Last night I was privileged to attend the first annual WJA Jewelry Night Out in New York, one of 12 cities with WJA chapters celebrating. The venue was the stunning Gilbert Albert boutique and gallery on 57th Street. I wasn't familiar with this extraordinarily talented designer's work, although I remember reading about the opening of the NYC maison earlier in the year - if you have a passion for jewelry, craftsmanship, art and eclectic use of jewels, you must check out the website, or better yet visit in person! Right now in the 2nd floor gallery there is a really beautiful exhibit featuring a curated selected of sculptures by artist Dashi - so emotive and finely crafted and set off perfectly with some of Gilbert Albert's fauna-inspired jewels.
The event itself was packed with WJA Metro's most prominent members, great to catch up with so many people and network a bit after most of the industry took the summer off. I think everyone left energized and ready to go full force into the busy Fall season. Once again I'm impressed by the quality of these member events, it's been such a huge improvement over the last year, I'm even prouder to be a WJA member!
Below are some images that captured the evening for me: