dmg world media reports increased attendance and brisk exhibitor sales at the 17th Annual Miami Beach Antique Jewelry & Watch Show. The show was held November 13-15, at the Miami Beach Convention Center and showcased magnificent antique jewelry, gemstone and watch collections.
The three-day show exhibited stunning antique jewelry and unique signed designer pieces, such as a rare Georgian poison crown ring made with mine cut diamonds with a natural blue cabochon sapphire, circa 1790-1870. The show also showcased a spectacular bracelet worn by Halle Berry to the Emmy’s and pair of fabulous earrings worn by teen actress Selena Gomez on the red carpet.
“In light of the current economy, dealers were able to offer collectors and enthusiasts of antique jewelry and watches with an outstanding selection and depth of inventory,” said Andrea Canady, fair director for the Miami Beach Antique Jewelry & Watch Show. “This show was a perfect venue where collectors, dealers and antique aficionados could purchase impressive merchandise to kick-off the antique season.”
Exhibitor comments on the last day of the show were favorable.
“We’re completely surprised about the strong attendance and turnout due to the economy, said Hartley Brown with Hartley Brown in New York, N.Y. “A lot of the people were interested in purchasing antique pieces versus vintage pieces.”
Michael Kanners with Michael Kanners Jewelers in Miami, Fla., said, “After a hiatus from the show, I was able to reconnect and forge new and existing relationships with customers. The show was a wonderful opportunity to further establish my presence in Miami.”
“We did very well at this year’s show. We sold a lot of watches and developed new relationships,” said Pawel Goj, manager with www.signedpieces.com. “The show was in-line with our expectations.”
Kurt Rothner with Excalibur in Los Angeles, Calif., said “We were pleasantly surprised with the level of sales and the group of exhibitors at this year’s show.”
The next show on the U.S. calendar for dmg world media is the 49th Annual Original Miami Beach Antique Show set for January 21-25, 2010, at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach, Fla.
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