deserving single moms all over the country. The collection is proudly made and finished by hand in New York City.

Marla spent nearly 25 years as a global communications executive, serving in senior roles for publishers and advertising agencies in Europe and the United States. She was not very good at it. She resides in New York City with her husband, knitting and waiting for her children to come home from college to visit. When not doing this, she designs jewelry and posts obsessively on Instagram about said jewelry and just about anything that pops into her head.

Amanda Gizzi

Amanda Gizzi is the Director of Public Relations & Events for Jewelers of America (JA), a nonprofit trade association that has been serving the fine jewelry marketplace since 1906. With the primary mission promoting consumer confidence, JA is unique resource for trend forecasting, industry information, statistics, up-and-coming designers and shopping tips. As a nationally recognized industry spokesperson, Gizzi appears regularly on television morning shows, is quoted in magazines, and is an authority on fine jewelry and watch trends. She also plans and executes all of JA’s events including GEM Awards. She is a past recipient of the Women’s Jewelry Association’s Award for Excellence in Marketing/Communications and is the author of the bi-weekly column Amanda’s Style File on National Jeweler.

Gizzi is the immediate past president of the Women’s Jewelry Association New York Metropolitan Chapter, a non-profit organization that helps women in the jewelry industries advance and develop professionally through networking, education, leadership development and the provision of member services. She is a graduate of St. John’s University where she graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications. She was also a Big East Academic All American and captain of the St. John’s University volleyball team. She is She lives on Long Island with her husband and their two children.

date

Tuesday, November 13th

time

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

cost

Free

location

Flying Solo

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Demonstration

Wellness for Makers presents “Your Body: Your Bench”

NYCJW Headquarters; Artists & Fleas SoHo

568 Broadway, New York, NY 10012

Wellness For Makers is excited to present an interactive wellness installation at this year’s NYC Jewelry Week. The installation will educate jewelers and attendees about the relationships between their bodies and studio spaces. Attendees will be prompted to engage with different types of information, tools, and techniques.

Curator and founder of Wellness for Makers, Missy Graff Ballone, will lead demonstrations throughout the week. Attendees will be provided with a mix of background information related to studio ergonomics, such as how knots develop in the body, and practical instruction, such as different ways to increase blood flow, circulation, and flexibility. These techniques are designed to help boost energy levels, alleviate pain, reduce the risk of injury, and improve posture.

On-site demonstrations led by Missy Graff Ballone will be held twice daily on at 1:00pm and 3:00pm on Monday, November 12th and Tuesday, November 13th.

Wellness for Makers is open daily from 11:00am - 8:00pm at the NYJW Headquarter within Artists & Fleas, Soho.

date

November 12th - 13th

time

Demos at 1:00pm and 3:00pm

cost

Free

location

NYCJW Headquarters; Artists & Fleas SoHo

568 Broadway, New York, NY 10012

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Workshop

Jewelry Workshop with Charleen Weidell

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

2 E. 91st St., New York, NY 10128

Charleen Weidell is a metalsmith with a passion for creating metal forms made from flat sheets of silver and copper that are formed through the repeated blows of a hammer. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Applied Design and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Jewelry and Metalsmithing from San Diego State University where she studied under renowned metal artists Arline Fisch and Helen Shirk.

Charleen began her teaching career at a young age and has experience teaching all levels from preschool to adult. In 2004 she joined the faculty at the University of Central Oklahoma and served as head of the Jewelry/Metalsmithing program until 2017 and department chair from 2007-2014. She is currently Associate Dean of the College of Fine Arts and Design and Executive Director of Galleries and Collections.

Celebrate NYC Jewelry Week with Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum! Join us for three workshops with Charleen Weidell.

Weidell will be hosting three workshops:

Monday, November 12th from 11:00am - 3:00pm: an Intergenerational Workshop.

On Tuesday November 13th from 3:00- 5:00pm, participants are invited to explore jewelry techniques to design their own wearable accessory during this Jewelry Workshop. 

Wednesday, November 14th from 4:30pm - 6:30pm: Teen Workshop.

After the tour, visit SHOP Cooper Hewitt within the museum for 20% off on all jewelry.

date

Tuesday, November 13th

time

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

cost

Free

location

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

2 E. 91st St., New York, NY 10128

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Talk

Skull Sessions by Brooklyn Metal Works

Soapbox Gallery
636 Dean St, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Who would you cite if asked about the collaborative aspects of your art practice? If the answer is no one, we might have a problem.

Skull Sessions are a varying, re-occurring discussion format created by Brooklyn Metal Works to consider specific ideas within the contemporary jewelry field and, more importantly, create community.

The NYCJW Edition of Skull Sessions brings together a local and national group of jewelers, educators, curators, writers, and gallerists to ponder, curse, shout for joy, and push each other to investigate the hurdles and hidden provocateurs in and outside of the jewelry field. They invite you to explore and create community with them. The discussion might navigate through topics such as creating craft community, the need for interdisciplinary criticality and guerilla actions, while pushing each other to engage in a broader conversation about our own work.

Join NYCJW for Skull Sessions on Tuesday November 13th from 3:00pm - 5:00pm.

This event is presented by Brooklyn Metal Works and takes place at Soapbox Gallery, 636 Dean St., Brooklyn, NY.

Learn more about our partner Brooklyn Metal Works here.

date

Tuesday, November 13th

time

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

cost

Free

location

Soapbox Gallery
636 Dean St, Brooklyn, NY 11238

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Panel

Making Your Breaks in Fine Jewelry: Digital Edition

Fashion Institute of Technology, Katie Murphy Amphitheater

227 W 27th St, New York, NY 10001

Your first step into the business of Fine Jewelry may be as simple as designing your engagement ring, while others have a long held dream of a place in the world of couture jewelry as a successful designer or gallerist. Discover how the playing field has changed in the fine jewelry business where the road to success has been re-routed in the age of digital media.

Presenting success stories and cautionary tales, our panel of distingished industry personalities with varied backgrounds (who catapaulted into the Jewelry industry from the outside) include Elisabeth Austin, Diamantaire and Creative Director of DiamondRunway.com Melissa Dusenberry creator of AllTheBrilliants.com, Couture jewelry designer Wendy Brandes (WendyBrandes.com), gemologist and influencer Erica Silverglide (Gemologygeek) and trailblazing digital gallerist Catherine Cason (GemBreakfast.com). All panel members discuss the process and importance of nurturing an audience as a precursor to success in the digital era.

Special Guest Kim Nelson, Chair of the Jewelry Design Department at FIT, weighs in on design and product development using both traditional and digital media and how the future of fine jewelry contains opportunities for new creatives. A question and answer session will wrap up the presentation.

The event takes place Tuesday, November 13, from 3:00 - 4:30pm at the Katie Murphy Amphitheater on the FIT Campus.

RSVP is required.

Making Your Breaks in Fine Jewelry: Digital Edition is presented by Diamond Runway.

date

Tuesday, November 13th

time

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

cost

Free

location

Fashion Institute of Technology, Katie Murphy Amphitheater

227 W 27th St, New York, NY 10001

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Talk

Big Mouth Strikes Again and Again: #fail #success with emiko o

NYCJW HQ, Artists & Fleas Soho
568 Broadway, New York, NY 10012

Join us for a talk with contemporary jewelry artist emiko oye.

More about emiko oye: My inner New Wave/Post Punk Romantic, Hedwig & The Angry Inch Groupie, and Salvador Dalí / Luis Buñuel Surrealist merged to create the Under The Killing Moon series of convertible lips made from repurposed LEGO®. Surrounded by images from glam glitter W Magazine fashion stories and Dalí’s jeweled “Ruby Lips”, there came a urge to create as many off-kilter lips as I could, as if candidly capturing the range of Desire; from coy to seductive, melancholy to violent. Luis Buñuel’s first Surrealist film in collaboration with Dalí, “Un Chien Andalou” (1929), was a beacon leading me on this journey, not only for it’s challenging visuals, but for its theme “to present the straight and pure ‘conduct’ of someone who continues to pursue love despite wretched humanitarian ideals, patriotism, and the other poor mechanisms of reality.”

Echo & The Bunnymen’s “The Killing Moon” became the series’ torch song, setting the tone and inspiring other New Wave titles for the ensuing lip pieces. Upon close inspection the lips appear Neo- Impressionistic and abstract, but when viewed from afar the image clarifies – much like love in its first stages where true perspective is gained only with distance from it.

As a studio jeweler, I see art jewelry as a symbiotic relationship between maker and wearer. What I create not only should be the result of what deeply resonates within me, but more importantly what connects with my collectors, how it functions (or not) on the body, and its longevity and versatility. That said, I have an earnest desire to continually evolve my designs, keeping me in constant conversation with my works - how to deconstruct/reconstruct/redesign what exists in order to be the best current representation of me.

Join the artist, RISD, and NYCJW for this exciting talk on November 13th at 4:00pm.

This talk is sponsored by RISD.

date

Tuesday, November 13th

time

4:00 pm

cost

Free

location

NYCJW HQ, Artists & Fleas Soho
568 Broadway, New York, NY 10012

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Exhibition

Whitespace Collect: Opening Reception

Whitespace
213 Bowery New York, NY 10002

Whitespace presents Collect, an exhibition of international jewelry artists featuring the work of NYCJW's One For The Future participant Maya Rose Weiss.

Join Whitespace on Tuesday, November 13th, from 4:00pm - 7:00pm for cocktails and jewelry conversation.

date

Tuesday, November 13th

time

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

cost

Free

location

Whitespace
213 Bowery New York, NY 10002

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Retail

LE BOARD x Lulu Frost x NYC Women Designers

LE BOARD

800b 5th Ave, New York, NY 10016

Join host and LE BOARD founder Sofia Karvela for an exhibition of NYC women jewelry designers featuring the launch of the Lulu Frost Fine Jewelry Collection. More on Le Board: LE BOARD is both a fashion house and curator of a state of the art, 8,000 square foot retail space in New York City which gathers and promotes the products of women-led businesses all under one roof. "We are redefining the rules of retail by creating an immersive space where entertainment meets fashion through technology." Join NYCJW in support of this exhibition on Tuesday, November 13th from 4:00pm - 7:00pm. Registration is required.

date

Tuesday, November 13th

time

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

cost

Free

location

LE BOARD

800b 5th Ave, New York, NY 10016

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Panel

“Made in NY” Talks: Behind Iconic Jewelry on Stage & Screen

Fashion Institute of Technology, Katie Murphy Amphitheater
227 W 27th St, New York, NY 10001

“Made in NY” Talks: Behind Iconic Jewelry on Stage & Screen
 is presented by the NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment and FIT, and is an official NYC Jewelry Week event.

Join moderator Fern Mallis for a lively discussion about the evolution of accessories over the years and how a statement piece can tell and story and develop a character or brand. The leading costume designers from award-winning shows, films and theatre works share how they approach and shape the way stories are told today with jewelry.

Panelists include: Donna Zakowska, Costume Designer, The Marvelous Ms. Maisel and Broadway’s Relatively Speaking Marci Rodgers, Costume Designer, BlacKkKlansman and She's Gotta Have it Jacqueline Demeterio, Costume Designer, Younger, Sex and the City 2 and The Intern Catherine Zuber, Costume Designer, Broadway's My Fair Lady and War Paint

Moderated by: Fern Mallis, Creator of New York Fashion Week

This event takes place on Tuesday, November 13th from 5:00pm - 7:30pm at the Katie Murphy Amphitheater, Fashion Institute of Technology.

RSVP's are required, register here.

Prior to the panel, FIT's Jewelry Department will host an Open Studios from 4:00pm - 5:00pm.

date

Tuesday, November 13th

time

5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

cost

Free

location

Fashion Institute of Technology, Katie Murphy Amphitheater
227 W 27th St, New York, NY 10001

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Exhibition

Breon O’Casey, A World Unknown: 1983 – 2003

The American Irish Historical Society
991 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028

Breon O'Casey (1928–2011), a well-respected British artist, son of Irish playwright Sean O'Casey, made his initial reputation as a jeweler before he fully concentrated on painting, printmaking, and sculpture. His works are in major international public and private collections, including the Schmuckmuseum, Pforzheim; The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg; Tate Britain, London; Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Goldsmiths Hall, London; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Philadelphia Museum of Art; and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Breon O'Casey, A World Unknown: 1983–2003 will be exhibited at the American Irish Historical Society and include paintings, prints, sculpture, holloware, and jewelry from private collections.

On view October 10–November 14, 2018, this exhibition is sponsored by Helen Drutt: Philadelphia with the American Irish Historical Society and supported by the Metals / Jewelry/ CAD-CAM Area, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia. Exhibition organized by Helen Drutt English, Elizabeth Essner, and Doug Bucci. Checklist essay by Simon Olding, Director, Crafts Study Centre, Farnham, UK.

Normal hours: Monday-Friday: entry at 11:00am, 12:30pm & 3:00pm; extended hours on Tuesdays 5:00pm-7:00pm Weekends: Closed except on October 13 and November 10 from 12:00pm - 5:00pm. The museum will be closed on Thursday November 1 and Friday November 2.

Extended Jewelry Week Hours: Monday, November 12th - Wednesday, November 14th Entry at 11:00am, 12:30pm, & 3:00pm; general admission 5:00pm-7:00pm

Learn more about our partner American-Irish Historical Society here.

date

November 12th - 14th

time

Entry at 11:00am, 12:30pm, & 3:00pm; general admission 5:00pm-7:00pm

cost

Free

location

The American Irish Historical Society
991 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028

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Panel

Michele Varian presents “Design Talk Roundtable”

Michele Varian

27 Howard St, New York, NY 10013

Design Talk Roundtable is an extension of Design Talk by MV, your resource for retail etiquette, transparent responses to tricky topics about starting and maintaining your own business, and tools for the independent creative in an ever-tough commercial world.

Roundtable no. 02, in conjunction with the inaugural New York City Jewelry Week (NYCJW), will address the ins and outs of the jewelry industry. Moderated by Michele Varian, our panelists include NYCJW co-founder JB Jones, jeweler Annika Inez, influencer and jewelry media consultant Liz Kantner, and wholesale manager Natalya Geremesz.
Join us Tuesday, November 13th from 6:00pm - 8:00pm at MV to attend.

date

Tuesday, November 13th

time

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

cost

Free

location

Michele Varian

27 Howard St, New York, NY 10013

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Reception

“Earrings Galore NYC” Opening Reception

Heidi Lowe Gallery Pop-Up

171 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY 10012

Heidi Lowe Gallery hosts the annual exhibition, Earrings Galore NYC Featuring the earring in all its glory, this exhibition highlights more than 50 artists from the United States and abroad. Stop by to see earrings in every size, shape, material, and concept!

The gallery is open daily Tuesday, November 13th - Saturday, November, 17th from 12:00pm - 8:00pm, and Sunday, November 18th 12:00pm - 4:00pm.

Join us for an Opening Night Reception: November 13th from 6:00pm - 9:00pm.

And additional Special Reception will take place on Friday, November 16th from 6:00pm - 9:00pm.

date

Tuesday, November 13th

time

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

cost

Free

location

Heidi Lowe Gallery Pop-Up

171 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY 10012

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Private Event

Serpenti Night

Bvlgari
730 5th Ave, New York, NY 10019

Join NYCJW for a night in celebration of the history of the most iconic BVLGARI Collection at Serpenti Night at the Bvlahri Flagship on Fifth Avenue.

This is a private event. To be considered for future private events, contact at NYCJW at rsvp@nycjewelryweek.com

date

Private Event

time

Disclosed in Invite

location

Bvlgari
730 5th Ave, New York, NY 10019

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Retail

“Color, Cocktails & Cabochons: A night to celebrate the iconic ring”

Lalique
609 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10022

The Cabochon ring was first designed by René Lalique, the “inventor of modern jewellery”. This original style from 1931 incorporates sleek lines and transparency to emit simplicity and elegance for a truly timeless look. A must-have for any connoisseur of style and an ally to all women who want to reinvent their looks with chic inspiration. To celebrate the colorful palette of the Cabochon ring, Lalique is creating a special night of color, cocktails and cabochons. Enjoy vibrant cocktails paired with delectable macarons inspired by the 17 hues of the ring. Treat yourself to a manicure customized to match the shade of your favorite ring. Let Jewelry Director Stella Junius, in from Paris for this special evening, style your multi-colored look with a tailored selection of Lalique jewelry, paired perfectly just for you. Learn more about our partner Lalique here.

date

Tuesday, November 13th

time

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

cost

Free

location

Lalique
609 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10022

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Reception

RISD Reception and viewing of #fail#success

NYCJW HEADQUARTERS; ARTISTS & FLEAS SOHO
568 Broadway, New York, NY 10012

Join NYCJW for a reception/mixer for RISD alumni of the Jewelry + Metalsmithing Department and current graduate students in the department on Tuesday, November 13th from 6:00pm – 8:00pm at the NYCJW Official HQ at Artists & Fleas in SoHo.

View the exhibition #fail#success, curated by two RISD alumni during the event.

date

Tuesday, November 13th

time

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

cost

Free

location

NYCJW HEADQUARTERS; ARTISTS & FLEAS SOHO
568 Broadway, New York, NY 10012

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Demonstration

Jewelry Arts Inc presents: “Why Gold?” with Jeanette K Caines

Jewelry Arts Inc
22 E 49th St, Fourth Floor, New York, NY 10017

Join NYCJW for a unique presentation by Jeanette K Caines, Jewelry Arts Inc: Why Gold? A demonstration of gold alloying along with a lecture on gold’s eternal allure and a look inside the studios of this landmark NYC school.

The founder of Jewelry Arts Inc, Robert Kulicke, was fascinated by granulation and other ancient arts like Byzantine enameling and was determined to learn the processes. Starting in the late 1950s, he experimented and drew other like-minded individuals to work together in his home studio. It took Bob and his then wife Jean Stark 23 years to understand and be able to teach granulation. Teaching was something Bob was particularly passionate about. He felt that keeping secrets in art was wrong, and he was determined to teach granulation and the other skills he mastered to all comers from his studio, which began formally in 1974 in New York City and still continues today as Jewelry Arts Inc. Bob’s students taught others and Jewelry Arts itself has continued to teach generations of students who, in turn, teach others. All modern granulation in America can be traced back to Robert Kulicke, who believed art was for the betterment of us all.

On Tuesday, November 13th, get an inside look at the studio form 6:30pm - 7:00pm and stay for a unique Gold alloying demonstration along with an exploration of gold’s eternal appeal form 7:00pm - 8:00pm.

Learn more about our partner Jewelry Arts Inc here.

date

Tuesday, November 13th

time

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

cost

Free

location

Jewelry Arts Inc
22 E 49th St, Fourth Floor, New York, NY 10017

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Talk

“Cutting Edge” A Conversation on Glass and Metals in Contemporary Jewelry

St. Michael’s Church, The Chapel
225 W 99th St, New York, NY 10025

Cutting Edge - The use of glass and metals in contemporary jewelry. Ilaria Ruggiero in conversation with Biba Schutz and Agustina Ros with special appearance by Linda MacNeil.

Art Glass Forum NY presents Ilaria Ruggiero, the curator of the contemporary glass jewelry exhibition Cutting Edge, which opened earlier this year at Venice Glass Week. Ruggiero will provide a short lecture on the exhibition followed by conversations with jewelry artists Linda MacNeil, Biba Schutz and Agustina Ros, who will discuss their creative processes.

The Art Glass Forum NY promotes scholarship and education on glass, as a medium in historical and contemporary art. The organization hosts monthly lectures by museum curators, gallery owners, scholars and contemporary artists, and leads cultural events including book signings and tours of exhibitions, all focused on the promotion, education and exploration of glass.

Join us November 13, 2018, from 6:30pm – 8:00pm. The lecture begins promptly at 7:00pm with a wine and cheese reception beginning at 6:30pm.

date

Tuesday, November 13th

time

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

cost

$10.00

location

St. Michael’s Church, The Chapel
225 W 99th St, New York, NY 10025

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Talk

“Treasure Hunting” – Lynn Yaeger in Conversation with Marion Fasel

92nd Street Y

395 Lexington Avenue New York, NY 10128

Join the esteemed jewelry historian and editorial director of The Adventurine online fine jewelry magazine, Marion Fasel and vintage fine jewelry collector, style icon, and Vogue contributor Lynn Yaeger for a conversation being presented in conjunction with New York Jewelry Week that will cover how to find jewelry in flea markets, how to wear it, bargain for it, build a collection, and become a jewelry know-it-all. Learn more about our partner the 92nd St. Y here.

date

Tuesday, November 13th

time

7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

cost

$35

location

92nd Street Y

395 Lexington Avenue New York, NY 10128

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Tour

FIT: Showcase of the Jewelry Design Department

Fashion Institute of Technology, Jewelry Design Department
235 W 28th St, New York, NY 10001

The Jewelry Design Department will present an overview of their new jewelry curriculum with examples of current student work along with a tour of the facilities.

This presentation and tour will immediately follow the MOME Panel in the Katie Murphy Amphitheater which runs 5:o0pm - 7:30pm. More info available here.

date

Tuesday, November 13th

time

7:30 pm

cost

Free

location

Fashion Institute of Technology, Jewelry Design Department
235 W 28th St, New York, NY 10001

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Wednesday, November 14th

Tour

Diamonds: Behind the Scenes of the Diamond District

Diamond District: 47th Street

NYCJW is proud to present a day of programming devoted to NYC's Diamond District: 47th Street. NYCJW is excited to offer small group tours with exclusive behind-the-scenes access to some of the city's most hidden industry "gems" as well as provide insight to the public on the importance of 47th Street to the industry and beyond.

Join the "Mayor of Diamonds" Ronnie Vanderlinden for an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the DIAMOND INDUSTRY along 47th Street. Get unprecedented access and information as Ronnie provides insights, history, and education about the NYC diamond industry as only he can.

Ronnie Vanderlinden began his career in the diamond industry in 1977 working as a diamond sawyer. Through hands-on experience as he worked his way up in the industry, he ultimately opened his own business in 1990. Vanderlinden is currently President of Diamex, Inc., a diamond manufacturer and wholesaler in NYC established in 1976. He is regarded as one of the top experts in the fields of both rough and polished diamonds.

Join NYCJW on Wednesday November 14th at 10:00am. More information will be provided prior to event date.

The details of this tour will be released after registration and Valid state ID are provided.

Please note: This tour is limited to 6 attendees. Pre-registration and valid state ID are required for participation. NYCJW will retain a copy of your ID and security throughout the tour at various locations will request a valid ID for entry. Attendees will be asked to sign a Release of Liability Waiver to participate in the tour. #nycjwxdiamonddistrict

date

Wednesday, November 14th

time

10:00 am

cost

$8+

location

Diamond District: 47th Street

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Tour

Source of Information: Sourcing and Manufacturing Tour

Diamond District: 47th Street
Myron Toback Inc
545 5th Ave, New York, NY 10017 Suite 1000
Entrance on 45th St.

NYCJW is proud to present a day of programming devoted to NYC's Diamond District: 47th Street. NYCJW is excited to offer small group tours with exclusive behind-the-scenes access to some of the city's most hidden industry "gems" as well as provide insight to the public on the importance of 47th Street to the industry and beyond.

Join Diamond District legends, father/son duo Myron and Michael Toback to experience and learn the backstories of where many of New York’s jewelers source their materials, supplies, and manufacturing services in this exclusive small group tour.

Myron and Michael will begin at their own family business, Myron Toback Inc. Founded in 1963, the business has always been family owned and operated and now has three generations at the helm. Toback's is a superb source for metal, findings, chain, and tools, with a state-of-the-art assaying and refining operation.

The second stop on the tour features the studio/office of the superbly talented Robert Bentley. Robert Bentley began his love affair with gemstones while accompanying his grandfather to rock hound meetings in the 1950’s. He graduated from Pratt Institute in 1972 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting. While he continued to paint and sculpt (he still does today), his fascination with gemstones took precedence and The Robert Bentley Company showroom was opened in New York City in 1994. Within the environment of The Robert Bentley Company’s extensive inventory of the best quality, best cut colored stones available today, Robert functions as a collaborator, instigator, and cohort within the jeweler’s design process, integrating his extensive knowledge and experience in gemology with an artist’s sensibility.

Third stop: Golconda, owned by designer, and jewelry historian extraordinaire Reema Keswani. Keswani laid the foundation stones for her business by working at Christie’s auction house. She studied jewelry design under A.V. Shinde, the legendary 20th century jewelry designer of the Harry Winston brand for over four decades, and wrote a book titled Shinde Jewels (Assouline, 2004). She often lectures on various jewelry topics and most recently served as the President of the American Society of Jewelry Historians, a national non-profit jewelry organization. Visitors will experience the energy and magical quality of gemstones, and the alchemy of metalsmithing that ignite Golconda.

The tour concludes at Daniel Castings, where Daniel himself will demonstrate how he transforms jewelers’ wax models into metal using the lost wax casting process.

We have feeling that Myron and Michael might take you on a few more adventures along the way!

Join NYCJW on Wednesday November 14th at 10:00am. More information will be provided prior to event date.

