Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Have you Registered?

Registration for The 34th Annual Jewelry Camp Filling Rapidly

Registration for "The 34th Annual Jewelry Camp" is in full swing. There are still a few spots available, so if you have not yet registered, now is the time!
PRLog (Press Release)May 04, 2011 – 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
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 just minutes
away from Downtown Manhattan and all 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
Three days of educational lectures and breakout classes.
To see more about the Antique Jewelry & Art Conference and registration, log onto
Or you may contact me by phone:
Sandy  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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In today’s world we need as much knowledge and information as possible to help us buy sell and collect jewelry. As always, Jewelry Camp is important for networking and meeting people who can help you in everyday tasks.

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