New York--Up-and-coming jewelry designers who would like to show their work in the JA New York Summer show’s New Designer Gallery can now apply to exhibit.

The gallery is open to all designers who have not yet exhibited at a fine jewelry trade show, and the deadline for applications is May 1.

The 10 chosen applicants will receive a turnkey space in the custom-designed New Designer Gallery pavilion and will be promoted in the media via the show’s promotional vehicles as well as on its website and on National Jeweler.com.

The 10 designers also will be entered to win the “New Designer of the Year” award, which is decided on by an anonymous panel of editors, retailers and industry experts.

The show introduced the New Designer Gallery in 1977. Since that time, it has launched the careers of hundreds of jewelry designers, including David Yurman, Alex Sepkus, Penny Preville, Steven Lagos and Katey Brunini.

“The JA New York show is committed to uncovering talent in the design community and providing our retailers with access to these rising stars,” said JA New York Show Director Drew Lawsky. “By underwriting the price of the exhibition space, as well as providing various promotional opportunities, the New Designer Gallery will support these emerging designers’ entry into our industry.”

The JA New York Summer show is scheduled for July 27 to 29 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan.

Those interested in exhibiting in the New Designer Gallery can apply here. For additional information, contact Cindy Edelstein at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The JA New York shows and National Jeweler, along with the Couture show, are part of Emerald Expositions, a leading owner and operator of business-to-business tradeshows and related publications in the United States.


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