Heirloom jewels may be something to scoff at when youre turning Sweet 16 and want those shiny diamond studs from Tiffany & Co. But once youve matured and realized that there were beautiful pieces made before the Bling Bling Era, youll notice the value in a piece with a history not your own. And youll subsequently learn to visit traveling collections of wonder such as the 17th Annual Miami Beach Antique Jewelry & Watch Show, where collectors from around the globe cull exotic gems and present them on a velvet-flocked platter.
From November 13-15, the Miami Beach Convention Center will be transformed into a 100,000-square-foot version of one of those satin-lined jewel boxes on your grandmas nightstand glittering with opulence and full of shit you shouldnt touch. More than 100 dealers from around the world will be showing off their sparkling wares from cameos to rare jewels and gemstones with enough shine to make the toughest homegirl fall deep in love. Show hours are from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. A one-time fee of $15 gets you in all three days.
Fri., Nov. 13, 11 a.m.; Sat., Nov. 14, 11 a.m.; Sun., Nov. 15, 11 a.m., 2009