By Ashley Davis
New York—New York City Jewelry Week boasted an impressive lineup of education and cultural events at its inaugural edition held late last year, and the second iteration promises to be even better.

Returning November 18 to 24, 2019, the consumer-facing week-long array of jewelry events will hold many of its free jewelry talks and lectures at the Fashion Institute of Technology.

Cooper Hewitt is the official museum partner this year and will also host much of the programming, while the Museum of Arts and Design will host an event related to its upcoming “Greek Jewels” exhibition, supporting NYCJW’s commitment this year to highlighting international artists, according to the programmers.

Returning partners include Bergdorf Goodman, which will host a cocktail event in addition to other activations in their fine jewelry salon, gallery Salon 94, which will present an exhibition of works from designer Karl Fritsch, and the 92nd St Y, which will have a new exhibition curated by Jonathan Wahl, director of its Jewelry Center, and editor and author Marion Fasel on view.

“New York City’s jewelry industry is one of the most successful in the world, and we’re proud to offer the public an exclusive look at its inner workings,” said Bella Neyman and JB Jones, NYCJW co-founders, in a press release. “This week couldn’t exist without the help of our partners, and we’re thrilled to expand upon last year’s success.”
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Two of NYCJW’s biggest partners are 1stdibs, which will host a VIP kick-off party in addition to other events, and the Diamond Producers Association.

Additional partners include Aaron Faber Gallery, Alex Sepkus, Bard Graduate Center, Brooklyn Metalworks, Catbird, Galerie Noel Guyomarc'h (Montreal), Gemological Institute of America (GIA), Greenwich St. Jewelers, Ilias LALAoUNIS, Lulu Frost, Mahnaz Collection, Neue Galerie New York, NEW INC, Pratt Institute, UrbanGlass and Verdura.

NYCJW also said it has hired a New York City-based branding and creative consultant, Elliot Carlyle, to spearhead a diversity and inclusion initiative.

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