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To the Berkshires and Beyond, 2023

Trying on Art Smith’s Iconic Cuffs and other Singular Treats on AJF’s Summer Trip

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AJF’s trip to the Berkshires and beyond offered singular experiences for 15 art jewelry lovers. They tried on Art Smith’s iconic cuff bracelets. They explored the home and gardens of renowned mid-century modern dealer Mark McDonald. They met legendary jewelers Daniel Jocz and Ted Noten. The four-day trip to Lenox, MA, and Hudson, NY, which took place July 20–23, 2023, also included visits to two of the US’s most prominent galleries for contemporary jewelry, Sienna Patti and Ornamentum, along with performances at famous summer destinations Jacob’s Pillow and Tanglewood.

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  • Jennifer Altmann

    Jennifer Altmann is a freelance journalist who has written for The New York Times’s Style section, The Washington Post, the Associated Press, and dozens of magazines. She has previously written for AJF about jeweler Rian de Jong and studio jewelry at auction.

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