The show continues through Tuesday
JCK’s LUXURY Privé, the intimate, white-glove-service jewelry show held at New York’s exquisite Waldorf Astoria, opened its doors this past Sunday, July 24, to an impressive list of notable jewelry exhbitors and buyers.
The show kicked off Sunday morning in New York City fashion—with brunch—where a fully stocked Bloody Mary and mimosa bar lifted spirits with, well, spirits. Entertainment continued throughout the day thanks to live jazz musicians and the work of Angie Crabtree, who demonstrated her skills with live painting sessions. On the Salon floor, buyers were treated to high-end jewels from the likes of Andreoli, Beverley K., Doves by Doron Paloma, Gabriel & Co., Marcel Robbez Masson, and Peter Storm.
A first-time exhibitor at LUXURY Privé, Dave Boeckle, CEO of William Henry, showcased his luxury men’s collection. “This is our first LUXURY Privé and we are very pleased,” said Boeckle in a press release. “There is a very nice flow of existing customers and new prospects and we are having high quality interactions that are not rushed or pressured. The size of the show, quality of the attendees, and overall environment make this an excellent show for both exhibitors and retailers.”
New for 2016, a curated designer area is home to 11 talented jewelers showcasing their individual perspectives through one-of-a-kind collections. Designers include AeroDiamonds, Allure, Avigdor, Giovanni Raspini, GoldHenn, GM Ideal, Judi Powers, KC Designs, Ron Hami, MarahLago, and Miiori.
Praise for the show’s opening day came from returning exhibitors, too. “Day one was a huge success with back-to-back prosperous meetings,” said Alan Esserman of Roman + Jewels by First Image Design. “There is a great variety of qualified buyers and the response to our collection has been terrific. We met with multi-store chains from the east and west coasts and were also introduced to two independent family-owned businesses that were both a good match. Couldn’t have asked for a better first day, and we’ve already signed on to exhibit again next year!”
“LUXURY Privé pulled out all the stops today,” said Jeff Lootz of exhibitor Henri Daussi. “We wrote orders with existing and new clients and the day concluded on a high note with a cocktail hour that everyone takes advantage of.”
LUXURY Privé continues through Tuesday, July 26, with a roster of events still waiting to be enjoyed. For more information on the show, including qualifications and registration, visit jckonline.com/luxuryprive.
(Photo courtesy of @jckevents)