Damian Skinner is an art historian and curator based in Gisborne, New Zealand. He edited the book Contemporary Jewelry in Perspective (Lark Books, 2013).
Karen Lorene, in retail for 40 years, is a member of the International Society of Appraisers and a Senior Member of the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers. For six years she appraised on Antiques Roadshow. She has a double degree from the University of Washington in fine arts and education. She specializes in appraising studio jewelry, jewelry art and Victorian jewelry.