JA New York to showcase emerging designers

July 2009

The JA New York show is offering new platforms and opportunities for designers to launch their careers in the jewelry industry.

Ten new designers have been chosen to showcase their latest designs within the New Designer Gallery of the JA New York Summer Show, taking place from July 26-29 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan.

In addition, the show is also introducing a cooperative pavilion, the “designLAB,” which will be used to help a select group of exhibitors work together in a social environment that allows them to test, experiment and evaluate new designs with retailers.

“New York City is the place for the jewelry industry to make business happen,” JA New York Group Show Director Drew Lawsky said in a media release. “Over the decades, JA New York has witnessed new and emerging designers’ careers take off and flourish after exhibiting at our shows, thanks to the opportunities and insight we present. We’re offering the industry new platforms this season to continue to propel great designers and introduce new and exciting designs to the industry.”

The New Designer Gallery, now its 32nd year, has helped to launch the careers of such renowned and influential designers as Alex Sepkus, David Yurman and Whitney Boin, among many others.

For the Summer Show, the 10 designers selected to take part in the New Designer Gallery include: Alejandra Jewels, Amenda Tate, Delicate Raymond, Elements and Alloys, Gina Pankowski/Lattis, Leila Tai, Manya and Roumen, Patricia Tschetter, RedStart Designs and Sandy Leong.

As for the designLAB, designers exhibiting in the new pavilion include Amali, Andrea Levine Jewelry, Basch and Co., byHana, Dawes Design, Elyssa Bass, Erhan Gursen, Erica Molinari, Medori, Mikelle Terson, Mindy Recht, Page Sargisson, Ray Griffiths, Selen Design, Susan Blake, Zeira, Zil and Zoe Chicco.