It was so great seeing so many members of our community this past week during New York Jewelry Market Week! In addition to seeing friends and familiar faces on the JA New York Show floor, we were delighted to see so much emerging talent among the New Designer Gallery participants and alum; we look forward to watching the evolution of these young brands. Another highlight of the week was Monday evening’s Women’s Jewelry Association Awards for Excellence gala. The evening was spectacular, with a cocktail hour and silent auction that benefits the WJA Foundation, and a great time mingling with our community’s designers, retailers and press. During the dinner, Mercedes Abramo from Cartier, Caryl Capeci from Hearts On Fire, Nadja Swarovski of Swarovski and The DeBeers Group and UN Women were all honored. It was especially fun to see the style icon, Iris Apfel, on stage to introduce Nadja! Iris continues to be an inspiration to so many across the globe, and we’re delighted to have the opportunity to embrace her in our industry!
We’re wishing you all an amazing summer, and we look forward to seeing you throughout the year!