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. Based in Chicago, this show will expose mid-west collectors to the finest antique, estate, vintage jewelry and watches. The Chicago Antique Jewelry & Watch Show runs concurrently with The Smart Jewelry Show, opening one day before. The Show will take place at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers on April 20-22, 2012.
“We are very excited to bring this unique and diverse merchandise to the residents and jewelry community of Chicago, said Andrea Canady, Show Director. “We are not only featuring pieces from all eras of jewelry 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 1950’s triangle wrist watch, from the estate of Elvis Presley
· A 1940’s pink and green gold wrist watch from the estate of Andy Warhol
· A set of 1950’s white crystal dangle earrings from the estate of Marilyn Monroe
· A set of 1950’s 14K gold cufflinks from the estate of George Burns
· A 18K gold and diamond brooch from the estate of Ella Fitzgerald
“We are honored 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.”
In its first year, the Chicago Antique Jewelry & Watch Show will provide unprecedented exposure to exhibitors and collectors dedicated to this thriving industry. The Show is a must-attend for anyone with an interest in the most coveted antique and estate jewelry in the world. Items range from diamonds, precious gems, and signed pieces from famous brands such as Tiffany & Co., Harry Winston, Patek Philippe, Cartier, Rolex and David Webb. Show times are 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on April 20-21st and 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on April 22nd. Admission is $15.00 to attend all three days.