Friday, October 22, 2010

You Will be Missed Barry!

It is with great sadness to inform you of the passing of Barry Weber.....

 Barry Weber was president of Edith Weber Inc. of Madison Avenue in New York City. Edith Weber Antique Jewelry has specialized in fine antique jewelry for more than 50 years. 
Barry Weber has dealt in fine antique jewelry for more than 30 years. He grew up in the antiques business, living in his grandparents' antiques shop as a child and assisting in all facets of that business. He traveled throughout Europe and the United States with his mother, Edith, in search of rare antique jewels for their growing clientele throughout the 1970s and 80s. Edith Weber Jewelry was a featured exhibitor at fine antiques shows throughout the United States for more than 30 years. In recent years the Webers have concentrated their efforts on their three retail locations at the historic Carlyle Hotel in New York City. Edith Weber's Carlyle stores attract an international clientele of celebrities, collectors, and connoisseurs.
Mr. Weber is a member of the Appraisers Association of America and the Jewelry Historians Society of America. He has taught antique jewelry appraisal classes at several colleges and universities, pioneering a series of revolutionary hands-on seminars teaching the intricacies of the identification and evaluation of antique jewelry to novices and seasoned industry professionals both. Mr. Weber created and supervised the institution of jewelry-vetting standards for all antiques shows managed by the Antiques Council of America and served as chairman of the Jewelry Standards Committee for the Los Angeles Antiques Show for 13 years. He has appraised jewelry for ANTIQUES ROADSHOW since 1996.
Barry along with Jewelry Camp, founded the "Christie Romero Scholarship" to Jewelry Camp in 2009 after Christie's long and courageous fight with cancer.  We will continue this scholarship in honor of them both.

Edward & Sandy Lewand

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