I just got back from the Jewelry, Fashion & Accessories show in Chicago (Rosemont) and wanted to share the fun with you. This is a huge show in Rosemont, which features hundreds of exhibitors that all all kinds of jewelry, from fashion to fine (read: large diamonds!); fashion-I use this word loosely because I didn’t see anything I’d buy for myself or my clients, except some leather coats and accessories. There are any and all kinds of accessories you can think of including scarves, beauty products, hair styling products, handbags and many other things.
I invited my friend to go and she was excited because she had never been before. She’s a fashion pro so she was ready for whatever was in store. Tip: bring a rolling suitcase so you can lug all of your purchases around in that instead of trying to carry it all and having your arm fall off.
Some of the highlights were beads by the string with hundreds and hundreds of kinds to choose from. A beader’s paradise. Beautifully handmade leather coats-the leather is like butter-lovely. Handbags of every kind including blinged out and handmade leather bags of all shapes and sizes. You can tell these artisans really care about their handy work. Swarovski crystal blinged out sunglasses in every color and pattern. Last but not least, rows and rows of fine jewelers including estate, vintage and brand new gems and precious metals of all shapes, sizes, styles and designs. This is my favorite category of the show. My friend tried on a $94,000 diamond bracelet with 25 karats. Major drool.
We both had a great time and will be back for more fun in the future. Check out my pictures for the highlights.