Featuring More Than 80 Exclusive Dealers from Around the World, Patrons will Need to Present Government Issued IDs for Admission with Armed Guards Present—for First-of-Its-Kind Event
The Hamptons has long been known as America’s preeminent playground for the super-rich and famous, so why not bring together the world’s leading fine jewelry and luxury art collectables dealers to exhibit their wares for the elitist of the elite to see and buy.
That’s precisely the premise behind this year’s Hamptons Jewelry Show, a first-of-its kind, four-day extravaganza in which $30+ million in fine jewelry and luxury collectables will be on display, Thursday, August 2nd through Sunday, August 5th, 2018 at the equally spectacular 20,000 square foot Jewelry Pavilion at the Southampton Elks Fairgrounds, located at 605 Country Road 39 next to Mercedes Benz on the gateway to the Hamptons.
With the discerning Hamptonite specifically in mind, it was created as an innovative and elegantly presented fair complete with individually lighted and designed booths to specifically attract those seeking to acquire rare and unique pieces of jewelry, vintage handbags and significant art objects in the largest collection ever presented together on Long Island’s East End. In doing so, it will feature more than 80 internationally renowned jewelry manufacturers, designers and dealers.
Security will also be extremely tight and unprecedented for the Hamptons. In order to gain admission, patrons will need to present a government issued ID at the front gate with armed guards present. For the price of entry, and depending on the package, patrons will have access to tastings of wines and spirits throughout the weekend. There will also be a live DJ and outdoor dining with food provided by Chef Collette from the Inn Spot.
As for the cost of the jewelry and art itself, prices begin at $500, then head north to over $1 million. Among some of the exhibitors are Alexandra Mor, Pat Flynn, Gabriel Ofiesh Jewelry, Lika Behar Collection, Paul Morelli and Alessandro Barellini Firenze, as well as diamond, gem and gold elite jewelers David Friedman, Emsaru, Louis Newman & Co. and Nigram Jewels, plus estate dealers Gregory Kay Estate and Antique Jewelry, Jacob’s Diamond & Estate Jewelry and L&Z Antique and Estate Jewelers.
Platinum sponsorships include Heritage Auctions, Brown Harris Stevens, Dr. Stephen Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery,the Hess Family Collection and BottleHampton.
The Hamptons Jewelry Show is also committed to raising funds and holding specialty events for local charities. This includes an opening night party from 6:00 to 9:30PM on August 2nd with benefits going towards the Ellen Hermanson Breast Center at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital; “Crack the Vault”, August 3rd from 6:00 to 8:PM in which attendees will receive a code to a locked safe holding a valuable $7,500 piece of jewelry donated by Hammerman Brothers with proceeds going towards Family Service League; and “The Hamptons Gold Rush Jubilee” for The Retreat Domestic Violence Shelter in which a $250 coupon will be given to patrons upon admission to be used with participating exhibitors. Other charity fundraising efforts are also in the works.
“This is perhaps the only show in the country that offers the public such a wide and curated selection of top-tier dealers, esteemed manufacturers, and prominent jewelry artists, together at one time,” says Hamptons Jewelry Show owner Rick Friedman, a longtime producer of numerous luxury fairs in the Hamptons, including ArtHamptons. “We expect more than 5,000 jewelry and art lovers to make a beeline to this fair. This refined environment will emerge as the Hamptons new mecca for jewelry enthusiasts.”
Adds Show Director and curator, Eleni Prieston—herself a studio Goldsmith for 40 years, who also owned and operated two jewelry stores in the Hamptons and managed the esteemed Pritam and Eames Gallery: “We are presenting a varied fair of edgy glamour. We offer a holistic perspective on a luxury level for an elite clientele. Our relaxed shopping experience gives the thoughtful buyer an opportunity to select from an already edited group of exhibitors.”