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NYCJW: The Diamond Dossier: Sustainability, Authenticity, and Design

November 18, 2019 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

NYC Jewelry Week logoJoin WWD and the Diamond Producers Association (DPA) at New York City Jewelry Week, for an exclusive panel discussion featuring Kristina Buckley Kayel, managing director, DPA North America; Stephanie Gottlieb, fine jewelry designer and influencer; and Amy Lane, precious jewelry buyer at Bergdorf Goodman; as they speak with Arthur Zaczkiewicz, WWD executive editor, about diamonds, sustainability, and the impact of today’s socially aware jewelry consumer.


Kristina Buckley Kayel is the managing director of the Diamond Producers Association North America. She is responsible for steering and implementing DPA’s marketing, communications and digital strategy, its research and insights activity, as well as supporting and partnering with retailers and trade organizations. Prior to DPA, Buckley Kayel led marketing and communications and, as a member of the executive committee, drove the corporate and brand strategy for the French high jewelry Maison, Van Cleef & Arpels (owned by Compagnie Financière Richemont SA).

Stephanie Gottlieb established her fine jewelry collection and bridal concierge service in 2013 after having managed the finished jewelry collection for an esteemed wholesale diamond company in NYC and pursuing her diamond certification from the GIA. Gottlieb felt a need to fill the void in the bridal category, and to make the diamond education and purchasing process a more accessible and seamless experience. Gottlieb is extremely hands-on with regards to her concierge service; she selects each and every stone option for her clients, and then brainstorms beautiful and modern designs that elevate her bridal collection beyond the traditional engagement ring.

Amy Lane is the buyer of precious jewelry at Bergdorf Goodman. A New York landmark since 1901, Bergdorf Goodman represents the pinnacle of style, service, and modern luxury. Located at Fifth Avenue and 58th Street, it is the leading fashion authority and a singular destination. You can most likely find Lane on the floor, working with her colleagues, associates and designers to curate an assortment of jewelry for the most discerning customers from all over the world.

Arthur Zaczkiewicz is the executive editor of strategic content development at WWD. Zaczkiewicz was formerly deputy editor of data and analysis at WWD and has published a variety of content that includes data-driven reports, market analysis, breaking news, and industry insights. Prior to this role, Zaczkiewicz served as a business administrator with the County of Ulster, New York, where he counseled business owners, produced events, and worked with public officials and businesses on a variety of projects. Previously, he served as a community educator with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County. Zaczkiewicz is also a co-founder of the Kingston Land Trust. Prior to his work in Ulster County, Zaczkiewicz served as director of content at Argyle Executive Forum where he produced content for C-level executives across a variety of industries. He also previously served as senior editor of WWD and financial editor of Fairchild Publications where he led a team of editors and reporters covering the retail and fashion apparel industries. Zaczkiewicz is a graduate of SUNY New Paltz with a degree in journalism and also earned a master’s in social work at Yeshiva University’s Wurzweiler School of Social Work.

NYCJW 2019 is proudly sponsored by Diamond Producers Association.

This event is part of New York City Jewelry Week (NYCJW). FIT is the official education partner.

New York City Jewelry Week is free and open to the public; RSVP for this event here. 


Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Pomerantz Art and Design Center, Fashion Institute of Technology
New York City , NY United States


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