I find my inspiration from many sources. This year, I joined the Association for the Study of Jewelry and the Related Arts (ASJRA), which provides its members with an in-depth analysis of jewelry from all time periods, featuring ancient through contemporary jewelry.
In January, I attended the Original Miami Beach Antiques Show, and took part in a two-day seminar on the History of Jewelry. The fascinating seminar featured experts from all over the world who presented valuable information for appraisers, dealers, buyers and sellers of antique jewelry.
April found me in Seattle Washington, at the 3-day American Gem Society’s (AGS) annual Conclave. This is where professional AGS jewelers meet each year to learn about the changes happening in the world of gems. During the Conclave, I attended seminars where later I am tested on the materials presented so I can re-certify my professional credentials, the coveted Certified Gemologist Appraiser title.
And, this spring, I was able to attend two amazing jewelry events. The first was at the St. Petersburg Museum of Art where we enjoyed a Gemological Institute of America (GIA) Alumni private tour of the fabulous show Jean Schlumberger ~ Drawn to Beauty. Schlumberger was affiliated with Tiffany & Co. in New York in the middle of the last century. What an amazing artist, designer and jeweler!
The second event was a private tour of the Flagler Museum in Palm Beach. Elise Karlin was the curator of the show Maker and Muse: Women and Early Twentieth Century Art Jewelry, and she was kind to lead a walk-through of the show before it was open to the public. It featured more than 200 unique pieces of handcrafted art jewelry, celebrating the role of women, both as inspiration and as designers/makers, including works by Louis Comfort Tiffany, Charlotte Newman, and René Lalique.
Closer to home, I’m an officer in the Camera Club Brevard and enjoy taking pictures of our travels. My wife and I have recently been to Sarasota, Charleston, Savannah, Denver, Seattle and Sedona—all of which provide inspiration for my photography work as well as my jewelry designs.
Visit my website peterindorf.com to see some of my other inspired designs. In the Buy Now! section, use 20%OFF at check out and save!
And as always, if you have questions or if I can be of further assistance, please call my office at 321-914-0118 or text 203-812-0669, you may send an email inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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