Please note: This tour is limited to 6 attendees. Pre-registration and valid state ID are required for participation. NYCJW will retain a copy of your ID and security throughout the tour at various locations will request a valid ID for entry. Attendees will be asked to sign a Release of Liability Waiver to participate in the tour. #nycjwxdiamonddistrict

date

Wednesday, November 14th

time

10:00 am

cost

$8+

location

Diamond District: 47th Street
Myron Toback Inc
545 5th Ave, New York, NY 10017 Suite 1000
Entrance on 45th St.

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Exhibition

“Jewelry as Figurative Representations” by Gaetano Pesce

Publicolor
20 W 36th St 9th floor, New York, NY 10018

Publicolor is excited to debut a new body of work by Italian master, Gaetano Pesce:Jewelry as Figurative Representations.

"Since the category of the so-called "jewelry" was born, their characteristic and function have always been decorative. They can tell how beautiful a flower is, how attractive the geometric composition of a necklace is, how striking is the light of a stone and other reasons that remain in the realm of form. As far as I am concerned, and as the title explains, the functions listed before don't interest me. I started to make jewelry to experiment with innovative materials that I have been using since I was 21 years old. Their ultimate goal is not beauty, but the surprising richness of the materials I use. More recently I started creating jewelry that tell stories: the fishes swimming in the sea, the fruits of a market, the machines of time and more. They are figurative pieces that are read not so much for their preciousness or for the skill of the craftsmen who execute them, but because they evoke a simple reality, that we all know, introduced onto the scene of precious things."

- Gaetano Pesce, October 2018

Join NYCJW for a one day exhibition hosted by Publicolor on November 15th. The exhibition is on view from 10:00am - 2:00pm.

date

November 14th - 15th

time

Open 10:30am - 2:00pm

cost

Free

location

Publicolor
20 W 36th St 9th floor, New York, NY 10018

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Retail

GIVING BACK IS THE NEW BLACK HOLIDAY TRUNK SHOW

Tribeca, NY

Sustainable jewelry designers AnaKatarina and Dana Bronfman are partnering together with apparel brand We Are Leone for a private holiday trunk show focused on giving back. Proceeds from sales will go to Baby2Baby, NEST and Publicolor.

Ana Katrina Designer Ana-Katarina creates sensual, modern, edgy and timeless heirlooms inspired by the staggering beauty of the exotic, the sublime and the every day. Her eponymous fine jewelry collection is the artistic culmination of her visual lexicon informed by her travels, experiences and passion for social justice. Ana-Katarina's jewelry transcends cultural boundaries by tapping into the protective, talismanic nature of precious adornment and the universal strength inherent to the female experience. As with all of her pieces, the jewels exclusively feature reclaimed, recycled and fair-trade precious gems and metals. Ana-Katarina's annual "Iconic Women" campaign subverts traditional notions of beauty by celebrating the stories of real-life women whose exceptional achievements challenge how the fashion and advertising industries see and depict women. Ana-Katarina is a member of the Ethical Metalsmiths and AGTA, and a supporter of Baby2Baby.

Dana Bronfman Dana Bronfman is a New York City-based modern fine jewelry designer, best known for her "quietly bold" aesthetic using the "oculus" design. This circular negative space allows the natural light to shine through and complements the many layers of the women and men who wear her designs— those who delight in adorning themselves in the earth's ore and precious gemstones. Dana Bronfman jewelry consists of reclaimed and fairmined gold, as well as ethically-sourced diamonds and gemstones. In 2017, Dana won the Fashion Group International's Rising Star Award for Fine Jewelry design, and her work has been featured in various publications including Vogue. She also enjoys using design as a tool to improve the world, participating in initiatives to increase the fine jewelry industry's ethics and sustainability as a whole, such as the Mercury Free Mining Challenge, Pure Earth Now, Ethical Metalsmiths, the Responsible Jewelry Conference and Jewelry Industry Summit. Dana is also Junior Board Co-Chair for Publicolor, a NYC-based non-profit organization that empowers and educates high-risk youth through design-based programs.

We Are Leone, Luxury Fashion Apparel Inspired by the art of living, travel, culture and style, the sister duo Tallulah and Ruby Rufus Isaacs created We Are Leone pieces with strong prints and glamorous lines for women all over the world. Whether in the city or resort side, We Are Leone one piece dusters and cover ups are timeless and effortless pieces that go everywhere. This 'no fuss brand' and rapidly expanding collection is quickly becoming a coveted wardrobe staple for Holiday and everyday, and is honored to donate a percentage of sales from this event to NEST, a 501(c)3 nonprofit based in NY is dedicated to advancing the artisan and hand worker economy.

The Trunk Show runs 11:00am - 8:00pm on Wednesday, November 14th.

RSVP required. Location given with RSVP.

date

Wednesday, November 14th

time

11:00 am - 8:00 pm

cost

Free

location

Tribeca, NY

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Tour

Tour of “Focus: Wiener Werkstätte Jewelry”

Neue Galerie New York

1048 5th Ave, NY, NY 10028

Focus: Wiener Werkstätte Jewelry, on view from October 4th, 2018 to January 21st, 2019 at Neue Galerie New York, brings together a selection of miniature jeweled masterworks by the leading artists of the Wiener Werkstätte (Viennese Workshops), including the firm’s co-founders Josef Hoffmann and Koloman Moser. It also includes examples by Carl Otto Czeschka, Maria Likarz-Strauss, Dagobert Peche, and Max Snischek. These wearable works of art were among the most coveted designs produced by the Wiener Werkstätte and many were made only once. A highlight of the presentation will be an impressive array of Hoffmann’s square brooches, which have been favorably compared to Gustav Klimt’s canvases. This presentation offers a unique opportunity to view these treasures, which are of the highest quality and extremely rare.

Wiener Werkstätte Jewelry is curated by Janis Staggs, Director of Curatorial, Neue Galerie New York.

Exhibition Runs October 4th, 2018 to January 21st, 2019.

On Wednesday, November 14th, join the special NYCJW tour of "Focus: Wiener Werkstätte Jewelry" with curator Janis Staggs at 11:00am. There will also be an event in the Book Store and Design Shop to coincide with the tour.

date

Wednesday, November 14th

time

11:00 am

cost

$20

location

Neue Galerie New York

1048 5th Ave, NY, NY 10028

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Exhibition

Stout Girls

R & Company
82 Franklin St, New York, NY 10013

Stout Girls Jewelry is a collaboration between artists Katie Stout and Simone Paasche. Combining their skill-sets (Katie specializes in furniture and Simone has a fine jewelry line called SPUR), the two have been getting into mischief ever since meeting at RISD a decadeago. Stout Girls Jewelry was founded in 2018 as a celebration of women, friendship, and adorning your best bits. 

date

November 13th - 14th

time

Mon - Fri 11:00am - 6:00pm

cost

Free

location

R & Company
82 Franklin St, New York, NY 10013

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Exhibition

“denizen”

Hotel Chelsea

234 W. 23rd St., New York, NY 10011

The SUNY New Paltz Metal Program presents denizen, an exhibition of art/jewelry/objects in the legendary Hotel Chelsea. As temporary occupants, artists install their work in Bay 7 - a raw, unpolished site within this historic building. Transitional and evolving, Hotel Chelsea provides a meaningful platform for the unwrought, reflecting possibility and process. Artists include: Sylvie Alusitz, Lynn Batchelder, Jamie Bennett, Julia Betts, Xiao Chen, Min Jae Eom, Zhike Gan, Michael Gayk, Stefan Gougherty, Liz Leupold, Betsy Lewis, Ruizhi Li, Myra Mimlitsch-Gray, Irene Raptopoulos, Alejandra Salinas, Jolynn Santiago, Jamie Scherzer, Kehan Wan The exhibition is open for general viewing Wednesday, November 14th - Friday, November 16th, from 11:00am - 7:00pm. Join SUNY New Paltz and NYCJW for a closing reception on Friday, November 16th from 4:00pm - 7:00pm. Learn more about our partner SUNY New Paltz here.

date

Wednesday, November 14th - Friday, November 16th

time

11:00am - 7:00pm

cost

Free

location

Hotel Chelsea

234 W. 23rd St., New York, NY 10011

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Private Event

A History of: Verdura and Belperron

Verdura and Belperron Salon

Join NYCJW for an exclusive gallery tour exploring the rich history of Verdura and Belperron at their salons. This is a private event. To be considered for future NYCJW private events, email us at rsvp@nycjewelryweek.com.

date

Private Event

time

Disclosed in Invite

location

Verdura and Belperron Salon

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Exhibition

“From Afar” Exhibition and Book Selection

Djuna
4 W. 29th St., New York, NY 10001

Join Charon Kransen Arts for From Afar, a selection of works by Kadri Mälk, Katja Tóporski, Fumiki Tagushi, Mirjam Hiller, Niki Stylianou, and others.

The From Afar exhibition and book selection will be open November 13-15th, 12:00pm - 7:00pm at Djuna, 4 West 29th St.

date

November 13th - 15th

time

12:00pm - 7:00pm

cost

Free

location

Djuna
4 W. 29th St., New York, NY 10001

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Exhibition

Mobilia Gallery presents “Nature Redefined-Contemporary Explorations”

Mobilia Gallery at The Lombardy Hotel
111 East 56th St, New York, NY 10022



Mobilia Gallery Presents a special preview of Nature Redefined-Contemporary Explorations of the 19th Century.

Nature Redefined is a group invitational exhibition, inspired by the Arts and Crafts Movement, featuring leaders in their field and emerging talents exploring the ideology and superb possibilities with metalwork and jewelry.

The impetus and inspiration for this exhibition, was the upcoming exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA —“Boston Made:Arts and Crafts Jewelry and Metalwork.” On view November 17th, 2018 - March 29th, 2020.

We will also highlight new collections of jewelry by established and emerging artists.

Dates of event: Tuesday, November 13th - Thursday, November 15th. The hours are 12:00pm - 5:00pm, and by appointment.

To schedule an appointment Call Mobilia Gallery by November 10th: (617)876-2109 or during NYCJW (617)429-5600 or (617)359-7804.

Groups over 5 please call to book an appointment.

Learn more about our partner Mobilia Gallery here.

date

November 13th - 15th

time

12:00pm - 5:00pm

cost

Free

location

Mobilia Gallery at The Lombardy Hotel
111 East 56th St, New York, NY 10022

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Exhibition

“UrbanSparkle” Exhibition

UrbanGlass
647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217

UrbanGlass presents UrbanSparkle, a special jewelry exhibition of contemporary jewelry being made by New York area artists working with glass. This glistening installation of glass adornment illuminates the boundless possibilities of this malleable material, and investigates how artists in New York are exploring its potential as a wearable art form.

Exhibition runs November 14th, 2018 - January 4th, 2019. Gallery is open Monday - Friday 11:30am - 7:30pm, Saturday 11:00am - 8pm, Sunday 11:00am - 7:00pm. Opening Reception on Wednesday, November 14th from 6:00pm - 8:00pm.

Opening Reception on Wednesday, November 14th from 6:00pm - 8:00pm.

date

November 14th - November 18th

time

Open M-F 11:30am -7:30pm, Sat 11:00am - 8:00pm, Sun 11:00am - 7:00pm

cost

Free

location

UrbanGlass
647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217

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Talk

Meet the Artist!

Whitespace Collect
213 Bowery New York, NY 10002

Join Whitespace Collect for a series of Artist Meet and Greets featuring contemporary jewelry artists from NYC.

These intimate talks happen daily at the pop-up gallery between 12:00pm - 4:00pm each day from November 14th - 17th.

Stay tuned for more info on the artists involved.

date

November 14th - 17th

time

12:00pm - 4:00pm

cost

Free

location

Whitespace Collect
213 Bowery New York, NY 10002

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Retail

Personalization in Jewelry at Kendra Scott

Kendra Scott
126 Spring St, New York, NY 10012

Kendra Scott is a leading fashion accessories brand inspired by the personal experiences, travel, and sense of community of its CEO and Designer, Kendra Scott. Kendra Scott is known for its kaleidoscope of beautiful accessories as well as its innovative and customizable Color Bar™ experience, which was introduced in 2009 in-store and online. The experience is the perfect balance of personal style and instant gratification, allowing customers to design their own jewelry (earrings, bracelets, necklaces, rings) using a wide range of stones and silhouettes for thousands of combinations. Join two of the first employees at Kendra Scott, Brand Director Cheryl Mills Knight and VP of Design Denise Chumlea, as they introduce you to a world of bright colors and bold styles as the world of personalization in jewelry (and beyond) expands. Following the workshop, we invite you to test out Color Bar™ for yourself with in-store discounts. This exciting event takes place at Kendra Scott's NYC flagship on Wednesday, November 14th. Arrive street level, feel free to look around the store before the session begins. The session itself is standing room only and will talk place on the basement level of the store in a semi-private space. RSVP is required. Learn more about our partner Kendra Scott here.

date

Wednesday, November 14th

time

12:30 pm

cost

Free

location

Kendra Scott
126 Spring St, New York, NY 10012

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Tour

Made in NY: Studio Tour of Alex Šepkus Inc.

Diamond District: 47th Street
Alex Šepkus, Inc.

NYCJW is proud to present Made in NY: Jeweler's Studio Tours. The vast resources and symbiotic commerce opportunities of New York City’s Diamond District deem it an unparalleled location for jewelry designers to set up shop. Step into the headquarters of world class emerging designers and heritage brands alike on these exclusive behind-the-scenes tours of the studios of designers from across the spectrum of the industry and all within the Diamond District if NYC.

NYCJW's curated Tours include unprecedented public access to the studio of NYC legend Alex Šepkus Inc, the shared studio of emerging jewelers Prounis, Sophie Ratner, and the NYC base of jewelry heavy-hitter Anthony Lent, and the studio of master jeweler Antonio Severino where he will be joined by Scott West of L.J. West Diamonds speaking to the brand's unique collaborative process with the jeweler on an exciting new launch. Registration for each event is separate, follow links below.

Tour of Alex Šepkus, Inc.
A master of design and a true original in today’s world, Alex Šepkus is craftsman whose priority is beauty, whose insight and passion for his work are driving forces in life and whose abilities lie within his hands.

“I do not keep my technique a secret. It’s simply the thing that I do with my fingers that transfer the idea from my head to the material.”

A native of Vilnius, Alex received his graduate degree in industrial design from the Lithuanian Academy of Arts. His studies included interior design, glass blowing, sculpture, etching and graphic design with his graduate work in industrial design. With a strong understanding and respect for precision and balance, Alex developed a great passion for the intricacies of his craft, creating a world that is truly enhanced under a microscope.

Alex immigrated to the United States in 1988. Within a few years he met Jeff Feero, and together they formed Alex Šepkus, Inc. Quickly garnering the attention and respect of his peers, Alex earned the Jewelers of America New Designer of the Year Award within his first five years in business. Gaining national and international recognition, Alex’s designs are now coveted masterpieces and are showcased in over 100 of the finest specialty stores across the world.

Each piece of Alex Šepkus jewelry is hand crafted in his New York City shop. Eighteen jewelers bring Alex’s designs to life, and many have worked with Alex for over 10 years. Every piece is created under a microscope: from hand hammering, chasing, engraving, stone setting and final finishing- no small detail is compromised.

Join NYCJW on Wednesday November 14th at 12:30pm for this exciting insider tour led by Jeff Feero at the headquarters of Alex Šepkus, Tnc. More information will be provided prior to event date.

Please note: This tour is limited to 8 attendees. Pre-registration and valid state ID are required for participation. NYCJW will retain a copy of your ID and security throughout the tour at various locations will request a valid ID for entry. Attendees will be asked to sign a Release of Liability Waiver to participate in the tour. #nycjwxdiamonddistrict

date

Wednesday, November 14th

time

12:30 pm

cost

Free

location

Diamond District: 47th Street
Alex Šepkus, Inc.

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Tour

Made in NY: Studio Tour of Prounis, Sophie Ratner, and Anthony Lent

Diamond District: 47th Street
The studio of Prounis, Sophie Ratner, and Anthony Lent

NYCJW is proud to present Made in NY: Jeweler's Studio Tours. The vast resources and symbiotic commerce opportunities of New York City’s Diamond District deem it an unparalleled location for jewelry designers to set up shop. Step into the headquarters of world class emerging designers and heritage brands alike on these exclusive behind-the-scenes tours of the studios of designers from across the spectrum of the industry and all within the Diamond District if NYC.

NYCJW's curated Tours include unprecedented public access to the studio of NYC legend Alex Šepkus Inc, the shared studio of emerging jewelers Prounis, Sophie Ratner, and the NYC base of jewelry heavy-hitter Anthony Lent, and the studio of master jeweler Antonio Severino where he will be joined by Scott West of L.J. West Diamonds speaking to the brand's unique collaborative process with the jeweler on an exciting new launch. Registration for each event is separate, follow links below.

Tour of the shared studio of Prounis, Sophie Ratner, and Anthony Lent.

PROUNIS
Prounis Jewelry originates from Jean Prounis’ desire to pay homage to her ancestry. Her great-grandparent, Otto Prounis, was a co-proprietor of the Versailles night club in the 1940s, a celebrated cabaret that was located across from the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. Luminaries such as Edith Piaf, who made her US debut at the club in 1949, Texas Guinan, and Perry Como were regulars. The club was resplendent with the era’s finery-- custom silver, embroidered linens, and hand-gouached menus were the standard. The club’s legacy of beautifully crafted objects made its way to Prounis’ grandparent's home.
Prounis Jewelry made its debut in 2017. Each piece is hand-wrought in a custom shade of 22 karat gold. The collection incorporates precious and semi-precious gems, produced using ancient goldsmithing techniques. Jean refers to the aesthetic of Prounis Jewelry as “Meso-Greco-Aleppo”, calling out her love of antiquities, and her desire to carry on the family lineage of creating a treasured memory and object.

SOPHIE RATNER
Sophie Ratner was born and raised on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. She studied at the Rhode Island School of Design, initially majoring in painting. Unsatisfied by an art form admired only at a distance, she longed for a medium that was both tangible and intensely personal. She switched to Jewelry design, attracted by the high levels of craftmanship required and the essential connection it creates between art and the human form.

Sophie Ratner Jewelry was launched in 2016 with a simple idea: that fine jewelry is meant to be worn every day and in every setting. Her jewelry is made by hand in her NYC studio using the finest quality materials, including ethically sourced fourteen karat gold and conflict-free diamonds.

ANTHONY LENT
Anthony Lent has been handcrafting fine jewelry for women and men for almost fifty years. His collections are based on the sculptural creations of master goldsmith and jewelry designer, Tony Lent. He has dedicated his life to the painstaking transformation of visionary images into intricate pieces of wearable art that are among the most detailed and conceptually profound works of jewelry being made today. Tony began his foray into the jewelry world while studying sculpture at the Philadelphia College of Art (now University of the Arts). While there, he discovered that many of his favorite artists, such Celini and Dürer, were also goldsmiths. He also encountered the works of various renowned jewelers, including René Lalique, René Boivin, and Mario Buccellati, amongst others.

In 1971, Tony left Philadelphia and moved to Germany to pursue his goldsmithing education at the Fachhochschule in Schwäbisch-Gmünd. In Germany, he immersed himself in the traditions and technologies of European jewelry design, acquiring the skills and knowledge that would become the foundation of his own work and teaching.

On returning to the United States a few years later, he began his career as a jeweler in New York City, working for some of the industry's most prestigious and celebrated fine jewelry houses. During this time, he developed a unique line of bespoke jewelry which was exhibited at galleries and represented by private dealers throughout the world. He also served during this time as a professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), where he was chairman of the Jewelry Design department from 1990–2001.

Tony is joined by his sons, David and Max, who founded the Anthony Lent brand in 2013. Together, they are working to preserve their father's legacy for future generations of discerning collectors of the most beautiful and captivating jewelry in the world.

Anthony Lent takes "fine jewelry" literally. We strive to meet the highest standards of quality possible and treat attention to even the "finest" of details as the number one priority in everything we do. All of our jewelry is designed and manufactured with pride in the USA.

Join NYCJW on Wednesday November 14th at 2:00pm for a private open studio experience led by Jean Prounis, Sophie Ratner, and Max Lent of Anthony Lent. More information, including location, will be provided prior to event date.

Please note: This tour is limited to 8 attendees. Pre-registration and valid state ID are required for participation. NYCJW will retain a copy of your ID and security throughout the tour at various locations will request a valid ID for entry. Attendees will be asked to sign a Release of Liability Waiver to participate in the tour. #nycjwxdiamonddistrict

date

Wednesday, November 14th

time

2:00 pm

cost

Free

location

Diamond District: 47th Street
The studio of Prounis, Sophie Ratner, and Anthony Lent

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Exhibition

Chus Burés: A Dialogue between Art and Design

El Museo del Barrio
1230 5th Ave, New York, NY 10029

With a professional career spanning over thirty years, in which he has collaborated with contemporary artists and leading names in both the design and fashion world, Spanish designer Chus Burés is partnering with El Museo del Barrio to commemorate NYC Jewelry Week 2018 and introduce his newly launched New York-based jewelry brand CHUS X CHUS.

With the mission to educate and promote jewelry as a vehicle and expression of artistic design, from November 14 to 18, the designer will host an installation at El Museo’s La Tienda presenting a highly curated selection of artisanal jewelry works, and wearable artist's jewelry in collaboration with modern masters. Chus' ingenuity spans from collaborations with contemporary artists such as Louise Bourgeois, Carmen Herrera, Julio Le Parc, Miquel Barceló, and Tony Bechara to art directorial projects with fashion houses such as Loewe, Agnés b., Maurizio Galante, and Akris. In addition, from November 14 to 18, 2018, 3-5pm daily, El Museo del Barrio welcomes visitors to meet the designer and learn about his inspiration and wearable works of art. All events will be held at La Tienda.

This event is open Wednesday, November 14th – Sunday, November 18th from 3:00pm - 5:00pm at El Museo del Barrio.

With the merchandise purchase of $200 or more at La Tienda, visitors will receive free admission to Las Galerías (Galleries) and a special free gift.

date

November 14th - 18th

time

Wednesday - Saturday 3:00pm - 5:00pm

cost

Free

location

El Museo del Barrio
1230 5th Ave, New York, NY 10029

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Exhibition

Cathy Gins: Jewelry Dreams

69 Perry St., #2 New York, NY 10014

 

Jewelry designer, collector and educator Cathy Gins exhibits magical dioramas of Visions from Jewelry Dreams at her West Village studio during NYCJW.

“I dreamed that my jewelry asked if it was still beautiful if no one saw it, and then asked me to give it new life. I heard that my crystal chains wanted to be rain, and that an opal stone wanted to be a mother. I saw that that zebras live in oceans, that sapphires and diamonds are plucked from the sky by angels, and that Jesus caught a fish wrapped in gold. I dreamed that I had so many dreams that I put each one in a box with windows so I could look inside to remember them. When I woke up the boxes were here, these dioramas of my Jewelry Dreams.”

Cathy Gins combines vintage jewelry and objects from a lifetime of creating and collecting to create her visionary scenes set in custom lit dioramas. Her many inspirations include the work of Joseph Cornell and Gene Moore for Tiffany & CO. Honoring the integrity of jewelry, pieces can be taken out of the dioramas to be worn as originally designed.

Join Cathy Gins in the studio November 14th - 17th, from 3:00pm - 7:00pm. Beverages will be served each day.

An Opening Reception will take place on Thursday, November 15th from 3:00 - 7:00pm.

The studio is also open by appointment by emailing the designer here. 

Learn more about our partner Cathy Gins here.

date

November 14th - 17th

time

3:00pm - 7:00pm

cost

Free

location

69 Perry St., #2 New York, NY 10014

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Tour

Made in NY: Studio Tour of L.J. West Diamonds x Antonio Severino

Diamond District: 47th Street
The studio of L.J. West Diamonds x Antonio Severino

NYCJW is proud to present Made in NY: Jeweler's Studio Tours. The vast resources and symbiotic commerce opportunities of New York City’s Diamond District deem it an unparalleled location for jewelry designers to set up shop. Step into the headquarters of world class emerging designers and heritage brands alike on these exclusive behind-the-scenes tours of the studios of designers from across the spectrum of the industry and all within the Diamond District if NYC.

NYCJW's curated Tours include unprecedented public access to the studio of NYC legend Alex Šepkus Inc, the shared studio of emerging jewelers Prounis, Sophie Ratner, and the NYC base of jewelry heavy-hitter Anthony Lent, and the studio of master jeweler Antonio Severino where he will be joined by Scott West of L.J. West Diamonds speaking to the brand's unique collaborative process with the jeweler on an exciting new launch. Registration for each event is separate, follow links below.

L.J. West Diamonds and Antonio Severino presents a Spotlight on Art Nouveau reimagined with Pink Diamonds.

In this guided tour, Vice President Scott West will share an exclusive inside look at an upcoming design from the Scott West jewelry collection called The Art Nouveau Pink Collection where we reimagine an international style of art from the 1900’s with Argyle pink diamonds.

