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Miami Beach Jewelry & Watch Show Drew 110+ International Dealers

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(PRESS RELEASE) MIAMI, FL – The 2nd Annual Miami Beach Jewelry & Watch Show, produced by the Palm Beach Show Group, took place Feb. 1-4, 2018 at One Herald Plaza in Miami and showcased over 110 international dealers. The new venue, a well-known waterfront location, welcomed thousands of consumer and trade buyers over the four days.

Crowds came to view marquee items such as the Papal Cross and Ring that once belonged to Pope Paul VI; a coral, diamond and gold necklace from Elizabeth Taylor’s collection; and a custom necklace designed for a maharaja.

“Feedback has been extremely positive and participants indicated that they are eager to attend next year,” said Andrea Canady, show director of the Palm Beach Show Group. “Many dealers have already reserved their spots for next year’s show and we already have a waiting list of exhibitors for the upcoming year.”

Robert Maron of antique watch dealers Robert Maron California: “The layout is incredible. All the dealers are together, the lighting is great and the atmosphere is perfect. I have been slammed and it hasn’t eased up. I’m working really hard and it’s paying off because the business is great, the buyers are good and there is a lot of money in this room. I am very happy.”

Maron sold several high-end vintage Rolex watches and two Patek Philippe watches from the 50s.

Maurice Moradof of Yafa Signed Jewelry New York, a dealer of fine antique and estate jewelry, said, “We specialize in signed jewelry, and the market was very strong for signed jewelry, so it was a very good show with nice attendance.”

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Jacob Kodner of Provident Jewelry Florida added: “I liked the show a lot. I thought the traffic this year was very good and had the perfect crowd of people and dealers. Overall I am very happy with how the show went.”

A key piece that Kodner sold was a unique deco brooch from the 1920s. The sale was significant due to the rarity of luxury brooches being worn today.

Exhibitor Rebecca Koven from Rebecca Koven New York said, “The foot traffic was great, I made new contacts and because of the high quality of customer I have been able to close sales.”

The 2018 Miami Beach Jewelry & Watch Show exhibited a mix of antique and estate jewelry, vintage pieces, modern collections and fabulous watches.  

The Palm Beach Show Group produces 10 shows nationally.

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