All right, my darlings. I promised you dazzling treasures from the Original Miami Antique Show, and I am READY TO DELIVER.
I wandered through row after row and hall after hall of dealers’ booths, falling in love with everything from Renaissance era rings to tiaras to $2 million ruby rings that belonged to royalty (it was by JAR and I wasn’t allowed to take a picture).
Are you ready to admire? Because you know that the Original Miami Antique Show is one of the biggest and best antique shows in existence, especially for jewelry.
I thought we’d start strong with one of the most wonderful rose cut diamond rings I’ve ever seen – and a pretty cool photo I snapped, if I do say so myself. Thank you, convenient sunbeam.
This beautiful thing was at Jogani, whose dependably stunning array of jewels at the Original Miami Antique Show took my breath away, as it always does.
This necklace stopped me in my tracks – and led me to an introduction to a fantastic new dealer, Faerber NY. I’ll be showing you a few things of theirs and you’ll love all of them.
This antique necklace is special because it’s colorful!! It’s from 1890 and features pink quartz and aquamarine.
You know how much I love camphor glass. I already have several pendants in this style, and a bracelet – but I want a ring.
I seriously considered bringing this one home with me…and looking at the pictures, I’m totally having non-buyer’s remorse over leaving it behind when I left the Original Miami Antique Show. Such good finger coverage and side details!
This little hourglass is a Georgian era French love charm. It has naughty phrases on the sides in French!
It also really works as an hourglass – I spent a while turning it over and over and watching the tiny grains of sand shift from one side of the bulb to the other. See it in action here. Spotted in the collection of the one and only Lenore Dailey.
I have a weakness for spectacular agate specimens in beautiful settings, and this antique ring from Craig Evan Small is one of the best I’ve ever seen.
If the front weren’t magnificent enough – take a look at the design on the back! My antique jewelry Instagram buddies and I would call this a mighty fine ringbutt.