Attendance was up at NY Antique Jewelry & Watch Show

Government Auction of Tehachapi, Calif., saw the trend coming for large, impressive gemstones and always offers a selection in their sales. This spectacular 15.35-carat brilliant-cut GIA-certified natural alexandrite gemstone was entered in the company's April 29, 2012 auction with an estimated value of $84,000-$167,000. Image courtesy of LiveAuctioneers.com Archive and Government Auction.

Government Auction of Tehachapi, Calif., saw the trend coming for large, impressive gemstones and always offers a selection in their sales. This spectacular 15.35-carat brilliant-cut GIA-certified natural alexandrite gemstone was entered in the company’s April 29, 2012 auction with an estimated value of $84,000-$167,000. Image courtesy of LiveAuctioneers.com Archive and Government Auction.

NEW YORK (PRNewswire) – U.S. Antique Shows, a major promoter of antique shows in North America, announced today an increase of five percent in attendance at this year’s 6th Annual New York Antique Jewelry & Watch Show, which took place on July 20-23, 2012, at The Metropolitan Pavilion. The Show attracted more than 100 of the most prestigious dealers in the industry. who showcased the latest antique and estate jewelry and watch trends to worldwide and local New York antiques enthusiasts.

“This year’s increased attendance marks the sixth consecutive year to see a rise in visitors to the show,” said Andrea Canady, fair director. “It’s undeniable, based on attendance numbers, that this show remains an important event which brings the New York elite, celebrities and antique trendsetters into one venue for the weekend to experience some of the most impressive antique jewelry and watch collections in the world.”

Luxurious items showcased throughout the aisles revealed the latest trends, including bold gold jewelry, large statement pieces and classic watches. Also featured this year were items ranging from all categories of jewelry such as cameos, tennis bracelets, rings, decorative necklaces, brooches, gemstones and pendants from various time periods including the Renaissance to Art Deco eras.

Most sought-after pieces, according to exhibitors, included untreated gems such as emeralds, rubies and sapphires; large elegant signed pieces and classic Victorian pieces, such as Victorian enamel and diamond snake bracelets.

“Our top sellers included signed pieces from notable brands including Tiffany, Van Cleef & Arpels, and Cartier,” said charter exhibitor Gus Davis of Camilla Dietz Bergeron Ltd.

Dealers witnessed elevated sales and viewed interest from the public at an all-time high throughout the show. Exhibitors also saw an increase in European and Asian buyers at the show.

“Antique jewelry is back in style, with interest at an all-time high from US, European and Asian buyers,” said Ronald Kawitzky of D.K. Bressler & Company Inc. “Antique jewelry is finally being appreciated in the general jewelry market. Buyers are now open to adding these fabulous antique and estate pieces to their jewelry inventory and personal collections.”

The next show on the calendar for US Antique Shows is the Miami Beach Antique Jewelry & Watch Show, scheduled for Oct. 5-7, 2012 at The Miami Beach Convention Center. Next year, the New York Antique Jewelry & Watch Show will be held July 26- 29, 2013 at The Metropolitan Pavilion. For more information, visit the promoter’s website at www.NYAntiqueJewelry.com .

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Government Auction of Tehachapi, Calif., saw the trend coming for large, impressive gemstones and always offers a selection in their sales. This spectacular 15.35-carat brilliant-cut GIA-certified natural alexandrite gemstone was entered in the company's April 29, 2012 auction with an estimated value of $84,000-$167,000. Image courtesy of LiveAuctioneers.com Archive and Government Auction.

Government Auction of Tehachapi, Calif., saw the trend coming for large, impressive gemstones and always offers a selection in their sales. This spectacular 15.35-carat brilliant-cut GIA-certified natural alexandrite gemstone was entered in the company’s April 29, 2012 auction with an estimated value of $84,000-$167,000. Image courtesy of LiveAuctioneers.com Archive and Government Auction.