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The Brooch
In this lecture, Lori Ettlinger Gross discusses the unknown history, design, and beauty of pins and brooches. This quintessential example of jeweler's art has had many admirers: from kings, queens and socialites to Hollywood movie stars. Listen to stories of love, obsession, and innovation, and discover a treasure in your dresser drawer. Learn how to collect this unsung hero of the jewelry box, and how to recognize the earmarks in quality design. This lecture is for everyone, both novices and collectors.
Fashion's Twentieth-Century Affair with Jewelry
Discover jewelry decade by decade in this style driven lecture. Lori Ettlinger Gross takes you from the swirling ball gowns and cascading diamonds of the Belle Epoque to the artisanal studios of the new millennium where designers like Joel Arthur Rosenthal and Hemmerle made jewelry spectacularly fashionable.
Collecting Antique and Estate Jewelry
This lecture is a tool kit of tips, practical history, and amusing stall tales that entertains, informs, and offers expert insight to inspire anyone's interest.

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