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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

U.S. Antique Shows - Spring Pier Antique Show - March 29 - 30, 2014

U.S. Antique Shows - Spring Pier Antique Show
The Show Will Be Hosted at Pier 94, March 29-30, 2014

U.S. Antique Shows announced today that the internationally famed and ever popular Pier Antique Show will once again return to Pier 94 on March 29-30, 2014. Recognized as New York City’s largest antique event, the show will feature more than 400 exhibitors of quality antique furniture, jewelry, decorative and fine arts.
“Our exhibitors are really excited to bring a wide range of merchandise back to Pier 94 for our March show,” says Fair Development Director Andrea Canady. “We also have several new exhibitors that will be showcasing collections never before seen in the New York area. We feel that the addition of these new dealers, along with the many returning dealers, creates anticipation and enjoyment for our attendees.” 

Visitors can look forward to acquiring pieces from the 18th century through 1980s at the upcoming March Pier Antique Show. Items include a wide variety of kitchen and home d├ęcor, paintings, antique jewelry, art glass, ceramics and more. A varied selection of vintage clothing, jewelry and handbags will also be available.

Harry Greenberger of HG Limited has exhibited at the Pier Antique Show for more than 20 years. “Our theme for the March show is April Showers Bring May Flowers and we’re bringing a collection of mid-century umbrella stands. We also specialize in American handmade hammered aluminum from 1930s to 40s.” He continues, “We return to the Pier Antique Show every year because there’s no market like New York…It’s the most exciting and all the major buyers are located there. It’s the only show we do and we bring new collections each time!”

Show times are Saturday, March 29 and Sunday, March 30 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $20 and is valid for reentry both show days. Children under 16 are free when accompanied by an adult. For more information about the show or to purchase tickets, call 239.732.6642 or visit
About U.S. Antique ShowsThe Pier Antique Show is produced by U.S. Antique Shows, a division of GLM. U.S. Antique Shows, the world’s largest producer of indoor antique shows, focuses on presenting a wide range of antiques as well as antique, vintage and estate jewelry and watches to 50,000 consumers annually. The company is the only producer that serves the unique needs of the antique and antique jewelry industry supporting sales in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Miami Beach and New York. Their shows host internationally recognized dealers promoting the purchase of rare and unusual historic merchandise to antiques collectors, novice enthusiasts,socialites and celebrities. U.S. Antique Shows draws more than 3,000 dealers from 22 countries worldwide exhibiting their signature collections in 400,000 net square feet across nine shows.

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Monday, March 10, 2014

PGI's Platinum Innovation Awards in their 5th Year! Submissions Due April 10th



Since its inception in 2010, the Platinum Innovation Awards have served to spark inspiration and excitement amongst the jewelry trade and to increase the passion for platinum design. Platinum Guild International (PGI USA) in conjunction with JCK Las Vegas is pleased to continue the momentum on the fifth anniversary of the competition and announce a call for entries for the JCK 2014 Platinum Innovation Awards. The Awards will be held at JCK Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay, May 30 through June 1, 2014. The deadline to submit design information and images is April 10, 2014 and complete platinum product submissions are due April 25, 2014. Exhibitors from JCK, as well as the LUXURY, Elite Enclave and AGTA Shows are welcome to participate.

The fifth year of the competition welcomes new elements. PGI-USA is pleased to collaborate with the American Gem Trade Association who will sponsor the Platinum and Colored Gemstone category open to AGTA members only. Additionally, to commemorate the fifth year of the competition, PGI USA is introducing a new anniversary themed design challenge category where designers are encouraged to design one platinum piece inspired by the traditional five-year anniversary gift of wood. The category offers designers a true opportunity to express their individuality and creativity by exploring the theme however they see fit.

The full list of categories is as follows:
Fifth Anniversary Platinum Innovation Awards Challenge
Platinum Engagement Ring
Entry Platinum Engagement Ring (settings under $2500 retail)
Platinum Wedding Band
Platinum Men’s Jewelry
Everyday Platinum Fashion Jewelry (women’s)
Platinum Red Carpet Jewelry
AGTA Platinum and Colored Gemstone Jewelry

Entrants for the Platinum Innovation Awards can log on to the site at to view guidelines, FAQs, and to submit.

Entrants are welcome to submit up to one design per category and will automatically become “nominees” into this year’s competition upon submission. All supplied photos will be featured on PGI USA’s press Awards will be granted twice in each category, based on one Editor’s Choice and one Buyer’s Choice Award. One special Best in Show award will go to the design that receives the highest, cumulative number of votes. Judging will begin on May 6th at an exclusive Editor Preview Event in New York City. Editor’s choices will not be revealed until after the buyers have voted at the shows.

“The Platinum Innovation Awards have become an industry trademark amongst those who are passionate about working in platinum” says PGI-USA CEO Huw Daniel. “With each contest, we see increased ingenuity and a sense of pride in participation. We are excited to see what the new element in the competition will inspire and anticipate that we will see the greatest level of innovation in platinum design to date.”

Winners in each of the eight categories will be announced on June 1, 2014, and will receive a generous promotional benefits package.

For complete details and to submit your best platinum designs, please visit The deadline for all entries is April 10, 2014.

About PGI-USA:
Platinum Guild International is dedicated to promoting platinum and its, pure, rare and eternal qualities to the consumer and the jewelry trade. PGI has offices in each of the world's major jewelry markets, providing information, assistance and education on all aspects of platinum jewelry. For more information please


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