A shot from the inaugural Jewelry Independent Summit held in New York. The event returns Aug. 19 and is for established and emerging designers and those interested in getting into jewelry, as well as professionals already in the business.
New York—The Jewelry Independent Summit it returning to New York for the second year, this time with an option for virtual attendance.

The jewelry event is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in New York. (Exact location is disclosed to registrants only.)

As of Tuesday morning, the event website states that tickets to attend in person are sold out, but the live stream option is available for $199. Those who purchase the livestream package can watch the summit for up to 21 days after its conclusion. 

The Jewelry Independent Summit is open to established and emerging jewelry designers across all price points, those who are considering a career in jewelry, or professionals already in the business.  

The second summit will consist of eight panel discussions on topics including: manufacturing (where to source, domestic vs. overseas, how to get the best price); retail (working with retailers, how consignment works, how to know when a line is ready for wholesale); social media (how to cut through the noise); business (pricing jewelry, crafting an operating budget, exhibiting at trade shows); and peer-to-peer advising (how other designers keep up with the market and make a living, and what they’ve learned). 

Attendees will have the chance to ask panelists questions at the end of each session, and those watching live online also will have access to the panelists.

For more information visit JewelryIndependent.com or follow the jewelry event on Instagram, @jewelry_independent, for updates.

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