Scott Diament: Palm Beach Show Group
Scott Diament, Palm Beach Show Group’s dynamic CEO and entrepreneur, continues his success with producing international showcases for art.
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A 20-year veteran in the art business, Diament began his career at Provident Jewelry in 1993 and became a graduate gemologist in 1995. He used his time to build relationships within the industry and soon developed a concept for what would become its flagship show, The Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show, one that Islanders anticipate eagerly each February.
Diament recently launched CollectorsNet.com, an international online marketplace where members can view and purchase exquisite treasures 24-hours a day. He also celebrated the opening of a Provident Jewelry store on Worth Avenue and is building a 10-story hotel on Clematis Street. For more information, please call 561/ 822-5440 or visit www.palmbeachshow.com.
Q: What first prompted your interest in collecting jewelry and fine art?
A: I have collected coins, stamps and even fossils since I was eight years old. I was always interested in unusual items with storied histories.
Q: Who has been your greatest inspiration?
A: My father, who has also collected all his life. He was always trying to find some undiscovered treasure. I have also been inspired by the use of technology to solve human problems.
Q: What is your work philosophy?
A: Discover your passion — enjoy it, make it your life and something you’re proud to be doing.
Q: Your shows are renowned for their international clientele. What do you enjoy most about the diversity in your profession?
A: The exceptional pieces displayed for sale and the interesting people that sell these items: the dealers, buyers, collectors, art advisors, interior designers and museum curators.
Q: What advice can you offer for women and men starting out in the business world?
A: Find a need that is not being filled, come up with a good solution and don’t give up until the world sees that it works and accepts it.