Simply Brilliant: How Independent Artists of the 60s and 70s Influenced Jewelry with Jewelry Expert, Amanda Triossi

Episode 113

What you’ll learn in this episode:

  • Why Amanda started collecting 60s and 70s jewelry, and how the view of jewelry from this era changed over time
  • The story behind the collection shown in the exhibit “Simply Brilliant: Artist-Jewelers of the 1960s and 1970s”
  • Who the independent jewelry artists of the 60s and 70s were, and how their work inspired jewelry houses
  • Why jewelry tends to be a less experimental medium

About Amanda Triossi:

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 Jewelry 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.

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