U.S. Antique Shows Launches Its Latest Event in Los Angeles With More Than 2,100 Visitors
Nation’s Largest Jewelry District Hosts L.A. Antique Jewelry & Watch Show
More than 2,100 aficionados of antiques, fine timepieces and distinctive jewelry designs stepped through the doors to find hidden treasures and signature pieces commissioned for celebrities, musicians and Academy Award® winners.
“The best first time show ever!” said Maurice Moradof, Owner of Yafa Signed Jewels. “We look forward to coming back to Los Angeles again next year and to showcase our newest collection of jewels.”
Due to the record-breaking attendance and positive response from consumers in Los Angeles, U.S. Antique Shows is thrilled to announce the L.A. Antique Jewelry & Watch Show is coming back to Los Angeles for a second year at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, March 21-23, 2014.
The introduction of the L.A. show in the nation’s largest jewelry district in the U.S. had the highest attendance for an inaugural show in the history of U.S. Antique Shows,” said Dan Darby, GLM Vice President and U.S. Antique Shows Group Director. “The show was sold out more than a month before the official opening date with more than 2,100 visitors attending our newest show,” he added.
Brenda Whitfield heard about the L.A. show on the radio earlier in the week and decided to take a break from sightseeing on The Hollywood Walk of Fame on nearby Hollywood Boulevard. The Walk of Fame consists of more than 2,400 five-pointed terrazzo and brass stars embedded in the sidewalks along fifteen blocks of Hollywood Boulevard and three blocks of Vine Street in Hollywood, California.
“We are thrilled to finally have a world class estate jewelry show in Los Angeles. The turnout was strong all three days and we met some great new clients,” said Nan Summerfield, Owner of Summerfield Stanton. “We look forward to building the show’s following and introducing the residents of southern California to the history and beauty of antique and period jewelry.”
The L.A. Antique Jewelry & Watch Show featured collections of rare jewelry and timepieces from famous global brands including Cartier, Rolex, Tiffany & Co., David Webb, Suzanne Belperron, Harry Winston, Patek Philippe and Van Cleef & Arpels. Signed pieces, previously owned by celebrities and royalty, were showcased to the public as well as cameos, rings, decorative necklaces, brooches, gemstones and pendants represented by all eras of jewelry history from the Renaissance to the Art Deco era.
Some of the dealers from across the country presented their top-selling collections, including:
· Raymond Lee Jewelers featured a collection of diamonds and gemstones, including a 12-carat internally flawless fancy yellow ring, an 18 karat unheated Ceylon sapphire and diamond platinum cocktail ring, and a vintage Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co. diamond ring. Vintage luxury time pieces round out an impressive selection.
· Jerome Heidenreich Inc. introduced a vast collection of vintage bridal rings from their new
division, Trumpet & Horn, as well as rare Art Deco diamond bracelets and jewelry.
· J.S. Fearnley unveiled a variety of platinum pieces set with various precious gems, including an Art Deco platinum and diamond pendant by Tiffany & Co., as well as a large selection of antique rings.
About U.S. Antique ShowsU.S. Antique Shows is the world’s leading producer of indoor antique shows including The Original Miami Beach Antique Show, the world's largest indoor antique show, Miami National Antique Show and shows focused on antique, vintage and estate jewelry and watches. U.S. Antique Shows produces events in major markets including Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Miami Beach and New York and brings together well-established dealers with a targeted audience of antiques collectors as well as novice enthusiasts to promote the purchase and appreciation of rare and unusual historic merchandise. U.S. Antique Shows annually draws more than 1,500 dealers and represents 22 countries that exhibit rare and signature collections to nearly 28,000 consumers from around the world.