WJA Ruby Gala promises an evening of glamour

Oct 21, 2023

The Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA) announces the highly anticipated WJA Ruby Gala, slated for November 2nd, 2023, at The Pool in the historic Seagram Building in New York City. This milestone event not only marks WJA’s 40th anniversary, but also promises an evening of elegance, networking, entertainment, and philanthropy.

The Ruby Gala will transport guests into a world of timeless glamour and sophistication. Nestled within the hallowed halls of the Seagram Building, The Pool stands as a living testament to elegance and architectural brilliance. Built in 1959 and meticulously restored in 2016, the interior landmark is a rare gem in New York, boasting a level of refinement that transcends the ordinary.

The venue, renowned for hosting some of the most prestigious events in the city, is an emblem of power and prestige. The allure of the Seagram Building and its legendary Pool Lounge, frequented by fashion, film, and non-profit industry giants, serves as the perfect backdrop for the special occasion.

The evening will commence with a red-carpet entrance, where illustrious Patrick McMullan via Getty Images will capture guests in their finest moments. A flight of stairs will lead attendees past the restaurant and through private doors, where guests will be welcomed by greeters in bejeweled gowns by Astarte Creative. Butlers will line the hallway serving champagne on trays, setting the stage for an enchanting night ahead.

Upon arrival, guests will be treated to an elevated cocktail reception, featuring an array of immersive experiences and entertainment. The reception will showcase passed hors d’oeuvres and gourmet dinner stations, presented by Major Food Group- the global hospitality empire behind many of New York’s most celebrated restaurants, including The Grill, Carbone, Torrisi, and Lobster Club.

The menu, a harmonious blend of culinary artistry across their signature concepts, will leave guests feeling satisfied and delighted. Cocktails, spirits, champagne, and wine will flow freely throughout the evening, ensuring every palate is catered to.

Acclaimed performers, beginning with the extraordinary harpist Lexie Lowell by Élan Artists in combination with a percussionist, will provide an unforgettable experience, playing sultry grooves ranging from Sade to Fleetwood Mac and more. Duo aerialists by Astarte Creative will perform alongside the musicians, against the backdrop of the ethereal backlit window chain curtains.

Ensembles will don hand beaded, haute couture costumes, embracing an evening of luxury. Afterwards, internationally acclaimed urban rhythm musicians Drumadics by Élan Artists will bring on a high energy performance of trumpets, saxophones, and bucket drums, introducing John Green, President & CEO of Lux Bond & Green, as the emcee for the night.

Founding members, international board and chapter past presidents, as well as scholarship recipients will be recognized for their contributions to WJA.

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