Strong Show Attendance Reported at the New York Antique Jewelry & Watch Show

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U.S. Antique Shows announces a three percent increase in attendance.

U.S. Antique Shows, the world’s leading producer of indoor antique shows, recently announced a three percent increase in attendance to its New York Antique Jewelry & Watch Show. This three-day event, which took place at The Metropolitan Pavilion from July 26-29, 2013, hosted more than one hundred dealers showcasing their one-of-a-kind antique jewelry and watch collections.

“It was clear from the increased attendance numbers on opening day that both consumers and retailers continue to find great value in this show,” said Dan Darby, group show director for U.S. Antique Shows and vice president of GLM. “A sure indicator that buying on the show floor was strong is that 85 percent of our dealers renewed their booths for our 2014 show.”

Gus Davis of Camilla Dietz Bergeron, Ltd. was excited to be a part of this year’s show. “Even with the challenging economic conditions we’re experiencing today, it was great seeing buyers at the show with a distinct interest in antique and estate jewelry and attendance remaining strong.”

Davis also shared that he saw retailer store representatives drawn toward dealers’ estate jewelry due to the continued high prices of gold. “Because of the cost of new manufactured goods, estate jewelry has become an attractive commodity for these retailers,” he says.

This year’s show trends were statement and colorful jewelry, which differs from the traditional gold and diamond jewelry that were popular in past shows. Layering jewelry, using pendants and metal chains, is also in-style.

The next show is scheduled for U.S. Antique Shows is the Miami Beach Jewelry & Watch Show. The show is scheduled for October 25-27, 2013 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

About U.S. Antique Shows

The New York Antique Jewelry & Watch Show is produced by U.S. Antique Shows, a division of GLM. U.S. Antique Shows is the world’s largest producer of indoor antique shows that focus on antiques, vintage and estate jewelry and watches, including The Original Miami Beach Antique Show, the world's largest indoor antique show, Miami National Antique Show, and shows focused on antique, vintage and estate jewelry and watches. U.S. Antique Shows produces events in major markets including Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Miami Beach and New York and brings together well-established dealers with a targeted audience of antiques collectors as well as novice enthusiasts to promote the purchase and appreciation of rare and unusual historic merchandise. U.S. Antique Shows annually draws more than 2,400 dealers and represents 22 countries that exhibit rare and signature collections to more than 50,000 consumers from around the world.

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