NYCJW Initiatives

NYC Jewelry Week’s strategic initiatives are an essential pillar of our platform. As part of our dedication to our mission – jewelry for all, we have developed numerous initiatives that take action, and create impact within the industry. Our two marquee programs, HERE WE ARE and One for the Future, are dedicated to equity, education and access, and we work with industry partners to deliver other initiatives such as a educational partnerships, a BIPOC residency and our HWA Funding Awards.


NYC Jewelry Week is always seeking sponsors to support our platform, content production, thought leadership, our mentorship and equity initiatives, and our annual Jewelry Week. We offer a variety of engagement opportunities across our platform, and have an exciting roster of past and present sponsors. Past and present sponsor highlights include: 1stDibs, DeBeers Group, Greenwich St. Jewelers, Jewelers Vigilance Committee, Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG).


NYC Jewelry Week’s strategic initiatives would not be possible without the support and dedication of our mentors. Each year we select a roster of mentors who participate in our HERE WE ARE and One For The Future programs. Our mentors are experienced jewelers, designers, curators, philanthropists, and entrepreneurs who support our cohorts through dedicated professional development learning sessions, one-on-one mentoring, and ongoing professional support.

Interested in becoming a mentor? Get in touch here.