While the art fair has in the past showcased several jewelry brands and jewelers, this is the first year it will offer a dedicated section for the category to display vintage and unique pieces.
“One thing we’re looking to is making the show a little bit more, pun intended, sparkling,” said Jill Bokor, executive director of Salon Art + Design. “And just a refresh to what we’ve done with furniture, ceramics, lighting and non-functional design. This is obviously new and something very specific. I think it’s going to be a great refresh for the fair.”
Some of the jewelers showcasing at this year’s fair include Yvel, Silvia Furmanovich, Didier Ltd., Rosior, DK Farnum and others. Most of the jewelers are displaying unique and vintage pieces from the early 20th century from independent jewelers as well as heritage labels like Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels.
“It broadens us in a very logical way that certainly well-designed jewelry is as much about design as furniture, ceramics or lighting,” Bokor said. “It’s a different craft that’s obviously working smaller, so it’s kind of nice when you’re walking through a fair that has lots of big pieces of furniture and to suddenly have your eye refreshed by works that are very small, very beautifully crafted, very colorful and very sophisticated — I think it broadens our appeal.”