“The Walters Art Museum”, Baltimore USA

Being on the internet for my preparings of “Gem-Session 2” I entered the web-site of The Walters Art Museum. Because there’s so much more to see than only the famous conch pearl ‘cage’ pendant, where I was looking for, I have to share this with you right away. An amazing varied and aesthetically beautiful jewellery collection! This museum contains
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Gem-Session 1 “True Colour”

Let’s kick-off this series with an interesting and buoyant theme, namely “Gems – True Colour”. As with many things , today’s world comprises modern techniques which can impact and improve the appearance of natural products, including gems. This together with the fact there are at this moment several world-wide projects aimed at improving fair-trade in the “coloured
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Happy Easter!

The Hermitage A’dam, to enjoy the jewels & all these lovely eggs!  “Splendour and Glory, Art of the Russian Orthodox Church”. For more information about this exhibition, please read my former article about it. As said in that article; there’s a workshop  on 2o April only for children: painting eggs, minimum age 12 years, reservation necessary.
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“Splendour and Glory”, Hermitage Amsterdam

This beautiful exhibition “Splendour and Glory”, Art of the Russian Orthodox Church, at the Hermitage in Amsterdam will start tomorrow, 19 March, and will be on show until 16 September 2011.Perhaps you are amazed, but in this exhibition you’ll find quite some jewels. Let’s start with the 19th century Icon pictured above “Icon with our
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“A Talk with Albertine Dijkema”, Jewellery Photographer, The Netherlands

“As an Art & Jewellery photographer I’m in service of the object”

It’s true I have a wonderfull job! As an Art and Jewellery photographer next to being a graphic designer I’m able to “write with light”, the real meaning of the word “Photography”. I studied at the Academy of Art in Utrecht (NL), Photography, and later on
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Margriet Sopers

Margriet Sopers, FGA

Having a diploma in jewellery, FGA and a propaedeutic of the Academy of Art followed-up by interesting years as a jewellery expert at Sotheby's & Gemeentelijke Krediet Bank, as well as being a member for years of the Society of Jewellery Historians, I am glad to share with you today's world of jewellery.

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