SINGAPORE - Singapore will play host to a first-ever fine jewellery fair from October 12 to 15 at the Marina Bay Sands integrated resort.
The inaugural Singapore Jewellery & Gem Fair will display more than US$100 million (S$120 million) worth of fine antique pieces at the Antique Pavilion - one of three special-themed marquees at the Fair.
The event is aimed at high-net-worth individuals and trade buyers from the region. In the antique pavilion, there will be over 10 jewellers showcasing rare beauties. They are:
Moira: Located in London's upmarket Bond Street, Moira has been a family jeweller for over 40 years. It carries an exceptional range of antique jewellery including 20th century signed originals from some of the finest design houses like Boucheron, Cartier, Marcus & Co, Tiffany and Van Cleef & Arpels as well as jewellery from the Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian eras.
Period Jewels: It was formed to provide rare antique pieces of jewellery to customers at reasonable prices. Period Jewels scour the global to bring the finest and most interesting antique jewellery, diamonds and gems to its clients. It specialises in the purchase of jewellery from design houses like Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier, Harry Winston, Tiffany & Co, David Webb, Verdura and Buccelatti, including signed pieces from the Georgian period.
Windsor Jewelers Inc: It is one of the leading estate and fine jewellery dealers in the United States, with a network of offices in New York, London and Nice, France. Founder Paul Lubetsky is well known for being the largest buyer of brand name jewellery, buying excess inventory of signed pieces from European companies like Bulgari, Marina B, Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier, Chanel, Mauboussin, Chaumet and Boucheron. In the US, he has also purchased from companies like Gregg Ruth, Laura Munder, Seidengang and Craig Drake.
"With antique jewellery fast becoming a buying trend in Asia, our Antique Pavilion will no doubt be a big draw at our event. Buyers appreciate the rarity of these antique jewellery, their beauty and sense of history and heritage. These buyers form an emotional connection with these unique pieces which often come with their own interesting stories," said Mr Paul Wan, Managing Director for UBM Asia Trade Fairs Pte Ltd, the organiser for Singapore Jewellery & Gem Fair.