||$20 for members, $25 for non-members
Checks payable to: GIA Metro Phoenix
Mail: GIA Metro Phoenix, PO Box 26907, AZ 85068
||6:30 p.m. - Networking, drinks, and hors d'oeuvres
7:00 p.m. - Presentation and questions
Arizona Guild Presents
From Bombshells to Bling: Jewels of the 1940s and 1950s
Presented in partnership with GIA Metro Alumni Chapter.
Where does Retro period leave off and Mid-Century Jewelry design begin? What influenced the design and transition from one period to the next? And, how do you recognize jewelry from each era?
This presentation by Gina D'Onofrio will cover the evolution of jewelry design in the 1940s and 1950s, placed in historical context, nationally and internationally. We will explore the dramatic changes from WWII to the Post War 50s, when artistic, social, economic, and political influences affected not only design, but the supply chain and fabrication of jewelry. The presentation will discuss emerging artistic movements, fashion, and how the jewels were worn. By comparing and contrasting designs from each era, attendees will have enough information to comfortably date jewelry from each time period.
Gina's extensive involvement in the jewelry industry prior to joining Heritage, included working in the retail, auction, and manufacturing sectors to jewelry design and production, appraisals, buying and selling of contemporary, antique and period jewelry, sales and management. She operated an independent gemological laboratory, appraisal service and consulting firm, even receiving Los Angeles Magazine’s coveted “Best in LA” award for her appraisal services. Gina also served as Gems and Jewelry Education Chair for the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) and is co-instructor for their Appraisal Report Writing for Insurance Coverage course.
Please RSVP with Sindi Schloss at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 480-947-5866.