Antonio Severino master jeweler will guide our guests at how a Scott West jewelry item is created with a presentation of a final design masterpiece. The tour will discuss the background of Art Nouveau and the rarity of Argyle pink diamonds from jewelers studio.

Art Nouveau - is an international style of art, architecture and applied art, especially the decorative arts that was most popular between 1890 and 1910. Inspired by natural forms and structures, particularly the curved lines of plants and flowers. Art Nouveau is characterized by its use of a long, sinuous and organic line.

Argyle Pink - Of the 20 million carats of rough diamonds that are produced annually at the Rio Tinto owned mine in Western Australia, less than 0.1% is pink. Argyle pink diamonds are rare; in fact they are beyond rare. With just an estimated half a decade of supply remaining in the mine, as time passes the Argyle pink diamond becomes evermore precious.

The Argyle mine supplies approximately 90% of the world's pink diamonds, astonishingly, a whole year's worth of production of stones over half a carat would fit in the palm of your hand. The larger rare violet diamonds would barely fill a teaspoon. Hence, they are highly sought after by investors, collectors, jewelers and their customers, and celebrities. Prized by all who possess them; revered for their unique provenance, intrinsic beauty and extreme rarity.



Join NYCJW on Wednesday November 14th at 3:30pm for an exciting presentation about some of the rarest diamonds in the world inside the studio of one of NYC's most prestigious master jewelers. More information, including location, will be provided prior to event date.

Please note: This tour is limited to 8 attendees. Pre-registration and valid state ID are required for participation. NYCJW will retain a copy of your ID and security throughout the tour at various locations will request a valid ID for entry. Attendees will be asked to sign a Release of Liability Waiver to participate in the tour. #nycjwxdiamonddistrict

date

Wednesday, November 14th

time

3:30 pm

cost

Free

location

Diamond District: 47th Street
The studio of L.J. West Diamonds x Antonio Severino

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Reception

SNAG and Flourish and Thrive Academy Cocktail Meet and Greet

Mother’s Ruin
18 Spring St, New York, NY 10012

Join SNAG and Flourish and Thrive Academy for a cocktail Meet and Greet. Come meet up with both the Executive Director, Editor, and Education Director of SNAG and meet some of the folks from Flourish and Thrive Academy (FT&A) for a casual meet and greet. Relax with the staff of SNAG and FT&A for a few hours in between the awesome exhibitions and events of NYCJW. Meet the new Editor of Metalsmith/Metalsmith Tech, Emily Zilber, and the new Education Director at SNAG, Kristin Mitsu Shiga. Spend a few hours chatting and catching up with colleagues and friends while noshing on food. We will buy the food and you pay for your drink. When: Wednesday, November 14 from 4:00pm - 6:00 pm Location: Mother's Ruin Find us at a section in the back booths. Everyone is invited!

date

Wednesday, November 14th

time

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

cost

Free

location

Mother’s Ruin
18 Spring St, New York, NY 10012

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Panel

Personal Adornment and Embellishment as a Creative Act

Flying Solo
434 W Broadway, New York, NY 10012

Some of NY's most stylish women join forces for a discussion on collecting, making, and wearing: Personal Adornment and Embellishment as a Creative Act. Each "act" is a personal statement and each of the women on the panel have carved personal statements all their own.

Join Barbara Berger, Harrice Miller, Dayle of artfulcitystyle, Merle Weismer, Debra Rapoport, Carol Markel, and Arlinda McIntosh, along with moderator Michelle McVicker of FIT, for an afternoon on style and creativity on Wednesday, November 14th at 4:00pm.

date

Wednesday, November 14th

time

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

cost

Free

location

Flying Solo
434 W Broadway, New York, NY 10012

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Retail

Marla Aaron: #lockyourmom LIVE!

Greenwich St. Jewelers

64 Trinity Pl, New York, NY 10006

In celebration of NYC Jewelry Week, Greenwich St. Jewelers & Marla Aaron present #lockyourmom LIVE!,  an extension of Aaron’s annual #lockyourmom initiative of gifting her designs to single moms. Marla Aaron will be present and giving away an exclusively designed #lockyourmom lock to the first 100 single moms (single dads are welcome too!) that attend the event at Greenwich St. Jewelers'.

The event is for all, but if you happen to be a single parent, and one of the first 100 in attendance, you will receive a lock.The locks cannot be purchased. Traditionally, Aaron only gifts these locks at specific times during the year; this is the first time that they’ll be given away at an event!

As Marla Aaron’s exclusive partner in NYC, Greenwich St. Jewelers will also present Aaron's entire collection, including her iconic locks, chains, charms, Inlay Series and the innovative Earring Project along with drinks and nibbles. A custom cocktail will be created by Brenne Whisky, a unique French Whisky with a cognac foundation that sprung from the imagination of former professional ballerina Allison Parc.

Learn more about our partner Greenwich St Jewelers here.

date

Wednesday, November 14th

time

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

cost

Free

location

Greenwich St. Jewelers

64 Trinity Pl, New York, NY 10006

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Workshop

DesignPrep: Teen Workshop with Metalsmith Charleen Weidell

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

2 E. 91st St., New York, NY 10128

Make a fashion statement with Oklahoma-based metalsmith, Charleen Weidell.

Charleen is the Associate Dean of the College of Fine Arts and Design and Executive Director of Galleries and Collections at the University of Central Oklahoma. Her work in metal has been exhibited and collected on the international and national levels.

Celebrate NYC Jewelry Week with Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum! This free 1-session workshop will take place on Wednesday, November 14 from 4:30pm – 6:30pm Programs are open to all high school and college students.

Visit SHOP Cooper Hewitt within the museum for 20% off on all jewelry.

DesignPrep is a series of free workshops that focus on all forms of design from fashion and architecture to product and graphic design at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

date

Wednesday, November 14th

time

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

cost

Free

location

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

2 E. 91st St., New York, NY 10128

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Exhibition

Breon O’Casey, A World Unknown: 1983 – 2003

The American Irish Historical Society
991 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028

Breon O'Casey (1928–2011), a well-respected British artist, son of Irish playwright Sean O'Casey, made his initial reputation as a jeweler before he fully concentrated on painting, printmaking, and sculpture. His works are in major international public and private collections, including the Schmuckmuseum, Pforzheim; The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg; Tate Britain, London; Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Goldsmiths Hall, London; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Philadelphia Museum of Art; and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Breon O'Casey, A World Unknown: 1983–2003 will be exhibited at the American Irish Historical Society and include paintings, prints, sculpture, holloware, and jewelry from private collections.

On view October 10–November 14, 2018, this exhibition is sponsored by Helen Drutt: Philadelphia with the American Irish Historical Society and supported by the Metals / Jewelry/ CAD-CAM Area, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia. Exhibition organized by Helen Drutt English, Elizabeth Essner, and Doug Bucci. Checklist essay by Simon Olding, Director, Crafts Study Centre, Farnham, UK.

Normal hours: Monday-Friday: entry at 11:00am, 12:30pm & 3:00pm; extended hours on Tuesdays 5:00pm-7:00pm Weekends: Closed except on October 13 and November 10 from 12:00pm - 5:00pm. The museum will be closed on Thursday November 1 and Friday November 2.

Extended Jewelry Week Hours: Monday, November 12th - Wednesday, November 14th Entry at 11:00am, 12:30pm, & 3:00pm; general admission 5:00pm-7:00pm

Learn more about our partner American-Irish Historical Society here.

date

November 12th - 14th

time

Entry at 11:00am, 12:30pm, & 3:00pm; general admission 5:00pm-7:00pm

cost

Free

location

The American Irish Historical Society
991 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028

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Reception

Jill Platner: Studio Tour and Cocktail Party

Jill Platner
113 Crosby St, New York, NY 10012

Jill Platner's handmade designs effortlessly fuse the organic contours of natural forms with a sleek urban aesthetic to create inspired, uncommon adornment. She has graced NYC with her creative energy for over 25 years in her career as a jeweler and sculptor, and continues to work with her team out of her Soho studio. Join NYCJW for an exclusive small group tour of the artist's Crosby Street studio followed by drinks and conversation.

date

Wednesday, November 14th

time

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

cost

Free

location

Jill Platner
113 Crosby St, New York, NY 10012

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Talk

Spotlight on Man-Made Diamonds

Gemological Institute of America
50 W 47th Street New York, NY 10036

The GIA presents Spotlight on Man-Made Diamonds. In this lecture GIA Senior Research Scientist Dr. Ulrika F.S. D’Haenens-Johansson will share the current status of laboratory grown diamonds in the jewelry marketplace and GIA's ability to conclusively identify laboratory grown vs. natural diamond.

Dr. D’Haenens-Johansson will deliver an overview of the basic principles of diamond synthesis (HPHT and CVD growth methods), the typical production results from melee to larger size laboratory grown diamonds, and the existing technologies that effectively identify and separate natural from laboratory grown diamonds, including GIA's lab services and new separation device available to the trade. The lecture will conclude with a Q&A discussion.


Dr. Ulrika F.S. D’Haenens-Johansson is a senior research scientist at the GIA laboratory in New York. Her area of research and expertise is the defect physics of natural, treated and laboratory grown diamond materials using optical and EPR spectroscopy. She earned a master’s in physics with honors at the University of Warwick, United Kingdom in 2007 and a doctorate in physics, also at the University of Warwick, in 2011. Her thesis was Optical and Magnetic Resonance Studies of Point Defects in CVD Diamond.

Special instructions for day of event: Guest must check-in at the security desk before proceeding to the 8th floor where the lecture will take place. A valid government issued ID may be required for entry. Please note that once you enter there is no re-entry.

Learn more about our partner Gemological Institute of America (GIA) here.

date

Wednesday, November 14th

time

5:00 pm

cost

Free

location

Gemological Institute of America
50 W 47th Street New York, NY 10036

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Reception

The Hook Up’ Designer Pop Up with 9 Indie Brands

Swoonery
587 5th Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10017

Jackie Cohen of My Story Fine Jewelry & Julie Lamb NY are thrilled to relaunch their 'private party' called The Hook Up during the very first NYCJW! Guests are invited to sip and shop the work of  9 Independent Designers in Swoonery's luxe 5th Avenue showroom. Have a glass of wine, enjoy some light bites, and meet some of NYC's top talent in a fun & fabulous cocktail party setting on November 14th from 5:00pm to 9:00pm.  Participating jewelers: @anthonylentjewelry @wendybrandesjewelry @delphinejewelry @pagesargissonjewelry @kellybellodesign @gigiferrantijewelry @luluandshay_jewelry @mystoryjewelry @julielambny

date

Wednesday, November 14th

time

5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

cost

Free

location

Swoonery
587 5th Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10017

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Retail

RE:FINE – Redefining Fine Jewelry

THE STORE at Museum of Arts and Design
2 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019

RE:FINE – Redefining Fine Jewelry, features over 30 international artists whose jewelry reflects the ethos of the Museum of Arts and Design's mission to present work at the intersection of arts, craft, and design. These forward-thinking artists offer a refreshing alternative to the conventional world of fine jewelry. Their work incorporates innovative techniques along with the highest-quality precious metals and non-traditional gemstones. RE:FINE’s jewelers are shaping the tastes of today’s jewelry collectors—confident women who embrace creativity and self-expression in defining their own personal style. RE:FINE takes place at THE STORE at the Museum of Arts and Design on Wednesday, November 14th and Thursday, November 15th from 5:30pm – 8:30pm. On Wednesday, November 14th, the VIP night guests will enjoy a 25% savings on all their purchases. On the evening of Thursday, November 15th, guests will enjoy a 20% savings.

date

November 14th - 15th

time

5:30pm - 8:30pm

cost

Free

location

THE STORE at Museum of Arts and Design
2 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019

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Reception

Reception for Parallel Lines: Craft and Culture in Contemporary Jewelry from Isreal

Maison Gerard

53 E 10th St A, New York, NY 10003

Parallel Lines: Craft and Culture in Contemporary Jewelry from Isreal, is curated by Naama Bergman and Tamar Navama.

Considering discipline as a result of culture, language and geographic and social outcome within a field of activity, this group of Israeli artists examine the shift in their practice, thus discipline, following re-arrangement their place of living, place of creation, and the cultures they have taken upon themselves to work in. This position and disposition of the artists presented here, draws a stretched field of what jewelry is, how it functions, how its seen, and what role does it play in the field of contemporary art, and furthermore, what is the role it plays in the culture it grows in, importing and exporting ideas and statements merging and un-margin cultures and practices.

Featured Artists: Naama Bergman, Tamar Navama, Ruta Reifen, Dana Hakim, Noga Harel, Vered Kaminski, Einat Leader.

Maison Gerard proudly presents this exhibition in conjunction with NYC Jewelry Week.

The exhibition runs November 12th - 16th and Maison Gerard is open Monday - Friday 10:00am - 6:00pm. 

A Reception will take place on Wednesday, November 14th from 5:30pm - 8:00pm. 

date

Wednesday, November 14th

time

5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

cost

Free

location

Maison Gerard

53 E 10th St A, New York, NY 10003

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Reception

“UrbanSparkle” Opening Reception

UrbanGlass
647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217

UrbanGlass presents UrbanSparkle, a special jewelry exhibition of contemporary jewelry being made by New York area artists working with glass. This glistening installation of glass adornment illuminates the boundless possibilities of this malleable material, and investigates how artists in New York are exploring its potential as a wearable art form.

Exhibition runs November 14th, 2018 - January 4th, 2019. Gallery is open Monday - Friday 11:30am - 7:30pm, Saturday 11:00am - 8pm, Sunday 11:00am - 7:00pm.

Opening Reception on Wednesday, November 14th from 6:00pm - 8:00pm.

date

Wednesday, November 14th

time

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

cost

Free

location

UrbanGlass
647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217

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Reception

WJA Member Meetup

Elsie Rooftop, 25th Floor
1412 Broadway, New York, NY 10018

WJA Metro and GenNext invite you for cocktails and networking at Elsie Rooftop, an upscale bar and reaturant with lavish views of New York city from the penthouse on the 25th floor near Bryant Park! The location is superb and the cocktail offering has a European flair!

Enjoy conversation with friends and industry peers! Please RSVP here.

date

Wednesday, November 14th

time

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

cost

Free

location

Elsie Rooftop, 25th Floor
1412 Broadway, New York, NY 10018

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Retail

ANYA HAUS: An Interactive Jewelry Experience

Various locations throughout NYCJW

ANYA HAUS is launching an interactive jewelry experience on the streets of New York City in conjunction with the inaugural 2018 NYC Jewelry Week. Inspired by grassroots canvassing and marketing methods, ANYA HAUS is creating a mobile showroom with interactive styling for NYC residents and visitors. The project includes a four piece jewelry capsule collection from each of the four artists that comprise ANYA HAUS. Passerby's will be invited to interact with and can ultimately purchase through a dedicated sales website that will track customer conversion. This unique experience and street performance is a response to continuous changes in consumer shopping habits. The collective's intent is to introduce more people to contemporary, handmade art jewelry by removing the boundaries and constraints of traditional retail environments. With the purpose of engaging, educating and creating an experiential event, ANYA HAUS is taking jewelry to the streets. ANYA HAUS is a collaborative project between four jewelry artists, created in response to the limitations of our current selling arena, a desire to connect with a wider audience, and to sell our work democratically. They aim to create an enriching experience when selling via a mission is to connect, educate and evolve the relationship between the maker, the jewelry and the audience. ANYA HAUS artists: Mia Habib, Meghan Patrice Riley, Laura Wood, and Ashley Buchanan. Find ANYA HAUS during NYCJW: Nov 14: Near Chelsea Galleries/6:00pm - 9:00pm Nov 16: At the NYCJW HQ at Artists and Fleas SoHo/1:00pm - 4:00pm Nov 17: Artists and Fleas Williamsburg, Brooklyn/2:00pm - 4:00pm Follow @anya.haus for more updates.

date

November 14th, 16th - 17th

time

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

cost

Free

location

Various locations throughout NYCJW

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Retail

An Evening of Books, Jewelry, and Cocktails

Doyle & Doyle
412 W 13th St, New York, NY 10014

Join the American Society of Jewelry Historians at a reception hosted by Doyle & Doyle. ASJH has been gifted an important collection of books from the reference library of prominent Art Nouveau collector, author lecturer, and founder of the original Jewelry Camp, Dr. Joseph Sataloff. Sip cocktails and nibble light refreshments while you browse and buy rare jewelry books, art books, and auction catalogs. Mingle with other jewelry historians, collectors and jewelry lovers. All of these items will be available for purchase during the event with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the ASJH to support lectures, scholarships and programs for the jewelry community. Join us on Wednesday, November 14th from 6:00pm - 8:00pm for a special evening of jewelry, books, festive and light bites. About Doyle & Doyle: Doyle & Doyle's, one of the city's most beloved jewelry boutiques, offers a curated selection of handpicked vintage, antique, and estate jewelry. Their selection also comprises their signature Heirloom collection, featuring original designs by Doyle & Doyle, and their West 13th collection, representing the location they call home.

date

Wednesday, November 14th

time

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

cost

Free

location

Doyle & Doyle
412 W 13th St, New York, NY 10014

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Reception

Opening Reception for LOUD AND CLEAR: Voices from the Empire State

Maison Gerard
43 E 10th St A, New York, NY 10003

New York City is the beating heart of the Empire State. The theme of the exhibition LOUD AND CLEAR: Voices from the Empire State is New York itself, the polyphonic crossroads of cultures that dominates American art. The title describes New Yorkers with their volume and volubility, their Babel of dialects, and their certainty in all things. It also suggests the diversity in origin and approach of the artists. The curators have emphasized voice for several reasons. One is the literal sound of the city, with its drumbeat of horns, rumbling trucks, screeching tires, wailing ambulances, and subway musicians. We often speak of artists finding their voices. People wearing jewelry feel that special pieces “speak” to them.

The 14 participating artists, including the curators, are all studio jewelers, representing a range of age and working styles. They have been chosen for the quality of their work as well as their generational and stylistic diversity. Their work varies in medium, tone, execution, and intention. Nearly all have arrived from somewhere else, as close as Pennsylvania or as far away as Asia. Many reside in New York City, but all live and work within a 100-mile radius. LOUD AND CLEAR is curated by Biba Schutz and Marjorie Simon.

Participating Artists: Lynn Batchelder, Jamie Bennett, Klaus Burgel, Pat Flynn, Tom Herman, Reiko Ishiyama, Sergey Jivetin, Alex Lozier, Darcy Miro, Jonathan Wahl, Kiwon Wang

This exhibition is being hosted by Maison Gerard. The gallery is open Monday, November 12th - Friday, November 16th from 10:00am - 6:00pm.

Join us for an opening reception on Wednesday, November 14th from 6:00pm - 8:00pm.

date

Wednesday, November 14th

time

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

cost

free

location

Maison Gerard
43 E 10th St A, New York, NY 10003

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Exhibition

“Luigi Valdier: Splendor in Eighteenth-Century Rome”

The Frick Collection
1 E 70th St, New York, NY 10021

The Frick Collection presents Luigi Valdier: Splendor in Eighteenth-Century Rome on view from October 31, 2018, through January 20, 2019. Luigi Valadier was the foremost silversmith in Rome during the second half of the eighteenth century. Heir to his father Andrea’s highly successful workshop, Valadier had an unsurpassed technical expertise, which , combined with his avant-garde aesthetic, resulted in extraordinary works in gold, silver, and bronze that were admired by popes and monarchs throughout Europe. Although his fame and influence stretched beyond Italy’s border, he was burdened by debt and, in 1785, committed suicide by drowning himself in the Tiber. The Frick’s presentation—the first monographic exhibition in the United States devoted to Valadiier – includes more than sixty objects that together demonstrate the evolution of his style from Baroque to Rococo to neoclassical. Join NYCJW at The Frick Collection for the talk ARTISTIC PATRIMONY AND THE PUBLIC MUSEUM IN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY ROME on Wednesday, November 14, 6:00 p.m.by Christopher M. S. Johns, Goldberg Professor of History of Art, Vanderbilt University. Description: To prevent its sale abroad, Pope Clement XII purchased the superlative Albani collection of antiquities and installed it in the Capitoline Museums in Rome, which opened to the public in 1734. Successive popes followed suit, presenting masterworks in museums specifically created to preserve the region’s cultural patrimony. This lecture examines the early histories of these pontifical institutions, which became the model for art museums around the world. This program is made possible by Ayesha Bulchandani.

date

Wednesday, November 14th

time

6:00 pm

cost

Free

location

The Frick Collection
1 E 70th St, New York, NY 10021

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Reception

JEAN-CLAUDE BONILLO (1939 -1917) – The Art of Jewelry By Fire Reception

Magen H Gallery
54 East 11th St., New York, NY

Magen H Gallery presents a selection of Mid Century French Jewelry: JEAN-CLAUDE BONILLO (1939 -1917) - The art of jewelry by fire.

Magen H Gallery and guest curator Marie-Alexandrine Yvernault are pleased to present a retrospective dedicated to French jewelry designer Jean-Claude Bonillo.

The exhibition will include sixty pieces in bronze or gold plated silver, each unique piece sculpted by the artist's hand. A true multidisciplinary artist and a brilliant sculptor, Bonillo's jewels are the result of his fascination with fire, fusion and the work of forging.

Although all his creations were first imagined to adorn the female body with a desire to make it beautiful, Jean-Claude Bonillo's work also integrates an important esoteric dimension. He invokes the richness of the jewels' symbolism, "which in its primitive form is a mediator between the person who wears it and the universe" and draws his inspiration from the nature surrounding it, so that its sculpted forms evoke almost always the four elements, revealed by fire.

The exhibition runs Monday, November 12th - Friday, November 16th.

Join us for a cocktail reception celebrating the event on Wednesday November 14th from 6:00 - 8:00pm.

date

Wednesday, November 14th

time

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

cost

Free

location

Magen H Gallery
54 East 11th St., New York, NY

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Exhibition

Jewelry Salon with Ex Ovo, Francesca Vitali, and Michal Lando

Harlem, NYC, NY
Join designer Katrin Zimmermann of Ex Ovo, designer Francesca Vitali, and jewelry artist Michal Lando for an intimate jewelry salon and informal talk about their jewelry and the use of unorthodox materials.

Michal Lando is a jewelry artist living in Brooklyn, New York, who makes work out of nylon mesh. Michal began making jewelry after falling in love with nylon mesh, a supple, dramatic and incredibly lightweight material that was once used as a purely structural element in hats and clothing. Her latest pieces are based on controlled unraveling. The skeletal forms are constructed using a technique she developed by carefully applying heat to shape and structure the material into new forms, resulting in ethereal, delicate and otherworldly pieces. It is the tension between solid structure and fragility that continues to interest her as she explores new ways of working with the material.

Francesca Vitali strives to transform paper, a humble and ordinary material, into precious objects of unique and modern design. Paper affects everyday life continuously and in multiple forms: magazines, maps, shopping bags, etc. Francesca enjoys the idea that fragments of our lives will remain trapped in her paper jewelry. She earned her Ph.D. in organic chemistry at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, but it was only when she moved to the US that she decided to take a leap of faith and gradually left her science carrier and began making jewelry using paper full time.

A native of Germany, Katrin Zimmermann studied and traveled extensively throughout Europe and Asia before setting up her studio in Harlem.  The exposure to such different cultures is evident in her approach to design -- she draws on a base that is international, multicultural and diverse.  The focus of her design aesthetic is reduction: her goal is to bring out singularity through simplicity. The result is a line of sculptural acrylic art jewelry that is architectural, minimalist and modern: Ex Ovo. Katrin is also a member of the CFDA and a professor at Pratt Institute.

Doors at 6.30pm wine and refreshments.

Informal and lively talk at 7:00pm amongst the artists about their materials of choice, the challenges of making jewelry in non-traditional materials, and design insights.

Reception and viewing of all artists work from 7:30pm - 8:30pm.

This unique event will be held at the Ex Ovo studio in Harlem. Location details will be provided with RSVP as event approaches.

Learn more about our partner Ex Ovo here.

date

Wednesday, November 14th

time

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

cost

Free

location

Harlem, NYC, NY get directions

Panel

“The Handmade: Drawing the Line” A Discussion

NEW INC

231 Bowery, 2nd Floor, New York, NY, 10002

 

NEW INC is the New Museum's incubator for art, technology, and design. Join NEW INC's Head of Operations, Alex Darby, NEW INC Members Nik Bentel & Yuchen Zhang, along with jeweler Lizz Hill Wiker for a conversation about jewelry and new technology: The Handmade: Drawing the Line. A panel discussion debating and deconstructing the mythology of the handmade in the digital age.  The Handmade: Drawing the Line, will discuss how we redefine the handmade as a concept in contemporary craft practice.  As we navigate new technologies and the proliferation of digital fabrication techniques, it is critical to rethink the framework of how bodies manipulate materials in order to consider both direct, and indirect physical actions. If we expand the concept of the handmade to include indirect control over physical assets through digital  manipulation, we can create a future for craft that is less siloed and more inclusive. "The Handmade: Drawing the Line," takes place on Wednesday November 14 from 6:30pm - 8:00pm.

date

Wednesday, November 14th

time

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

cost

Free

location

NEW INC

231 Bowery, 2nd Floor, New York, NY, 10002

 

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Thursday, November 15th

Film

American Masters on Screen

Publicolor
20 W 36th St 9th floor, New York, NY 10018

A special screening of films about Helen Shirk, Ron Ho, and J. Fred Woell.

