January 27 – 30, 2019
Miami Beach Convention Center

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The World’s Largest Indoor Antique Show Once Again Hosts the Jewelry History Series

MIAMI (Oct. 3, 2014) – U.S. Antique Shows recently announced that they will be hosting the Second Annual Jewelry History Series prior to the start of The Original Miami Beach Antique Show on Jan. 30. The jewelry conference, Jan. 28-29, will consist of educational sessions from notable jewelry speakers as well as a complementary tour of Bass Museum of Art, an art museum located in Miami Beach.

“After an amazingly successful first year, we’re thrilled to once again offer this educational opportunity to jewelry collectors, buyers and enthusiasts,” says Dan Darby, Emerald Expositions vice president and U.S. Antique Shows general manager. “From the feedback provided last year, we’ll be looking at new and creative ways for series attendees to network more with each other and the most elite dealers we have on the show floor.”

This event is open to retailers, wholesalers, appraisers, new collectors, old collectors or anyone with an interest in learning about the history of antique jewelry.

Here’s a list of speakers scheduled for the jewelry series:

January 28

  • Elyse Zorn Karlin, Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau & Edwardian Jewelry: Diverse Style in Early 20th Century
  • Barbara Schwartz, Costume Jewelry in the 1920s & 1930s: The Evolution of the Art Deco Style
  • Yvonne Markowitz, The Jewels of Trabert & Hoeffer-Mauboussin
  • Gail Brett Levine, Shopping in the Aisles of History of Designs

January 29

  • Panel Discussion: A Curator, Historian, Dealer and Appraiser – Four Views on Jewelry
    (Panel Members: Elyse Zorn Karlin; Yvonne Markowitz; Suzanne Martinez and Gail Brett Levine)
  • Laura Mathews, Chasing Gustav Manz: A Jewelry Adventure
  • Gloria Lieberman, Designer Jewelry Drives the Market
  • Eric J. Hoffman, Jade: the Precious Stone of Heaven

Along with a variety of sessions featuring dealers, graduate gemologists and jewelry historians, series attendees will be among the first to see The Original Miami Beach Antique Show before it opens with a tour of select jewelry exhibitor booths on Thursday, Jan. 29. This tour will allow attendees a preview of the magnificent pieces available for purchase. In addition, Original Miami Beach Antique Show dealer Lenore Dailey will be hosting a closing networking session for all attendees to conclude the two-day event.

For a complete schedule, descriptions of the sessions and to register, visit www.MiamiBeachAntiqueShow.com.


About U.S. Antique Shows
U.S. Antique Shows, producer of the industry’s most anticipated events, serves the unique needs of the antique and antique jewelry marketplace with shows in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Miami Beach and New York. The group’s events offer a broad range of antiques as well as antique, vintage and estate jewelry and watches, and annually draws more than 50,000 consumers and 3,000 dealers from 28 countries worldwide.

U.S. Antique Shows is a division of Emerald Expositions, North America’s largest owner and operator of business-to-business and consumer tradeshows. The company’s jewelry portfolio is comprised of trade and consumer events including the U.S. Antique Shows division, Couture, JA New York (Summer and Winter), and JA Special Delivery.

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Media Contact:
Mary Curtis
Public Relations Manager
U.S. Antique Shows
P: 239.330.3832