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15 Events to Check Out at 2022 NYC Jewelry Week

Events & AwardsNov 07, 2022

15 Events to Check Out at 2022 NYC Jewelry Week

It’s scheduled for Nov. 14-20 at various venues around the city and online.

New York City Jewelry Week is back in 2022, slated for Nov. 14-20 at various venues and online.
New York—New York City Jewelry Week is back next week, taking over spaces from uptown Manhattan to Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn to connect the industry with buyers and jewelry lovers. 

It’s scheduled for Monday, Nov. 14 to Sunday, Nov. 20 and features a mix of in-person events and experiences and digital options.

Here are just a few highlights to check out. To see the full list of offerings, visit

If you want to check out one-time events

1) “Cáuigù + Gwich’in”
Monday, Nov. 14

This event will be an informal conversation and opportunity to visit with two jewelers—Keri Ataumbi and Tania Larsson—who are from different nations about the meanings, process, and complexities with contemporary Indigenous American jewelry.

2) “Khajornsak Nakpan on Bio Material”
Monday, Nov. 14

View the work of Khajornsak Napan, a Thai artist researching and using bio-melanin fibers to create zero waste body adornment. 

3) “Reel Jewels presents ‘Ocean’s 8’”
Tuesday, Nov. 15 

Reel Jewels is a one-day film program created by NYCJW to celebrate Hollywood and jewelry’s most iconic on-screen jewelry moments, including a special screening of “Ocean’s 8.” 

4) “AJF in Conversation: Collecting for Joy”
Wednesday, Nov. 16

This lively conversation will feature a mix of seasoned and next-generation art jewelry enthusiasts and collectors who will share why they collect and the joy that comes from it. 

5) “Atlantic Avenue Jewelry Walk”
Thursday, Nov. 17

Visit Brooklyn to walk the avenue and meet some if its more than 70 jewelers and see the process used to produce their pieces.

6) “Capsule Collection Launch: Here We Are x Muzo”
Friday, Nov. 18 and Saturday, Nov. 19 

Greenwich St. Jewelers will host the launch of emerald collections by Amanu Itomi, L’Enchanteur, Ataumbi Metals, Harlin Jones, Made by Malyia, Embirikos, and Johnny Nelson Jewelry. It’s presented by Muzo Emeralds and Jewelry Week’s Here We Are platform, a strategic initiative designed to address the widespread inequity and a lack of representation in the jewelry industry through action and impact.

7) “BIJC & NYCJW Present: Under the Faceted Sky”
Friday, Nov. 18

Connect with industry members at this networking event from NYC Jewelry and the Black in Jewelry Coalition and celebrate the Here We Are Award honorees.

8) “The Gem Connect Experience”
Friday, Nov. 18 and Saturday, Nov. 19 

This event will be a hands-on experience where participants meet with a psychic medium and a jewelry maker/gem intuitive to determine the best gemstones for their current circumstances. 

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If you want to check out ongoing events

1) “Madeover: Radical Jewelry Makeover Artist Project”
Nov. 16-20

Radical Jewelry Makeover is a community mining and jewelry recycling project that travels across the country and abroad. This exhibition, hosted by Bario Neal in Brooklyn, will feature the work of 25 artists from RJM The Artist Project.

2) “What’s Precious?”
Nov. 18-20

When jewelry’s monetary value is deprioritized, what else is precious in adornment? The artists participating in “What’s Precious?” offer ways to acquire adornment other than exchanging money.

3) “Reciprocity: Peruvian Gold”
Nov. 16-18

Celebrating the value of reciprocity, a group of international jewelers has partnered with a network of artisanal miners of the Peruvian Amazon to craft pieces using gold mined with a regenerative perspective.

4) “Dream Machine”
Nov. 17-20

Dream Machine explores themes of identity and politics, intimacy and isolation, body and autonomy, bringing jewelry and object together to reflect distinct and connected experiences.

If you can only make it virtually

1) “Precious Ukrainian Voices: A talk series with Ukrainian jewelers”
Monday, Nov. 14

Precious Ukrainian Voices allows a selection of Ukrainian jewelers to tell their stories in interviews that were recorded by the curator of the program, Elena Karpilova, and show in a virtual gallery. Participants can also order pieces represented in the virtual gallery, communicate with jewelers, and select pieces of jewelry for galleries and events.

2) “Bicultural Reality Panel with Latin and LatinX Jewelers”
Monday, Nov. 14

Bicultural Reality is a panel conversation with Laritza Garcia and Colectiva Tilde, Spanish-speaking artists who use contemporary jewelry as their means of expression. They will discuss the use of contemporary jewelry as the language to share stories of varied experiences and perspectives of their bicultural realities.

3) “[queerphoria]”
Nov. 14-20

[queerphoria] is a written and visual exhibition held in a virtual space that showcases queer artists’ work and words from across the globe. The exhibition is meant to delve into how the artists communicate queer joy through their concepts and material choices. 

Brecken Branstratoris the senior editor, gemstones at National Jeweler, covering sourcing, pricing and other developments in the colored stone sector.

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