Film Info:
Ron Ho, Becoming Chinese- A Jeweler's Tale, 2018 Northwest Designer Craftsmen and Fidget Films Run time 28:44

J. Fred Woell: An American Vision A Kane Lewis Production Run Time: 51 minutes

Marjorie Schick: Celebrating a Life in Art Bill Youmans Productions, Inc. Run time: 18:52 minutes

All films are courtesy of Helen Drutt.

Join NYCJW for a one day screening of these films hosted by Publicolor on November 15th.

date

Thursday, November 15th

time

10:00 am

cost

Free

location

Publicolor
20 W 36th St 9th floor, New York, NY 10018

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Exhibition

“Jewelry as Figurative Representations” by Gaetano Pesce

Publicolor
20 W 36th St 9th floor, New York, NY 10018

Publicolor is excited to debut a new body of work by Italian master, Gaetano Pesce:Jewelry as Figurative Representations.

"Since the category of the so-called "jewelry" was born, their characteristic and function have always been decorative. They can tell how beautiful a flower is, how attractive the geometric composition of a necklace is, how striking is the light of a stone and other reasons that remain in the realm of form. As far as I am concerned, and as the title explains, the functions listed before don't interest me. I started to make jewelry to experiment with innovative materials that I have been using since I was 21 years old. Their ultimate goal is not beauty, but the surprising richness of the materials I use. More recently I started creating jewelry that tell stories: the fishes swimming in the sea, the fruits of a market, the machines of time and more. They are figurative pieces that are read not so much for their preciousness or for the skill of the craftsmen who execute them, but because they evoke a simple reality, that we all know, introduced onto the scene of precious things."

- Gaetano Pesce, October 2018

Join NYCJW for a one day exhibition hosted by Publicolor on November 15th. The exhibition is on view from 10:00am - 2:00pm.

date

November 14th - 15th

time

Open 10:30am - 2:00pm

cost

Free

location

Publicolor
20 W 36th St 9th floor, New York, NY 10018

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Exhibition

“denizen”

Hotel Chelsea

234 W. 23rd St., New York, NY 10011

The SUNY New Paltz Metal Program presents denizen, an exhibition of art/jewelry/objects in the legendary Hotel Chelsea. As temporary occupants, artists install their work in Bay 7 - a raw, unpolished site within this historic building. Transitional and evolving, Hotel Chelsea provides a meaningful platform for the unwrought, reflecting possibility and process. Artists include: Sylvie Alusitz, Lynn Batchelder, Jamie Bennett, Julia Betts, Xiao Chen, Min Jae Eom, Zhike Gan, Michael Gayk, Stefan Gougherty, Liz Leupold, Betsy Lewis, Ruizhi Li, Myra Mimlitsch-Gray, Irene Raptopoulos, Alejandra Salinas, Jolynn Santiago, Jamie Scherzer, Kehan Wan The exhibition is open for general viewing Wednesday, November 14th - Friday, November 16th, from 11:00am - 7:00pm. Join SUNY New Paltz and NYCJW for a closing reception on Friday, November 16th from 4:00pm - 7:00pm. Learn more about our partner SUNY New Paltz here.

date

Wednesday, November 14th - Friday, November 16th

time

11:00am - 7:00pm

cost

Free

location

Hotel Chelsea

234 W. 23rd St., New York, NY 10011

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Exhibition

FAUX/real & Jane D’Arensbourg

Quiet Storms
142 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11249

Quiet Storms Presents NYC’s FAUX/real & Jane D’Arensbourg. An exhibit (& trunk show) of audacious, artful & awesome jewelry collections past & present.

Exhibition runs November 15th - 18th, 11:00am - 7:00pm at Quiet Storms.

date

November 15th - 18th

time

Open Daily 11:00am - 7:00pm

cost

Free

location

Quiet Storms
142 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11249

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Exhibition

KNOCKOFF

Various locations throughout NYCJW

KNOCKOFF, is a curatorial collaboration between artists and professors of Jewelry and Metalwork Kerianne Quick (SDSU) and Jess Tolbert (UTEP), taking place throughout New York City during the inaugural New York City Jewelry Week. KNOCKOFF is a roving exhibition that repositions the value of contemporary jewelry by presenting it on the street. The works demonstrate a broad range of subject matter, from urban architecture to memory and migration - all using familiar forms and/or materials to question the notions of value and adornment. On Thursday November 15th, 2018 the KNOCKOFF team will move through the city with displays in tow, ‘popping-up’ near scheduled NYCJW events. In addition to the physical display of objects, the exhibition will include two-dimensional knockoffs of the exhibited works, available for purchase. Participating Artists: Jessica Andersen, Nikki Couppee, Katie Kameen, Sharon Massey, Kerianne Quick (Curator), Jess Tolbert (Curator), Georgina Trevino, MJ Tyson, Petra Winnwalker Find the KNOCKOFF Team on Thursday, November 15th near NYCJW events. Follow us @knockoffexhibition for location announcements.

date

November 15th

time

Follow @knockoffexhibition for times

cost

Free

location

Various locations throughout NYCJW

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Exhibition

Mobilia Gallery presents “Nature Redefined-Contemporary Explorations”

Mobilia Gallery at The Lombardy Hotel
111 East 56th St, New York, NY 10022



Mobilia Gallery Presents a special preview of Nature Redefined-Contemporary Explorations of the 19th Century.

Nature Redefined is a group invitational exhibition, inspired by the Arts and Crafts Movement, featuring leaders in their field and emerging talents exploring the ideology and superb possibilities with metalwork and jewelry.

The impetus and inspiration for this exhibition, was the upcoming exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA —“Boston Made:Arts and Crafts Jewelry and Metalwork.” On view November 17th, 2018 - March 29th, 2020.

We will also highlight new collections of jewelry by established and emerging artists.

Dates of event: Tuesday, November 13th - Thursday, November 15th. The hours are 12:00pm - 5:00pm, and by appointment.

To schedule an appointment Call Mobilia Gallery by November 10th: (617)876-2109 or during NYCJW (617)429-5600 or (617)359-7804.

Groups over 5 please call to book an appointment.

Learn more about our partner Mobilia Gallery here.

date

November 13th - 15th

time

12:00pm - 5:00pm

cost

Free

location

Mobilia Gallery at The Lombardy Hotel
111 East 56th St, New York, NY 10022

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Talk

Meet the Artist!

Whitespace Collect
213 Bowery New York, NY 10002

Join Whitespace Collect for a series of Artist Meet and Greets featuring contemporary jewelry artists from NYC.

These intimate talks happen daily at the pop-up gallery between 12:00pm - 4:00pm each day from November 14th - 17th.

Stay tuned for more info on the artists involved.

date

November 14th - 17th

time

12:00pm - 4:00pm

cost

Free

location

Whitespace Collect
213 Bowery New York, NY 10002

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Exhibition

“From Afar” Exhibition and Book Selection

Djuna
4 W. 29th St., New York, NY 10001

Join Charon Kransen Arts for From Afar, a selection of works by Kadri Mälk, Katja Tóporski, Fumiki Tagushi, Mirjam Hiller, Niki Stylianou, and others.

The From Afar exhibition and book selection will be open November 13-15th, 12:00pm - 7:00pm at Djuna, 4 West 29th St.

date

November 13th - 15th

time

12:00pm - 7:00pm

cost

Free

location

Djuna
4 W. 29th St., New York, NY 10001

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Talk

“Show and Tell” at Fred Leighton

Fred Leighton

773 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10065

Rebecca Selva, Chief Creative Officer of Fred Leighton & Kwiat, will host a lively jewelry "show and tell "at the brands’ newly renovated salon on Madison Avenue. Topics will include red carpet dressing, how to style antique jewelry and trends in jewelry collecting.

This is a private event.

date

Thursday, November 15th

time

2:30 pm

cost

Free

location

Fred Leighton

773 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10065

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Symposium

Symposium: Emerging, Established, Historical: American Jewelers Speak

Museum of Arts and Design

2 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019



On the occasion of New York City Jewelry Week, this daylong symposium brings together some of the most exciting voices in contemporary American jewelry. Emerging, Established, Historical features panels and presentations by artists and scholars across the spectrum, from recent graduates making a splash in the fashion world to established art historians and path-breaking jewelers. Participants include Taisha Carrington, Ada Chen, Aaron Decker, Helen Drutt, Toni Greenbaum, Holland Houdek, and Eleanor Moty.

Join us Thursday, November 15 from 2:30 pm to 7:45 pm at The Theater at MAD.

Purchase tickets here.

Schedule of Events

2:30–3:50 Presentations by emerging artists Taisha Carrington, Ada Chen, Aaron Decker, and Holland Houdek

3:50–4:00 Break

4:00–4:45 Toni Greenbaum on mid-century studio jewelry artist Sam Kramer

4:45–5:30 Break

5:30–6:30 jill@culturalcounsel.com

6:30–6:45 Break

6:45–7:45  Keynote discussion between Helen Drutt and Eleanor Moty

Full day pass: $35 general / $28 members and students

Individual panels: $10 general / $8 members and students

Speakers Bios
Taisha Carrington recently received a BFA in Jewelry Design from Pratt Institute, where she was awarded the Mark Davis prize for most outstanding thesis collection. Interested in multiple facets of the jewelry industry, she gained experience interning at Oscar de la Renta. Carrington works from her personal studio creating bespoke pieces and developing new collections, with careful attention paid to sound technical construction. She views fashion and jewelry as tools for dialogue, social commentary, and activism—a view that governs her work, which blends cultures through its sources of inspiration and its evocations of places and peoples.

Ada Chen, a recent graduate of Pratt Institute’s Jewelry program, is an artist and jeweler who takes inspiration from Internet memes and household objects. At present, she works as a bench jeweler in New York City, learning the basics of the industry and further developing her voice as a Chinese-American woman through jewelry and other media. Chen creates jewelry that engages more than people’s money, incorporating into her craft much-needed discussions around Chinese and Asian-American identities.

Aaron Decker is a graduate of the Cranbrook Academy of Art. The recipient of the Marzee Graduate Prize recognizing promising international talent in jewelry, he also received the 2015 Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Emerging Artist Award, which provided him with a residency at Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin. Decker lectures and teaches, and his writing has appeared in publications including Current Obsession,Art Jewelry Forum, and the catalogue for Dutch jeweler Ruudt Peters’ retrospective at CODA Museum, Apeldoorn. He regularly exhibits his work nationally and internationally. Recent exhibitions include Derby and His Badges, a solo exhibition at Ornamentum Gallery, Hudson, New York; Design Miami, Ornamentum Gallery; Body Alchemy, the 2015 Hangzhou Contemporary International Jewelry and Metal Art Triennial, Hangzhou, China; American Gothic, Sienna Patti, Munich; and the Marzee International Graduate Show, Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen, Netherlands. He is represented by Ornamentum Gallery and Galerie Marzee.

Helen Drutt is the former founder and Director of her eponymous gallery in Philadelphia (1973–2002), which was among the first galleries in the United States to make a commitment to the modern and contemporary craft movement. In 1973, she developed the first syllabus for a college-level course in the history of the field. She has received numerous awards and two honorary degrees. Over the past forty-five years, her archives have served as an international resource for scholars and institutions. Drutt is a Trustee of the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, and a Fellow of the American Craft Council. She has built a permanent collection of contemporary crafts for the State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, and is currently documenting an important development in the field. Recently, Drutt launched two exhibitions in Europe featuring American crafts.

Toni Greenbaum is an art historian specializing in twentieth- and twenty-first-century jewelry and metalwork. She has written countless journal articles, book chapters, and exhibition catalogues and is the author of Messengers of Modernism: American Studio Jewelry, 1940–1960 (Flammarion, 1996). She is currently writing a monograph on Modernist jeweler Sam Kramer. Greenbaum lectures internationally and is a visiting professor at Pratt Institute, where she teaches a course in theory and criticism of contemporary jewelry.

Holland Houdek holds an MFA from Syracuse University and a BFA from the University of Wisconsin–Stout. Her work focuses on medical implants, the body, and embodied experience. She has exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the United States and internationally in Austria, Canada, China, France, Germany, Lithuania, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, Spain, Switzerland, and Taiwan. The recipient of numerous awards, Houdek is a current finalist for MAD’s Burke Prize and a former resident of the John Michael Kohler Arts/Industry program, among others, and is widely published. Working closely with the medical industry through her five “Implants Series,” she has formed partnerships with organizations including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, MedWish International, and Cleveland Clinic. She is an assistant professor at Nazareth College in Rochester, New York.

Eleanor Moty is Professor Emerita at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where she taught jewelry and metalsmithing from 1972 to 2001. Her pioneering work in the late 1960s and the 1970s in photo fabrication (photo etching and electroplating) resulted in articles and workshops through which she introduced the processes nationwide to the field of jewelry and metalsmithing. Currently, her one-of-a-kind brooches are inspired by landscape and architecture and feature unique quartz stones with dynamic inclusions, clarity, and beautiful cuts. In 2012, Moty was designated Master Metalsmith by the Metal Museum, Memphis, and honored with a retrospective exhibition. Her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries for more than four decades and is part of private and museum collections including the State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg; Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York.

Learn more about our partner Museum of Arts and Design here.

date

Thursday, November 15th

time

2:30 pm - 7:45 pm

cost

$8 - $35

location

Museum of Arts and Design

2 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019

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Tour

Behind-the-Scenes of the Cooper Hewitt Jewelry Collection

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

2 E 91st St, New York, NY 10128

Jewelry has been an integral part of Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum’s holdings since the collection was founded over 120 years ago. International in scope and ranging from antiquity to the present, the collection celebrates jewelry design as an exploration of materials, craftsmanship and technique, as well as ornament as communication, and changing cultural notions about beauty and worth.

Enjoy a private behind-the-scenes viewing of the Cooper Hewitt Jewelry Collection with Cynthia Trope, Associate Curator of Product Design and Decorative Arts, featuring a selection of historical and contemporary highlights from the museum’s holdings. 

*Please enter at the museum staff entrance at 9 East 90th Street.

After the tour, visit SHOP Cooper Hewitt within the museum for 20% off on all jewelry.

date

Thursday, November 15th

time

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

cost

Free

location

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

2 E 91st St, New York, NY 10128

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Reception

Cathy Gins: Jewelry Dreams Reception

69 Perry St., #2 New York, NY 10014

 

Jewelry designer, collector and educator Cathy Gins exhibits magical dioramas of Visions from Jewelry Dreams at her West Village studio during NYCJW.

“I dreamed that my jewelry asked if it was still beautiful if no one saw it, and then asked me to give it new life. I heard that my crystal chains wanted to be rain, and that an opal stone wanted to be a mother. I saw that that zebras live in oceans, that sapphires and diamonds are plucked from the sky by angels, and that Jesus caught a fish wrapped in gold. I dreamed that I had so many dreams that I put each one in a box with windows so I could look inside to remember them. When I woke up the boxes were here, these dioramas of my Jewelry Dreams.”

Cathy Gins combines vintage jewelry and objects from a lifetime of creating and collecting to create her visionary scenes set in custom lit dioramas. Her many inspirations include the work of Joseph Cornell and Gene Moore for Tiffany & CO. Honoring the integrity of jewelry, pieces can be taken out of the dioramas to be worn as originally designed.

Join Cathy Gins in the studio November 14th - 17th, from 3:00pm - 7:00pm. Beverages will be served each day.

An Opening Reception will take place on Thursday, November 15th from 3:00pm - 7:00pm.

The studio is also open by appointment by emailing the designer here. 

Learn more about our partner Cathy Gins here.

date

Thursday, November 15th

time

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

cost

Free

location

69 Perry St., #2 New York, NY 10014

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Talk

Perpetuum Jewels: Show and Tell

NYCJW Headquarters; Artists & Fleas SoHo

568 Broadway, New York, NY 10012

Perpetuum Jewels is the only gemstone trading company to hold the following certifications from SCS Global services: Certified Responsible Source and for their Certified 100% Post-Consumer Recycled Gemstones. Join Jay Moncada of Perpetuum Jewels for a 'Show and tell' of actual gems and learn about this mindful alternative to newly mined gemstones and their role in the responsible sourcing movement. When: Thursday, November 15th at 3:00pm.

date

Thursday, November 15th

time

3:00 pm

cost

Free

location

NYCJW Headquarters; Artists & Fleas SoHo

568 Broadway, New York, NY 10012

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Reception

MEND: Work Created by Feminism Reception

Mad Eye Gallery
237 E. 79th St. New York, NY 10075

MEND: Work Created by Feminism, Juror Juan Riusech of Lille, France. Curator/Collaborator Donna Mason Sweigart. Sweigart has invited an inclusive group of women artists to respond to a component that was created out of research conducted while in France and Italy in the summer of 2018. This research about lace making as commodity and freedom, ties directly to feminism. This 3D modeled and printed brooch component was fashioned after an observed piece of 17th century Italian lace that had been damaged and was repaired at a later time by another's hand. The women were then asked to repair the work as it relates to them or their community. The result of these talented female artists is the transformation of damage to creation. This work encompasses the vestiges of both the originators hand and the history of lace-making. Mad Eye Studio Gallery proudly presents MEND in conjunction with NYC Jewelry Week. The exhibition is on view November 16th and 18th from 10:00am - 6:00pm, with an Opening Reception on Thursday, November 15th from 4:00pm - 6:00pm.

date

Thursday, November 15th

time

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

cost

Free

location

Mad Eye Gallery
237 E. 79th St. New York, NY 10075

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Reception

Cocktail Party at Cadar

Cadar
595 Madison Ave, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10022



Join Cadar on November 15th from 5:00pm - 7:00pm for a night of cocktails, jewelry, and treats. Cadar will offer personalized tours of the jewelry salon along with stories and their exceptional pieces.

Learn more about our partner Cadar here.

date

Thursday, November 15th

time

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

cost

Free

location

Cadar
595 Madison Ave, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10022

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Reception

“Painting with Fire and Gemstones” Reception

Aaron Faber Gallery

666 5th Ave New York, NY 10103

Entrance is on 53rd Street between 5th and 6th Avenues

Atelier Zobel/Peter Schmid of Germany presents his collection of remarkable one-of-a-kind jewels in precious metals and gems in Painting with Fire and Gemstones presented at Aaron Faber Gallery.

The exhibition runs November 13th - 17th, 2018. The gallery is open daily from 10:00am - 6:00pm.

Artist’s Reception: Thursday, November 15th, 2018 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. 

date

Thursday, November 15th

time

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

cost

Free

location

Aaron Faber Gallery

666 5th Ave New York, NY 10103

Entrance is on 53rd Street between 5th and 6th Avenues

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Retail

RE:FINE – Redefining Fine Jewelry

THE STORE at Museum of Arts and Design
2 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019

RE:FINE – Redefining Fine Jewelry, features over 30 international artists whose jewelry reflects the ethos of the Museum of Arts and Design's mission to present work at the intersection of arts, craft, and design. These forward-thinking artists offer a refreshing alternative to the conventional world of fine jewelry. Their work incorporates innovative techniques along with the highest-quality precious metals and non-traditional gemstones. RE:FINE’s jewelers are shaping the tastes of today’s jewelry collectors—confident women who embrace creativity and self-expression in defining their own personal style. RE:FINE takes place at THE STORE at the Museum of Arts and Design on Wednesday, November 14th and Thursday, November 15th from 5:30pm – 8:30pm. On Wednesday, November 14th, the VIP night guests will enjoy a 25% savings on all their purchases. On the evening of Thursday, November 15th, guests will enjoy a 20% savings.

date

November 14th - 15th

time

5:30pm - 8:30pm

cost

Free

location

THE STORE at Museum of Arts and Design
2 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019

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Panel

Christie’s Education: “On Collecting” Panel Discussion

Christie’s Education
1230 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY, 10020, 20th Floor

Why do we collect and how do we do it? What makes a piece worth owning? Is it its history or provenance or simply that gut feeling? How do jewelry houses decide which pieces from their archive need to be resurrected and how does it affect their value on the secondary market? The term value will also be open for debate, when it comes to jewelry, the way a piece makes us feel can be just as significant as its monetary worth. Spend the evening with three jewelry aficionados who build collections with different goals in mind, whether it's Tom Heyman looking to acquire historically significant pieces by Oscar Heyman that date back to the early part of the 20th century, or Mahnaz Ispahani Bartos for her clients with a discerning eye, or jewelry consultant and appraiser Dianne Batista who works with auction houses and private clients to establish the value of their jewels. Join NYCJW and Christie's Education for On Collecting: With Mahnaz Ispahani Bartos, Tom Heyman, and Dianne Batista a panel discussion moderated by Angelina Chen to be held at Christie's on November 15th. Please allow extra time for security check and proceed to the 20th Floor.

date

Thursday, November 15th

time

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

cost

Free

location

Christie’s Education
1230 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY, 10020, 20th Floor

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Reception

“Out of This World” Opening Party

Michele Varian

27 Howard St, New York, NY 10013

Curated by Michele Varian, the Out of This World exhibit features sophisticated yet otherworldly fine jewelry pieces from designers Eva Noga, Kimberlin Brown, Annika Inez, and Sofia Zakia. The exhibition also includes a section co-curated with Adorn Milk, featuring its jewelers Gossamer, Daniela Barone, Pico Design, Kyla Katz, MGG Studio, and WKNDLA.

Out of This World is on view daily at Michele Varian. The shop is open 11:00am -7:00pm Monday-Friday and 11:00am-6:00pm Saturday and Sunday.

Join us for an Opening Party on Thursday November 15th from 7:00pm - 9:00pm.

date

Thursday, November 15th

time

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

cost

Free

location

Michele Varian

27 Howard St, New York, NY 10013

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Reception

Bijules Incubator: Angely Martinez

Bijules Incubator
322B Canal Street, New York, NY 10013

After 15 years of jewelry and fashion industry experience, Jules Kim of Bijules, has launched a talent incubator in order to guide emerging and independent jewelry talent to the market with responsibility and integrity. BiJules Incubator presents Angely Martinez. Angely has been hand-making her debut collection, Vermillion, in store at her workbench within BiJules to launch on the evening of November 15 from 6:00pm - 9:00pm. Come with an open heart and support for believing in jewelry with a soul.

date

Thursday, November 15th

time

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

cost

Free

location

Bijules Incubator
322B Canal Street, New York, NY 10013

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Reception

Lucas Lucas presents: An Ethical Jewelry Exhibition – Reception

Lucas Lucas
57 Conselyea St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Lucas Lucas will feature 10+ ethical and sustainable jewelry collections of varied price points from NYC and around the world in their Ethical Jewelry Exhibition on view during NYCJW. Each artist was chosen based first on their commitment to sustainable production practices and/or the integrity of the brand voice and, of course, on design, quality and aesthetic. All jewelry is for sale and here you can shop with a peace of mind. Join NYCJW and Lucas Lucas for two special events supporting the Ethical Jewelry Exhibitions: A cocktail reception on Thursday November 15th from 6:00pm - 9:00pm. And on Saturday, November 17th from 12:00pm - 4:00pm for hand and facial massages, tarot readings, and tea. Services start at $20.

date

Thursday, November 15th

time

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

cost

Free

location

Lucas Lucas
57 Conselyea St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

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Exhibition

Behind the Scenes: Lulu Frost x Kenny Hwang

KH Studio Designs, Inc
325 W 38th St, New York, NY 10018

Lulu Frost designer Lisa Salzer-Wiles is delighted to share an immersive first look at her newest line of Fine Vintage, designed and fabricated in collaboration with master jeweler Kenny Hwang entirely in Hwang's NYC studio.

With decades of experience and a shared desire to further the tradition of NYC jewelry manufacturing, Lisa and Kenny have teamed up to elevate antique and vintage jewelry elements to a new level of modernity and beauty. Lisa's finely honed eye for exceptional vintage combines with Kenny's adept benchwork, resulting in an entirely one-of-a-kind collection of jewels hand-forged with sterling silver, 14k gold, and precious gemstones including opals, emeralds and rubies.

JB Jones, co-founder of NYCJW, is excited to host this gorgeous evening and invite you to be amongst the first to view this special collection and experience the magic of Kenny's atelier, where each piece in the collection was conceived and created.

date

Thursday, November 15th

time

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

cost

Free

location

KH Studio Designs, Inc
325 W 38th St, New York, NY 10018

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Friday, November 16th

Talk

Inger Wästberg: Jewelry As An Art Form

The Residence of the Swedish Consulate General
600 Park Ave, New York, NY 10065

Join the Swedish art historian and collector Inger Wästberg for Jewelry As An Art Form a discussion and presentation of Wästberg's personal jewelry collection on Friday, November 16th, 2016. Inger Wästberg wrote the book Contemporary Swedish Art Jewellery and will talk and show about 25 examples from her collection which she started to collect when she lived in New York. Wästberg utilizes modern jewelry as an opportunity to facilitate conversations about Swedish art and design. Coffee will be served at 9:30am and the talk begins at 10:00am. This event is presented by the Consulate General of Sweden. Confirmation from the Consulate is required to attend this event. To receive a confirmation or to learn more about the event email rsvp-cg.newyork@gov.se

date

Friday, November 16th

time

9:30 am

cost

Free

location

The Residence of the Swedish Consulate General
600 Park Ave, New York, NY 10065

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Exhibition

MEND: Work Created by Feminism

Mad Eye Gallery
237 E. 79th St. New York, NY 10075

MEND: Work Created by Feminism, Juror Juan Riusech of Lille, France. Curator/Collaborator Donna Mason Sweigart.

