I have been in the antique and estate jewelry business for 17 years. I owned and operated my own jewelry store for 10 years jointly with my ex-husband. The store was a place to find one-of-a-kind estate and antique pieces. It was also a place for new designers to showcase their work. When my ex-husband and I separated, I lost my store, but my passion for antique jewelry and my love of unique designers stayed with me. I stayed in the jewelry business, managing and working in other stores as I decided what to do with the rest of my life. I started a blog so I could continue to learn about my passion even when I was working in places that didn’t carry antique jewelry.
I am a GIA Graduate Gemologist. I am also a member of the DC Chapter of the GIA Alumni and hope to establish an Alumni Chapter in Baltimore. I am an active Jewelry Historian and a member of the Association for the Study of Jewelry and Related Arts.
One could say that I’m obsessed with antique jewelry. I eat, sleep, breathe and otherwise live for learning all I can about every fascinating aspect of the art. I spend all my spare time learning, blogging and going to shows and showrooms to seek out the most interesting and sublime antique jewelry on the East Coast. You can find me posting pieces for sale directly from the showroom floor of many antique jewelry shows or private showrooms. The SHOP section here offers a revolving array of antique jewelry for the discriminating collector and beginning novice alike. You may want to learn from my trials and errors only and if so, head to the blog. You’ll learn everything you need to know there and much more.
I hope to share as much as I can with as many people as I can. Thank you for being a part of that!