U.S. Antique Shows, a major producer of antique shows in North America, announced the launch of its newest show, the Chicago Antique Jewelry & Watch Show. To be held at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers from April 20 to 22, the event will expose mid-west collectors to the finest antique, estate, vintage jewellery and watches. It runs concurrently with The Smart Jewelry Show, which opens one day before.
"We are very excited to bring this unique and diverse merchandise to the residents and jewellery community of Chicago," said show director Andrea Canady. "We are not only featuring pieces from all eras of jewellery history, but attendees will also have the chance to get up close and personal with jewels from the stars."
In addition to the array of coveted antiques and jewels at the show, distinguished Chicago exhibitor N. Green & Sons will showcase Hollywood's glamour as they present timeless pieces previously owned by celebrities including a platinum and diamond encrusted pocket watch from the estate of Mae West; a late 1950s triangle wrist watch from the estate of Elvis Presley; a 1940s pink and green gold wrist watch from the estate of Andy Warhol; a set of 1950s white crystal dangle earrings from the estate of Marilyn Monroe; a set of 1950s 14-karat gold cufflinks from the estate of George Burns; and an 18-karat gold and diamond brooch from the estate of Ella Fitzgerald.
"We are honoured to be able to feature these Hollywood treasures at the inaugural show," said Jeff Cohen, N. Green & Sons. "For years, many collectors have only dreamt of being able to view pieces owned by celebrities and now this event will give them the opportunity to feel a deeper connection."
The show is a must-attend for anyone with an interest in the most coveted antique and estate jewellery in the world. Items range from diamonds, precious gems, signed pieces from famous brands such as Tiffany & Co., Harry Winston, Patek Philippe, Cartier, Rolex and David Webb.
Choker necklace made of 18-yellow gold with 17 oval-shaped turquoise stones surrounded by approximately 24-25 carats in diamonds by VCA and
diamonds; circa 1960s by Nally Jewels
Harry Winston diamond and emerald two pins, circa 1960s by Yafa Signed Jewels
Various enamel colors, precious gems and diamonds showcase a cushion cut 24.5-carat centre sapphire by Springers of Maine
Vintage emerald and diamond band bracelet by Windsor Jewelers