All That Glitters At 15th Annual Palm Beach Jewelry, Art and Antiques Show


The preponderance of exhibits this year featured fabulous jewels worth millions at the 2018 Jewelry, Art and Antiques Show in Palm Beach, an extravaganza of the beautiful in many genres.


A string trio welcomed guests to opening night


Inciting desire in the hearts of the fashionable ladies in attendance, the jewelry commanded.  The Show featured photographs (not too many), antiques (some), paintings, ceramics and furniture – but not too much.  The lounge area for visitors was distinctly pared down, and the definition of what is classified as art was expanded to include Biophilia:  dried insects, snakes and invertebrates placed into unusual collages, a genre created by Christopher Marley.


The entry foyer

It was the most successful of Opening Night Preview Events, held on Valentine’s Day, as the Show welcomed thousands of enthusiastic art connoisseurs, private collectors, museum curators and high-end interior designers, with an elite group of individuals for the exclusive "Vernissage" party, benefiting the Cancer Alliance of Help Hope, followed by the VIP Preview Reception.  Champagne was offered to each guest upon entry.  


Interior corridors of the Convention Center were beautifully designed by dealers


Held each year at the Palm Beach County Convention Center, the Show featured over 175 international exhibitors showcasing extraordinary collections of fine art, jewelry, silver, textiles, porcelain, Asian art, and more, ranging from the antiquities to the 20th century.


Arthur Matuscewski of Steinitz, Paris


Familiar dealers showing were Roberto Freitas of Stonington, CT, and Imperial Books of New York City, who are regular vendors at the Newport Antiques Show each year.  Also on hand were Geoffrey Bradfield and Roric Tobin, who appear often on Newport Seen at the annual Holiday House in New York City, another smashing philanthropic event.  We found Newport’s Pamela O’Connor, perusing paintings and objets d’art with Tom Shaffer.


Trying on Rosenberg Diamonds

A series of educational lectures were held, as per usual during the six-day event, featuring  xperts on such topics as "How Art, Fashion, Technology & Globalism Define Art Deco Jewelry" by Benjamin Macklowe of Macklowe Gallery, New York, and "Post-War Fashion Illustration:  A Genre Rediscovered" by Connie Gray of Gray M.C.A.


The ambience was celestial, the jewels, the glittering stars.







Wonderful paintings from Michael Goedhuis, London





A wall of flowing water 





Friend with Camilla Dietz Bergeron (r.)






The photo poster of Muhammad Ali with the Beatles was a knockout



Paintings & Sculpture by Callaghans of Shrewsbury



Russian Antiques dealer John Atzbach



Takat showed exquisite jewelry



Negotiating on a painting


Michael Dorow, Rita Valanko, Nicole Dicocco & Ludmila Rubinov enjoying the Show



Bibi Mohamed of Imperial Fine Books, New York



Valentina Aved of Luxury Travel Network



Tom Shaffer & Newport's Pamela O'Connor



Pamela O'Connor with Adam Sodofsky of Quidley & Co.



Betana & Omit Ozturk, Diamond Antique Oriental Rugs of Palm Beach




David Sarama, Dr. Sheila Buchbinder, and Chris Cox, Board members of the CAHH



Robert Freitas with a magnificent telescope



The exhibit that blends science, art & nature



Society photograher Annie Watt (l.) relaxes in the VIP lounge


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