New York City will be the setting of Sparkle Week—a celebrations at small and large boutiques, specialty and department stores across the city’s five boroughs.
In honor of this first-time event, the National Jewelry Institute will host, “Time and the Jeweler’s Art,” an exhibition featuring luxury timepieces that display trends and portray personalities of fashion culture at the Forbes Galleries on Fifth Avenue from April 24, 2009 through June 27. Participants include: Dior Watches, Harry Winston, H. Stern, Piaget, Tiffany & Co., Timex, Valentino Timeless, Van Cleef & Arpels, Vincent Bérard, and Patrizzi & Co. Auctioneers.
In addition, New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg will present Sparkle Week with an official city proclamation. The proclamation reads in part:
On behalf of all New Yorkers, I applaud the National Jewelry Institute and all those associated with Sparkle Week for hosting this gem of an event in our City. I’m also pleased to welcome visitors for what promises to be a wonderful and unique experience.
The National Jewelry Institute stages two exhibitions each year. Founded eight years ago by Judith Price, exhibitions and accompanying catalogue books have included Masterpieces of American Jewelry, Masterpieces of French Jewelry, and Masterpieces of Ancient Jewelry.