1st Annual Chinatown Jewelry Week is Upon Us

Posted on: February 7th, 2013 at 10:27 am by


“I’m Mike D and I get respect/Your cash and your jewelry is what I expect”

Timed to coincide with the Lunar New Year and Valentine’s Day, Chinatown is expecting that its inaugural Jewelry Week makes a splash. While actually running for two weeks – until February 14 – the event aims to revitalize the tight-knit enclave of jewelers in the environs of the lower Bowery.

According to press materials:

Inspired by the success of the inaugural 2012 Chinatown Restaurant Week, local businesses, merchants, and Kaimen Company present Chinatown Jewelry Week 華埠珠寶週, the first of its kind, to showcase the high quality, selection, culture, and history of Manhattan’s oldest jewelry district. This district is home to jewelers of diverse ethnic backgrounds who built their names and reputations in the business across multiple generations,” said lead organizer Julie Huang, Kaimen Company President, and community resident. “With both the Lunar New Year and Valentine’s Day happening just days apart, visitors will fall in love with the rich heritage of this legendary community, the experience of jewelry shopping for ‘Sweetheart Deals,’ and the spectacular pageantry of the Lunar New Year celebrations during the 2013 Chinatown Jewelry Week.

The following jewelry outlets are participating:

195 Dragon Jewelry (195 Canal)
D. National Jewelry (199 Canal)
Dennis J. Dalton (74 Bowery)
Edcora Jewelry (26A Elizabeth)
Eva Fine Jewelry (144 Hester)
Fernando’s Jewelry (70 Bowery)
Gelber & Mundy (76 Bowery)
Golden Jade (189 Canal)
Hector’s Fine Jewelry (72 Bowery)
Las Americas Jewelry Corp. (205B Canal)
L.D.W. Jade (177A Canal)
LiMar Jewels (70 Bowery)
LukFook (185 Canal)
Posh Jewelry (109 Mott)
Raineri Jewelers (82 Bowery)
Royal Star Jewelry (171A Canal)
Time is Gold (70-72 Bowery)

For good measure…

Recent Stories

Clayton’s Corner: Of Generations and Gentrification [PHOTOS]

As the unrelenting winds of the international corporate gentrification keeps eroding away the deep, rich, soil of our culture, it also disposes of “neighborhood” and “community.” It affects both collective memory and history. For example: changing the name of PS 122 into Performance Space New York obliterates the connection to the previous 30-year history. Another […]

Rumor: McNally’s ‘Cherche Midi’ to Close by Summertime

Renowned restaurateur Keith McNally last week sold his West Village townhouse for $10.3 million. Elsewhere, his Bowery hangout is rumored to shutter. Word on the street is that Cherche Midi, the three-year-old successor to Pulino’s Pizzeria is on the way out. A tipster tells us that management began telling staff of the impending closure – […]

East Broadway Walkup Fetches $7M

The East Broadway corridor adjacent to Essex Crossing is heating up. Case in point: the five-story tenement at 215 East Broadway, near Clinton Street, just traded hands for the princely price of $7 million. According to the city’s public transactions database, the buyer of record is apparently a resident of the adjacent building, named Ms. Wang. […]

Discovery of Asbestos at 85 Bowery Delays Return of Displaced Tenants

The discovery of asbestos during rehabilitation efforts at 85 Bowery has thrown a wrench in the timeline of return for exiled tenants. Roughly one hundred tenants (mostly low-income) remain homeless, now two months after the city ordered their eviction. This is all part of the latest chapter in a nasty dispute with controversial landlord Joseph […]

‘NYPL Sings’ Another Kids Record

Here’s a rare instance of bookworms making earworms. NYPL SINGS is the latest album to come out of the New York Public Library (yes, you read that correctly). It’s an upbeat record geared towards kids, but enjoyable for everyone (we’re partial to track 10,”The Library Song”). Each song represents a different way for caregivers to introduce their […]