Jewelry Fair Announces Elite Collectors Program

ICJF exhibitors offer Elite Collectors with unforgettable trips to exotic destinations

The International Contemporary Jewelry Fair – ICJF – is pleased to announce a new program for elite level clients – the Elite Collectors Program. Select ICJFexhibitors will offer unforgettable first class trips with a qualifying level purchase. These invitational tours will take clients to the origins of their purchase and include personal visits with the designers, craftsmen, and artisans in the environment from which the bespoke work originated.

For collectors making purchases at the elite level – as defined by each exhibitor- the ICJF experience will extend far beyond the initial acquisition. “Collecting art – and jewelry – are experiences that can span a lifetime. Collecting is often more than a simple purchase. In the creative community, it often involves a special personal connection that enhances the collector’s artistic appreciation of the work and its creator,” said ICJF director and SeaFair owner, David Lester. “We have encouraged many of our exhibitors to create an exceptional encore experience for their Elite Level clients that will make theirICJF purchase only the beginning of a larger experience.”

Bagues Masriera of Barcelona will invite their Elite Collectors on a 5-day trip to Barcelona, Spain.The trip includes business/first class airfare, accommodations at the Bagues Hotel, a visit to the firm’s 200-year old workshop, and personal tours of major Barcelona attractions such as the Gaudi Sagrada Familia Cathedral, Gaudi Parc Guell, the Picasso Museum and the Miro Foundation. Guests will also experience wonderful Catalan cuisine with their hosts.

Jewelmer, the foremost golden South Sea pearl producer in the world, will invite their Elite Collectors for a 5-day visit to Flower Island Resort (www.flowerisland-resort.comin Palawan, Philippines for an extraordinary Pearl Safari. The visit will include an immersive tour of the company’s pearl farms where the exclusive golden south sea pearls are cultivated.  Transportation to the pearl farm will be by private helicopter, weather permitting.  Guests will also be invited to Manila, the capital of the Philippines for a special visit and stay at a 5 star hotel. Business class airfare, accommodations, and resort expenses will be courtesy of Jewelmer.

Zydo of Italy will invite Elite Collectors on a 5-night visit to Milan and to their workshops in Valencia.The special guests will have the opportunity to visit with the master jewelry craftsmen of Zydo, as well as escorted visits to Milan’s museums, fashions districts, and cultural attractions. The trip includes business/first class airfare, 5-star accommodations, and dinners with their hosts.

Autore will bring its Elite collectors to Australia for a visit to the thriving capital city, Sydney. Depending on harvest season, collectors will have the opportunity to visit the company’s pearl farms in Broome Western Australia. While in Sydney, Autore will play hosts with visits to their workshops, a meet and greet with designers and craftsman, and a private dinner with founder, Rosario Autore.  The trip includes business/first class airfare, 5-star accommodations, and hosted events.

Scavia of Milan offers Elite Collectors a 5-day visit to Milan where they will be personally hosted by Fulvio Scavia and his staff. A long-time leader of Milan’s jewelry and fashion glitterati, Scavia guests will experience the best in Italian hospitality, culture, and cuisine. The trip includes business/first class airfare, 5-star accommodations, and hosted events.

Daniel K will invite their Elite Collectors to New York City for a 4-day experience in one of America’s most exciting cities.  The trip includes first class airfare and accommodations at the luxurious St. Regis Hotel.  Guests will also enjoy tickets to popular Broadway shows and a private dinner with Daniel Koren at one of New York’s exclusive restaurants.

Visiting Miami during annual fair week is an experience unto itself. As one of the largest global gatherings of dealers, artists, collectors, museum professionals, art press, and connoisseurs, it is a time of exhibitions, fairs, parties, concerts, and events of every kind. ICJF – in its new, spectacular Bayfront venue aboard the magnificent $40M exhibition megayacht SeaFair, filled with jewelry and designers from around the world – will be a special experience. The Elite Collectors Program presents a “once in a lifetime” buying experience. It creates a holiday gift for 2012 that “keeps on giving!”

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