Sweigart has invited an inclusive group of women artists to respond to a component that was created out of research conducted while in France and Italy in the summer of 2018. This research about lace making as commodity and freedom, ties directly to feminism. This 3D modeled and printed brooch component was fashioned after an observed piece of 17th century Italian lace that had been damaged and was repaired at a later time by another's hand. The women were then asked to repair the work as it relates to them or their community. The result of these talented female artists is the transformation of damage to creation. This work encompasses the vestiges of both the originators hand and the history of lace-making.

Mad Eye Studio Gallery proudly presents MEND in conjunction with NYC Jewelry Week. The exhibition is on view November 16th and 18th from 10:00am - 6:00pm, with an Opening Reception on Thursday, November 15th from 4:00pm - 6:00pm.

date

November 16th and 18th

time

10:00am - 6:00pm

cost

Free

location

Mad Eye Gallery
237 E. 79th St. New York, NY 10075

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Exhibition

Doyle Jewelry Exhibition

DOYLE Auctioneers & Appraisers

175 E 87th St, New York, NY 10128

The public is invited to Doyle Auctioneers & Appraisers for the preview exhibition of jewelry to be auctioned Monday, November 19 at 10:00am.

Highlights include exquisite designs by the world’s most prestigious makers, including Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, David Webb and Tiffany & Co. The dazzling pieces on exhibition span a century of jewelry design, from Egyptian Revival by René Lalique to contemporary Bulgari.

A special feature of the exhibition is a Private Collection of Jewelry by Henry Dunay to be auctioned on December 12.

Join us to view the exhibition Friday, November 16th and Saturday, November 17th from 10:00am - 5:00pm and Sunday, November 18th, 12:00pm - 5:00pm

date

November 16th - 18th

time

Fri-Sat 10:00am - 5:00pm, Sun 12:00pm - 5:00pm

cost

Free

location

DOYLE Auctioneers & Appraisers

175 E 87th St, New York, NY 10128

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Workshop

Judy Geib: Studio Sweeps Workshop

92nd Street Y

1395 Lexington Avenue New York, NY 10128

Join the fantastically creative jeweler Judy Geib in an exploration of her design and making strategies to create new work out of your studio sweeps: unfinished pieces, parts of jewelry that never materialized, extra castings, cool non-ferrous metal stuff and bits and bobs and misfits at the 92nd St. Y. Combine and recombine these studio extras with guidance from Geib and the inspiration of the graphic designs of Lorenzo Petrantoni. This is one not to miss! Soldering Skills required. Level: Intermediate. Workshop runs Friday, November 16,  10:00 am-4:00 pm. This event has SOLD OUT. Visit the RSVP link to get on the Waiting List. Learn more about our partner the 92nd St. Y here.

date

Friday, November 16th

time

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

cost

$207.00

location

92nd Street Y

1395 Lexington Avenue New York, NY 10128

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Panel

Ethics and Adornment: Sustainability Challenges in the Jewelry Industry

Diamond Dealers Club
50 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036

NYCJW invites you to an exclusive NYC Jewelry Week panel discussion Ethics and Adornment: Sustainability Challenges in the Jewelry Industry.

Jewelry companies large and small must reckon with the impact that their businesses yield on the environment and human well-being. Join sustainability specialists across various sectors of the industry for an educational discussion on how they implement responsible practices in their respective operations. This conversation will explore the complex and geographically expansive gamut of environmental and social issues associated with jewelry making. Panelists will illuminate the interconnectedness of the choices and actions of individual jewelers and consumers, illustrating how each of us truly contribute to our industry’s collective ramifications.

Moderator: NYC Jewelry Week is pleased to welcome Alexia Cohen as moderator of this talk. Alexia is a product designer, jeweler, and educator focused on prototyping objects and experiences that enable us to live in a more inclusive and resilient society. Alexia conceived and organized the ENVIROmetal symposium at Pratt Institute in 2012, which hosted various speakers in the sustainable jewelry field. In her own work, Alexia uses the human centered design methodology to develop projects for social impact.

Panelists:

Award winning jewelry designer Dana Bronfman will speak to her experience of producing, pricing, and marketing exquisite jewelry out of recycled and certified Fairmined metal and ethically sourced gemstones. Dana’s signature “quietly bold” pieces are fabricated by fairly compensated master jewelers right here in New York City. Dana also supports environmental and design-based youth empowerment programs through the sale of her pieces.

Jay Moncada, Co-owner of Perpetuum Jewels, will address ethical issues surrounding the global diamond trade and the importance of third party certification schemes in authenticating jewelry companies’ sustainability claims. Perpetuum Jewels is a certified responsible source for 100% post-consumer recycled gemstones. Jay serves on the Board of Directors of Ethical Metalsmiths.

Brooklyn Metal Works Co-founder Brian Weissman will identify common problematic studio practices such as chemical disposal and bench sweep collection, and provide suggestions for how Jewelers can implement safe and responsible protocols in their own workshops. Brian is a metalsmith who has shown work both nationally and internationally. He has years of experience facilitating a healthy working environment at Brooklyn Metal Works, as well as the various institutions where he has taught, including the Fashion Institute of Technology, University of the Arts, SUNY New Paltz, and the 92nd St Y.

Special Guest Presentation:

Following this panel, Jen Marraccino, Senior Director of Development at Pure Earth, will give a special presentation on the dire effects of mercury released into the environment due to unregulated small-scale and artisanal gold mining. Pure Earth’s Global Mercury program implements risk assessment and training programs for miners around the world to remediate and eliminate the toxic effects of mercury on the environment and human lives.

Join us Friday, November 16th at 11:00am at the Diamond Dealers Club. RSVP required.

Please arrive 15 minutes early to navigate security. A valid state ID is required for entry.

date

Friday, November 16th

time

11:00 am

cost

Free

location

Diamond Dealers Club
50 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036

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Exhibition

“denizen”

Hotel Chelsea

234 W. 23rd St., New York, NY 10011

The SUNY New Paltz Metal Program presents denizen, an exhibition of art/jewelry/objects in the legendary Hotel Chelsea. As temporary occupants, artists install their work in Bay 7 - a raw, unpolished site within this historic building. Transitional and evolving, Hotel Chelsea provides a meaningful platform for the unwrought, reflecting possibility and process. Artists include: Sylvie Alusitz, Lynn Batchelder, Jamie Bennett, Julia Betts, Xiao Chen, Min Jae Eom, Zhike Gan, Michael Gayk, Stefan Gougherty, Liz Leupold, Betsy Lewis, Ruizhi Li, Myra Mimlitsch-Gray, Irene Raptopoulos, Alejandra Salinas, Jolynn Santiago, Jamie Scherzer, Kehan Wan The exhibition is open for general viewing Wednesday, November 14th - Friday, November 16th, from 11:00am - 7:00pm. Join SUNY New Paltz and NYCJW for a closing reception on Friday, November 16th from 4:00pm - 7:00pm. Learn more about our partner SUNY New Paltz here.

date

Wednesday, November 14th - Friday, November 16th

time

11:00am - 7:00pm

cost

Free

location

Hotel Chelsea

234 W. 23rd St., New York, NY 10011

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Tour

Catbird: Studio Tour and Meet the Founders

Catbird, Brooklyn Navy Yard
141 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11205
Building 77

Join Catbird at their new Brooklyn Navy Yard headquarters for a tour of the studio and warehouse, along with a meet and greet with Catbird founder and co-creative director Rony Vardi and co-creative director Leigh Plessner.

Attendees will have an opportunity to observe Catbird’s production methods, meet the bench jewelers and studio operations teams, and see first hand how the company's small scale manufacturing process merges old world methods and new technologies.

Join NYCJW at the Catbird studios for two exclusive tours on Friday, November 16th:10:30am - 11:15am and 11:30am (sold out) - 12:15pm.

date

November 16, 2018

time

10:30am - 11:15am (sold out) and 11:30am - 12:00pm

cost

Free

location

Catbird, Brooklyn Navy Yard
141 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11205
Building 77

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Talk

Meet the Artist!

Whitespace Collect
213 Bowery New York, NY 10002

Join Whitespace Collect for a series of Artist Meet and Greets featuring contemporary jewelry artists from NYC.

These intimate talks happen daily at the pop-up gallery between 12:00pm - 4:00pm each day from November 14th - 17th.

Stay tuned for more info on the artists involved.

date

November 14th - 17th

time

12:00pm - 4:00pm

cost

Free

location

Whitespace Collect
213 Bowery New York, NY 10002

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Exhibition

“Gold Minds” at Claw & Co.

Claw & Co.
101 Delancey St, New York, NY 10002

Claudia "CLAW MONEY" Gold is one of the most prolific public artists, with an unsanctioned art career that dates back to 1989. Gold's CLAW icon became a ubiquitous fixture of NYC's urban sprawl and has since grow to garner international acclaim. Claudia now stands as a recognized artist, influencer, fashion editor, author and designer. She has changed the landscape and set precedents by being the first female artist to do collaborations with big-name companies such as Nike, Mountain Dew, NASCAR, Van's, and Calvin Klein. Gold's downtown NYC shop & collection line, Claw & Co, embodies all that is Claudia Gold with her clothing, vintage pieces, art and effervescent, one-of-a-kind Claw$ style.

Join NYCJW at Claw & Co.for a show curated by Claudia Gold and inspired by her style and style inspirations that are truly NYC. The show includes hand-selected pieces from Claw's personal jewelry collection including one of a kind Claw pieces and designer vintage. The collection focuses on Canal Street medallions, bamboo earrings and rope chains.

Gold Minds will also feature work of Tommy Jewels, a legendary downtown NYC jeweler. Opening Reception: November 16th from 5:00pm - 8:00pm. The exhibition is on view November 16th - 18th from 12:00pm - 8:00pm.

Take a tour of Claudia's "CLAW MONEY" graf walls throughout LES after visiting the show. Maps are available at Claw & Co. and at the NYCJW HQ at Artists and Fleas Soho.

date

November 16th -18th

time

12:00am - 8:00pm

location

Claw & Co.
101 Delancey St, New York, NY 10002

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Exhibition

“FOTOCOPY” Exhibition

Ed Varie

184 E. 7th St. at the corner of Avenue B.

FOTOCOPY, curated by Kellie Riggs, aims to create an anti-show of sorts, in which all pretensions and tropes utilized in ‘classic’ exhibition formats in contemporary jewelry are removed, and cultural contexts are placed back alongside the jewelry that they are offering to the public.

Join NYCJW at the Opening Reception on Friday Nov. 16th from 6:00pm - 9:00pm.


The exhibition runs until November 16th - 25th from 12:00am - 9:00pm, closed on Thanksgiving.

date

November 16th - 25th

time

12:00pm - 9:00pm

cost

Free

location

Ed Varie

184 E. 7th St. at the corner of Avenue B.

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Retail

ANYA HAUS: An Interactive Jewelry Experience

Various locations throughout NYCJW

ANYA HAUS is launching an interactive jewelry experience on the streets of New York City in conjunction with the inaugural 2018 NYC Jewelry Week. Inspired by grassroots canvassing and marketing methods, ANYA HAUS is creating a mobile showroom with interactive styling for NYC residents and visitors. The project includes a four piece jewelry capsule collection from each of the four artists that comprise ANYA HAUS. Passerby's will be invited to interact with and can ultimately purchase through a dedicated sales website that will track customer conversion. This unique experience and street performance is a response to continuous changes in consumer shopping habits. The collective's intent is to introduce more people to contemporary, handmade art jewelry by removing the boundaries and constraints of traditional retail environments. With the purpose of engaging, educating and creating an experiential event, ANYA HAUS is taking jewelry to the streets. ANYA HAUS is a collaborative project between four jewelry artists, created in response to the limitations of our current selling arena, a desire to connect with a wider audience, and to sell our work democratically. They aim to create an enriching experience when selling via a mission is to connect, educate and evolve the relationship between the maker, the jewelry and the audience. ANYA HAUS artists: Mia Habib, Meghan Patrice Riley, Laura Wood, and Ashley Buchanan. Find ANYA HAUS during NYCJW: Nov 14: Near Chelsea Galleries/6:00pm - 9:00pm Nov 16: At the NYCJW HQ at Artists and Fleas SoHo/1:00pm - 4:00pm Nov 17: Artists and Fleas Williamsburg, Brooklyn/2:00pm - 4:00pm Follow @anya.haus for more updates.

date

November 14th, 16th - 17th

time

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

cost

Free

location

Various locations throughout NYCJW

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Talk

Thomas Gentille “Color Light Air”: Artist Conversation

The Great Room @ The Jewelry Library, Penthouse

1239 Broadway New York, NY 10001

CONVERSATION is always an intriguing format. For this one, Thomas Gentille comes "unprepared," except, of course, for the 60 years he has been working as one of the most prominent artists in his field. Andrea Dinoto, a writer who Thomas greatly admires, will present the questions for what promises to be a spirited dialogue.

This conversation takes place in conjunction with a new exhibition of Gentille's work that opens at Gallery Loupe on Nov. 10. This show - THOMAS GENTILLE: COLOR LIGHT AIR features an entirely new body of jewelry and jewelry-related watercolors completed since Gentille's solo exhibition at Die Neue Sammlung in Munich, Germany, in 2015.

Included in this exhibition are eggshell inlay pieces, which have three dimensional elements that extend beyond direct contact with clothing, as well as a recently completed rare eggshell necklace begun thirty-three years ago. Also featured are works that delve into the qualities of translucency and opacity and the way they alter color and light—the ethereal subspace where air is incorporated into these works to enhance the light and allow the work to "breath."

Thomas Gentille's work can be found in countless public and private collections throughout the world. He is the winner of both the Herbert Hofmann Prize (2001) and Bavarian State Prize (2004), and was designated a "Modern Classic" at Schmuck, in Munich, in 2006. In October 2018, Gentille was inducted into the prestigious American Craft Council College of Fellows.

Andrea DiNoto is a writer on art, craft and design. She has written about Thomas Gentille, and his work, for Metalsmith magazine and is the author of an essay for Untitled: Thomas Gentile American Jeweler published on the occasion of a 2016 retrospective at Die Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum in Munich.

An audience Q & A will follow the Conversation.

A selection of Gentille's work, from THOMAS GENTILLE: COLOR LIGHT AIR exhibition will be on display.

Learn more about our partner Gallery Loupe here.

date

Friday, November 16th

time

2:00 pm

cost

Free

location

The Great Room @ The Jewelry Library, Penthouse

1239 Broadway New York, NY 10001

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Exhibition

Cathy Gins: Jewelry Dreams

69 Perry St., #2 New York, NY 10014

 

Jewelry designer, collector and educator Cathy Gins exhibits magical dioramas of Visions from Jewelry Dreams at her West Village studio during NYCJW.

“I dreamed that my jewelry asked if it was still beautiful if no one saw it, and then asked me to give it new life. I heard that my crystal chains wanted to be rain, and that an opal stone wanted to be a mother. I saw that that zebras live in oceans, that sapphires and diamonds are plucked from the sky by angels, and that Jesus caught a fish wrapped in gold. I dreamed that I had so many dreams that I put each one in a box with windows so I could look inside to remember them. When I woke up the boxes were here, these dioramas of my Jewelry Dreams.”

Cathy Gins combines vintage jewelry and objects from a lifetime of creating and collecting to create her visionary scenes set in custom lit dioramas. Her many inspirations include the work of Joseph Cornell and Gene Moore for Tiffany & CO. Honoring the integrity of jewelry, pieces can be taken out of the dioramas to be worn as originally designed.

Join Cathy Gins in the studio November 14th - 17th, from 3:00pm - 7:00pm. Beverages will be served each day.

An Opening Reception will take place on Thursday, November 15th from 3:00 - 7:00pm.

The studio is also open by appointment by emailing the designer here. 

Learn more about our partner Cathy Gins here.

date

November 14th - 17th

time

3:00pm - 7:00pm

cost

Free

location

69 Perry St., #2 New York, NY 10014

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Reception

“denizen” Closing Reception

Hotel Chelsea

234 W. 23rd St., New York, NY 10011

The SUNY New Paltz Metal Program presents denizen, an exhibition of art/jewelry/objects in the legendary Hotel Chelsea. As temporary occupants, artists install their work in Bay 7 - a raw, unpolished site within this historic building. Transitional and evolving, Hotel Chelsea provides a meaningful platform for the unwrought, reflecting possibility and process. Artists include: Sylvie Alusitz, Lynn Batchelder, Jamie Bennett, Julia Betts, Xiao Chen, Min Jae Eom, Zhike Gan, Michael Gayk, Stefan Gougherty, Liz Leupold, Betsy Lewis, Ruizhi Li, Myra Mimlitsch-Gray, Irene Raptopoulos, Alejandra Salinas, Jolynn Santiago, Jamie Scherzer, Kehan Wan The exhibition is open for general viewing Wednesday, November 14th - Friday, November 16th, from 11:00am - 7:00pm. Join SUNY New Paltz and NYCJW for a closing reception on Friday, November 16th from 4:00pm - 7:00pm.  Learn more about our partner SUNY New Paltz here.

date

Friday, November 16th

time

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

cost

Free

location

Hotel Chelsea

234 W. 23rd St., New York, NY 10011

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Reception

“Gold Minds” at Claw & Co. Reception

Claw & Co.
101 Delancey St, New York, NY 10002

Claudia "CLAW MONEY" Gold is one of the most prolific public artists, with an unsanctioned art career that dates back to 1989. Gold's CLAW icon became a ubiquitous fixture of NYC's urban sprawl and has since grow to garner international acclaim. Claudia now stands as a recognized artist, influencer, fashion editor, author and designer. She has changed the landscape and set precedents by being the first female artist to do collaborations with big-name companies such as Nike, Mountain Dew, NASCAR, Van's, and Calvin Klein. Gold's downtown NYC shop & collection line, Claw & Co, embodies all that is Claudia Gold with her clothing, vintage pieces, art and effervescent, one-of-a-kind Claw$ style.

Join NYCJW at Claw & Co.for a show curated by Claudia Gold and inspired by her style and style inspirations that are truly NYC. The show includes hand-selected pieces from Claw's personal jewelry collection including one of a kind Claw pieces and designer vintage. The collection focuses on Canal Street medallions, bamboo earrings and rope chains.

Gold Minds will also feature work of Tommy Jewels, a legendary downtown NYC jeweler. Opening Reception: November 16th from 5:00pm - 8:00pm. The exhibition is on view November 16th - 18th from 12:00pm - 8:00pm.

Take a tour of Claudia's "CLAW MONEY" graf walls throughout LES after visiting the show. Maps are available at Claw & Co. and at the NYCJW HQ at Artists and Fleas Soho.

date

Friday, November 16th

time

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

cost

Free

location

Claw & Co.
101 Delancey St, New York, NY 10002

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Talk

“Dunay on Dunay”

DOYLE Auctioneers & Appraisers

175 E 87th St, New York, NY 10128

Spend an evening with legendary New York jeweler Henry Dunay! Mr. Dunay will share anecdotes and recollections in a conversation with Doyle's celebrity Jewelry Appraiser Kevin Zavian and Executive Director of Jewelry Ann Lange.

This special event takes place Friday November 16th from 6:00pm - 8:00pm. The presentation begins at 6:15pm.

Following the presentation, enjoy a cocktail reception and preview a Private Collection of Jewelry by Henry Dunay to be auctioned on December 12.

Also on view will be jewelry from the November 19 auction with designs spanning the 20th century, from Egyptian Revival by René Lalique to contemporary Bulgari.

date

Friday, November 16th

time

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

cost

Free

location

DOYLE Auctioneers & Appraisers

175 E 87th St, New York, NY 10128

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Reception

“Earrings Galore NYC” Special Reception

Heidi Lowe Gallery Pop-Up

171 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY 10012

Heidi Lowe Gallery hosts the annual exhibition, Earrings Galore NYC Featuring the earring in all its glory, this exhibition highlights more than 50 artists from the United States and abroad. Stop by to see earrings in every size, shape, material, and concept!

The gallery is open daily Tuesday, November 13th - Saturday, November, 17th from 12:00pm - 8:00pm, and Sunday, November 18th 12:00pm - 4:00pm.

Join us for a Special Reception on Friday, November 16th from 6:00pm - 9:00pm.

date

Friday, November 16th

time

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

cost

Free

location

Heidi Lowe Gallery Pop-Up

171 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY 10012

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Reception

“FOTOCOPY” Reception

Ed Varie

184 E. 7th St. at the corner of Avenue B.

FOTOCOPY, curated by Kellie Riggs, aims to create an anti-show of sorts, in which all pretensions and tropes utilized in ‘classic’ exhibition formats in contemporary jewelry are removed, and cultural contexts are placed back alongside the jewelry that they are offering to the public. Join NYCJW at the Opening Reception on Friday Nov. 16th from 6:00pm - 9:00pm. The exhibition runs until November 16th - 25th from 12:00am - 9:00pm, closed on Thanksgiving.

date

Friday, November 16th

time

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

cost

Free

location

Ed Varie

184 E. 7th St. at the corner of Avenue B.

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Panel

“ANTIQUEMANIA” Panel Discussion

Pratt Institute Manhattan Gallery, SCpS Gallery (2nd Floor)

144 West 14th St., NY, New York 10011

Join Pratt Institute's School for Continuing and Professional Studies at an event to celebrate New York City Jewelry Week.  SCPS presents an exhibtion entitled: Antiquemania. Curated by Ana Estrades and Sasha Nixon, Antiquemania showcases the work of contemporary jewelry designers inspired by ancient and historical jewelry, motifs, and techniques. Guided by Professor Patricia Madeja, Coordinator for the Fine Art Jewelry Program at Pratt, SCPS offers a Jewelry Design and Marketing Certificate.

ANTIQUEMANIA artists, Isabelle Busnel, Kelly Jean Conroy, and Jeanette Caines discuss their respective creative processes and historical references found in their work. The presentations will be followed by a round table discussion between the artists and curators, Sasha Nixon and Ana Estrades. The discussion will be moderated by Karen Bachmann.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:
Isabelle Busnel's silicon jewel stomachers revisit Baroque and Victorian-era fashion, pattern, and decoration using a contemporary material.

Kelly Jean Conroy creates beautiful, delicate momento mori as odes to her memories of tenderly creating shrines for wildlife found expired in nature during her childhood.

Jeanette Caines executes intricate pieces by pulling inspiration from ancient sources. Her work displays a wealth of minute granulation and wire work. She seeks to perfect ancient techniques and applies them to a modern aesthetic.

The Speakers Bios:
Karen Bachmann Professor Karen Bachmann teaches at both Pratt Institute and Fashion Institute of Design. She specializes in jewelry, holloware, and decorative art. She has particular interests in medieval memento mori and 19th century sentimental work. She is a practicing studio jeweler and a former master jeweler at Tiffany & Co. She has had work published in Art Jewelry Today, and the Lark 500 series books. Written published work includes “Hairy Secrets: Human Relic as Memory Object in Victorian Hairwork Jewelry”. Her most recent publication is an essay on hairwork in the book “Death: a Graveside Companion”, Thames & Hudson.

Isabelle Busnel After a 15-year career in finance and banking, an urge to express herself in a different way led her to retrain academically. Ms. Busnel obtained her HND in Jewelry in 2008 and a Research MA in 2010, both from the Sir John Cass Department of Art, Media and Design (London Metropolitan University). ​Ms. Busnel is a member of Dialogue Collective, a group of London-based jewelers and silversmiths. She is currently collaborating with La Garantie, a French contemporary jewelry association.

Ana Estrades ​Ana Estrades is a jewelry historian, educator and curator, with an MA in decorative arts from the Bard Graduate Center. Currently, she teaches Gems and Jewelry at Sotheby’s Institute of Art in New York, and she is working as Sales Coordinator at Fred Leighton/ Kwiat Salon in Madison Ave. Her research interests range from early modern to contemporary jewelry and designers; collectors and collecting; and issues relating to provenance and authenticity. Some of her recent projects include research and interpretation for the digital interactive of the BGC exhibition “NY Crystal Palace 1853,” which won the 2017 New Media Award from the Victorian Society in America, as well as image research and copyright for David Yurman's publication with Rizzoli "Cable." Ana is very excited to be co-curating the exhibition "Antiquemania" during NYC inaugural Jewelry Week this November.

