December 1, 2016
Signed Boucheron, Paris bracelet, circa the 1970s, from by Macklowe Gallery
Diamond bracelet, circa the 1920s, from Nally Jewels
Meiji period inlaid ivory elephant with crystal ball, circa 1880 (Shibayama, Japan), from Swiss Pearls
Colorful glass vases from Ophir Gallery Inc
Collectables dating back as far as the 17th century will fill the Miami Beach Convention Center this weekend for The Original Miami Beach Antique Show. Today through Monday, more than 900 established exhibitors will come together to put on the world's largest indoor antique event. Treasures on view include furniture, fine art, jewelry, clocks, coins, and other blasts from the past. Visitors can peruse rare and exquisite items from iconic names like Harry Winston and Rolex while admiring pieces from the Art Nouveau, Art Deco, and Renaissance eras. Most notable is the show's stunning array of diamonds, pearls, porcelain, and intricate sculpture.
In Antiques Roadshow fashion, the event will offer one-item appraisals to valid ticket holders and registrants this Saturday and Sunday—so start culling your collections. Industry professionals will also be on site to lead study-specific seminars and panel discussions on such topics as the jewelry of American first ladies and tips on how to make smart decisions when investing in antiques. Tickets are $20 and cover admission and seminars for all five showcase days. 1901 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach