Estate jewelry show and lecture set for tonight at Solaris in Vail
VAIL — Tonight only Terry Betteridge, owner and chief executive officer of Betteridge Jewelers, will be in Vail for a lecture and estate jewelry show benefitting the Vail Symposium.
“We are thrilled to partner with Betteridge Jewelers for this event,” said Symposium President Alby Segall. “Terry’s talk (is) right in line with the cultural and educational orientation of the Vail Symposium, and attendees will have the opportunity to view and purchase some of the most unique pieces of jewelry in the world.”
“Estate” denotes rare and exceptional jewelry that once belonged to somebody else. Appealing to the history buff and treasure hunter in Terry Betteridge, estate jewelry is one of his great passions. Betteridge will regale his audience with tales of worldwide searches for the rarest and most exciting pieces of jewelry ever made.
With roots dating back to the finest jewelers and silversmiths of the 1700s, Betteridge’s passion for jewelry is in his blood. He grew up in Greenwich, Conn. and some of his first memories are of crawling under the display counters on the sales floor and watching his dad repair old clocks in the store’s workshop.
In the mid-1970s, while Betteridge was working as a fishing and bow hunting guide in British Columbia, his father, Bert Betteridge had a heart attack. The next day his dad called and asked him to come help him run the store. Three years later, Betteridge took over as chief executive officer of the company.
Since then, Betteridge has helped turn the company into one of the leading jewelry designers and retailers in the world. Today, Betteridge has stores in Greenwich, Palm Beach, Vail and Beaver Creek and a truly global clientele. With more than 30 years of experience running Betteridge, he is an internationally recognized leader in the high-end luxury, retail space.
Betteridge is a frequent contributor to a wide variety of national publications that call on him to share his perspective on the state of the jewelry and watch industry. In the last year, he has been featured in articles in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair, The New York Observer, and many other prominent news sources.
In addition to his passion for fine jewelry, Betteridge is an avid outdoorsman and conservationist. When he’s not at the jewelry store, he can usually be found working at his farm or preparing for bow hunting season.
This event starts at 5:30 p.m. at Betteridge Jewelers in Vail. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at http://www.vailsymposium.org.
A portion of the proceeds from jewelry sales at this event will be donated to the Vail Symposium. Visit the Symposium’s website or call 970-476-0954 for more information.