Sasha Nixon Sasha Nixon is a curator, jewelry historian, and practicing metalsmith. Her Master’s Degree is from Bard Graduate Center in New York City in the decorative arts, material culture, and design history. Her work primarily examines how contemporary art jewelry is influenced by ancient and historical jewelry styles and techniques. She received the 2018 Windgate curatorial internship at the Museum of Art and Design and is currently working with assistant curator Barbara Gifford on MAD’s upcoming exhibitions including the Future of Craft, Fake News and True Love: Fourteen Stories by Robert Baines, 45 Stories, and Anna Sui. Additionally, she was awarded the 2018 Society of North American Goldsmith’s emerging curators grant for her exhibition Statement Jewelry, 1887 BCE - Present: A View from the Jeweler’s Bench, scheduled to be presented by Bard Graduate Center Gallery February, 2019. Nixon presented her paper “Pixels Bejeweled: Modern Media, Contemporary Jewelry, and the Replication of Desire” at the Fashion Institute of Technology’s international symposium Digital Meets Handmade: Jewelry in the 21st Century. That paper will be published later this year. She looks forward to taking part in the vital discourse on adornment that will be New York City Jewelry Week.

Exhibition runs: November 12th - November 18th. This exhibition will take place at Pratt Institute Manhattan in the SCPS Gallery on the 2nd Floor. The gallery is open Monday - Friday from 10:00am - 6:00om and Saturday - Sunday 10:00am - 5:00pm. No RSVP required to attend the exhibition.

The panel discussion will take place on Friday, November 16th from 6:30pm - 8:00pm. A reception will follow. Visit the link below to RSVP for the lecture. 

This event is supported by Professor Patricia Madeja, Coordinator for the Fine Art Jewelry Program at Pratt, SCPS offers a Jewelry Design and Marketing Certificate.

Learn more about our partner Pratt Institute here.

date

Friday, November 16th

time

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

cost

$10

location

Pratt Institute Manhattan Gallery, SCpS Gallery (2nd Floor)

144 West 14th St., NY, New York 10011

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Saturday, November 17th

Exhibition

Doyle Jewelry Exhibition

DOYLE Auctioneers & Appraisers

175 E 87th St, New York, NY 10128

The public is invited to Doyle Auctioneers & Appraisers for the preview exhibition of jewelry to be auctioned Monday, November 19 at 10:00am.

Highlights include exquisite designs by the world’s most prestigious makers, including Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, David Webb and Tiffany & Co. The dazzling pieces on exhibition span a century of jewelry design, from Egyptian Revival by René Lalique to contemporary Bulgari.

A special feature of the exhibition is a Private Collection of Jewelry by Henry Dunay to be auctioned on December 12.

Join us to view the exhibition Friday, November 16th and Saturday, November 17th from 10:00am - 5:00pm and Sunday, November 18th, 12:00pm - 5:00pm

date

November 16th - 18th

time

Fri-Sat 10:00am - 5:00pm, Sun 12:00pm - 5:00pm

cost

Free

location

DOYLE Auctioneers & Appraisers

175 E 87th St, New York, NY 10128

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Retail

Community Open Studio Market at Brooklyn Navy Yard

Brooklyn Navy Yard

63 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11205, Building 92

Meet the talented jewelers who call central Brooklyn home in this Community Open Studio Market that takes the concept of an open studios tour and brings it to one location within the Brooklyn Navy Yard at BLDG 92. Visitors will not only get to experience the variety of ways local Brooklyn jewelers are using materials and creating one-of-a-kind wearable objects, but also have the opportunity to learn about the techniques and processes that go into contemporary jewelry making. Close to twenty jewelers will be on hand with objects to both admire and purchase.  The Community Open Studio Market happens ONE DAY ONLY: November 17th from 10:00am - 3:00pm.  Interested in being featured with your jewelry?  Applications for inclusion are being accepted September 1st – September 30th, 2018. Only applicants who work in specified catch-men area of BKNY will be considered. Learn more here.  Learn more about our partner Brooklyn Navy Yard here.

date

Saturday, November 17th

time

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

cost

Free

location

Brooklyn Navy Yard

63 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11205, Building 92

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Reception

“Sirens: NYCJW”

Ghost Gallery
893 Bergen St., Brooklyn, NY 11238, Unit 7

To tempt, to seduce, to bewitch, to entrap, to wink, to flash, to caution, to scream. The duality of Sirens conjures vivid images that can be linked to the powerful capabilities of jewelry. For their third installment of Sirens, the JV Collective takes a bite out of the big apple and travels to Brooklyn for the inaugural year of New York City Jewelry Week. Sirens is a collection of new work from the JV Collective, a group of six female artists Mallory Weston, Emily Cobb, Sarah Rachel Brown, Maria Eife, Melanie Bilenker, and Leslie Boyd. Our group creates a diverse range of work which becomes unified and connected through the dual nature and concept of the siren. A spectrum of work that portrays surreal creatures which create their own mythology and works that seduce through their compelling use of line, texture, or sensual materials. Conversely, they create works that shout and signal in vibrant colors using bold graphic imagery or works that alert and call attention to inequity and prejudice. But perhaps the image of a siren as a powerful woman speaks to our work the most, as we explore the nature of femininity, feminism, and the female form. Join us for a one day ONLY event on Saturday, November 17th from 11:00 am - 5:00pm with a reception from 7:00pm - 10:00pm. 

date

Saturday, November 17th

time

Open 11:00am - 5:00pm, Reception 7:00pm - 10:00pm

cost

Free

location

Ghost Gallery
893 Bergen St., Brooklyn, NY 11238, Unit 7

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Panel

Methods, Materials, and Creative Outcomes: A Panel Discussion

Brooklyn Navy Yard

141 Flushing Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11205, Building 77

Material expertise and experimentation have long been at the forefront of contemporary jewelry innovation. Jewelers often pair hand-crafted techniques with modern manufacturing methods to create work that blurs the boundaries between art, craft, and design.

Methods, Materials, and Creative Outcomes: A Panel Discussion on Contemporary Jewelry Processes brings together jewelers from various fields to discuss the role that materials and processes have in affecting creative outcomes. Panelists will examine the role jewelry has in challenging the notion that certain fields, sectors, or industries are pre-destined to use specific materials, techniques, and methods exclusively. Ultimately, the panel will illustrate a variety of perspectives on the ways contemporary jewelers are joining together centuries-old techniques with newly engineered methods to create work that is a fertile ground for continued discovery.

Methods, Materials, and Creative Outcomes: A Panel Discussion on Contemporary Jewelry Processes takes place on Saturday November 17th at 11:00am.

Erin S. Daily and Brian Weissman will be the moderators of the panel, and panelists include: Casey Sobel, Carrie Bilbo, Mia Hebib, and Biba Schutz.

Registration is required for this event.

Learn more about our partner Brooklyn Navy Yard here.

date

Saturday, November 17th

time

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

cost

Free

location

Brooklyn Navy Yard

141 Flushing Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11205, Building 77

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Demonstration

Jewelers in Action: NYCJW presents Emerging Artist Demos

Artists & Fleas, Williamsburg
70 N 7th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249

Join NYCJW at Artists & Fleas, Williamsburg to see various young Jewelers in Action as they practice their craft in public demonstrations. Throughout the weekend jewelers will showcase the niche skill sets they utilize to create their works, educating their audience about specialized techniques and instilling appreciation for the laborious and dedicated process of metalsmithing.

Young-Sun Song will kick off these demonstrations on Saturday at 11:45am, illustrating how she uses the versatile medium of wax to form body jewelry that she ultimately casts in silver. Odette Channell follows at 1:30 with a step-by-step explanation of a stone setting process that she incorporates in her bold, intriguing adornment. Meg Wachs will conclude on Saturday at 3:15, showing what “maleable” truly means by shaping metal with a hammer and steel tool in a chasing and repousse session.

On Sunday at 11:45am, Anuja Kapri begins our second day of demos by applying gold foil to fine silver using the ancient and beautiful Keum-Boo fusing technique. Join Andrea Rosales-Balcarcel next at 1:30 for a first hand look at her signature process; Andrea will paint on cured resin and seal the imagery to create one of her striking wearable watercolors. Olivia Marie Suffern will lead the final demonstration at 3:15, using her jeweler’s saw to pierce the intricate silver elements that she features prominently in her ethereal designs.

Events run Saturday, November 17th - Sunday, November 18th starting at 11:45am daily.

Schedule:

Young-Sun Song (Sat 11:45-12:45)

Odette Channell(Sat 1:30-2:30)

Meg Wachs (Sat 3:25-4:15)

Anuja Kapri (Sun 11:45-12:45)

Andrea Rosales-Balcarcel (Sun 1:30-2:30)

Olivia Marie Suffern (3:15-4:15)

date

November 17th - 18th

time

11:45am - 4:15pm

cost

Free

location

Artists & Fleas, Williamsburg
70 N 7th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249

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Retail

Lucas Lucas presents: An Ethical Jewelry Exhibition – Special Weekend Event

Lucas Lucas
57 Conselyea St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Lucas Lucas will feature 10+ ethical and sustainable jewelry collections of varied price points from NYC and around the world in their Ethical Jewelry Exhibition on view during NYCJW. Each artist was chosen based first on their commitment to sustainable production practices and/or the integrity of the brand voice and, of course, on design, quality and aesthetic. All jewelry is for sale and here you can shop with a peace of mind. Join NYCJW and Lucas Lucas for two special events supporting the Ethical Jewelry Exhibitions: A cocktail reception on Thursday November 15th from 6:00pm - 9:00pm. And on Saturday, November 17th from 12:00pm - 4:00pm for hand and facial massages, tarot readings, and tea. Services start at $20.

date

Saturday, November 17th

time

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

cost

Free

location

Lucas Lucas
57 Conselyea St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

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Talk

Meet the Artist!

Whitespace Collect
213 Bowery New York, NY 10002

Join Whitespace Collect for a series of Artist Meet and Greets featuring contemporary jewelry artists from NYC.

These intimate talks happen daily at the pop-up gallery between 12:00pm - 4:00pm each day from November 14th - 17th.

Stay tuned for more info on the artists involved.

date

November 14th - 17th

time

12:00pm - 4:00pm

cost

Free

location

Whitespace Collect
213 Bowery New York, NY 10002

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Demonstration

Studio 135: Jewelers at Work

Studio 135
135 West 29th St, Suite #204, New York, NY 10001

Studio 135 is a dynamic community of independent studio jewelers making unique work, ranging from one-of-a-kind art jewelry to limited edition pieces. The studio is located in Chelsea, steps away from the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) and one of the most vibrant and fast-changing neighborhoods in New York City. Visitors will meet the creative makers and experience various aspects of jewelry making with demonstrations throughout the weekend including two special features:

Enameling: observe the fusing of various colors of powdered glass to copper when fired in a 1350’ kiln. Painted on or sifted, the glass melts then cools to a smooth, durable, colorful surface used in jewelry, on bowls, on wall art, and numerous other objects.

Stone setting: beautiful precious and semi-precious gems will be set in sterling silver and gold using bezels, prongs, and other techniques for placement in rings and pendants.

The studios will be open to the public Saturday, November 17th and Sunday, November 18th from 12:00pm - 4:00pm.

Also, on view is a special Pop-Up Exhibition of the work available from our 20+ studio members.

date

November 17th -18th

time

12:0pm - 4:00pm

cost

Free

location

Studio 135
135 West 29th St, Suite #204, New York, NY 10001

get directions

Tour

Studio Visit with Carrie Bilbo and Casey Sobel

Brooklyn Navy Yard

63 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205, Building 92

Join jewelry artists Carrie Bilbo and Casey Sobel for a visit to their studio at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Both artists are alumna of Pratt Institute and design and fabricate their work at the Yard. Visitors will get to see each of the artist’s works-in-progress and also get to explore how each artist approaches their work in a studio environment.

About the artists:
Carrie Bilbo’s work focuses on patterns and forms expressed in the natural world as she aims to create pieces that are wearable sculptures. She combines a variety of scraps found in the natural world with finely crafted porcelain and precious metals. Bilbo’s work has appeared in several fashion magazines, exhibitions, down New York City runaways, and on celebrities such as Whoopi Goldberg and Isabelle Fuhrman. www.carriebilbo.com 

Casey Sobel comes to the Brooklyn Navy Yard from rural New Jersey and a family full of welders, carpenters, and craftspeople who taught her a love and appreciation for the handmade object. Since graduating from Pratt Institute, Sobel has worked with several designers such as Catbird, Alex Sepkus, and Cartier, and has been featured in several publications including Architectural Digest and Swarovski’s Gem Visions trend book. Her work has also been featured in several exhibitions and she has work in the permanent collection of the Museum of Arts and Design, NY. Sobel is also a professor at Pratt Institute. www.kcmetalsmithing.com

Attendees will meet at Building 92 within Brooklyn Navy Yard promptly at 1:00pm on Saturday, November 17th and proceed to the artists' studios as a group. The walk to the studios within the Yard is approximately ten minutes. Please note that latecomers will not be permitted to join after 1:00pm. Registration is required for this event.

Learn more about our partner Brooklyn Navy Yard here.

date

Saturday, November 17th

time

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

cost

Free

location

Brooklyn Navy Yard

63 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205, Building 92

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Panel

Forging New Futures: A Panel Discussion

Colony
324 Canal St, New York, NY 10013

Join NYCJW for a panel discussion featuring some of the best and brightest jewelers in the business. With a focus on fashion, this group of designers brings individual visions that are taking personal expression to new levels across all markets. Changing the face of the industry through their work, these exceptional gamechangers discuss their paths to success and how their work is forging new futures for people of color in an industry in need of diversity.

Panelists:

Alex Woo, Alex Woo Jewelry

Dynasty & Soull Ogun, L'Enchanteur

Johnny Nelson, Johnny Nelson Jewelry 

Matthew Harris, Mateo New York

This panel is moderated by Jennifer Gandia of Greenwich St. Jewelers. 

Join us on Saturday, November 17th at 2:00pm at Colony. RSVP below.

More on the participants:

Alex Woo has been designing jewelry for over a decade to much acclaim and success. With her father, a master bench jeweler, serving as her mentor, Alex has grown up learning an appreciation for gems, precious metals and fine craftsmanship. From studying fine arts and jewelry design at an Ivy League university and abroad in Paris, to winning the National Women’s Jewelry Association’s design competition in 1998, art and form have always been her passion.

Born and raised in New York City, with her midtown Manhattan showroom and design studio, Alex embodies the spirit and passion of a true New Yorker. She draws inspiration from her travels around the world and has been awarded by a panel of experts from the JCK Show Design Center as one of the Rising Stars - one of the most prestigious and coveted accolades in the industry.

Challenging herself to find unique and intriguing ways to accessorize, each piece is handcrafted and often signed by the designer, so the quality is unsurpassed. As a direct result, Alex Woo has attracted an established client list of fashion editors, stylists, trendsetters, celebrities, and was named to Crain’s Business’s “40 Under 40” list of rising stars and successful entrepreneurs in New York.

Dynasty & Soull Ogun The creative fruit of identical twin designers, Dynasty & Soull Ogun, L'Enchanteur is a luxury concept brand inspired by the sciences, colour theory, numerology, religion, mythologies, magic, & fairytales.

L'Enchanteur seeks to communicate a story of craftsmanship behind each of their pieces, creating clothing, jewelry, and lifestyle items that redefine the meaning of an heirloom.

Embodying their motto, Transform Your Lifestyle, Dynasty and Soull push forward on an upward and unknown path to introduce a new vision of design decorum to the world.

Johnny Nelson Jewelry was founded in 2017 by Johnny Nelson. Each piece is proudly crafted in NYC using various fine metals and stones.

The line was brought to fruition long before it’s initial inception. Nelson’s transition into jewelry design began in 2014, when he was on tour and decided it was time to look as good as he felt while performing. His solution? Jewelry. The first piece was an attention-grabbing 3-finger ring, made with stone and wire, that he asked his mom to bring to life. It was then Nelson found he had not just a genuine passion for jewelry, but the raw talent and creative vision to match.

In his designs, Nelson draws inspiration from his diverse artistic and cultural experiences that merge punk, hip hop and spirituality. The line heavily focuses on statement pieces that spark conversation amongst consumers.

Johnny Nelson was born in England and raised in Brooklyn. His biggest influences include Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen and the iconic neighborhood jewelers that elevated hip hop culture in the 80s and 90s.

Matthew Harris Born and raised in Montego Bay, Jamaica, the son of a seamstress, Matthew Harris arrived in the US at the age of 16 and attended Southern New Hampshire University to complete a B.S in Hospitality Management. After completing his studies, Harris discovered hi true passion in New York City - the art of Jewelry making. A self taught designer, he spends much of his time in the jewelry district learning and perfecting the craft.

After honing his craft, Mateo New York was launched in March of 2009. The brand initially focused on men’s jewelry, and in 2014 launched the women’s fine jewelry collection. The fine jewelry collections bare the brand's true aesthetic of simplicity and minimalism, drawing inspiration from modern art for the modern woman. Each piece is made from 14KT gold with a consistent use of diamonds and precious gemstones.

The brand is sold in some of the best retailers worldwide including Bergdorf Goodman, Colette, Harvey Nichols, Sak's Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdales, Moda Operandi, & Luisa Via Roma, to name a few. Mateo New York was selected by the Smithsonian Museum to be featured and sold at the African American Museum of Art and Culture in Washington D.C in 2016, and the Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum of Contemporary Art in 2017. Mateo New York was a 2017 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Finalist.

date

Saturday, November 17th

time

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

cost

Free

location

Colony
324 Canal St, New York, NY 10013

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Retail

ANYA HAUS: An Interactive Jewelry Experience

Various locations throughout NYCJW

ANYA HAUS is launching an interactive jewelry experience on the streets of New York City in conjunction with the inaugural 2018 NYC Jewelry Week. Inspired by grassroots canvassing and marketing methods, ANYA HAUS is creating a mobile showroom with interactive styling for NYC residents and visitors. The project includes a four piece jewelry capsule collection from each of the four artists that comprise ANYA HAUS. Passerby's will be invited to interact with and can ultimately purchase through a dedicated sales website that will track customer conversion. This unique experience and street performance is a response to continuous changes in consumer shopping habits. The collective's intent is to introduce more people to contemporary, handmade art jewelry by removing the boundaries and constraints of traditional retail environments. With the purpose of engaging, educating and creating an experiential event, ANYA HAUS is taking jewelry to the streets. ANYA HAUS is a collaborative project between four jewelry artists, created in response to the limitations of our current selling arena, a desire to connect with a wider audience, and to sell our work democratically. They aim to create an enriching experience when selling via a mission is to connect, educate and evolve the relationship between the maker, the jewelry and the audience. ANYA HAUS artists: Mia Habib, Meghan Patrice Riley, Laura Wood, and Ashley Buchanan. Find ANYA HAUS during NYCJW: Nov 14: Near Chelsea Galleries/6:00pm - 9:00pm Nov 16: At the NYCJW HQ at Artists and Fleas SoHo/1:00pm - 4:00pm Nov 17: Artists and Fleas Williamsburg, Brooklyn/2:00pm - 4:00pm Follow @anya.haus for more updates.

date

November 14th, 16th - 17th

time

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

cost

Free

location

Various locations throughout NYCJW

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Exhibition

Cathy Gins: Jewelry Dreams

69 Perry St., #2 New York, NY 10014

 

Jewelry designer, collector and educator Cathy Gins exhibits magical dioramas of Visions from Jewelry Dreams at her West Village studio during NYCJW.

“I dreamed that my jewelry asked if it was still beautiful if no one saw it, and then asked me to give it new life. I heard that my crystal chains wanted to be rain, and that an opal stone wanted to be a mother. I saw that that zebras live in oceans, that sapphires and diamonds are plucked from the sky by angels, and that Jesus caught a fish wrapped in gold. I dreamed that I had so many dreams that I put each one in a box with windows so I could look inside to remember them. When I woke up the boxes were here, these dioramas of my Jewelry Dreams.”

Cathy Gins combines vintage jewelry and objects from a lifetime of creating and collecting to create her visionary scenes set in custom lit dioramas. Her many inspirations include the work of Joseph Cornell and Gene Moore for Tiffany & CO. Honoring the integrity of jewelry, pieces can be taken out of the dioramas to be worn as originally designed.

Join Cathy Gins in the studio November 14th - 17th, from 3:00pm - 7:00pm. Beverages will be served each day.

An Opening Reception will take place on Thursday, November 15th from 3:00 - 7:00pm.

The studio is also open by appointment by emailing the designer here. 

Learn more about our partner Cathy Gins here.

date

November 14th - 17th

time

3:00pm - 7:00pm

cost

Free

location

69 Perry St., #2 New York, NY 10014

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Demonstration

Artist Demonstrations in the Flameworking Studio

UrbanGlass

647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Join artists Amy Lemaire and Bianca Abreu for demonstrations of how they create their unique jewelry using the tools of the glass studio in UrbanGlass' 17,000 square foot facility. Amy Lemaire will speak about her work and demonstrate how she uses the heat of a torch to create detailed wearable sculptures in UrbanGlass' flameshop. Bianca Abreu will speak about her work and showcase the techniques she employs in UrbanGlass' coldshop - where work is cut, polished, and shaped - to create glowing cabochons and components for her jewelry.

Please RSVP below to reserve your spot today!

Amy Lemaire & Bianca Abreu

Saturday, November 17th

3:30 - 5:30pm

date

Saturday, November 17th

time

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

cost

Free

location

UrbanGlass

647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217

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Private Event

Inside the studio: S. Yamane x A Thousand Facets

Chinatown, New York, NY

Join designer Shane Yamane of S. Yamane and A Thousand Facets for an exclusive afternoon of custom jewels, gemstones, and conversation in this open studio event. Get an inside look at the studio of a custom jeweler: learn about the sourcing process, the materials, and the making. A true champion of the local and sustainable, meet the influencer who supported this emerging design star from the moment they met and learn why that relationship and his work is important.

This is a semi-private event with a limited release of public tickets. Location provided with RSVP.

date

Saturday, November 17th

time

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

cost

Free

location

Chinatown, New York, NY

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Reception

“Anonymous Brooklyn” Reception

Brooklyn Metal Works

640 Dean Street, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Brooklyn Metal Works presents “Anonymous Brooklyn”​ an installation and exhibition accumulated and arranged by guest participants, whoever they may be. Each guest is invited to hang one piece of jewelry on one wall within the gallery. This project is open to anyone who wants to take part, wants to put their work/jewelry, or someone else’s, on the wall. No names will be given, faces will be masked. Only the work speaks.

Installation and exhibition runs November 12th - 18th and the gallery is open daily from 11:00am - 7:00pm.

Reception: Saturday, November 17th, 6:00pm - 8:00pm.

Learn more about our partner Brooklyn Metal Works here.

date

Saturday, November 17th

time

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

cost

Free

location

Brooklyn Metal Works

640 Dean Street, Brooklyn, NY 11238

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Sunday, November 18th

Exhibition

MEND: Work Created by Feminism

Mad Eye Gallery
237 E. 79th St. New York, NY 10075

MEND: Work Created by Feminism, Juror Juan Riusech of Lille, France. Curator/Collaborator Donna Mason Sweigart.

Sweigart has invited an inclusive group of women artists to respond to a component that was created out of research conducted while in France and Italy in the summer of 2018. This research about lace making as commodity and freedom, ties directly to feminism. This 3D modeled and printed brooch component was fashioned after an observed piece of 17th century Italian lace that had been damaged and was repaired at a later time by another's hand. The women were then asked to repair the work as it relates to them or their community. The result of these talented female artists is the transformation of damage to creation. This work encompasses the vestiges of both the originators hand and the history of lace-making.

Mad Eye Studio Gallery proudly presents MEND in conjunction with NYC Jewelry Week. The exhibition is on view November 16th and 18th from 10:00am - 6:00pm, with an Opening Reception on Thursday, November 15th from 4:00pm - 6:00pm.

date

November 16th and 18th

time

10:00am - 6:00pm

cost

Free

location

Mad Eye Gallery
237 E. 79th St. New York, NY 10075

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Exhibition

Doyle Jewelry Exhibition

DOYLE Auctioneers & Appraisers

175 E 87th St, New York, NY 10128

The public is invited to Doyle Auctioneers & Appraisers for the preview exhibition of jewelry to be auctioned Monday, November 19 at 10:00am.

Highlights include exquisite designs by the world’s most prestigious makers, including Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, David Webb and Tiffany & Co. The dazzling pieces on exhibition span a century of jewelry design, from Egyptian Revival by René Lalique to contemporary Bulgari.

A special feature of the exhibition is a Private Collection of Jewelry by Henry Dunay to be auctioned on December 12.

Join us to view the exhibition Friday, November 16th and Saturday, November 17th from 10:00am - 5:00pm and Sunday, November 18th, 12:00pm - 5:00pm

date

November 16th - 18th

time

Fri-Sat 10:00am - 5:00pm, Sun 12:00pm - 5:00pm

cost

Free

location

DOYLE Auctioneers & Appraisers

175 E 87th St, New York, NY 10128

get directions

Demonstration

Studio 135: Jewelers at Work

Studio 135
135 West 29th St, Suite #204, New York, NY 10001

Studio 135 is a dynamic community of independent studio jewelers making unique work, ranging from one-of-a-kind art jewelry to limited edition pieces. The studio is located in Chelsea, steps away from the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) and one of the most vibrant and fast-changing neighborhoods in New York City. Visitors will meet the creative makers and experience various aspects of jewelry making with demonstrations throughout the weekend including two special features:

Enameling: observe the fusing of various colors of powdered glass to copper when fired in a 1350’ kiln. Painted on or sifted, the glass melts then cools to a smooth, durable, colorful surface used in jewelry, on bowls, on wall art, and numerous other objects.

