Jewelry Cataloging 101: How to Organize and Preserve Your Collection with Rebekah Frank, Jewelry Artist, Metalsmith & Former Executive Director of Art Jewelry Forum

Episode 64

What you’ll learn in this episode: What parameters to consider when deciding how to catalogue a collection. How Rebekah came to work exclusively in steel. Why cataloguing jewelry is so important in telling its story. Digital and analogue strategies for cataloguing your collection.  About Rebekah Frank: Rebekah Frank is a jewelry artist and metalsmith whose […]

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A Look into Copenhagen’s Thriving Jewelry Scene with Diana Holstein, Goldsmith & Partner at Emquies-Holstein

Episode 63

What you’ll learn in this episode: How Diana’s training in graphic design led to a career as a goldsmith. How Diana and Hanan Emquies came to found Emquies-Holstein and the type of jewelry they create. How the Goldsmiths’ Guild helps connect and promote the work of Danish goldsmiths. What Goldsmiths’ Guild’s City of Jewellery event […]

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Creating a Luxury Buying Experience for Uncommon High Karat Gold Jewelry with Whitney Abrams, Owner of Whitney Abrams Jewelry

Episode 62

What you’ll learn in this episode: The differences between a retail business and a private studio. How to work with your clients to create custom pieces and keep them coming back.  Advice for opening your own retail space. Trends younger customers are seeking out. About Whitney Abrams:  Whitney Abrams’ high karat gold creations are a […]

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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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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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