It's Friday, so we're always excited, but today's an extra special Friday because we're just one short day away from visiting our jewelry mecca: The New York Antique Jewelry and Watch Show. We would call it heaven, except, you know, you have to pay money to buy things instead of just having them. We've acquired tons of rad stuff over the years, including these swoon-inducing Victorian cuffs that Randi cried over until she finally relented and just wrote the check:
Have you ever had a Cinderella moment? Well, this was Randi's. Not only did they fit her little person wrists perfectly, they also had just the right amount of patina and wear to give them that extra special something. It only took her one bottle of rosé (yes, fine, she left the show to consider the bracelets and gain a little liquid courage) and a stern talking-to from Meaghan to be convinced that all would be lost if they were not purchased. Here they are in the box, in case you need to see the insane chain clasps, which of course you do:
Our thanks to Excalibur and Natalie Bos for emptying our wallet and making our dreams come true. Now, back to the point. The Antique Show. There's nothing we enjoy more than poking around through old bits and bobs, and we have a few favorite vendors we'd like to share in anticipation of the treasures we'll find. (By the way, it's open to the public. Rejoice! Find all the ticketing info right here.)
Lenore Dailey – Some may say she's a passionate collector, we say she has the best of the best the show has to offer. You're gonna want everything, trust us. Do yourself a huge favor and follow her on Instagram @lenoredaily.
Betteridge – With locations now in Greenwich, Palm Beach, Aspen, Vail and Southampton, this historic American jeweler (founded in 1897) is expanding. But get a look at the best of the best up close and personal in NYC, and treat yourself to a face-to-face meeting with Natalie Bos Betteridge of Jewels du Jour! Insta: @betteridge1897.
Camilla Dietz Bergeron – Camilla and her business partner, Gus Davis, have spent the past 26 gathering the goodies you'll see here. Expect lots of goodness from the late 19th century and 20th century, with special emphasis on the Edwardian, Art Deco and Retro periods. Insta: @cdbltd.com.
Happy shopping! Next time you hear from us we'll be more broke than ever!