Arizona Guild Meeting
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When: Monday, October 19, 2020
7:00 PM
Where: Online Meeting
United States
Presenter: Gina D'Onofrio
Contact: Catherine Fitzgibbon, CGA

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Cost: Free online
Schedule: 7:00 p.m.– 8:30 p.m. - Presentation and questions



The Arizona Guild Presents

Jewels and Fashion in the Excessive 80s and Austere 90s
Gina D’Onofrio, Fine Jewelry Director at Heritage Auctions


Gina D'Onofrio
Presented in partnership with GIA Alumni Metro Phoenix, the Los Angeles Guild, and the Orange County Guild.

Emerging trends in fashion and jewelry point to the 1980s - 1990s as the new vintage.

We dive into the evolution of jewelry design during this time period by exploring art, fashion, social and economic influences and discover who the leading designers and influencers were in Europe and the USA.

Through comparing and contrasting design movements from each era, you will have enough information to comfortably date jewelry from this exciting time period.

Gina will also be available to answer any questions relating to the jewelry auction market and process.

About the Presenter

With work in the retail, auction and manufacturing sectors of the jewelry industry since 1989, Gina D’Onofrio’s experience encompasses jewelry design and production, appraisals, buying and selling of contemporary, antique and period jewelry, sales, and management.

Prior to joining Heritage Auctions, she operated an independent gemological laboratory, appraisal service and consulting firm and has been catering to private individuals, banks, trusts, non-profit organizations, insurance companies, legal firms and the jewelry trade in the greater Los Angeles area.

Gina received her Certified Master Appraiser designation with the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers. In addition, she achieved her Master Gemologist Appraiser designation with the American Society of Appraisers. In 2013, Gina received Los Angeles Magazine's coveted “Best in LA” award for her Jewelry Appraisal Services. She has served as education chair for the American Society of Appraisers and past instructor for their Appraisal Report Writing for Insurance Coverage course. Gina conducts presentations and speeches about auction, appraisal, and jewelry related topics to private and corporate groups in the USA.



Mission Statement

The American Gem Society (AGS) is a nonprofit trade association of fine jewelry professionals dedicated to setting, maintaining and promoting the highest standards of ethical conduct and professional behavior through education, accreditation, recertification of its membership, gemological standards, and gemological research.

The Society is committed to providing educational products to inform and protect the consumer and to contributing to the betterment of the trade by creating industry standards to protect the jewelry-buying public and the fine jewelry industry as a whole.

AGS Laboratories, founded to support the AGS mission, is a nonprofit diamond grading laboratory with a mission of consumer protection. Adhering to the AGS Diamond Grading Standards, AGS Laboratories is dedicated to offering diamond grading reports that provide consistency and accuracy based on science.

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