For more than a century New York City has played home to jewelry designers. The vibrant night life, the city skyline and the hustle bustle of every day life have inspired the finest designers to create exceptional jewelry. The city has played home to some of the finest names, including Barry Kiesetlstein-Cord, David Yurman and others.
Now, the New York City Economic Development Corporation, along with the Designers & Agents show, have joined forces to promote Made in New York jewelry via the “Made in NY Collective.” The show was recently held in New York, and is now traveling to Los Angeles for mid-October display. It is a collection of spring/summer 2017 jewelry from different New York designers.
The Spring/Summer 2017 Collections, mostly inspired by New York lifestyles, include whimsical feminine pieces from Christine Alcalay, open, airy pieces by Elise Ballegeer, highly textured cosmic pieces inspired by the universe by Xiao Wang Jewelry, hand-carved gemstone pieces by Dan-yell, and unusual gold pieces inspired by nature and history by Sabre Jewelry.
Additionally,the “Made in NY” initiative — started nearly a year and a half ago, is suing official “Made in NY” certifications to firms that pass all the criteria. The first such jewelry company to be certified is Carelle, which makes all of its jewelry, from concept to production in the City that Never Sleeps. Thus, “Made in New York” jewelry items set the tone for the spring 2017 fashion season.