When The Past Is The Future: How Yesterday’s Styles, Techniques, and Designs Influence Our Jewels
November 19 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
NOTE: Please RSVP for this event only, through the NYC Jewelry Week website by clicking on the RSVP button there.
The world has changed radically in the past 20 years, affecting every aspect of our lives. Jewelry making, marketing, and styling have been upended and reimagined, yet the raw human desire for the jewel as adornment remains. How do we integrate the valuable wisdom and life experiences of the past with the energy and promise of the future? Join ASJH and a panel of experts from differing skill sets and generations to discuss the challenges, and to help generations learn from each other. What do you do with grandma’s old pin you’ve inherited but can’t wear in its present form? What are some skill sets that transcend time in the jewelry world? How do you work with an old-line business and make it relevant in the new vernacular? How was jewelry sought out and worn in past decades, and how is it worn differently today? How have manufacturing techniques evolved, and what’s stayed the same? There’s a lot to learn about here, so let ASJH help you navigate these iceberg-strewn waters. Jill Newman of Town & Country Magazine, Lisa Linhardt of Linhardt Designs, Ben Janowski of Janos Consultants and Lee Siegelson of Siegelson NY will opine as Diana Singer, president of ASJH, moderates. This is not just about jewelry history – it’s about the present and future of jewelry, which affects us all both personally and professionally.