How Guild Labs Became a Gem Appraisal Powerhouse with Charles Carmona Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) of the American Society of Appraisers

Episode 107

What you’ll learn in this episode: How Charles turned his interest in gems into a global business Why it’s important to look for accreditations from GIA and the American Society of Appraisers when choosing an appraiser How appraisers can make the most of gem trade shows What the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles has […]

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Expand your Jewelry Career Horizons with GIA’s Educational Programs with Kimberly Overlin, Dean of Students at GIA

Episode 105

What you’ll learn in this episode: The difference between GIA’s three major programs Where GIA’s campuses are located, and the differences between them Why GIA (and the jewelry industry as a whole) is a great place for anyone, regardless of their background Why GIA’s graduate gemologist distinction is so respected About Kimberly Overlin Kimberly Overlin […]

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How a Childhood Classic Is Repurposed Into High-End Jewelry with Emiko Oye, Multi-Award Winning Artist

Episode 104

What you’ll learn in this episode: Why Emiko started using Lego in her jewelry Tips for working with a trademarked medium Why Emiko’s latest work combines jewelry, mindfulness and restorative yoga Why jewelry creates connections and understanding between people About Emiko Oye San Francisco artist Emiko Oye creates bold and colorful jewelry with repurposed LEGO® […]

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How Phoenix’s Heard Museum Is Increasing Appreciation for Native American Art with Diana Pardue, Curator of Collections at the Heard Museum

Episode 101

What you’ll learn in this episode: How Charles Loloma changed contemporary Native American jewelry more than any other jeweler Why Native American jewelry transformed dramatically in the mid-19th century Which contemporary Native American jewelers you should be watching How the Heard Museum got its start, and how it showcases Native American arts in the Southwest […]

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Porcelain Dolls, Rabbit’s Feet, Padlocks: What Inspires This Jeweler’s Unusual Creations with Castro, founder and owner of CASTRO NYC

Episode 100

Jewelry designer Castro’s unusual pieces are a reflection of his unusual entry into the world of jewelry. After starting out by selling his work from a table on the sidewalk in Soho, Castro has now become an internationally known artist with his own line, Castro NYC. He joined the Jewelry Journey Podcast to talk about […]

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