LAS VEGAS, June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Antique Shows, a major producer of antique shows in North America, announced today an increase of five percent in attendance at this year's 17th Annual Las Vegas Antique Jewelry & Watch Show, which took place on May 31- June 3, 2012, at The Paris Hotel. The Show attracted nearly 400 exhibitors from over 19 different countries and attendees included "trade only" collectors from the United States and from around the world.
"Every year we are overwhelmed by the success of this show that exposes rare and unique antique jewelry and watch collections from all over the world," said Andrea Canady, Fair Director. "It's apparent by the attendance numbers that this show continues to shine and be a frontrunner in showcasing the latest trends affecting the antique, estate and vintage jewelry community."
Exhibiting items throughout the showroom floor unveiled the latest trends including fancy colored diamonds, vintage watches to a high-demand in signed estate jewelry. Also featured this year were items ranging from antique watches, diamonds, and necklaces from various time periods including the Renaissance to the modern day. Most sought-after pieces, according to exhibitors, also included oversized vintage platinum rings, coral jewelry and reptile inspired pieces, such as gold snake necklaces and pendants.
"This year we saw an increase in not just vintage platinum engagement rings, but rings of all kinds, especially cocktail sized rings," said Kurt Rothner, owner of Excalibur Jewelry. "We sold all across the board including Cartier and were very pleased with the show. We even came out with several new customers, which is always a highlight."
Dealers witnessed increased sales and performed well throughout the Show. The Show also announced a five percent increase in attendance over last year's show. Exhibitors also experienced an increase in US and Asian buyers at the Show.
"We felt that US retailers were back at the buying table and sold a number of pieces in America," said Jorge Chamizo, owner of McTeigue. "We also saw an increase in the number of Asians at the show, which is always nice to see their interest in traveling to buy to the U.S. This was definitely one of the most successful shows we have ever done."
"This year we made connections we believe will have an everlasting effect on our business," said Jeff Cohen, N. Green & Sons. "This show continues to deliver an exemplary platform for our company to gain exposure to the trade market."
The next show on the calendar for US Antique Shows is the New York Antique Jewelry & Watch Show. This show is scheduled for July 20 –23, 2012 at The Metropolitan Pavilion. Next year, the Las Vegas Antique Jewelry & Watch Show will be held May 30 – June 2 at The Paris Hotel. For more information, visit www.VegasAntiqueJewelry.com.
About the Las Vegas Antique Jewelry & Watch Show
The Las Vegas Antique Jewelry & Watch Show is produced by GLM®. GLM is a leading producer and marketer of consumer product tradeshows in North America, serving industries as diverse as giftware, home furnishings, social stationery, home textiles, tabletop, gourmet housewares, contemporary furniture, personal care, antiques, jewelry, art, surf, skate, water sports, swim and resorts. GLM also manages business expositions and conferences on behalf of others, within the hospitality industry. Additional information about GLM is available online at www.glmshows.com. Follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/VegasAntiqueJewelry. For additional information, visit www.USAntiqueShows.com.
SOURCE U.S. Antique Shows