Raymond Lee Jewelers has this Platinum diamond bracelet. Total diamond weight is approx 20.50 carats.
Courtesy of Raymond Lee Jewelers
Every weekend, do you swing by the Hope Diamond to glare at its stunning size and beauty on your way to Home Goods for some second hand “antiques”? That’s not that too far from my ideal weekend.
No matter your inclination, starting tomorrow and through the weekend, the Walter E. Washington Convention Center downtown is hosting almost 100 exhibitors for the Antiques, Art & Jewelry Show. For $15, you can spend up to four days to see Antique Road Show-style action right here in town, and maybe learn a thing or two during the free lectures. You’ll feel just like you’re down the street at a Smithsonian, only these goods come with a story – and a price.
The variety of unusual historical art collections and antiques from around the world available at this show makes it compelling for both serious collectors and beginners. The first annual show’s collections will feature everything from original paintings and works of art, to Art Deco and Modernism pieces.
Tri-State Antiques has this exceptional mid-19th century ormolu mounted Sevres table.
Courtesy of Tri-State Antiques
In addition to the show floor, the expo hosts a free lecture series about some of the many featured antiquities. So, you might learn a thing or two. (Or, buy a thing or two.) After all, the holiday season is coming up! And if you don’t find something here, at least you’ll gain the knowledge to explain how that Home Goods vase is soooooo Louis XIV.
The show hours are from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 15 through Saturday, October 17, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, October 18, 2009. A one-time admission of $15 is valid for all four days of the show. To visit the event’s website or to purchase tickets, click here.