Patina Gallery: Presenting Sophisticated Contemporary Works Against a Unique Cultural Backdrop with Allison Barnett, Co-Owner of Patina Gallery

Episode 61

What you’ll learn in this episode: The meaning behind Patina and how the gallery was established. Why Allison decided to focus on contemporary jewelry. How the gallery’s geographic location influences who and what they show. What role Allison plays in finding the bridge between the artist and the collector. Trends and changes in the art […]

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Galerie MiniMasterpiece: Showcasing Wearable Art by Contemporary Artists & Designers with Esther de Beaucé, Founder & Owner of Galerie MiniMasterpiece

Episode 60

What you’ll learn in this episode: How Galerie MiniMasterpiece works with artists and designers to create and showcase small scale wearable art. The renowned artists and designers Esther has worked with and the pieces they have created. How the avant-garde jewelry scene in Paris has begun to grow in international profile. Why American women are […]

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Putting Portuguese Art Jewelry on the Map with Cristina Filipe, Professor, Artist & Author

Episode 59

What you’ll learn in this episode: Why the burgeoning Portuguese art jewelry scene was often overlooked by the international community in the 1960s through the 1980s. What surprising information Cristina uncovered during her book research. How Cristina founded the association PIN to give Portuguese contemporary jewelry a platform. About Cristina Filipe: Cristina Filipe is a […]

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Vintage Engagement Rings & Antique Jewels with Suzanne Martinez, Co-Owner of Lang Antique & Estate Jewelry

Episode 58

What you’ll learn in this episode: How Lang Antique & Estate Jewelry became the go-to restorer and seller of antique and vintage engagement diamond rings. How the term “vintage” has changed over the time. How customer tastes have evolved toward socially responsible jewelry. How Lang’s Antique Jewelry University originally started as a wiki database devoted […]

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Expressing Love and Grief: Mourning and Sentimental Jewelry with Sarah Nehama, Studio Jeweler & Collector

Episode 57

What you’ll learn in this episode: Defining “sentimental” jewelry—including pieces that honor relationships between lovers as well as family relationships. What lover’s eye jewelry is, and how it became fashionable in the 18th century. The different styles of mourning jewelry. Sarah’s process for making jewelry and how her interest in mourning and sentimental jewelry influences […]

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Why Vintage Costume Jewelry Needs to Be Part of Your Collection with Pamela Wiggins Siegel & Melinda Lewis, Co-Founders of Costume Jewelry Collectors International

Episode 56

What you’ll learn in this episode: Why jewelry collectors should pay attention to costume jewelry. How costume jewelry can be a way to boldly express yourself and your unique style. Why Costume Jewelry Collectors International (CJCI) was founded. The resources CJCI provides to members across fifteen countries. What exciting speakers, events and sponsors attendees can […]

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The Arts and Crafts Movement: More Than Art; A Way of Life with Nonie Gadsden, Katharine Lane Weems Senior Curator of American Decorative Arts and Sculpture at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Episode 55

What you’ll learn in this episode: How Nonie views a curator’s role within a museum. Origins of the Arts & Crafts movement and major players. Why the Arts and Crafts Movement didn’t have a particular artistic style. Why MFA is focused on showing Arts and Crafts pieces from all of the Americas in its collection. […]

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Elevating Your Style and Confidence with Vintage Jewelry with Veronica Staudt, Founder of Vintage Meet Modern

Episode 53

What you’ll learn in this episode: Why Vintage Meet Modern was created. How Vintage Meet Modern defines the term “vintage.” How Vintage Meet Modern works with clients to bring style and glamour to their everyday wardrobe. How jewelry can help build self-confidence. Why the role vintage jewelry plays in modern fashion will continue to grow. […]

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An Introduction to the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers, with Gail Brett Levine, President of the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers

Episode 52

What you’ll learn in this episode: Why the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA) was founded with the sole purpose of focusing on jewelry appraisal, and who should consider becoming a member. How members can obtain certification in jewelry appraisal through NAJA’s course work. Information on NAJA’s Annual Winter Conference (February 2020) and Mid-Year Conference […]

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