Stone setting: beautiful precious and semi-precious gems will be set in sterling silver and gold using bezels, prongs, and other techniques for placement in rings and pendants.

The studios will be open to the public Saturday, November 17th and Sunday, November 18th from 12:00pm - 4:00pm.

Also, on view is a special Pop-Up Exhibition of the work available from our 20+ studio members.

date

November 17th -18th

time

12:0pm - 4:00pm

cost

Free

location

Studio 135
135 West 29th St, Suite #204, New York, NY 10001

get directions

Exhibition

“Earrings Galore NYC” Exhibition

Heidi Lowe Gallery Pop-Up

171 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY 10012

Heidi Lowe Gallery hosts the annual exhibition, Earrings Galore NYC Featuring the earring in all its glory, this exhibition highlights more than 50 artists from the United States and abroad. Stop by to see earrings in every size, shape, material, and concept!

The gallery is open daily Tuesday, November 13th - Saturday, November, 17th from 12:00pm - 8:00pm, and Sunday, November 18th 12:00pm - 4:00pm. 

Join us for an Opening Night Reception: November 13th from 6:00pm - 9:00pm and for a Special Reception on Friday, November 16th from 6:00 - 9:00pm.

date

November 13th - November 18th

time

Open Tues-Sat 12:00pm - 8:00pm, Sun 12:00pm - 4:00pm

cost

Free

location

Heidi Lowe Gallery Pop-Up

171 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY 10012

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Tour

“Jewelry Around the World” Guided Tour

Newark Museum

49 Washington St, Newark, NJ 07102

Chief Curator Emeritus (and current interim co-director) of the New Museum, Ulysses Dietz will lead a tour of five different spaces throughout the museum’s 85 galleries that celebrate the importance of jewelry in the art of everyday life. Meet in the Dorothy Eweson Lobby at 1:00pm on Sunday, November 18th, 2018 for this event. 

Learn more about our partner Newark Museum here.

date

Sunday, November 18th

time

1:00 pm

cost

Free

location

Newark Museum

49 Washington St, Newark, NJ 07102

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Tour

Diamond Cutting to Design: Tour of Jack Reiss Diamonds

Jack Reiss
580 5th Ave, New York, NY 10036

Join us for an exclusive tour of Jack Reiss Diamonds: Diamond Cutting to Design. One of the last important diamond cutting offices in New York conducts a special tour of how diamonds are sourced, mapped and cut for the luxury segment of the jewelry market.

There are two events on two different days: November 11th and November 18th, both begin at 2:00pm.

Meet in Lobby of 580 Fifth Ave. Event starts promptly at 2:00pm, please arrive early to proceed through security. Pre-registration is required and a valid State I.D. or Drivers' License will be required for entry.

date

November 11th and November 18th

time

2:00pm

cost

$22

location

Jack Reiss
580 5th Ave, New York, NY 10036

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Talk

Documenting the Nameplate

NYCJW Headquarters: Artists and Fleas SoHo
568 Broadway, New York, NY 10012

Join Marcel Rosa-Salas and Isabel Flower as they walk us through their project Documenting the Nameplate, which explores the significance of the nameplate as a design and cultural object. Post talk, they will host a nameplate archiving event, where they welcome attendees to have their nameplate jewelry scanned and share their story for the forthcoming Documenting the Nameplate book.

date

Sunday, November 18th

time

3:00 pm

cost

Donation

location

NYCJW Headquarters: Artists and Fleas SoHo
568 Broadway, New York, NY 10012

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Ongoing Events

Retail

David Yurman: SoHo

David Yurman SoHo
114 Prince St, New York, NY 10012

You’re invited to sip champagne at the David Yurman Townhouse and SoHo boutiques while viewing the latest collections for holiday. While you're there, enter to win a piece of David Yurman jewelry.

Must be 21+ to drink. For complete details and official game rules, please contact sales associate.

David Yurman Townhouse 712 Madison Avenue

and

David Yurman SoHo 114 Prince Street

date

November 12th - 18th

time

Mon-Sat 11:00am - 7:00am, Sun 12:00pm - 6:00pm

cost

Free

location

David Yurman SoHo
114 Prince St, New York, NY 10012

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Exhibition

“Anonymous Brooklyn” Installation and Exhibition

Brooklyn Metal Works
640 Dean Street, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Brooklyn Metal Works presents Anonymous Brooklyn an installation and exhibition accumulated and arranged by guest participants, whoever they may be. Each guest is invited to hang one piece of jewelry on one wall within the gallery. This project is open to anyone who wants to take part, wants to put their work/jewelry, or someone else’s, on the wall. No names will be given, faces will be masked. Only the work speaks.

Installation and exhibition runs November 12th - 18th. The Gallery is open daily 11:00am - 7:00pm. No RSVP required to attend the exhibition.

Reception: Saturday, November 17th, 6:00pm - 8:00pm. RSVP for the reception at link below.

Learn more about our partner Brooklyn Metal Works here.

date

November 12th - November 18th

time

Open daily 11:00am - 7:00pm

cost

Free

location

Brooklyn Metal Works
640 Dean Street, Brooklyn, NY 11238

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Exhibition

Cutting Edge: Contemporary Glass Jewelry Exhibition

R & Company

64 White Street, New York, NY 10013



Cutting Edge – Contemporary Glass Jewelry exhibition presents the artistic creations of artists and designers who use glass as a vehicle of expression and who stand out for innovation and personality. 

On view the works of Paolo Marcolongo, Biba Schutz and Agustina Ros, in an open dialogue with many voices, in which talent, vision and technique are balanced in exclusive virtuosities. The exhibition will also include some masterpieces made by the special guest and ambassador in the field of glass jewelry Linda MacNeil. 

The selection aims to provide an unusual and avant-garde perspective on glass jewelry, an affirmation of the identity of research that is today increasingly independent, even if still connected, to tradition. 

The exhibition is presented by R &Co. and the gallery is open Monday, November 12th – Friday, November 16th from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm, and on Saturday, November 17th from 12:00pm - 6:00pm.  The gallery is closed on Sunday. No RSVP is required for this event.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a conversation organized by the Art Glass Forum, which will be held on Tuesday November 13th at St. Michael’s Church and titled: Cutting Edge - The use of glass and metals in contemporary jewelry and features Ilaria Ruggiero in conversation with Biba Schutz and Agustina Ros with special appearance by Linda MacNeil.

date

November 12th - 17th

time

Mon - Fri 11:00am - 6:00pm, Sat 12:00pm - 6:00pm, Closed Sunday

cost

Free

location

R & Company

64 White Street, New York, NY 10013

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Exhibition

Thomas Gentille “Color Light Air”: Exhibition

Gallery Loupe

50 Church St, Montclair, NJ 07042

Gallery Loupe presents an exhibition of Thomas Gentille: Color Light Air.

Included in this exhibition are eggshell inlay pieces, which have three dimensional elements that extend beyond direct contact with clothing, as well as a recently completed rare eggshell necklace begun thirty-three years ago. Also featured are works that delve into the qualities of translucency and opacity and the way they alter color and light—the ethereal subspace where air is incorporated into these works to enhance the light and allow the work to "breath."

Thomas Gentille's work can be found in countless public and private collections throughout the world. He is the winner of both the Herbert Hofmann Prize (2001) and Bavarian State Prize (2004), and was designated a "Modern Classic" at Schmuck, in Munich, in 2006. In October 2018, Gentille was inducted into the prestigious American Craft Council College of Fellows.

Exhibition runs November 10th - December 8th, 2018. Gallery is open Tuesday - Friday 11:00am - 6:00pm and Saturday 12:00pm - 5:00pm.

Learn more about our partner Gallery Loupe here.

date

November 10th - November 18th

time

Tues - Fri 11:00am - 6:00pm, Sat 12:00pm - 5:00pm

cost

Free

location

Gallery Loupe

50 Church St, Montclair, NJ 07042

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Demonstration

Wellness for Makers presents “Your Body: Your Bench”

NYCJW Headquarters; Artists & Fleas SoHo

568 Broadway, New York, NY 10012

Wellness For Makers is excited to present an interactive wellness installation at this year’s NYC Jewelry Week. The installation will educate jewelers and attendees about the relationships between their bodies and studio spaces. Attendees will be prompted to engage with different types of information, tools, and techniques.

Curator and founder of Wellness for Makers, Missy Graff Ballone, will lead demonstrations throughout the week. Attendees will be provided with a mix of background information related to studio ergonomics, such as how knots develop in the body, and practical instruction, such as different ways to increase blood flow, circulation, and flexibility. These techniques are designed to help boost energy levels, alleviate pain, reduce the risk of injury, and improve posture.

On-site demonstrations led by Missy Graff Ballone will be held twice daily on at 1:00pm and 3:00pm on Monday, November 12th and Tuesday, November 13th.

Wellness for Makers is open daily from 11:00am - 8:00pm at the NYJW Headquarter within Artists & Fleas, Soho.

date

November 12th - 13th

time

Demos at 1:00pm and 3:00pm

cost

Free

location

NYCJW Headquarters; Artists & Fleas SoHo

568 Broadway, New York, NY 10012

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Exhibition

Parallel Lines: Craft and Culture in Contemporary Jewelry from Isreal

Maison Gerard

53 E 10th St A, New York, NY 10003

Parallel Lines: Craft and Culture in Contemporary Jewelry from Isreal is curated by Naama Bergman and Tamar Navama.

Considering discipline as a result of culture, language and geographic and social outcome within a field of activity, this group of Israeli artists examine the shift in their practice, thus discipline, following re-arrangement their place of living, place of creation, and the cultures they have taken upon themselves to work in. This position and disposition of the artists presented here, draws a stretched field of what jewelry is, how it functions, how its seen, and what role does it play in the field of contemporary art, and furthermore, what is the role it plays in the culture it grows in, importing and exporting ideas and statements merging and un-margin cultures and practices.

Featured Artists: Naama Bergman, Tamar Navama, Ruta Reifen, Dana Hakim, Noga Harel, Vered Kaminski, Einat Leader.

Parallel Lines is hosted by Maison Gerard and runs November 12th - 16th. The gallery is open Monday - Friday 10:00am - 6:00pm. 

A Reception will take place on Wednesday, November 14th from 5:30pm - 8:00pm. Check our calendar for a link to RSVP.

date

November 12th - 16th

time

Mon - Fri 10:00am - 6:00pm

cost

Free

location

Maison Gerard

53 E 10th St A, New York, NY 10003

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Exhibition

“UrbanSparkle” Exhibition

UrbanGlass
647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217

UrbanGlass presents UrbanSparkle, a special jewelry exhibition of contemporary jewelry being made by New York area artists working with glass. This glistening installation of glass adornment illuminates the boundless possibilities of this malleable material, and investigates how artists in New York are exploring its potential as a wearable art form.

Exhibition runs November 14th, 2018 - January 4th, 2019. Gallery is open Monday - Friday 11:30am - 7:30pm, Saturday 11:00am - 8pm, Sunday 11:00am - 7:00pm. Opening Reception on Wednesday, November 14th from 6:00pm - 8:00pm.

Opening Reception on Wednesday, November 14th from 6:00pm - 8:00pm.

date

November 14th - November 18th

time

Open M-F 11:30am -7:30pm, Sat 11:00am - 8:00pm, Sun 11:00am - 7:00pm

cost

Free

location

UrbanGlass
647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217

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Exhibition

“Focus: Wiener Werkstätte Jewelry” Exhibition

Neue Galerie New York

1048 5th Ave, NY, NY 10028

Focus: Wiener Werkstätte Jewelry, on view from October 4th, 2018 to January 21st, 2019 at Neue Galerie New York, brings together a selection of miniature jeweled masterworks by the leading artists of the Wiener Werkstätte (Viennese Workshops), including the firm’s co-founders Josef Hoffmann and Koloman Moser. It also includes examples by Carl Otto Czeschka, Maria Likarz-Strauss, Dagobert Peche, and Max Snischek. These wearable works of art were among the most coveted designs produced by the Wiener Werkstätte and many were made only once. A highlight of the presentation will be an impressive array of Hoffmann’s square brooches, which have been favorably compared to Gustav Klimt’s canvases. This presentation offers a unique opportunity to view these treasures, which are of the highest quality and extremely rare. Wiener Werkstätte Jewelry is curated by Janis Staggs, Director of Curatorial, Neue Galerie New York. Exhibition Runs October 4th, 2018 to January 21st, 2019. Museum is open 11:00am - 6:00pm Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  On Wednesday, November 14th, join NYCJW for a special tour of "Focus: Wiener Werkstätte Jewelry" with curator Janis Staggs at 11:00am.. There will also be an event in the Book Store and Design Shop to coincide with the tour.

date

November 12th and November 15th - 18th

time

Open Thursday - Monday 11:00am - 6:00pm

cost

museum admission

location

Neue Galerie New York

1048 5th Ave, NY, NY 10028

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Exhibition

“Jewelry: The Body Transformed”

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028

What is jewelry? Why do we wear it? What meanings does it convey? Opening November 12 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the exhibition Jewelry: The Body Transformed will traverse time and space to explore how jewelry acts upon and activates the body it adorns. This global conversation about one of the most personal and universal of art forms brings together some 230 objects drawn almost exclusively from The Met collection. A dazzling array of headdresses and ear ornaments, brooches and belts, necklaces and rings created between 2600 B.C.E. and the present day will be shown along with sculptures, paintings, prints, and photographs that will enrich and amplify the many stories of transformation that jewelry tells.

Exhibition Overview

The exhibition will open with a dramatic installation that emphasizes the universality of jewelry—precious objects made for the body, a singular and glorious setting for the display of art. Great jewelry from around the world will be presented in a radiant display that groups these ornaments according to the part of the body they adorn: head and hair; nose, lips, and ears; neck and chest; arms and hands; and waist, ankles, and feet.

The remaining galleries will be organized thematically in order to encourage visitors to make cross-cultural comparisons. The Divine Body will examine one of the earliest conceptions of jewelry—its link to immortality. Featured here will be a rare head-to-toe ensemble from ancient Egypt that accompanied the elite into the afterlife, as well as items from the Royal Cemetery of Ur, implicated in one of the most mysterious rituals of ancient Mesopotamia (present-day Iraq). Also highlighted will be the regalia of the rulers of Calima (present-day Colombia), who were lavishly covered in sheets of gold.

Exhibition runs November 12, 2018- February 24, 2019.

An exclusive NYCJW curatorial-led tour will take place on Tuesday, November 13th.

Learn more about our partner The Metropolitan Museum of Art here.

date

Exhibition opens November 12th

time

Sun - Thurs 10:00am - 5:30pm, Fri-Sat 10:00am - 9:00pm

cost

Free with Museum Admission

location

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028

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Demonstration

Pattern & Patina: Glass Beads

UrbanGlass
647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Urban Glass presents Pattern & Patina: Glass Beads a class instructed by Holly Cooper. This class will cover the introduction of design methods and principles, sources of inspiration and their applications for beads. Students will explore the use of color, shape, texture, pattern and theme in their work. The class is designed to help students discover their own personal style of bead making.

The class is five sessions long and runs November 12 - November 16, from 6:00pm – 10:00pm. Sign-up here.

date

November 12th - November 16th

time

6:00pm - 10:00pm

cost

$825

location

UrbanGlass
647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217

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Exhibition

“Earrings Galore NYC” Exhibition

Heidi Lowe Gallery Pop-Up

171 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY 10012

Heidi Lowe Gallery hosts the annual exhibition, Earrings Galore NYC Featuring the earring in all its glory, this exhibition highlights more than 50 artists from the United States and abroad. Stop by to see earrings in every size, shape, material, and concept!

The gallery is open daily Tuesday, November 13th - Saturday, November, 17th from 12:00pm - 8:00pm, and Sunday, November 18th 12:00pm - 4:00pm. 

Join us for an Opening Night Reception: November 13th from 6:00pm - 9:00pm and for a Special Reception on Friday, November 16th from 6:00 - 9:00pm.

date

November 13th - November 18th

time

Open Tues-Sat 12:00pm - 8:00pm, Sun 12:00pm - 4:00pm

cost

Free

location

Heidi Lowe Gallery Pop-Up

171 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY 10012

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Installation

Brice Garrett: “Workshop” – A Participatory Installation

NYCJW Headquarters; Artists & Fleas SoHo

568 Broadway, New York, NY 10012

Workshop curated and executed by artist Brice Garrett, is an interactive installation of plaster pendants made collectively with the community. The project uses the visual language of jewelry and the utility of molds to explore the relationships between the body and objects, production and process, making and exchanging.

During scheduled drop-in times participants can contribute and evolve the installation. The gallery space will be turned into a workshop environment for visitors to join in creating plaster pendants through the act of stamping, mold-making, and casting. Using jewelry-related stamps, participants will make impression molds in clay. Throughout the week, plaster will be poured in the molds to create pendants for the installation. The final pieces in Workshopbecome extensions these interactions, embedded with notions of craft, exchange, labor, and value.

Join the artist and participate during these times: Monday, Nov. 12th: 2-5pm Tuesday, Nov. 13th: 1-4pm Wednesday, Nov. 14th 1-4pm Thursday, Nov. 15th 11-1pm Friday, Nov. 16th 1-4pm Saturday, Nov. 18th 1-4pm

The exhibition portion of the event will be open to the public daily for viewing from 11:00am - 8:00pm. #collectivegems

date

November 12th - November 18th

time

11:00am - 8:00pm

cost

Free

location

NYCJW Headquarters; Artists & Fleas SoHo

568 Broadway, New York, NY 10012

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Exhibition

“ANTIQUEMANIA” Exhibition

Pratt Institute Manhattan Gallery, SCPS Gallery (2nd Floor)

144 West 14th St., NY, New York 10011

Both a timeless visual feast and an intellectual retreat, Antiquemania is a present-day cabinet of curiosities, where it is possible to explore jewelry’s traditional, organic and innovative materials, together with universal ideas of beauty, desire, memory, nature, death… Antiquemania brings together an eclectic group of contemporary jewelers whose different approaches to historical jewelry create an enriching visual dialogue between the past and the present, ancient and contemporary identity, materials, techniques, and aesthetics.

Artists Jennifer Trask and Miranda Leigh search for ideals of beauty and the perfection of natural forms through historical motifs. Trask’s work is iconic for her fanciful use of bone and actual antique fragments, like transforming a 17th-century gilded frame into a neckpiece. Leigh’s Greek water vessel earrings vividly convey her artist statement, “it is a privilege to create jewels from noble materials that celebrate our most precious memories and desires.”

Inspired by Georgian and Victorian memento mori, Melanie Bilenker and Rachel Andrea Davis use hair to portray memories of domestic intimacy and lost love, respectively; while Kelly Jean Conroy creates memorials dedicated to the natural world and her childhood using bone and taxidermied animals. Alicia Jane Boswell’s lace and enamel jewels distill a familiar sense of fragility and longing for the past.

At Jewelry Arts Inc., Jeanette Caines and Mike Ellis teach ancient jewelry making techniques of granulation, chasing, repoussé, and enameling. Here their work is juxtaposed with Isabelle Busnell and Ashley Buchannan’s interpretations of historical forms using new materials. Busnel molds 18th-century style stomachers, bow earrings, and Baroque architectural details out of silicone rubber while Buchanan distills historical jewelry forms into powder-coated silhouettes.

Share your pictures and thoughts of the show with us! #antiquemania @prattinstitute @nycjewelryweek

Exhibiting Artists: Isabelle Busnel (France) Ashley Buchanan (Atlanta, GA) Miranda Leigh (Brooklyn, NYC) Jennifer Trask (Lake Tahoe, NV) Melanie Bilenker (Philadelphia, PA) Kelly Jean Conroy (Boston, MA), Rachel Andrea Davis (Bayview, WI), Alicia Jane Boswell (Lake Worth, FL), Jeanette Caines and Mike Ellis (Jewelry Arts Inc. Manhattan, NYC)

Exhibition runs: November 12th - November 18th. This exhibition will take place at Pratt Institute Manhattan in the SCPS Gallery on the 2nd Floor. The gallery is open Monday - Friday from 10:00am - 6:00om and Saturday - Sunday 10:00am - 5:00pm. No RSVP required to attend the exhibition.

A reception and lecture with curators will take place on Friday, November 16th from 6:30pm - 8:00pm. RSVP below for the lecture, cost is $10 to attend.

This event is supported by Professor Patricia Madeja, Coordinator for the Fine Art Jewelry Program at Pratt, SCPS offers a Jewelry Design and Marketing Certificate.

Learn more about our partner Pratt Institute here.

date

November 12th - November 18th

time

10:00am - 6:00pm M-F, 10:00am - 5:00pm Weekends

cost

Free

location

Pratt Institute Manhattan Gallery, SCPS Gallery (2nd Floor)

144 West 14th St., NY, New York 10011

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Exhibition

“#fail#success” Exhibition

NYCJW Headquarters; Artists & Fleas SoHo

569 Broadway, New York, NY 10012

The presence of social media, Instagram, offers the public a new an unique view into a maker’s studio. Instagram can be used as a tool by jewelers to influence the line of their work. The exhibition #fail #success, curated by Manuela Jimenez & Kendra Pariseault, showcases this tool and walks the audience through the creative process of the maker.

Exhibiting Artists: Kendra and Manuela, Arthur Hash, Amelia Toelke, Emily Cobb + Mallory Weston, Kurt Pio, Ho'o Hee, Aurelie Guillaume, Emiko Oye, Georgina Trevino, Sena Huh, Laila Costa, Franziska Stetter + Thiago Piwowarczyk, Camila Escobar, Silvia Ardila, Maria Tritico, Sam Tyson, WooJungKim, Bryan Parnham, Sarah Holden,

Exhibition runs November 12th - 18th, 2018 at the official NYCJW Headquarters within Artist & Fleas in SoHo and is open daily from 11:00am - 8:00pm. 

date

November 12th - November 18th

time

Open Daily 11:00am - 8:00pm

cost

Free

location

NYCJW Headquarters; Artists & Fleas SoHo

569 Broadway, New York, NY 10012

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Exhibition

Exhibition of Studio Works by Massachussetts College of Art and Design Students at the LALAoUNIS Gallery

Ilias Lalaounis

31 E 64th St., New York, NY 10065

The Ilias Lalaounis Gallery in New York and the Massachusetts College of Art and Design will present studio jewelry created by students and professors. The art work in this exhibition represents the studio component of a travel course titled MassArt and Design in Athens, Greece: History and Making Under the Light of the Acropolis. The course, which took place in June 2018, was a collaboration between MassArt faculty Heather White and Carolanne Patterson and the Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum Director, Ioanna Lalaounis.

Undergraduate students from diverse disciplines and levels made a study piece influenced by their travel experience and a studio work retreat at the LALAoUNIS atelier in Athens. In addition to displaying the students' final works, this exhibition also includes sketchbooks, drawings, photographs and a short documentary film. The ILJM is the first jewelry museum in Greece. It is a non-for profit cultural organization certified by the Greek Ministries of Finance and Culture in 1993. The Museum acts as an international center for decorative arts and crafts, with an emphasis on goldsmithing and contemporary studio jewelry. The Museum organizes temporary exhibitions, specialized educational programs for kids and adults and tours catered to visitor groups all year round. Cutting edge programs introduced in 2017 are the Hephaistos Summer School and the JaIR program. The Museum is not government funded; its income derives from Museum Shop revenues, tickets, private and institutional funding. Exhibiting Artists: I-Yu Chen, Sarah Jane Ellis, Julia M. Gaitley, Elisabeth J. Gerald, Sara Louise Giordano, Tora C. Hubacz, Allison Nicole Keast, Aditi Lakhtaki, Frances Linden, Yun Michelle, Genevieve Marie Montante, Carolanne Patterson, Emma R. Scott, Lauraye Lyn White, Crystal Wan Yu, Heather White, Larson Zoe. The Gallery is open daily from 11:00am - 6:00pm.

date

November 12th - November 18th

time

Open Daily 11:00am - 6:00pm

cost

Free

location

Ilias Lalaounis

31 E 64th St., New York, NY 10065

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Exhibition

“Out of This World” Fine Jewelry Exhibition

Michele Varian
27 Howard St, New York, NY 10013

Curated by Michele Varian, the Out of This World exhibit features sophisticated yet otherworldly fine jewelry pieces from designers Eva Noga, Kimberlin Brown, Annika Inez, and Nadia Todorova of La Bulgara. Curated by Michele Varian, the Out of This World exhibit features sophisticated yet otherworldly fine jewelry pieces from designers Eva Noga, Kimberlin Brown, Annika Inez, and Sofia Zakia. The exhibition also includes a section co-curated with Adorn Milk, featuring its jewelers Gossamer, Daniela Barone, Pico Design, Kyla Katz, MGG Studio, and WKNDLA.

