NY NOW’s Groundbreaking Emerging Fine Jewelry Designer Incubator: A Beacon for New Talent


We’re thrilled to share exciting news from NY NOW, the premier gift, home, jewellery, and accessories trade marketplace. They’ve recently announced an innovative initiative: the Emerging Fine Jewelry Designer (EFJD) Incubator. This program is a game-changer for new talent in the fine jewelry design world, offering unparalleled support and exposure.

NY NOW’s Vision for Emerging Designers
NY NOW is renowned for its dynamic and influential role in the gift and jewelry market. With the launch of the EFJD Incubator, they’re taking a significant step in nurturing the next generation of fine jewelry designers. This initiative is not just about showcasing new talent; it’s about providing a comprehensive support system that includes mentorship, guidance, and community backing.

The EFJD Incubator Program
The EFJD Incubator is a thoughtfully crafted program aimed at helping emerging designers break into the international scene. Participants will enjoy the benefits of strategically placed exhibit space within the Luxury Lifestyle section at NY NOW. This exposure is crucial for new designers looking to make a mark in the industry.

Mentorship by Industry Experts
The program is led by Liz Kantner and Robin Kramer, renowned jewelry mentors and consultants with over 30 years of combined experience. Their expertise in the nuances of the designer fine jewelry market is invaluable to the participants. They will guide the designers through every aspect of preparing for their launch, starting with NY NOW’s Winter Market in February 2024.

Support from the Jewellery Community
What sets the EFJD Incubator apart is the community support it offers. Seasoned brands within the Luxury Lifestyle section are enthusiastic about nurturing new talent. This collaborative environment is perfect for emerging designers to learn, grow, and establish themselves in the industry.

The Inaugural Roster of Designers
The first group of designers selected for the EFJD Incubator is a diverse and talented bunch. They include Crevette Design Studio, Deborah Meyers Experience, Gwen Beloti, and several others, each bringing a unique perspective to the fine jewelry world.

More Than a Trade Show
NY NOW transcends the traditional trade show format. It’s a platform that celebrates individuality and creativity, fostering a sense of community among designers. This approach is evident in their commitment to the EFJD Incubator, where they prioritize innovation and ingenuity.

The NY NOW Winter Market, happening at the Jacob Javits Center from February 4-7, 2024, is set to be an exciting event, especially with the introduction of the EFJD Incubator. This initiative marks a significant milestone in the jewelry industry, offering a unique opportunity for emerging designers to shine. Stay tuned for more updates and insights from Canadian Jeweller Magazine, your go-to source for the latest in the jewelry industry.