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Jewelry Camp 2013 in Atlanta, GA

Jewelry Camp was a fun experience for a first-timer like myself, with others who have continually gone every year, I think I may follow in their path!  The speakers were great and incredibly informative, and the participants included a slew of jewelry lovers, appraisers,… Read More

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Excited for Jewelry Camp 2013!

The date is getting closer! Jewelry Camp is August 1-3, and I am excited because this year it is taking place in Atlanta, GA. That means I can go!  The line-up of speakers is also superurb–including topics ranging from ivory, Gothic revival jewelry, daguerreotype and… Read More

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Off to California to take my 20-stone exam!

The moment has finally arrived–after taking all my coursework, I am at the point where I am ready to take my 20-stone… Read More

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Blogger Discussion at Couture 2013

Las Vegas Jewelry week is not only a hub for buyers, but also a meeting ground to catch up with jewelry friends–especially “virtual” friends. It is great to read other jewelry blogs and even better to meet the faces behind those blogs. It truly is a coming together… Read More

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JCK Magazine Top 20 Under 40 Power List

So incredibly honored to be named on JCK Magazine‘s Top 20 Under 40 Power List this year! Not only is the list created by an organization that I have highly admired for many years, but the others’ recognized on the list are great role models to… Read More

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Gem ID Lab Class at GIA in Carlsbad, CA

Just got back from my week-long GIA Lab class in Carlsbad, California.  It was a fun week, full of learning–and of course, antiquing and treasure hunting.  More on that next time!  Always a good time at the Carlsbad campus–I especially love all the displays and seeing… Read More