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NEW YORK — With so many trade shows and so little time, the accessories industry managed to pull together a good crowd, including designers and socialites, to attend the plethora of events around town last week.
The Women’s Jewelry Association kicked off the week with its Awards for Excellence gala and silent auction at Pier 60 on July 31. Among those honored were Carol Brodie of CurtCo Media, Phyllis Bergman of Mercury Ring and William E. Boyajian, president of the Gemological Institute of America.
The next day, Betsey Johnson hosted a party in her showroom to celebrate her new watch line, made under license with Cejeon, while 1928 held an event in its showroom.
Wednesday rounded out the week with socialites Liz Cohen, Alex Kramer and Zani Gugelmann gathering at the rooftop bar of 60 Thompson to fete Dani Stahl and Elena Kiam’s new venture, Lia Sophia, a fashion jewelry company. Also that evening, the members of the Accessories Council gathered at Bloomingdale’s SoHo to launch the Accessories Council Fund for Leukemia. Others who held events include Irene Neuwirth, V. Fraas and Robert Lee Morris.