The Resurgence of 1960s and 70s Jewelry with Amanda Triossi, Independent Jewelry Specialist & Historian

Episode 22

Amanda Triossi F.G.A. is a jewelry historian, author, curator, lecturer on the history of Western jewelry design and consultant to luxury goods companies. She was born and educated in Rome, Italy, and obtained a History of Art degree at Cambridge University.

In 1992 at Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London, Amanda initiated a unique course, “Understanding Jewellery with Amanda Triossi,” the first intensive course on the history of Western jewelry. From 1997 to 2015, she was a consultant for Bulgari, heading the project of the Corporate Historical Archives and Heritage Collection. From 2009 to 2013, she curated five major exhibitions on Bulgari worldwide. She has published extensively on the history of jewelry and on Bulgari.

Today, Amanda writes, vets Bulgari jewels, gives lectures and seminars, curates jewelry-centric trips internationally, and consults for major luxury brands and private collectors.

What you’ll learn in this episode:

  • The experimental and non-traditional aspects of 1960s and 1970s jewelry.
  • Why this jewelry is becoming so popular now.
  • How the major jewelry houses were influenced by ‘60s and ‘70s design.
  • What features collectors should look for when starting to collect jewelry from these decades.
  • An overview of the Northwest Jewelry Conference.

Additional resources:

Sharon Berman