2018 BIOS

    Hazel Forsyth

Hazel Forsyth,  London, U.K.  is a curator for the London Museum and authority on the Cheapside Hoard, having provided extensive insight into the understanding of its contents through scientific and historical research.  Hazel authored “London’s Lost Jewels: The Cheapside Hoard” and continues to make new discoveries through advanced forensics.

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    Amanda Triossi

Amanda Triossi, Rome Italy, is a jewelry historian, consultant to luxury jewelry companies, independent lecturer on the history of jewelry design and F.G.A. (Fellow Gemmological Association of Great Britain).  She is an authority on Bvlgari, having worked directly with the family, curated exhibits and authored or co-authored multiple works on the jeweler.    She also co-wrote “Earrings: From Antiquity to Present” and was an auctioneer and educator for Sotheby’s.

Read on…  http://www.triossi.it/

    Diana Singer

Diana Singer, New York, NY is owner of D & E Singer, a buyer and seller of estate jewelry.  She is President of the American Society of Jewelry Historians, Graduate Gemologist (GIA)  and has taught at many conference and trade venues throughout her career.  Diana has taught at every NWJC with her vibrant presentations bringing jewelry history to life and has contributed to the program’s course development.

    Mary Lee Hu

Mary Lee Hu, Seattle, WA is an artist known for her unique manufacturing techniques to create a textile quality in her jewelry and  “Knitted, Kotted, Twisted and Twined” was the volume capturing its essence. Her work is in major collections such as the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Renwick Gallery, the American Crafts Museum and the Art Institute of Chicago.  Mary is the winner of the 2008 Irving and Yvonne Twining Humber Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement.

    Peter Shemonsky

Peter Shemonsky, San Francisco, CA is Director of Fine Jewelry for Heritage Auctions, San Francisco.   He is an accomplished bench jeweler and graduate gemologist with extensive experience in the auction markets.  He wrote the Antique Jewelry course for the International Society of Appraisers, has made numerous appearances on the PBS Antiques Roadshow, and was an original NWJC educator, following  his period jewelry classes at the Northwest Gemological Institute.

Read on..  http://pshemonsky.com/peter-shemonsky/

    Ulysses Grant Dietz

Ulysses Grant Dietz, Newark NJ is the immediate past Chief Curator of the Newark Museum.  In his 37 year tenure, Ulysses added greatly to the collection and stature of the museum while curating over 100 exhibitions including those of his published works:  “The Glitter and the Gold – Fashioning America’s Jewelry” and From Pearls to Platinum to Plastic”,  topics he presented at last year’s NWJC.

Read on… http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/02/prweb14061349.htm