Jewel-Catch of the Season!

Well, here I am back on track again after a lovely sabbatical! It was completely filled with jewel-stuff, new experiences & challenges. Challenges are still going on and therefore I’m reading right now many ‘Jewellery Studies’, Scientific research publications of the Society of Jewellery Historians. Of course a direct link to the
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‘Costume Jewellery, Asian jewellery, Haute Joaillerie, Pearls and a 19th Century Collection”

‘Long time no see’ will be your thought! That’s right, this year I took a unique long Summer holiday! Enjoying the beach, prairie and spending family life at the country-side (‘Jardin de la terre …un petite coin perdu..’), visiting many beautiful exhibitions & reading the books that arrived on my desk. Lovely,
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‘A Talk with Liesbeth den Besten’, Chairwoman of The Françoise van den Bosch Foundation

Françoise van den Bosch was a very passionate Dutch jewellery maker and it is that passion which is the absolute base of  the foundation’s aim; To stimulate the  national and international contemporary jewellery makers in their passion.

In 1980 the foundation was established by friends and family of Françoise after she
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Jewel-Catch of the Season!

This year the spring/summer-season has several unique things to offer in ‘Jewellery-country’ & I made a refreshing collection for you! Of course I must start with London; The Diamond Jubilee exhibition ‘My Best Diamonds’at Buckingham Palace marking the Queen’s Elisabeth II
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‘Paul Flato, Jeweler to the Stars’, by Elizabeth Irvine Bray

Influenced by the Red Carpet walk at the recent Grammy Awards, I was determined to read the book “Paul Flato, Jeweler to the Stars’. Because it reads like a novel to me I have to share it with you.

Wow! What a collection, What a life! What a book!
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About

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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