NYC Antique Jewelry and Watch show.

BY : Taylor Carty

The New York Antique Jewelry & Watch Show took place this past month from July 27-29 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea. As explained by the shows official site, this immersive antique and estate jewelry showcase provides attendees with a unique experience, allowing them access to authentic, uniqe, and historical merchandise. Over one hundred of the world's most elect jewelers and dealers gathered at the showcase, as the New York Antique & Watch Show fearlessly attracts antique jewelry aficionados, seasoned collectors, fashion trendsetters, well-known celebrities, and socialites.

We at Luriya were privileged to walk the floors of the showcase, while glimpsing some knock out jewelry and time pieces along the way. Read on to catch the highlights of the New York Antique Jewelry & Watch Show. 

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Topics: Watches, Antique Jewelry, Buying Jewelry

The Art of Watches Grand Exhibition: Patek Philippe + The Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club

BY : Taylor Carty

Renowned watch company Patek Philippe has collaborated with the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club to bring a captivating display of luxury timepieces for the public to see. Running from July 13th to July 23rd, 2017 at the Cipriani on 42nd street in NYC, this 11-day public exhibition showcased Patek Philippe’s tradition of high-precision watch manufacturing and insight into the company’s 178-year history. A commemorative catalog is available for attendees to purchase during the exhibition. This catalog highlights the luxury timepieces, rare handcrafts, and current novelties created by Patek Philippe.

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Topics: Watches, Antique Jewelry, Art

9 Jewelry Blogs You Should Be Following

BY : Emily Zimmer

Ready to pop the question? Searching for that perfect diamond ring? Or maybe you’re in the market for the next original piece to add to your jewelry collection? Sounds like you have some research to do. Don’t worry, we’ve taken care of it. From antique to runway chic, these jewelry blogs will make you say “I do.”


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Topics: Antique Jewelry, Jewelry, Art, Buying Jewelry

Deciphering Jewelry's Secret Code: Hallmarks, Maker's Marks

BY : Cathleen McCarthy

Whether you want to buy or to sell jewelry or watches, the first step in figuring out value is to identify what it is, when and where it was made, and by whom. A maker's mark can help but if jewelry has hallmarks, this process is almost foolproof.

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Topics: Watches, Selling Jewelry, Estate Jewelry, Gold, Antique Jewelry, Silver

Hunting Antique Jewelry Bargains in San Telmo During Argentina’s Financial Crisis

BY : Sarah Hucal

A stroll through San Telmo, oldest neighborhood in Buenos Aires, is a welcome respite from the Argentine capital’s hectic inner-city streets. With colonial architecture and cobbled streets lined with shops, cafés and tango parlors, San Telmo is the primary destination for antique hunters. Anyone on the prowl for vintage and period jewelry will find treasure tucked in just about every corner of this laid-back barrio.

At the moment, San Telmo's antique shops appear untouched by the current economic struggles in Buenos Aires, but owners say business is down. For antique jewelry lovers looking for bargains, now is a great time to negotiate deals. Inventory is there but demand has dropped and the exchange rate for Americans is good and getting better – particularly if you bring cash and take advantage of the unofficial “blue market” rate (currently 15 pesos to the dollar).

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Topics: Estate Jewelry, News, Antique Jewelry