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MEMBERS: Art Deco Jewellery: The Love, The Story and the Synthetics
Art Deco was not always known by that name. What is the story behind Art Deco? Why is it still so popular? Why are synthetics gems in Art Deco jewellery? COST:
Art Deco was not always known by that name. What is the story behind Art Deco? Why is it still so popular? Why are synthetics gems in Art Deco jewellery?
COST: FREE (member only event)
Who is Kathryn Wyatt?
Kathryn Wyatt has been a licensed second-hand dealer for over 30 years and is now a recognised specialist in Antique and Vintage jewellery. Kathryn delivers the “Introduction to Antique Jewellery” course in Victoria and has lectured at several GAA conferences. Kathryn often lectures at other organisations and does “Antique roadshows”.
Kathryn started out as medical scientist in pathology laboratories. However, when her mother needed help in her business, Kathryn swapped careers and dived into gemmology. Never having to look elsewhere for inspiration to learn something new. “Gemmology is an ever-evolving journey where you never stop learning as gemmology is ever changing”.
Necessary experience in antique and vintage jewels was gained while travelling extensively overseas every year sourcing pieces for the business as Australia is not bountiful in antique and vintage jewellery. Amongst her passions are pearls, which finds Kathryn visiting many pearl farms and taking her husband on gem mine tours around the world.
Kathryn has been the GAA Federal Publicity Officer since 2002, is past Victorian President and on GAA Victorian council since 1992 with a couple of years off for good behaviour. Kathryn has also has been on the Jewellers Association of Australia Victorian board and currently is the Vice President for NCJV Victoria.
Kathryn is the owner of Imogene, Antique and Fine Jewellery a Jewellers, a second-generation business.
Member of the:
- Gemmological Association of Australia
- Australian Art and Antique Dealers Association
- Victorian Antique Dealers Guild
- Gold and Silversmith Guild of Australia
- Confédération Internationale des Négociants en œuvres d’art (CINOA)
- National Council of Jewellery Valuers (NCVJ)
- Association for the Study of Jewelry & Related Arts
- The Society of Jewellery Historians
(Thursday) 7:00 pm AEST
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