First stop, Lenore Dailey’s booth–always. Great jewelry, great gossip and a feast for the eyes.
Excalibur Jewelry always has some stunners–like these opals and gigantic emerald. OakGem had this malachite Egyptian Revival pendant I flipped over.
Sky Gems boasting this fabulous tray of various corundum and emeralds. The trio of crowned hearts from Lowther Antiques is SO special!
Lenore Dailey’s booth had this jaw-dropping faceted amethyst pendant, I couldn’t stop staring! And this opal ring is INSANE–I snapped this photo just as I was leaving and don’t remember whose booth it is from.
Both these photos are from Key Amour, owner Dana is so nice! I love the opal pendant it just glowed. And the stack of rings from her booth was fun to create.
A booth shot of Mary Ann-tiques’ booth, always full of great items, you gotta look long and hard. The next photo is actually me with a bunch of antique reproductions and I appreciated the vendor immediately disclosing this as soon as I asked about them!
Ann Marie Stanton always has some really interesting pieces! Love this Egyptian Revival pendant and carved opal brooch.
Had to stop by Jogani’s booth and be immediately mesmerized by his diamond rings. His handmade ring boxes wowed me too!
Lucy Verity had the cutest little Victorian ring box, nestled with the daintiest Victorian rings! We also loved the snake wrapped around the crescent moon brooch found at Under the Crown.
My next stop was Jacob’s Estate Jewelry where I oogled over all the jewelry, especially these artisan-made earrings set with really interesting opaque gems. Sugilite is the funky, deep-purple colored gem used in the one pair.
Prepare to be amazed by this huge emerald ring, weighing in at 19.86 carats! Found at Pat Saling’s booth. The other photos is LOTS of diamond Art Deco rings from Lenore Dailey’s booth.
The most glorious opal rings from The Gold Hatpin, seen here. And another piece from Pat Saling, set with an abundance of colored gemstones, creating a rainbow burst for your wrist!
Platt Boutique had a great lineup of really interesting, noteworthy bracelets. I love the heavy gold ones. And the urn mourning ring was an awesome find, from Lowther Antiques!
Ah, another year in Las Vegas for the annual jewelry shows has come and gone! I arrived late the night before in Vegas and made sure I had a hearty room service dinner to prepare for the next day spent at the Las Vegas Antique Jewelry Show, opening day! This year I tagged along with Katie of Vada Jewelry who was buying unique pieces to add to her finely curated antique and vintage jewelry selection of Vada. The vibe on opening day was busy and bustling–seems year after year the show gets more crowded on the first day, and then it tapers off. Day two was by far less busy. I’m a huge fan of how laid back the antique show is compared to other jewelry shows in Vegas. The fact that it opens at 11am rather than 9:30am also is pretty cool in my book.
Rumor has it that next year’s antique show will not be at The Paris, so I’m trying to see how this settles with me, as next year’s Original Miami Beach show is also supposed to be located somewhere other than where it has been for ages! Change–I guess that’s the theme for next year and for people in the antiques industry, we don’t like change! ha!
Two full days at the antique show proved to be ideal (as I learned from last year)–I was able to get some great photos for both my blog and some other projects I was working on. Some shopping was done, bought a couple things for @shopGemGossip and if you’ve been reading my blog since the beginning, I always have to commemorate the trip with a purchase for my own personal jewel box. More on that in a separate post! 😉
Just want to take the time to thank all the wonderful people of the antique jewelry world for making my trip year after year more fun than the last! Check out the captions and above photos for a play-by-play of my two-day antique excursion.