Friday, November 5, 2010

GIA Alumni Offers Lecture/Dinner November 16 in NYC

Amber & Jet, Myth & Magic
Lecture by Maggie Campbell Pederson, FGA
Manhattan Alumni Chapter/Gemological Institute of America
New York City
November 16 Dinner and Lecture at Connolly’s Restaurant, NYC (47th St.)

The talk will look at the two best-known organic gem materials of plant origin - amber and jet - both of which occur worldwide, are many millions of years old, and have been used for decorative purposes for thousands of years.  Attention will also be given to the many treatments that amber and copal resins undergo today, and to some of the simulants and fakes on the market.
Fees: $46 for students and GIA members, $52 for non-members.
Reservations must be made by November 12. Send payment to Gail Levine, G.G., P.O. Box 7683, Rego Park, NY 11374 or call 718.897.7305. Checks made out to: GIA-AA-NY.

A Young Designer On Her Way to Success

Cassy Saba has been making jewelry for seven years…and she’s only 19  years old! Cassy's Sassy Jewelry, LLC was established in 2003, soon after the demand for young Cassy Saba's unique jewelry creations soared from well beyond friends and family. Despite the acclaim, notoriety and fast-paced demand, each piece of Cassy's Sassy Jewelry is still designed and crafted by Cassy's own hand from a myriad of fine materials, and inspired by historic, cultural and social influences from her life in the Southwest, an eye for New York chic and rich ancestral ties to the Middle East.

Cassy’s jewelry has already been recognized by the media, celebrities and her colleagues in the jewelry industry for combining her passion for fashion design and marketing, while coming into her own as an innovative designer-artist and skilled craftsperson. She has been featured on a number of talk shows including The Montel Williams Show: "Teen Millionaires in the Making" and in over forty magazines (including WWD, Teen, ELLE, and ACCESSORIES). Saba has been honored as a semi-finalist for the Top Accessory Designer of the Year 2006 by FGI, as Guardian's Girls Going Places winner of 2007, and as the 2007 Young Entrepreneur by the National Foundation of International Business.

Recently, Cassy's Sassy Jewelry designs have been sported by countless celebrities--such as Beyonce, Alicia Keys and Brandy.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


Galeria Tereza Seabra
Lisbon, Portugal
Through November 27

Beate Leonards: CORPUS, Objects to Use
Galeria Reverso
Lisbon, Portugal
Through November 27

Silver of the Stars + Contemporary Jewellery
Dick Institute Art Gallery
Kilmarnock, Ireland
Through December 18

Returning to the Jewel is a Return from Exile
TarraWarra Museum of Art
Healesville, Australia
Through February 11, 2010

Beppe Kessler: Paintings & Jewellery
Studio GR·20
Padova, Italy
Through December 22

Precious Precious Not Jewellery (costume jewelry)
Museo Civico D’arte Antica Museum of Ancient Art
Torino, Italy
November 23-January 23, 2911

Florida Society of Goldsmiths/NE Chapter:

Bob Ebendorf
Personal Adornment Workshop
Deland, FL
November 17 and 18, 2010

15th Annual Winter Workshop
Daytona Beach, FL
January 2-7, 2011

Instructors: Juan Carlos Caballero-Perez, John Cogswell, Andy Cooperman, Bill Fretz, and Marilynn Nicholson