Antique & Estate Jewelry / Colored Stones / Diamonds / Gold / Platinum

Sneak Peek: The Philadelphia Show’s Antique And Vintage Jewelry


After a hiatus due to the pandemic, the Philadelphia Show is back in person, celebrating its 60th anniversary at the Philadelphia Museum of Art April 29–May 1. And as one of the country’s leading art and design fairs, it’s sure to deliver, especially when it comes to its antique and vintage jewelry offerings from some of the most celebrated jewelry specialists in the country.

“The jewelry is always a highlight of the show, and we are excited to present these pieces at the show’s new location on the East Terrace of the Philadelphia Museum of Art on the occasion of the fair’s momentous 60-year anniversary,” the manager of the fair, Huntley Platt, tells JCK. “This year, we have a fantastic selection of jewelry rarities coming from exhibitors that include Kentshire, S.J. Shrubsole, and James Robinson, including an incredibly rare, artfully designed Cartier watch from Kentshire, dating back to 1907.”

Matthew Imberman, the third-generation copresident (​​with his sister Carrie Imberman) of Kentshire tells JCK how “Kentshire is thrilled to be returning to Philadelphia as the show returns in person this year. We are excited to share our carefully curated collection of antique and period jewelry with the public, and we can’t think of a more fitting venue for the show than the Philadelphia Museum of Art, a venerable institution that’s also no stranger to history, rarity, craftsmanship, and beauty: the qualities we look for when sourcing pieces for our own collection.”

Below are some of the must-see highlights of the show—from bird cufflinks circa 1930 to a ruby-and-diamond Tiffany & Co. ring of the same year, and more.


Kentshire Cartier watch
Cartier belle epoque watch pendant and chain in gold and platinum with pink and white guilloché enamel, rose diamond cluster, and seed pearls (circa 1907), $59,500; Kentshire
Kentshire Boucheron earrings
Boucheron earrings (also at top) with removable pendants in gold with diamonds and sapphires (circa 1965), $32,500; Kentshire 
James Robinson brooch

J.E. Caldwell brooch in platinum and 18k gold with aquamarine and diamonds (circa 1910), price on request; James Robinson
James Robinson cufflinks
Reverse intaglio bird (mallard, quail, sandpiper, pheasant) cufflinks in 18k gold (circa 1930), price on request; James Robinson
SJ Shrubsole Tiffany ring
Tiffany & Co. ring in platinum with 1.95 cts. t.w. rubies and 0.4 ct. t.w. diamonds (circa 1930), $26,500; S.J. Shrubsole
SJ Shrubsole Cartier earrings
Cartier earrings in 18k yellow gold and platinum with 2.6 cts. t.w. diamonds and turquoise cabochons (circa 1955), $38,500; S.J. Shrubsole

Photos courtesy of the Philadelphia Show

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By: Annie Davidson Watson

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