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« SHOW ME YOUR RINGS! LXXIII | Main | Gem Gossip Covers JCK Luxury in Las Vegas, 2015 »

Gem Gossip Covers the Las Vegas Antique Jewelry Show, 2015

Trio 18437416235_3cd52953d6_k Untitled Untitled Untitled Untitled I think everyone knows whose booth this belongs to....gorgeous pieces with so much sentiment, and yay, I finally got to meet her--miss @lenoredailey xoxo #gemgossipdoesVegas #lasvegasantiquejewelryshow Untitled Good morning! This is just me missing the Las Vegas Antique Jewelry show and making note that attending one day instead of my normal two was a bad decision!! These rings were from @lenoredailey 's booth. 😍😍 #gemgossipdoesVegas #lasve Untitled Ok, so I know I always pick my favorite piece out of the entire show each year--here's this year's winner: 18k yellow gold plique-à-jour turquoise scarab cuff! This piece is not antique, but vintage and was made by a Florida man who recently passed away. Amazing carved sapphire and diamond pendant from @underthecrownjewelry Thanks for letting me play! #GemGossipdoesVegas #lasvegasantiquejewelryshow I love stopping by @jacobs_estate_jewelry and catching up with Jacob & Rigoberto.  They are Instagram obsessed, so make sure to give them a follow!! 👉👉 @jacobs_estate_jewelry #lasvegasantiquejewelryshow Keep your eyes peeled!! 👀👀 #lasvegasantiquejewelryshow #gemgossipdoesVegas 18k gold French piece circa 1840s the birds are actual feathers!! Amazing! @lovegoldlive #lovegold #lasvegasantiquejewelryshow Untitled Untitled Untitled Untitled A day at the Vegas Antique Jewelry Show is not complete without a visit to @plattboutiquejewelry !! #showmeyourrings #gemgossipdoesVegas #lasvegasantiquejewelryshow Untitled Untitled Untitled Untitled Treasure hunting today! YES. @jewelrygurl @lovegoldlive #lovegold #lasvegasantiquejewelryshow I hit my own Vegas jackpot today! 🎰 My date ring collection just got massive. Thanks Vegas Antique Jewelry Show! The one on my pinky is extra special--1921 Year of the Monkey, and has a little monkey on the side, gratefully sacrificed out of

Every year, the anticipation of the Las Vegas Antique Jewelry Show is high--even more so this time around, for me at least!  With a packed schedule of appointments at the other shows, I was truly looking forward to some unwinding time at the antique show, with no appointments in sight...just me and the jewels!  I got to walk the show with my friends Sunny of Sunny S. Bond Jewelry and Lauren aka By Gold Girl who are so much fun to be around, and the fact that we are all around the same height makes us a great little trio!  Ha!  There totally was a "tall girls club" going on at these shows this past week, and for someone has has to exaggerate by adding on that one inch when you tell someone how tall you are, this was great!  

The vibe of the show was great this year--although I was pretty bummed for missing opening day, where I heard the line out the door before the show opened was crazy long.  Many of the vendors noted that Friday (the day I attended) was slower than normal, but also crediting the opening of the JCK show as to most likely why. As a buyer/attendee, I welcomed the fact that the aisles were less congested and I could easily walk up to a booth and converse with the booth owners without being interrupted.  Another topic of conversation was how as a community of antique jewelry lovers, everyone felt that the goods are getting harder and harder to find, hence why prices were definitely higher than normal.  As a collector, I do see a definite increase and the demand for antique jewelry, so it will be interesting to see where the industry goes in the future.  

This year I only had time to devote one full day at the antique show, where I normally spend two days. After doing this, I would say spending two days at the antique show is ideal, especially if you have a task or certain piece you need to find for a client.  It is always nice to spend one day getting things done and then still have a whole extra day to browse and enjoy--you usually find the best things when you are browsing for fun.  

As many of you know, I'm always on the hunt for date rings--my collection seen here.  They are extremely tough to find and although I didn't set out thinking I'd find any at the show this year, I had forgotten where I was after all--VEGAS!  Yes, I struck date ring jackpot in Vegas!  The first one came from Platt Boutique Jewelry, straight out of owner Larry Platt's personal collection--there's the type of man that will give you the shirt off their back, and then there's the type that will give you the ring off their finger!!  There's a difference! ;)  What is special about this ring is the year it represents, 1921, being the Year of the Monkey and having a monkey on the side of the ring.  That is quite awesome!  The other EIGHT date rings came from the same seller, who told me that the entire collection came from the same person--someone who collected every date, also known as my long lost twin.  How crazy is that?!  Boy would I have loved to sit down with whomever that is/was.  Also, only slightly heart-breaking to learn that there were lots more, which were sold throughout the years.  Funny to think that the entire collection was intact--but I guess that wouldn't make it such a fun hunt as it has been!

I did buy one other ring besides all the date rings, which I will reveal/talk about soon!  Stay tuned!

Vendors pictured above:

Jacob's Estate Jewelry

Platt Boutique Jewelry

Found Collected 

AM Stanton

Lenore Dailey

DK Bressler

Under the Crown Jewelry

Kenneth James Collection

Clayton Antiques

D. Tenenbaum Inc.

OakGem

Elizabeth Dmitrova

 

Thanks for another great year, Las Vegas Antique Jewelry Show...can't wait until next year!

LV_CMYK_CS2

 

Reader Comments (3)

I loved this show sadly I only had one night to explore which was NOT enough. I was enamored with the all the vintage David Webb. The craftsmanship of all the pieces was amazing! Next year I am definitely planning on more than one night to explore!

June 5, 2015 | Unregistered Commenternicola

WOW .. Very Beautiful Collection . All the Best :)

Amit lamba

June 6, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAmit Lamba

"Another topic of conversation was how as a community of antique jewelry lovers, everyone felt that the goods are getting harder and harder to find, hence why prices were definitely higher than normal. As a collector, I do see a definite increase and the demand for antique jewelry, so it will be interesting to see where the industry goes in the future." This point is getting a lot of discussion - cause there's definitely pros and cons to where the pricing on pieces seems to be headed.

June 8, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCirca 1700

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