62 episodes

Every day, people surround us wearing art, history, and culture, but we usually don’t pay attention. Most people think about jewelry as an afterthought or accessory. But jewelry can tell a larger story, one reflecting the connection between contemporary culture and that of yesteryear.

Is jewelry clothing, art, status symbol, or something more? The jewelry world seems to be hidden in plain sight and little understood. The Jewelry Journey podcast explores the many aspects of jewelry and its status as art. We talk with those who live and breathe this form of adornment: makers, dealers, gallerists, academics collectors and more. The goal is to elevate the conversation beyond Etsy or big diamonds and see jewelry in a new light, so that we can appreciate the little pieces of wonder that float by each day.

Jewelry Journey Podcast Sharon Berman

    • Fashion & Beauty

Every day, people surround us wearing art, history, and culture, but we usually don’t pay attention. Most people think about jewelry as an afterthought or accessory. But jewelry can tell a larger story, one reflecting the connection between contemporary culture and that of yesteryear.

Is jewelry clothing, art, status symbol, or something more? The jewelry world seems to be hidden in plain sight and little understood. The Jewelry Journey podcast explores the many aspects of jewelry and its status as art. We talk with those who live and breathe this form of adornment: makers, dealers, gallerists, academics collectors and more. The goal is to elevate the conversation beyond Etsy or big diamonds and see jewelry in a new light, so that we can appreciate the little pieces of wonder that float by each day.

    Episode 62: Creating a Luxury Buying Experience for Uncommon High Karat Gold Jewelry with Whitney Abrams, Owner of Whitney Abrams Jewelry

    Episode 62: Creating a Luxury Buying Experience for Uncommon High Karat Gold Jewelry with Whitney Abrams, Owner of Whitney Abrams Jewelry

    Whitney Abrams’ high karat gold creations are a reflection of her love of the Renaissance aesthetic and her admiration for the technical abilities of the Ancients. Inspired by the rich tones of high karat gold and intense hues of unique, precious stones, her hand-made pieces involve the wearer in an experience of regal beauty.

    • 20 min
    Episode 61: Patina Gallery: Presenting Sophisticated Contemporary Works Against a Unique Cultural Backdrop with Allison Barnett, Co-Owner of Patina Gallery

    Episode 61: Patina Gallery: Presenting Sophisticated Contemporary Works Against a Unique Cultural Backdrop with Allison Barnett, Co-Owner of Patina Gallery

    Allison Barnett is the co-owner of Patina Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She holds a BFA in metalsmithing from Syracuse University and is considered an authority on art jewelry. Allison works closely with Patina’s patrons and shares the responsibility of managing all aspects of the gallery with her husband, Ivan Barnett. She and Ivan collaborate and curate exhibitions that are seductive in the way they time and again invite art lovers back to the gallery.

    • 19 min
    Episode 60: Galerie MiniMasterpiece: Showcasing Wearable Art by Contemporary Artists & Designers with Esther de Beaucé, Founder & Owner of Galerie MiniMasterpiece

    Episode 60: Galerie MiniMasterpiece: Showcasing Wearable Art by Contemporary Artists & Designers with Esther de Beaucé, Founder & Owner of Galerie MiniMasterpiece

    Esther de Beaucé is the founder and owner of Galerie MiniMasterpiece in Paris, France. MiniMasterpiece is a gallery entirely dedicated to contemporary artists, designers and architects’ jewelry. The gallery is an invitation given to those who usually never design jewelry because their work evolves on a more monumental scale (i.e. sculptures). Esther’s passion is to convince those artists to change the scale of their work and accompany them in that new field of wearable art.

    • 25 min
    Episode 59: Putting Portuguese Art Jewelry on the Map with Cristina Filipe, Professor, Artist & Author

    Episode 59: Putting Portuguese Art Jewelry on the Map with Cristina Filipe, Professor, Artist & Author

    Cristina Filipe is a leading figure in Portuguese art jewelry and has a Ph.D. in Artistic Studies from the Catholic University of Portugal. She is a professor, researcher, artist and author of “Contemporary Jewellry in Portugal: From the Avant Garde of the 1960s to the Early 21st Century.”

    • 34 min
    Episode 58: Vintage Engagement Rings & Antique Jewels with Suzanne Martinez, Co-Owner of Lang Antique & Estate Jewelry

    Episode 58: Vintage Engagement Rings & Antique Jewels with Suzanne Martinez, Co-Owner of Lang Antique & Estate Jewelry

    Suzanne is a highly credentialed senior gemologist, jewelry appraiser, jewelry historian and the curator for Lang Antique & Estate Jewelry, offering the largest collection of fine vintage engagement rings and antique jewels to be found under one roof. She joined Lang in 1992 and actively buys from sellers all over the world. Suzanne is also the founder of Lang’s Antique Jewelry University.

    • 23 min
    Episode 57: Expressing Love and Grief: Mourning and Sentimental Jewelry with Sarah Nehama, Studio Jeweler & Collector

    Episode 57: Expressing Love and Grief: Mourning and Sentimental Jewelry with Sarah Nehama, Studio Jeweler & Collector

    Sarah Nehama has been creating one-of-a-kind, fine jewelry for the past 25 years and has a studio in the Providence, Rhode Island, area. She also collects antique mourning and sentimental jewelry, co-curated an exhibit on mourning jewelry and art with Massachusetts Historical Society and authored a book on the subject. Sarah has lectured at numerous museums and historical societies both in the United States and abroad and has presented to American Society of Appraisers on mourning and sentimental jewelry.

    • 22 min

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