Previewing LUXURY Privé 2017



From July 23 to 25, LUXURY Privé takes Manhattan


Fresh from a
$180 million renovation, the InterContinental New York Barclay hotel is poised to show jewelers a good time come July 23, when LUXURY Privé takes up residence. The show, formerly located at the nearby ­Waldorf Astoria, runs through July 25 and coincides with New York City’s jewelry week.

“We are very excited about Privé’s new home!” says Sarin Bachmann, industry vice president at Reed Jewelry Group, the show organizer. “It’s located right across the street from the Waldorf on Lexington Avenue, so we are in the same great neighborhood. It is a truly upscale, elegant environment focused on top-notch customer service, yet with a brand-new updated backdrop befitting LUXURY Privé and all our guests.”

Retailers will find a slew of familiar faces at Privé—Jewels by Star, Mastoloni Pearls, and Oscar Heyman, for example—as well as fresh talents such as Concord, Mass.–based Martha Seely, who says she’s looking forward to the show’s small-scale format. “I love the intimacy of it—that’s really the appeal,” Seely says, adding that she will be showing new additions to her Shooting Stars collection, including a pair of Comet earrings fashioned from two tusk-like specimens of amethyst and an Earthrise ring set with an Australian boulder opal.

The show will also host emerging designers—including Lost Bird Designs and Julie Lamb—in a new area dedicated to exhibitors who have never before participated in a national trade show.

On opening night, LUXURY Privé’s ­traditional networking event will return in the Inter­Continental’s famous Gin Parlour. “The bar serves 88 premium gins in addition to a wide variety of other traditional favorites and is the perfect place for people to unwind, catch up with industry friends, and enjoy a cocktail during New York jewelry week,” Bachmann says. Cheers to that!

Comet earrings in 14k gold with amethyst, blue topaz, and diamonds; $8,400; Martha Seely; 617-899-2162; marthaseely.com