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Antique Jewelry Symposium Set for Aug. 4-5

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It will be held in New York.

(Press Release) NEW YORK – An exclusive backroom tour of jeweler Oscar Heyman & Brothers and a private showing of art deco jewelry and objects are part of the program at the first annual Antique Jewelry Symposium hosted by Macklowe Gallery Ltd., dealer of museum-quality 20th century decorative arts, in Manhattan, NY, Aug. 4-5.

Attendees will receive a first-hand look at Oscar Heyman & Brothers’ work, which was the subject of the recently published book Oscar Heyman: The Jewelers’ Jeweler depicting the role the jeweler played in the story of modern American jewelry.

In addition, avid jewelry collectors and industry professionals will enjoy expert lectures including:

  • “An American Dynasty: The Legacy of the House of Tiffany” – Benjamin Macklowe, president, Macklowe Gallery Ltd.
  • “Jeweled Portraits in the Age of Rembrandt” – Jan Krulick-Belin, museum curator.
  • “Valuing Vintage Watches” – Eric Wind, vice president, Christie’s NY Watch Department.
  • “Silver 1840-1940: Jewelry’s Sister Industry” – Ulysses Grant Dietz, senior curator, Newark Museum.
  • “The Whit and Whimsy of Flato and Verdura” – Meriwether McGettigan, owner, Meriwether.
  • “Fabergé Workmasters: Styles and Hallmarks” – Géza von Habsburg, curatorial director, Fabergé.

View the full 2017 Antique Jewelry Symposium schedule.

“New York City is the center of the jewelry universe for buying, selling and education, so it’s only natural to host an in-depth experience for the professional and passionate collector here,” said Benjamin Macklowe, president of Macklowe Gallery. “The Symposium offers attendees the opportunity to see and touch the jewelry up close, understand why it was made, and how it fits into adornment history.”

Edward Lewand, symposium director and expert appraiser, said, “The industry has changed dramatically and we decided it was time to re-launch the long-running Antique Jewelry & Art Conference to the Antique Jewelry Symposium. By partnering with Macklowe Gallery, we are able to host this event in a unique setting and provide attendees with behind-the-scenes access to some of the most important and comprehensive collections in the world. We will continue our focus of bringing together jewelry professionals, collectors and scholars for engaging discussion about the history of antique jewelry and its progression into modern day.”

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To register, or for advertising or sponsorship opportunities, contact Lewand at 516-429-2622.

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