The JA NY Special Delivery show is a unique event — it's timed for last minute stock for the jewelry retailers. Exhibitors bring specials, deals, overstocks and regular merchandise to entice folks at this time of year.
Each year it has gotten stronger and this year there was true crowds on day one. Unfortunately it's not the day I had my camera in hand plus access to the skyboxes over the show floor for a good shot. I got requests for an overview photo so I'm posting it even though it doesn't well represent the buyer attendance.
This was the second show where JA showcased designers in my newly invented trade show concept — designLAB. A group booth for jewelry designers that gives each a small display space, shared resources and an open layout. Buyers seem to love it. It was truly busy most of the show and the designers had a great time.
On the left is Mikelle Terson of Mikelle Designs, NYC showing off her yoga inspired jewels.
Anzie Stein and her daughter Jaclyn had a great display of candy-colored sparkling gem designs from her eponymous collection Anzie Jewelry. On the right is Rina Young who came with a huge array of her kinetic, sculptural designs in sterling and gold. They definitely have fun in the designLAB.
Monica of Rosario Designs brought her uber-fashionable designs from Columbia for her second-ever JA Show. While Ann Garrett, right, brought her collection of shagrin skin bangles and accessories. Very au courrant and popular.
Two trays of trend setting designs by ExEx Jewelry by Claudia Agudelo. Big, bold drusy rings and wide dramatic cuffs in sterling are big sellers for her this year.