This coming Friday, April 24th the not for profit National Jewelry Institute, which focuses on the research and preservation of fine jewelry, will open its first watch exhibition titled “Time and the Jeweler’s Art.”
The exhibition will be displayed in The Forbes Galleries in New York City. The institute’s founder, Judith Price, says that the “whole thing has been masterpieces of American, French or ancient jewelry and we wanted to do that with watches, while keeping the theme of jewelry as a decorative art.”
The exhibition will run for just over two months and will feature 40 contemporary timepieces from famed jewelers including Harry Winston, Timex, Vincent Bérard, Patek Philippe, and Van Cleef & Arpels.
Van Cleef & Arpels diamond, mother-of-pearl and platinum “Snowflake” design and Piaget’s satin, diamond and 18-karat white gold “Puzzle” watch with movable parts on the dial are being singled out as some of the more notable pieces displayed.
Further, this week, the National Jewelry Institute is launching “Sparkle Week,” an initiative with approximately 70 retailers participating and offering a variety of perks to draw shoppers into the stores. Perks include in-store champagne at Leviev, a 30 percent discount at Michael C. Fina and Robert Lee Morris, and free gifts with purchases at Jennifer Miller.