Made in Italy Jewelry Event Coming to New York City
The Italian Jewelry Manifesto, a three-day event highlighting the work of Italian fine jewelry and including educational workshops, is set to take place in New York from Wednesday, May 18 to Friday, May 20.
The event is hosted by the Italian Trade Agency (ITA) in collaboration with Federazioni Nazionale Orafi Argentieri Gioiellieri Fabbricanti (FEDERORAFI) and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. More than 50 Italian jewelry brands are scheduled to appear at the Piazza Italia initiative, a new membership network and coworking space intended to facilitate continuity of business development between Italian jewelry companies and leading U.S. jewelry retailers.
The 50 participating brands were curated by Paolo de Luca’s team at The Futurist, ITA, FEDERORAFI, and Piazza Italia staff to represent every sector of the Italian jewelry trade—high jewelry, accessories, gold, silver, hand-fabricated jewels, and manufactured chains.
“We are happy to introduce Italian companies to this new way of promoting their jewelry, pairing traditional methodology with innovative tools to have a unique presence in the sophisticated American market,” said Fabrizio Giustarini, director of the Houston office of the ITA in a statement. “This initiative is geared toward strengthening bonds between key players, and as expressed in the name of the event, presenting Made in Italy as a leader in innovation, design, technology, and sustainability—all the critical elements of setting trends in the fine jewelry sector.”
Buyers, press, and dignitaries are invited to attend the event, held at Piazza Italia (346 Madison Avenue), to preview the latest spring 2022 collections from participating jewelers. A gala reception will take place on Thursday, May 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the Piazza Italia exhibition area.
Retail buyers can register for the event and get more information at extraitajewelry.com.
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