Out of This World is on view daily at Michele Varian. The shop is open 11:00am -7:00pm Monday-Friday and 11:00am-6:00pm Saturday and Sunday.

Join us for an Opening Party on Thursday November 15th from 7:00pm - 9:00pm.

date

November 12th - November 18th

time

Open Daily M-F 11:00am - 7:00pm, Weekends 11:00am - 6:00pm

cost

Free

location

Michele Varian
27 Howard St, New York, NY 10013

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Exhibition

JEAN-CLAUDE BONILLO (1939 -1917) – The Art of Jewelry By Fire

Magen H Gallery
54 East 11th St., New York, NY

Magen H Gallery presents a selection of Mid Century French Jewelry: JEAN-CLAUDE BONILLO (1939 -1917) - The art of jewelry by fire.

Magen H Gallery and guest curator Marie-Alexandrine Yvernault are pleased to present a retrospective dedicated to French jewelry designer Jean-Claude Bonillo.

The exhibition will include sixty pieces in bronze or gold plated silver, each unique piece sculpted by the artist's hand. A true multidisciplinary artist and a brilliant sculptor, Bonillo's jewels are the result of his fascination with fire, fusion and the work of forging.

Although all his creations were first imagined to adorn the female body with a desire to make it beautiful, Jean-Claude Bonillo's work also integrates an important esoteric dimension. He invokes the richness of the jewels' symbolism, "which in its primitive form is a mediator between the person who wears it and the universe" and draws his inspiration from the nature surrounding it, so that its sculpted forms evoke almost always the four elements, revealed by fire.

The exhibition runs Monday, November 12th - Friday, November 16th.

Join us for a cocktail reception celebrating the event on Wednesday November 14th from 6:00 - 8:00pm.

date

November 12th - 16th

time

Mon - Fri 10:00am - 6:00pm

cost

Free

location

Magen H Gallery
54 East 11th St., New York, NY

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Exhibition

Library Adorned Cuff Show

Pratt Institute, Library
200 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205

An annual exhibition of cuff bracelets created by beginner Jewelry students from across departments and disciplines at Pratt Institute. Students use the historic Pratt Library as inspiration for their designs and fabricate each unique piece using direct metal fabrication techniques.

The exhibition runs October 15th - November 18th and is open daily.

Join us for an Opening Reception in conjunction with a Gallery Hop of the NYCJW events throughout the Pratt campus on Monday November, 12th from 5:30pm - 7:00pm in the lower level of the Pratt Institute ARC building.

date

November 12th - 18th

time

Open daily

cost

Free

location

Pratt Institute, Library
200 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205

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Retail

David Yurman: Madison Avenue

David Yurman Townhouse
712 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10065

You’re invited to sip champagne at the David Yurman Townhouse and SoHo boutiques while viewing the latest collections for holiday. While you're there, enter to win a piece of David Yurman jewelry.

Must be 21+ to drink. For complete details and official game rules, please contact sales associate.

David Yurman Townhouse 712 Madison Avenue

and

David Yurman SoHo 114 Prince Street

date

November 12th - 18th

time

M-F 10:00am - 7:00am, Sat 10:00am - 6:00pm, Sun 10:00am - 5:00pm

cost

Free

location

David Yurman Townhouse
712 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10065

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Exhibition

“FOTOCOPY” Exhibition

Ed Varie

184 E. 7th St. at the corner of Avenue B.

FOTOCOPY, curated by Kellie Riggs, aims to create an anti-show of sorts, in which all pretensions and tropes utilized in ‘classic’ exhibition formats in contemporary jewelry are removed, and cultural contexts are placed back alongside the jewelry that they are offering to the public.

Join NYCJW at the Opening Reception on Friday Nov. 16th from 6:00pm - 9:00pm.


The exhibition runs until November 16th - 25th from 12:00am - 9:00pm, closed on Thanksgiving.

date

November 16th - 25th

time

12:00pm - 9:00pm

cost

Free

location

Ed Varie

184 E. 7th St. at the corner of Avenue B.

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Exhibition

Amelia Toelke: “Gem Friends”

NYCJW Headquarters; Artists & Fleas SoHo

568 Broadway, New York, NY 10012

Amelia Toelke’s diverse art practice draws on her training in jewelry and metalsmithing yet transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries. Through the integration of content, process, and material, her work addresses the rich human history of adornment and the shared understanding of visual language. Her explorative work lies at the interstice of the two-dimensional and the three- dimensional, hovering between object and image, reality and representation.

NYCJW is proud to be presenting a selection of Toelke's Gem Friends, including a custom "face" for the inaugural year of NYCJW at the official Headquarters of the week within Artist & Fleas in SoHo. 

The exhibition runs November 12th - 18th and is open daily from 11:00am - 8:00pm.

date

November 12th - November 18th

time

11:00am - 8:00pm

cost

Free

location

NYCJW Headquarters; Artists & Fleas SoHo

568 Broadway, New York, NY 10012

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Exhibition

Oscar Heyman: From the Archives

Pratt Institute, The Library, 3rd Floor
200 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205

Join NYCJW for a very special exhibition from the archives of Oscar Heyman at Pratt Institute.

The third floor at Pratt's Library houses the first public exhibition of Ne York City's oldest continuous manufacturer of fine jewelry, Oscar Heyman. Artifacts from the firms 108-year-old history illustrate that while much of the world has changed since 1912, the methods for crafting timeless jewelry by hand is very much an old-world art form.

Exhibition runs October 30th - November 19th.

Join us from an Opening Reception in conjunction with a Gallery Hop on Monday, November 12th from 5:30pm - 7:30pm in the lower level of the Pratt Institute ARC Building.

date

November 12th - 19th

time

Open Daily

cost

Free

location

Pratt Institute, The Library, 3rd Floor
200 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205

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Exhibition

Lucas Lucas presents: An Ethical Jewelry Exhibition

Lucas Lucas
57 Conselyea St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Lucas Lucas will feature 10+ ethical and sustainable jewelry collections of varied price points from NYC and around the world in their Ethical Jewelry Exhibition on view during NYCJW. Each artist was chosen based first on their commitment to sustainable production practices and/or the integrity of the brand voice and, of course, on design, quality and aesthetic. All jewelry is for sale and here you can shop with a peace of mind. The exhibition is on view November 12th - 18th from 12:00pm - 7:00pm daily. Join NYCJW and Lucas Lucas for two special events supporting the Ethical Jewelry Exhibitions: A cocktail reception on Thursday November 15th from 6:00pm - 9:00pm. And on Saturday, November 17th from 12:00pm - 4:00pm for hand and facial massages, tarot readings, and tea. Services start at $20.

date

Thursday, January 1st

time

12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

cost

Free

location

Lucas Lucas
57 Conselyea St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

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Exhibition

Chus Burés: A Dialogue between Art and Design

El Museo del Barrio
1230 5th Ave, New York, NY 10029

With a professional career spanning over thirty years, in which he has collaborated with contemporary artists and leading names in both the design and fashion world, Spanish designer Chus Burés is partnering with El Museo del Barrio to commemorate NYC Jewelry Week 2018 and introduce his newly launched New York-based jewelry brand CHUS X CHUS.

With the mission to educate and promote jewelry as a vehicle and expression of artistic design, from November 14 to 18, the designer will host an installation at El Museo’s La Tienda presenting a highly curated selection of artisanal jewelry works, and wearable artist's jewelry in collaboration with modern masters. Chus' ingenuity spans from collaborations with contemporary artists such as Louise Bourgeois, Carmen Herrera, Julio Le Parc, Miquel Barceló, and Tony Bechara to art directorial projects with fashion houses such as Loewe, Agnés b., Maurizio Galante, and Akris. In addition, from November 14 to 18, 2018, 3-5pm daily, El Museo del Barrio welcomes visitors to meet the designer and learn about his inspiration and wearable works of art. All events will be held at La Tienda.

This event is open Wednesday, November 14th – Sunday, November 18th from 3:00pm - 5:00pm at El Museo del Barrio.

With the merchandise purchase of $200 or more at La Tienda, visitors will receive free admission to Las Galerías (Galleries) and a special free gift.

date

November 14th - 18th

time

Wednesday - Saturday 3:00pm - 5:00pm

cost

Free

location

El Museo del Barrio
1230 5th Ave, New York, NY 10029

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Exhibition

Cross Pollination by Peter’s Valley School at Craft

Pratt Institue
200 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205

Cross Pollination is an exhibition of work that was made at Peters Valley School of Craft during the stays of assistants, fellows, and students over the years that demonstrates the way sense of place and exploration of materials can diversify an individual's practice, and carry into their work directly or implicitly once they leave.

The exhibition runs November 12th - 18th in the lower level of the ARC building and is on view 9:00am - 5:00pm.

Join us for an Opening Reception Monday, November 12th 6:00pm - 7:30pm in the Pratt Institute Library.

date

November 12th - 18th

time

9:00am - 5:00pm

cost

Free

location

Pratt Institue
200 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205

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Exhibition

Pocketed

Various locations throughout NYCJW

"There’s an exhibition in my pocket, aren’t you glad to see me?” Pocketed features jewelry created by students from the University of Georgia jewelry and metalwork program. This on the go exhibition is located in, on and around the pockets of jewelry and metalwork professors, Demi Thomloudis and Mary Pearse. Follow us on Instagram @uga_JM to find the location of this intimate exhibit in real time. Don’t be bashful……..ask to look in our pocket!

date

November 12th - 18th

time

Whenever you find the pockets!

cost

Free

location

Various locations throughout NYCJW

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Exhibition

The Kinship Between: American Women Jewelers, Part 1

The Jewelry Library
1239 Broadway, NY, New York 10001

The Jewelry Library will present its inaugural exhibition and sale The Kinship Between: American Women Jewelers, Part 1. Curated by Mark McDonald and Sienna Patti, The Kinship Between will feature original vintage pieces by three mid-century jewelers: Margaret de Patta, Ruth Roach and Betty Cooke and new work by four contemporary artists: Räissa Bump, Noam Elyashiv, Rebekah Frank and Gabriella Kiss.

The show explores shared aspects of their craft as metalsmiths and the kinship between their ways of working and their design process as well as their shared use of form and material. The exhibition will also highlight the unique kinship between maker and wearer. Original design drawings and proposals to clients will be on view as well.

The exhibition runs November 12th - 21st. Hours are 12:00pm - 7:00pm Monday-Saturday or by appointment. For an appointment please contact info@thejewelrylibrary.com.

No RSVP is required to view the exhibition after November 10th.

date

November 12th - 21st

time

Monday - Saturday 12:00pm - 7:00pm

cost

Free

location

The Jewelry Library
1239 Broadway, NY, New York 10001

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Exhibition

Antonio Piñeda, Modernist Jeweler

HD Jewels at The Carlyle Hotel
35 E 76th St, New York, NY 10021

HD Jewels at The Carlyle presents the Modernist jewelry designs of Antonio Piñeda (1919-2009). Antonia began as an apprentice to legendary silversmith William Spratling and in 1941 opened his own silver workshop in his hometown of Taxco, Mexico. Spratling was Antonio's mentor and looked back to historical references, whereas Antoni looked forward to the clean lines and radical forms of Postwar design. Leading the way of modernist silversmithing in Mexico, in 1944 Antonio's jewelry was exhibited internationally at San Francisco's Palace of Legion of Honor alongside Margaret de Patti and Georg Jensen. In 1960 his work was honored with a gold medal at the Milan Triennale. Celebrated as the preeminent Jewelry of Mexican Modernism, Antonio's signature style included creatively cut stones, innovative mechanisms and architectural forms. HD Jewels will highlight Antonio's groundbreaking jewelry, alongside his dramatic sterling hollowware. The exhibition runs November 12th - 18th. The Gallery hours are: Monday 4:00pm-9:00pm, Tuesday - Wednesday 10:00am - 9:00pm, Thursday 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday 10:00am-9:00pm, Sunday 4:00pm-9:00pm. HD Jewels at The Carlyle will also continue its ongoing of rare, vintage, and estate fine jewelry.

Learn more about our partner Historical Design (HD) here.

date

November 12th - 18th (Closed on November 15th)

time

Mon 4pm-9pm, Tues-Wed 10am-9pm, Closed Thursday, Fri-Sat 10am-9pm, Sun 4pm-9pm

cost

Free

location

HD Jewels at The Carlyle Hotel
35 E 76th St, New York, NY 10021

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Exhibition

“Gold Minds” at Claw & Co.

Claw & Co.
101 Delancey St, New York, NY 10002

Claudia "CLAW MONEY" Gold is one of the most prolific public artists, with an unsanctioned art career that dates back to 1989. Gold's CLAW icon became a ubiquitous fixture of NYC's urban sprawl and has since grow to garner international acclaim. Claudia now stands as a recognized artist, influencer, fashion editor, author and designer. She has changed the landscape and set precedents by being the first female artist to do collaborations with big-name companies such as Nike, Mountain Dew, NASCAR, Van's, and Calvin Klein. Gold's downtown NYC shop & collection line, Claw & Co, embodies all that is Claudia Gold with her clothing, vintage pieces, art and effervescent, one-of-a-kind Claw$ style.

Join NYCJW at Claw & Co.for a show curated by Claudia Gold and inspired by her style and style inspirations that are truly NYC. The show includes hand-selected pieces from Claw's personal jewelry collection including one of a kind Claw pieces and designer vintage. The collection focuses on Canal Street medallions, bamboo earrings and rope chains.

Gold Minds will also feature work of Tommy Jewels, a legendary downtown NYC jeweler. Opening Reception: November 16th from 5:00pm - 8:00pm. The exhibition is on view November 16th - 18th from 12:00pm - 8:00pm.

Take a tour of Claudia's "CLAW MONEY" graf walls throughout LES after visiting the show. Maps are available at Claw & Co. and at the NYCJW HQ at Artists and Fleas Soho.

date

November 16th -18th

time

12:00am - 8:00pm

location

Claw & Co.
101 Delancey St, New York, NY 10002

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Exhibition

Dissemination by Noelle Wiegand

Chashama Artist Space
266 W 37th St. New York, NY 10018

Dissemination is a work that features 5,178 wearable components. NYC based Noelle Wiegand’s art seeks to stimulate an emotional response, similar to that which one might experience in a remarkable place. In the past, when Wiegand experienced this sensation, she would pick up a stone or a piece of organic matter from the site. Now, Wiegand wants her audience to experience her interactive installation, and take a component with them.

This installation was designed with the intention of being disseminated over time. In fact, this installation will not be complete until each and every element is plucked from the surface and taken to a new home. Every piece that is acquired will be disseminated, signed, and editioned by the artist. Once an element is removed from the installation, Wiegand tracks the latitude and longitude of where it will live. This data is plotted on a map accessible to all who choose to follow the project.

Anyone who would like to contribute to this project is invited to visit Wiegand’s website at noellewiegand.com, contact the artist at noellewiegand@gmail.com to purchase a wearable pin, and view the interactive map here.

During the week of NYCJW, Dissemination lives within the window of 266 W 37th St. and is on view 24 hours a day. The project is supported by Chashama.

About Chashama:
Chashama supports artists by giving them space to create and present their work, while fostering community development through the arts. Chashama was founded in 1995 in response to the lack of affordable space for emerging artists in New York City. Through partnerships with property owners we re-purpose unused real estate into space for artists. Chashama gives artists work and presentation spaces, and provides free art workshops in underserved communities.

About the Artist:
Noelle Wiegand graduated from Ball State University with degrees in Metals, Glass, and Art History in 2017. Upon graduation, Wiegand relocated to New York City. She has been an active member of the Society of North American Goldsmiths, Glass Art Society, and the Academic Association of Museums and Galleries. Her work has won awards in both National and International exhibitions. She has been a visiting lecturer, has taught, and has assisted workshops. Wiegand is currently on the New York City Jewelry Week team as the head of Programming and Partner Development, utilizing her interest in all facets of the jewelry industry and her personal desire to support expansion of NYCJW’s diverse programming agenda. She currently lives and works in Queens, NY.

date

November 12th - 18th

time

On view 24 hours through the window of location

cost

Free

location

Chashama Artist Space
266 W 37th St. New York, NY 10018

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Exhibition

Conversation Pieces That Catch the Eye: Johnny Nelson Jewelry

Project No. 8 at Ace Hotel
22 W 29th St, New York, NY 10016

Various Projects presents Conversation Pieces That Catch the Eye featuring the work of Johnny Nelson Jewelry.

Johnny Nelson Jewelry was founded in 2017 by Johnny Nelson. Each piece is proudly crafted in NYC using various fine metals and stones.

The line was brought to fruition long before it’s initial inception. Nelson’s transition into jewelry design began in 2014, when he was on tour and decided it was time to look as good as he felt while performing. His solution? Jewelry. The first piece was an attention-grabbing 3-finger ring, made with stone and wire, that he asked his mom to bring to life. It was then Nelson found he had not just a genuine passion for jewelry, but the raw talent and creative vision to match.

In his designs, Nelson draws inspiration from his diverse artistic and cultural experiences that merge punk, hip hop and spirituality. The line heavily focuses on statement pieces that spark conversation amongst consumers.

Johnny Nelson was born in England and raised in Brooklyn. His biggest influences include Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen and the iconic neighborhood jewelers that elevated hip hop culture in the 80s and 90s.

Various Projects presents this show with Johnny Nelson from November 12th - 18th on view daily from 11:00am - 7:00pm within Project No. 8 at the Ace Hotel.

Join NYCJW on Sunday, November 11th for a reception featuring designer Johnny Nelson from 6:00pm - 8:00pm.

date

November 12th - 18th

time

Open Daily 11:00am - 7:00pm

cost

Free

location

Project No. 8 at Ace Hotel
22 W 29th St, New York, NY 10016

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Exhibition

FAUX/real & Jane D’Arensbourg

Quiet Storms
142 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11249

Quiet Storms Presents NYC’s FAUX/real & Jane D’Arensbourg. An exhibit (& trunk show) of audacious, artful & awesome jewelry collections past & present.

Exhibition runs November 15th - 18th, 11:00am - 7:00pm at Quiet Storms.

date

November 15th - 18th

time

Open Daily 11:00am - 7:00pm

cost

Free

location

Quiet Storms
142 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11249

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Exhibition

The Additive Hand – Contemporary Jewelry Made Through 3D Printing

Pratt Institute, Juliana Curran Terian Design Center Gallery
200 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205

Formlabs and Liz Hill Wiker present an exhibition that explores how 3D printing is used to create wearable art and jewelry: The Additive Hand - Contemporary Jewelry Made Through 3D Printing. The exhibition features pieces made directly by 3D printing, utilizing 3D printed materials rather than the more common "lost-wax" or investment casting method, commonly used by jewelers.

The 3D printing industry is working diligently to meet the needs of various industries- benchmarking and improving upon long standing manufacturing methods. But what happens when we look at 3D printing for what it can offer rather than what it can do?

The Additive Hand exhibition explores how 3D printed materials are used in uncommon ways to create wearable art and jewelry.

The exhibition is on view November 12th - 18th. Gallery hours are: Monday 5:00pm - 7:30pm, Tuesday - Thursday 11:00am - 7:00pm, and Saturday - Sunday 2:00pm - 7:00pm.

Join NYCJW Monday, November 12th at 5:00pm for a Reception during a Pratt "Gallery Hop" at the Juliana Curran Terian Design Center Gallery at Pratt Institute.

More about Formlabs: Formlabs designs and manufactures powerful and accessible 3D printing systems. Headquartered in Boston with offices in Germany, Japan, and China, the company was founded in 2011 by a team of engineers and designers from the MIT Media Lab and Center for Bits and Atoms. Formlabs is establishing the industry benchmark for professional 3D printing for engineers, designers, and manufacturers around the globe, and accelerating innovation in a variety of industries, including education, dentistry, healthcare, jewelry, and research. Formlabs products include the Form 2 SLA 3D printer, Fuse 1 SLS 3D printer, Form Cell manufacturing solution, and Pinshape marketplace of 3D designs. Formlabs also develops its own suite of high-performance materials for 3D printing, as well as best-in-class 3D printing software. Learn more here.

Request a free sample part from Formlabs here.

date

November 12-15, 17-18.

time

Mon: 5:00pm-7:30pm, Tue-Thur 11:00am-7:00pm, Sat - Sun 2:00pm - 7:00pm

cost

Free

location

Pratt Institute, Juliana Curran Terian Design Center Gallery
200 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205

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Exhibition

LOUD AND CLEAR: Voices from the Empire State

Maison Gerard
43 E 10th St A, New York, NY 10003

New York City is the beating heart of the Empire State. The theme of the exhibition LOUD AND CLEAR: Voices from the Empire State is New York itself, the polyphonic crossroads of cultures that dominates American art. The title describes New Yorkers with their volume and volubility, their Babel of dialects, and their certainty in all things. It also suggests the diversity in origin and approach of the artists. The curators have emphasized voice for several reasons. One is the literal sound of the city, with its drumbeat of horns, rumbling trucks, screeching tires, wailing ambulances, and subway musicians. We often speak of artists finding their voices. People wearing jewelry feel that special pieces “speak” to them.

The 14 participating artists, including the curators, are all studio jewelers, representing a range of age and working styles. They have been chosen for the quality of their work as well as their generational and stylistic diversity. Their work varies in medium, tone, execution, and intention. Nearly all have arrived from somewhere else, as close as Pennsylvania or as far away as Asia. Many reside in New York City, but all live and work within a 100-mile radius. LOUD AND CLEAR is curated by Biba Schutz and Marjorie Simon.

Participating Artists: Lynn Batchelder, Jamie Bennett, Klaus Burgel, Pat Flynn, Tom Herman, Reiko Ishiyama, Sergey Jivetin, Alex Lozier, Darcy Miro, Jonathan Wahl, Kiwon Wang

This exhibition is being hosted by Maison Gerard. The gallery is open Monday, November 12th - Friday, November 16th from 10:00am - 6:00pm.

Join us for an opening reception on Wednesday, November 14th from 6:00pm - 8:00pm.

date

November 12th - 16th

time

M-F 10:00am - 6:00pm

cost

free

location

Maison Gerard
43 E 10th St A, New York, NY 10003

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Exhibition

Women in Jewelry: Art Deco to Today

HD Jewels at The Carlyle Hotel
35 E 76th St, New York, NY 10021

HD Jewels at The Carlyle will also present Women in Jewelry. The exhibition begins in the Art Deco era to include the work of Madame Berlioz of the Parisian jewelry Berlioz & Leroy. A decade later, Margaret De Patta's "abstract" jewelry explores the New Bauhaus aesthetic in the Postwar years. The swinging 1960's and 1970's brought about a renewed interest in naturalism. In France new styles emerged in the free spirited designs of Line Vautrin, Claude Lalanne, Catherine Roll. Contemporary women in jewelry include the expressionistic gold work of Lisa Sotilis and Jacline Mazard for Jean Mahie. Current jewelry designers Mahrokh Beck and Rebecca Koven offer another compelling view of contemporary jewelry design.

Women in Jewelry runs November 12th - 18th. The Gallery hours are: Monday 4:00pm-9:00pm, Tuesday - Wednesday 10:00am - 9:00pm, Thursday 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday 10:00am-9:00pm, Sunday 4:00pm-9:00pm.

HD Jewels at The Carlyle will also continue its ongoing of rare, vintage, and estate fine jewelry.

Learn more about our partner Historical Design (HD) here.

date

November 12th - 18th (Closed on November 15th)

time

Mon 4pm-9pm, Tues-Wed 10am-9pm, Closed Thursday, Fri-Sat 10am-9pm, Sun 4pm-9pm

cost

Free

location

HD Jewels at The Carlyle Hotel
35 E 76th St, New York, NY 10021

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Exhibition

“Fake News and True Love: Fourteen Stories” by Robert Baines

Museum of Arts and Design

2 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019



The Museum of Arts and Design presents a clever examination of jewelry as a document of popular cultural history. Robert Baine's fanciful pieces and accompanying “evidence” encourage belief in the fourteen stories he presents. Baines has fabricated alternate realities that span from B.C.E. to the present day and encompass an equally wide range of topics, including migration, conspiracy, forgery, celebrity, and politics. His rings, parures, neckpieces, and bracelets show the misunderstandings that design can create, emphasizing the constructed nature of collective history. Through satire and humor, he cautions that linear narration can be confused with myth, riddle, puzzle, and possible subversions of history. Is the story true or fake?

Exhibition runs October 16, 2018 - March 3, 2019. The Museum is open Tuesday, November 13th - Sunday, November 18th. The museum is open between 10:00am - 6:00om, with extend hours until 9:00pm on Thursday, November 15th. 

A symposium on American Jewelry will be take place on Thursday, November 15th. For updates on time and tickets join the NYCJW mailing list.

Learn more about our partner Museum of Arts and Design here.

date

November 13th - November 18th

time

Open daily 10:0am - 6:00pm, extended hours until 9:00pm on Thursday

location

Museum of Arts and Design

2 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019

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