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Treasure Hunt-First Ever Hamptons Jewelry Show

Tomorrow night marks the opening of the Hampton’s first ever fine jewelry show.  Offering direct to consumer access, on a level never before seen.  Come and meet designers and artisans, and shop for jewels at a fraction of their retail price.

Cartier Rings

With more than 90 internationally acclaimed designers, artists and dealers showing, the value of the inventory will top $40 million.  Prices start at $500 and go up to over $1 million.  More than 5,000 people are expected to come shop, and you will need to present government ID to be granted access.  Tickets are available online or at the door at the Southampton Elks Fairgrounds.  The jewelry is a mix of 3 distinct categories, Estate jewelry, including signed pieces from brands like Cartier, Bulgari and Rolex, artisans and goldsmiths who make it all by hand, and finally international manufacturers who may not have had the chance to show in the US directly before.

Verdura Theodora Cuff

Opening night preview tickets are $100, August 2nd from 6-9:30PM,and offer you first dibs on the incredible jewelry and collectible art for sale.  From 7:30-9:30, tickets are $75.  Food will be provided by Chef Colette from The Inn Spot, along with free flowing spirits and music to get you in the shopping mood.  There’s also a generous charity component of the show, opening night ticket proceeds will benefit the Ellen Hermanson Breast Center at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital.  Saturday, August 4th, it’s “crack the vault,” from 6:00 to 8PM where attendees will receive a code to a locked safe holding a $5,000 piece of jewelry donated by Hammerman Brothers; and “The Hamptons Gold Rush Jubilee” for The Retreat Domestic Violence Shelter where a $250 gift certificate will be given to patrons upon admission to be used with participating exhibitors.

Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra watch

Hamptons Jewelry Show founder Rick Friedman, a longtime producer of numerous luxury fairs in the Hamptons, including ArtHamptons, tells me he saw a tremendous opportunity here, both for designers looking for a new channel for sales, and consumers, being able to meet the artisans and give live feedback.  He hopes to offer a very personal one on one experience where clients have the chance to develop lifelong relationships with their jewelers.

For tickets and additional information, go to:  www.hamptonsjewelryshow.com or call 631-283-5505.

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