January 9-13, 2025 • Miami Beach Convention Center

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January 9-13, 2025 • Miami Beach Convention Center

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"When I first started attending the Original Miami Beach Antique Show, I would come for one day. Fast forward to now, I spend 5 days there and it still doesn’t feel like enough time! I love how walking this show is equal parts eye candy and history lesson; every person is so generous with the knowledge they have about the work they carry. And coming from New York City, it’s not the worst thing to spend a week in Miami in January! "

JADE TRAU, ATTENDEE

"The show is excellent. It’s my first time and I was surprised by the breadth of offering. I came expecting to see jewelry but I didn’t expect the furniture, the art, or the clothing and purses. It’s fascinating."

 

JOANNE, ATTENDEE

"We love going to OMBAS every year! We mostly go for the antique furniture and home decor. There are always so many great finds that it’s hard not to go crazy! Last year, we bought some beautiful pink Murano sconces that we just hung in the new studio; they’re perfect!"

 

DAKOTA BADIA, BUDDHA MAMA, ATTENDEE

"The Original Miami Beach Antique Show is a great show to see, learn and purchase amazing one-of-a-kind pieces. I highly recommend attending this annual show."

 

MONICA, ATTENDEE

"If I could fall asleep anywhere, it would be here, this show is so amazing and I love being surrounded by all of the amazing art and jewelry and home décor; I never want to leave! "

 

LEYLA, ATTENDEE

"OMBAS is one of the most important shows in our industry, a must for anyone that is serious in buying or selling antique and estate jewelry, art or antiques."

 

CAMILLA DIETZ BERGERON, LTD., EXHIBITOR

Fusing Past with Present

Retailers who are interested in carrying antique, vintage and estate jewelry are often faced with a few obstacles. Exceptional retailers want to have a comprehensive understanding of the product they carry, they want to make sure the pricing is beneficial both to their stores and their customers, and they need to ensure that they have the right client for the pieces they carry.

A Brief History of the Permanence of Fine Jewelry

Prices of gold, platinum and silver are public knowledge, with the current price per ounce of the metals (at press time) $2,343.70, $930.90 and $27.57, respectively. It’s also easy enough to find out the going rate for diamonds and, with a little more digging, fair market prices for colored gemstones and pearls. Yet those numbers only paint part of the picture, as anyone in the trade can attest.

In Celebration of Women’s History Month: A Brief History of 3 Icons of Jewelry

March is officially recognized as Women’s History Month, and it is a prime opportunity to reflect on the impact women have had throughout history. From abolitionists to scientists, from teachers to doctors, from authors to politicians, women have had a profound effect on the world around us. Being the jewelry obsessives we are, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on a few key women (out of many!) who have meaningfully altered the world of jewelry. Whether by designing jewelry or influencing the way women adorn themselves, Suzanne Belperron, María Félix and Iris Apfel have created seismic shifts in the jewelry landscape.
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A Brief History of KAWS

One of the most exciting things about the Original Miami Beach Antique Show (OMBAS) is knowing we’re going to learn about a lot of cool, new (to us) stuff! Whether it’s the provenance of a conch pearl, the story behind an important piece of jewelry, the history behind a vampire slaying kit or an introduction to a graffiti artist turned modern-day contemporary art celebrity, you never know what you’re going to discover. And as exciting as it is to see a sketch from Picasso, learning about artists that are working today whose work is already fetching huge prices at auction, can be incredibly thrilling.

Trending Now: Jewelry to Wear Now and Cherish for Generations

Each month, we try to highlight a different genre or era of jewelry that can be discovered at our events. We often focus on museum-worthy pieces like the Van Cleef & Arpels “Zip” necklace, or some of the incredible, bespoke commissions of Mexican film star and jewelry aficionado, María Félix; it’s a thrill digging into the history and provenance of important jewelry!

How Often Do You Think About the Roman Empire?

How often does a typical man think about the Roman Empire? A lot more often than one would assume, apparently. This gender-specific phenomena first went viral in 2022, when Swedish influencer Saskia Cort encouraged her followers to ask the men in their lives this question, and again in August of 2023 when another Sweden-based influencer gave the prompt new life.

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