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Cruzeiro at Bergdorf

The marriage of vision and responsible practice. Neves family-owned Cruzeiro Mine in Minas Gerais, Brazil, aims to create a new mine-to-market model in which goods incorporating its tourmaline and rubellite are finished in-country, thus transforming locally extracted resources into greater valued-added product and providing greater local economic benefit. In 2022, Cruzeiro and brand development agency Julls together invited a select group of exceptional designers from

Cruzeiro at Bergdorf2024-03-13T16:32:49-04:00

IAC Featured in American Fine Art Magazine!

IAC’s forthcoming 28th annual American Art Conference Multiple Modernities will explore manifestations and meanings of the modern in American art from the late 19th through the mid-20th century through talks, panels, conversations, and private events. We are grateful to American Fine Art Magazine for featuring a preview about our upcoming event taking place May 9-11 in New York City at Heritage Auctions. IAC is delighted

IAC Featured in American Fine Art Magazine!2024-03-13T16:41:53-04:00

Commemorating Black History Month

To mark Black History Month, Initiatives in Art and Culture links central themes regarding Black history in America with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted by the United Nations in 2015, as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that by 2030 all people enjoy peace and prosperity. The 17 SDGs are integrated, recognizing that action in one

Commemorating Black History Month2024-03-12T13:56:05-04:00

IAC at GJX With Cruzeiro Mine

IAC’s president and founder, Lisa Koenigsberg, with Cruzeiro Mine's Douglas Neves (to her left), a leader in responsible mining practices, and Ara Vartanian (to her right), Brazilian fine jewelry designer. Lisa had a chance to visit Cruzeiro Mine last year and recently published an article on the trip in GemGuide, Issue I, Volume 43, January/February 2024!

IAC at GJX With Cruzeiro Mine2024-03-13T16:35:28-04:00

IAC Featured In GemGuide

Check out our most recent publication in GemGuide! IAC President, Lisa Koenigsberg, passionately addressed the question: “Why does Cruzeiro matter?” as a companion piece to Brecken Branstomer’s article “Cruzeiro Mine: Creating a New Market Presence While Staying True to its Principles.” So grateful for the opportunity! You can find our article in Issue I, Volume 43, January/February 2024 of GemGuide.

IAC Featured In GemGuide2024-03-12T13:55:48-04:00

Vicenzaoro 2024 in Forbes

Delighted to have IAC’s collaboration with CIBJO highlighted in Kyle Roderick’s piece on the 70th Vicenzaoro Jewelry and Watch Fair in Forbes magazine. In the article, Kyle discusses the panel, Halo to Hammer: Reward and Risk in Social Media Marketing, moderated by IAC President, Lisa Koenigsberg. Thank you, Kyle, for sharing and participating in our work! Read her article here.

Vicenzaoro 2024 in Forbes2024-03-12T13:55:37-04:00

Congratulating Nancy Koenigsberg

Congratulations to IAC president, Lisa Koenigsberg's mother, Nancy Koenigsberg, whose exhibition at the Nancy Hoffman Gallery will open on February 1. Nancy is an accomplished mixed media artist, most known for her tactile woven, knotted, and crocheted wire sculptures. The show will run through March, 16 2024. We hope to see you there! To view more of Nancy’s work, visit https://www.nancykoenigsberg.com/

Congratulating Nancy Koenigsberg2024-03-12T13:56:38-04:00

More From Vincenzaoro

Always a pleasure to see friends like Iris Van der Vecken, Executive Director and Secretary General of the Watch and Jewellery Initiative 2030, at Vicenzaoro! Iris is an inspirational leader and moderated the Equality for All panel hosted by CIBJO and Watch and Jewellery Initiative 2030 and on which Lisa spoke. To watch the panel, visit: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrsoaKqEfAlW-hBgRhK7_j8PbswAiTAv1

More From Vincenzaoro2024-03-12T13:57:26-04:00

Congratulating Shiqing Deng and Ruth Dealy!

We congratulate Shiqing Deng,  winner of the third Bennett Prize and Ruth Dealy, winner of the inaugural Dr. Elaine Melotti Schmidt Prize for Achievement in Figurative Realism presented at the Muskegon Museum of Art in Muskegon, Michigan. And we salute Steven Alan Bennett and Elaine Melotti Schmidt for their commitment to promoting women figurative painters and their work. Themselves collectors of figurative paintings of women

Congratulating Shiqing Deng and Ruth Dealy!2024-03-12T13:58:07-04:00

Halo to Hammer at Vincenzaoro

Join us on January 21 in Vicenza, Italy, in person or online at 1PM (GMT +1). IAC president Lisa Koenigsberg will moderate a panel entitled Halo to Hammer: Reward and Risk in Social Media Marketing during which authoritative voices discuss the ways social media is used to both champion and distract from critical contemporary issues. To watch the panel discussion live and for more information

Halo to Hammer at Vincenzaoro2024-03-12T13:58:31-04:00

Join IAC at Vincenzaoro!

Join us in Vicenza, Italy, in person or online on January 20 at 11AM (GMT +1). IAC president Lisa Koenigsberg will participate on the panel Equality for All, hosted by CIBJO and Watch and Jewellery Initiative 2030. Guided by UN Sustainable Development goals, this discussion aims to examine the ways in which sustainable watch and jewelry production can only be achieved through women’s empowerment and

Join IAC at Vincenzaoro!2024-03-12T13:58:52-04:00

Remembering Tom Munsteiner

We mourn the passing of Tom Munsteiner of @ateliermunsteiner on December 28, 2023. A man of true warmth, Tom was a visionary gem carver whose bold and innovative cutting styles made each piece unique and immediately recognizable as his work: eloquent, sculptural, precise. Artistry at the highest level. (GemGuide's most recent cover features a Tom Munsteiner original). Jutta Munsteiner, Tom’s wife, and Philipp Munsteiner, his

Remembering Tom Munsteiner2024-02-25T16:08:51-05:00

Join IAC’s Lisa Koenigsberg at Vicenzaoro!

Honored to have been invited to speak by CIBJO in Vicenza, Italy where I will contribute to an event jointly supported by CIBJO’s Jewellery Industry Voices and IAC: Halo to Hammer: Reward and Risk in Social Media Marketing. This panel discussion takes place January 20, 2024 from 1:00 – 1:50pm (GMT+1) You can watch the panel discussion live here.

Join IAC’s Lisa Koenigsberg at Vicenzaoro!2024-03-12T13:59:54-04:00

Better Without Mercury

Better Without Mercury (@betterwithoutmercury) is a fundraising campaign to remove mercury contamination and rehabilitate previously contaminated land at La Fortaleza, an artisanal gold mine in Colombia. IAC continues to champion Better Without Mercury and the work that has been accomplished by La Fortaleza since its inception. We salute them for maintaining purpose and ask you to join us in supporting their transformational efforts for 2024.

Better Without Mercury2024-02-11T12:14:05-05:00
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