Monday, February 21, 2011

Press Release

The 34th Annual “Jewelry Camp”

Jewelry Camp has moved! Come join us as we bring “The Antique Jewelry & Art Conference, Inc.,” to a whole new level! Jewelry Camp will be hosted this year at “Tarrytown House Estate” located in Tarrytown, New York just minutes from the City!

With more estate jewelry coming out of the vault and walking in to the retail jeweler, there is no better time to brush up on your knowledge of the antique and estate jewelry market. And there is no better place to do just that and more than the 34th Annual Antique Jewelry & Art Conference, lovingly known to many as “Jewelry Camp.”

In these economic times we need to get tough, focused and smart. At Jewelry Camp you will meet and learn from some of the top experts in buying, selling, appraising and collecting.

The list of experts is impressive. Included are:

Elizabeth Irvine Bray, A Graduate Gemologist from the Gemological Institute of America in New York, Elizabeth Irvine Bray was a jewelry specialist with Christie's auction house for over 7 years. She is currently a consultant and appraiser based in Los Angeles, as well author of Paul Flato: Jeweler to the Stars.

Paula Bixel, is the CEO of Gilt Vintage and Artisan Jewelry in Portland, Oregon. Besides providing her clients with high quality vintage and antique jewelry, Paula’s goal has been to educate and provide a source for information in her community. The pieces that have fueled her passion are also important pieces of our history and it is her goal to preserve this history and provide education in how to care for, identify and appreciate each piece for its specific place in the jewelry timeline. In this capacity she has provided professional support in the form of estate assistance, advice to local curators, as well as providing special exhibits for local galleries and museums.

Cathy Calhoun, Certified Gemologist Appraiser (CGA), is the new president of the Society’s Board of Directors. Owner of Calhoun Jewelers, Ms Calhoun sits on the board of Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company, Jewelers for Children, DeBeer’s Diamond Empowerment Fund, and Women’s
Jewelry Association. Jewelers Association. 
She has appeared on numerous television programs including PBS’s Antiques Roadshow, ABC’s Good Morning America, and World News Tonight.
As you can see from just this partial list of experts, Jewelry Camp will be no better place to enhance your knowledge of antique and estate jewelry, to network, renew old friendships, and make new ones.

And, if you are looking for a position, more knowledge to enhance your current job or, conversely, if you are able to offer an opening to, or are looking for new people, Jewelry Camp is the place to be.
To be held at Tarrytown House Estate, located in Tarrytown, NY and just minutes away from Downtown Manhattan and airports.The Antique Jewelry & Art Conference is considered by many to be the best jeweler’s working vacation.

Personal invitation from Ed and Sandy

The goal of Jewelry Camp© is to function as an educational tool to promote knowledge in antique and estate jewelry not only to the jewelry industry and collectors but also to the public. It is our aim to create a community for networking to aid in the dissemination of knowledge.
In this fast paced world, it is important to rely on each other for education, support as well as networking. We must take the time to help as well as learn from each other.
This summer Jewelry Camp is bringing...

New Speakers, Old Favorites and Friends from the past to help the dealer and collector prepare for the growing demand for Antique and Estate Jewelry. Programs on Victorian, Edwardian and Deco Jewelry, Silver, Costume, colored stones and diamonds. Knowledge you need for everyday in the “World of Jewelry”

Three days of educational lectures and breakout classes.

To see more about the Antique Jewelry Art Conference, log onto

Want to speak to someone live on the phone, contact:
Sandy or Ed Lewand

Or by e-mail at

The Antique Jewelry Art Conference, aka “Jewelry Camp,” July 15th-17th, 2011

Now is the time to go jewelry camping! But enrollment is limited to 110 this summer-Act Now!

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