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There are so many reasons to purchase art jewelry… You got that hard-earned promotion—celebrate! You’re experiencing a once-in-a-lifetime occasion—honor it. You wrapped up that major accomplishment—pay it tribute. You want to mark the beginning of a new relationship or the end of one— commemorate it. Perhaps it’s an investment—do it! It’s the perfect piece to …

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A Shy Lady

Pioneering crafts collector Sandy Grotta died in September 2021 at the age of 87. She and her husband, Lou, began collecting in 1957. Gijs Bakker remembers his friendship with her. A shy lady, of short stature, touched my arm and asked me to make something for her. It happened in 1989 during my retrospective at the …

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There are so many reasons to purchase art jewelry… You got that hard-earned promotion—celebrate! As a gift for someone who loves art jewelry as much as you do—hurrah! You’re experiencing a once-in-a-lifetime occasion—honor it. You wrapped up that major accomplishment—pay it tribute! You want to mark the beginning of a new relationship or the end …

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In Conversation with Thereza Pedrosa, of Thereza Pedrosa Gallery

Thereza Pedrosa Gallery, which is owned by Elinor Garnero and Thereza Pedrosa, opened in 2019. It’s dedicated to abstract art in the form of paintings, sculptures, and art jewelry. Art jewelry and things of beauty have always been part of Thereza Pedrosa’s life. In this interview she talks about the decisive moment that brought her …

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Our Favorite Jewelry

The premise is simple: Pore over the jewelry you own, choose your current favorite or a piece that’s especially noteworthy, and send in a photo along with the reason you selected it. The only criteria: you must own the piece and it must have been made by someone other than yourself. This series aims to …

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Our Favorite Jewelry

The premise is simple: Pore over the jewelry you own, choose your current favorite or a piece that’s especially noteworthy, and send in a photo along with the reason you selected it. The only criteria: you must own the piece and it must have been made by someone other than yourself. This series aims to …

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On Offer

There are so many reasons to purchase art jewelry: You got that hard-earned promotion—celebrate! You’re experiencing a once-in-a-lifetime occasion and want to honor it. You wrapped up that major accomplishment and it’s time to commemorate it, or you want to mark the beginning of a new relationship (or the end of one). Perhaps it’s an …

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Our Favorite Jewelry

Welcome to a new series on Art Jewelry Forum! The premise is simple: We’re deeply curious what you deem collection-worthy, and therefore invite you to pore over the jewelry pieces you own, select your current favorite or a piece you find especially noteworthy, and send in a photo to share with readers. AJF thinks this …

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Happy Birthday, Helen W. Drutt English!

Dear Helen, Happy 90th Birthday! On this stellar occasion, I want you to know how grateful the jewelry community is for your perpetual energy and commitment, in large part responsible for studio jewelry’s connoisseurship. For over a half century you’ve educated, enlightened, and entertained us. Your intelligence and generosity have expanded our field immeasurably. I …

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