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What to Do and See During the Second Half of New York City Jewelry Week

New York City Jewelry Week (NYCJW) is already in mid-swing, but there are scads of exciting events happening in its final four days. The bustling week of designer events, panel chats, pop-up shops, gallery shows, showroom tours and more has been dominating jewelry pro feeds since Monday, and wraps up with a party Sunday night at the organization’s headquarters in Industry City, Brooklyn.

 

You can check out the full list of events taking place in various locales in Manhattan and Brooklyn over the next few days here—but here are the happenings we’re most excited about:

 

THURSDAY

Behind the Scenes with IGI
Lab IGI invites guests for a behind-the-scenes look at the grading and appraisal process‚ with light bites, drinks, and special giveaways; 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 177 Prince St. Penthouse

Biba Shutz bracelet

Biba Schutz: Artist Talk
Veteran jewelry designer Biba Schutz moved to a new studio in 2021 and is inviting guests to tour it. She will also chat about her work and inspiration and do a demonstration of her process; 12-1 p.m., Location disclosed with RSVP

 

Identity Adorned: The Intersection of Jewelry and Queerness
MAD and NYC Jewelry Week will present a stimulating panel discussion featuring queer artists SULO BEE, Funlola Coker, Everett Hoffman, and Steven KP, moderated by Andrew Kuebeck; 3-4 p.m. at the Museum of Arts and Design Theater, 2 Columbus Circle

 

In Light of Metal
This exhibit includes the work of four metalsmiths and jewelers: Sandra Enterline, Reiko Ishiyama, Didi Suydam and Liaung Yen, each of whom have maintained their metalsmithing and jewelry practices for 20+ years; Atelier d’Emotion, 5:30-7:30 p.m., 137 Sullivan Street 

 

Georgina Trevino ‘Carnitas’ purse

Reception for Exuberance
Subverting expectations is the objective of the work gathered in Exuberance. “United by its colorful presence, it is work that takes up room and holds space,” according to NYCJW’s website. “They chose not to hold back by creating work that is complex, messy, fluid, ugly, beautiful, and multi-layered, just like the world around them.” The event’s featured artists are Sulo Bee, Jamie Bennett, Helen Britton, Taisha Carrington, Everett Hoffman, Lucy Pearl Petts, Leslie Shershow, Coco Sung, Georgina Trevino, Mallory Weston; 6-8 p.m., 82 Franklin St. 

 

Collection Launch Party: Here We Are X Muzo

An invite-only party celebrating new work using Muzo Emeralds from seven exciting designers: Aman Itomi, Ataumbi Metals, Embirikos, Harlin Jones, Johnny Nelson Jewelry, Made by Malyia, Soull Ogun of L’Enchanteur; 6-8 p.m., Greenwich St. Jewelry

 

FRIDAY

Cindy Leibel earrings

Liz Kantner in Conversation with Cindy Leibel
Jeweler Cindy Liebel presents her newest collection and is joined by marketing maven Liz Kantner for a conversation about her work—part of Obsessed, an NYCJW22 Instagram Live series featuring jewelry and people “we are obsessed with.”; Specific Gravity, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., 613 Vanderbilt Avenue, Brooklyn

 

Whispers and Cries Opening Reception

This exhibition is part of the ongoing international collective “Polyphonous,” founded by Jivan Astfalck and Rachel Darbourne to foster exhibitions in the west end of Munich during that city’s Jewellery Week. Check out fresh work from four “uniquely different makers in the field of art jewelry.”; 2-4 p.m., 315 W 39th St #809

 

Have A Heart x MUSE x Meeling Wong
Fine jewelry agency Muse is expanding its charitable charming initiative with ‘Have A Heart’ with new brand ambassador Meeling Wong. We’re excited to peruse the new charms; 4-7 p.m. The Muse Shop, 605 Hudson St.

 

What’s Precious Talk & Opening Reception
This chat explores the ideas of deprioritizing jewelry’s monetary value, asking “What else is precious to us in adornment?” Fascinating!; 5-6 p.m., 1239 Broadway

 

Black in Jewelry Coalition & NYCJW Present: Under the Faceted Sky
Grab tickets to what’s sure to be one of the most memorable parties this year, hosted by BIJC and featuring the first in-person NYC Jewelry Week Here We Are Awards Ceremony honoring the standout creatives from NYCJW’s Here We Are initiative; 6-9 p.m., The Glass Ceiling Nomad, 1204 Broadway

 

 

SATURDAY

The Future is Now: A.I. in the Jewelry Industry
JCK editor-in-chief Victoria Gomelsky is joined by Matthew Tratner, general manager and vice president of Sarine North America and Casey Melvin, co-founder of the Future of Jewelry, for a talk on how artificial intelligence is shaping the industry. 11 a.m.-12 p.m., Industry City Maker’s Guild, 51 35th Street, Brooklyn

 

The History and Present of Hip-Hop Jewelry
A conversation about the new popular photography book Ice Cold: A Hip Hop Jewelry History with its curator Vikki Tobak and featured designers Martine Ali and Julia Lang—moderated by culture journalist Taylor Hoskin; 1-2 p.m., Industry City Makers Guild, 51 35th Street, Brooklyn

 

 

SUNDAY

The Art of Momentum
Emerging fine jewelry designer Maliya McNaughton talks to The Zing Report editor-in-chief Emili Vesilind (your author here) about building her brand and the challenges of production in New York City and any big metropolis; 12-1 p.m., Industry City Makers Guild, 51 35th Street, Brooklyn

 

The Ideal Past: Understanding Revival
Tomas Borcher, Associate Art Director of Les Enluminures, will guide visitors through the complex field of historic rings and jewelry, discussing from an art historical, market and collecting perspective; 3-3:30 p.m., 23 East 73rd Street 7th floor, New York

 

NYCJW Closing Party
Celebrating five years of one of the industry’s most fun events; 4-6 p.m., Industry City Makers Guild, 51 35th Street, Brooklyn

 

All photos courtesy of NYCJW

 

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