Sneak Peek: 11 Major Jewels Headed to the NYC Jewelry & Watch Show



Starting on Friday, Oct. 25, more than 100 antique and estate jewelry dealers will gather at the New York City Jewelry & Watch Show.

Held at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea, the show is open to the general public, but it’s a great opportunity for retailers to source exceptional finds for private clients while expanding their network of dealers. And as is often the case with shows of this nature, there’s no better venue for boning up on your knowledge of jewelry history.

We reached out to some exhibitors we know and follow in search of the “wow” pieces you might see at the show.

Two jewels  from New York–based estate and antique jewelry dealer Pat Saling stand out (both pictured below).

Pat Saling jewelry
From left: Nature-inspired diamond earrings in 18k white gold by Suzanne Belperron. Circa 1925 rare Art Deco jadeite, diamond, and onyx brooch by Lacloche Frères, Paris. Both available at Pat Saling (booth 6004).

The Suzanne Belperron earrings bear the designer’s maker’s mark and a have certificate of authenticity stating that they were made in the late 1950s–60s.

Meanwhile, the brooch is the work of Lacloche Frères, a lesser-known luxury French jeweler that is being celebrated via an exhibition hosted by the Van Cleef & Arpels–supported L’Ècole des Arts Joailliers in Paris through Dec. 20. A forthcoming retrospective book on Lacloche is also on the horizon. Collectors, take note.

Below, a preview of some other glamazons that surfaced during our inquiry. Might any of them align with a holiday wish list you’re tracking? Don’t let them get away…

Camilla Dietz Bergeron Ltd
From left: 1960 gold and diamond necklace modeled by the lovely Francesca, “probably while she was having an Aperol Spritz on Capri Island,” adds Marcella Ciceri, a designer and associate at Camilla Dietz Bergeron Ltd.; Italian gold and diamond link bracelet, Art Deco chunky diamond bracelet, and retro yellow gold bracelet. All prices on request; available at Camilla Dietz Bergeron Ltd. (booth 6002).
Wilson's Estate Victorian necklace
Circa 1870 Victorian necklace with pastel-color imperial topaz, aquamarine, citrine, and chrysoberyl drops in 14k gold, price on request; available at Wilson’s Estate Jewelry (booth 3023)
Yafa Bulgari necklace
21st-century Bulgari Serpenti necklace with 20 cts. t.w. diamonds and 2.52 cts. t.w. rubies, price on request; available at Yafa Signed Jewels (booth 1005)
MS Rau Tiffany brooch
Tiffany & Co. orchid brooch with petals adorned in 1.91 cts. t.w. spessartite garnets, 3.3 cts. t.w. orange and yellow sapphires, and 2.66 cts. t.w. diamonds in 18k yellow gold, price on request; available at M.S. Rau Antiques (booth 4015/5014)
Provident aquamarine necklace
Art Deco pendant with 147.82 ct. aquamarine and 6.44 cts. t.w. diamond accents in 18k white gold, price on request; available at Provident Jewelry (booth 4024)

 

Top: 21st-century Bulgari Serpenti bracelet with 10.88 cts. t.w. marquise diamonds, 9.7 cts. t.w. round diamonds, and 2.27 cts. t.w. round and pear-shape rubies, price on request. Available at this weekend’s New York City Jewelry & Watch Show via New York–based antique and estate jewelry dealer Yafa Signed Jewels. The event runs through Monday, Oct. 28.

 

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