An Entrepreneur’s Approach to an Art Jewelry Business with Karen Lorene, Owner of Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery

Episode 11

Karen Lorene launched her retail career as an antique seller in 1972. Twelve years later, she opened Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery in downtown Seattle, which showcases up-and-coming designers with a focus on art jewelry. Karen is also a novelist and has written several books on jewelry and small business best practices. She produces an annual […]

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A Journey into The Met’s “Jewelry: The Body Transformed” Exhibit with Beth Carver Wees, Ruth Bigelow Wriston Curator of American Decorative Arts at The Met

Episode 10

Beth Carver Wees is the Ruth Bigelow Wriston Curator of American Decorative Arts at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, where she oversees the collections of American silver, jewelry and other metalwork. She is one of six organizing curators for The Met’s current exhibition, Jewelry: The Body Transformed (through February 24, 2019), as well as a […]

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Designmuseum Danmark with Anne Cathrine Wolsgaard Iversen, Curator & Museum Keeper at Designmuseum Danmark

Episode 9

Anne Cathrine Wolsgaard Iversen is the curator and museum keeper at Designmuseum Danmark in Copenhagen. She is an expert on art, architecture, and arts and crafts from the period 1880-1920, which includes Art Nouveau and Art Deco. Prior to Designmuseum Danmark, Anne Cathrine was a curator at Danish museums Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek and Ordrupgaard. What […]

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Sold! Selling Your Jewelry at Auction with Gina D’Onofrio, Fine Jewelry Director at Heritage Auctions

Episode 8

With work in the retail, auction and manufacturing sectors of the jewelry industry since 1989, Gina D’Onofrio’s experience encompasses jewelry design and production, appraisals, buying and selling of contemporary, antique and period jewelry, sales and management. Prior to joining Heritage Auctions, Gina operated an independent gemological laboratory, appraisal service and consulting firm, and has catered […]

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The Art Nouveau Movement and Its Impact on Art Jewelry with Elyse Zorn Karlin, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Adornment, The Magazine of Jewelry and Related Arts

Episode 7

Elyse Zorn Karlin is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Adornment, The Magazine of Jewelry and Related Arts. She is co-director of the Association for the Study of Jewelry & Related Arts (ASJRA) and a former president of The American Society of Jewelry Historians (ASJH). Elyse runs the Annual Conference on Jewelry & Related Arts in […]

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Newark – America’s Forgotten Jewelry Capital with Ulysses Grant Dietz, Chief Curator Emeritus at the Newark Museum

Episode 5

Ulysses Grant Dietz is Chief Curator Emeritus at the Newark Museum. He previously served as the museum’s curator of Decorative Arts since 1980 and the Chief Curator since 2012. He has been instrumental in expanding and showcasing the museum’s jewelry collection. He has been the curator of more than 100 exhibitions covering all aspects of the decorative […]

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What’s That Piece Worth? The Keys to Jewelry Appraising with Ted Irwin, Director and Appraiser of the Northwest Gemological Laboratory

Episode 4

Ted Irwin is an independent appraiser of fine jewelry and gemstones, and director of the Northwest Gemological Institute and Northwest Gemological Lab. He provides documentation on contemporary to antique fine jewelry, watches, pearls and gemstones for insurance, estate or other legal purposes. Ted is also the director of the Northwest Jewelry Conference which provides hands-on […]

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