||$25 Online only. No tickets available at the door. Last day to purchase tickets is April 1.
||6:30 p.m. - Networking, drinks, and hors d'oeuvres
7:00 p.m. - Presentation
8:00 p.m. - Questions and discussion
||Free parking at Guilford School lot after 5:00 p.m. on 4th St., before the club
overflow parking at Western and Southern garage.
The Greater Cincinnati Guild Presents
Gail Brett Levine
A Visual Guide to Era, Styles, and Motifs of the Three Victorian Jewelry Movements
In partnership with GIA Alumni Group.
Join the Greater Cincinnati Guild for a fun and interactive presentation with Gail Brett Levine! Gail will discuss the design elements of Victorian period jewelry, which are commonly divided into three style periods. It will include clues that point to which period a piece of jewelry represents as well as the various influences on Victorian era jewelry. This presentation will have plenty of jewelry history combined with examples from auction, some observations, and a few benign pop quizzes
Gail is an independent personal property appraiser with over 30 years in the jewelry trade. Starting as the owner of an antique shop in Alexandria, VA, Gail specialized in antique, period, and estate jewelry. She received her Graduate Gemologist diploma in residence from GIA (NY) in 1980 and currently serves on the Executive Council of the GIA Alumni Association and the Association for the Study of Jewelry and Related Arts.
She is a former board member of the American Society of Jewelry Historians, former Board Member of Gem-A USA, Past President of the Board of Directors of the International Society of Appraisers, 1996 - 1998, and served on its Board for five years. Currently, she is the Executive Director of The National Association of Jewelry Appraisers, the largest gem and jewelry appraisal organization in the United States.
Gail is also President of Timeless, Inc. (1982 to present), specializing in insurance, estate, and donation appraisals of antique, estate and contemporary jewelry, precious metals, loose diamonds and colored stones, and gem consulting. In 1994, she started the subscription-based publication Auction Market Resource for Gems and Jewelry, which is an in-depth report by qualified appraiser/gemologists of sales results of jewelry at auction which previews gem material.