A #Basquiat Sells for ‘Mind-Blowing’ $110.5 Million at Auction

A Basquiat Sells for ‘Mind-Blowing’ $110.5 Million at Auction making it the sixth most expensive work ever sold at auction. This painting by  African American Jean-Michel Basquiat is forged from oil stick and spray paint and places him in the same league as Francis Bacon and Pablo Picasso. http://buff.ly/2qLYjvj 

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Ancient Jewelry Techniques Meet Modern Design with Nancy Troske

The Princeton Museum store described Nancy's work as, "holding a deep connection to ancient techniques in jewelry production."

Her new Intaglio collection is an Editor's Pick for new graduates because of the symbols of wisdom and healing portrayed in her Owl and Apollo rings respectively. Intaglio is a manufacturing style as old as Mesopotamia where vitreous glass pastes are molded into cameos or intaglios. Nancy's design aesthetic gracefully melds ancient jewelry techniques with new and fresh designs.

To see Nancy perform ancient jewelry techniques please view her video at Artisans at the Princeton Museum Store.


New Apollo Intaglio Ring by Nancy Troske

Apollo Intaglio Ring


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Most-loved gifts for Mom from Artist Lori Gottlieb!

Most-loved gifts for Mom from Artist Lori Gottlieb! https://www.artfuljeweler.com/collections/lori-gottlieb

Most-loved gifts for Mom from Artist Lori Gottlieb!

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Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

If you are ever in Detroit you must visit the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. Celebrating its 50th anniversary it is a wealth of history and art in Black America! http://thewright.org/index.php/explore/exhibitions/current-exhibitions?id=727 

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Most-loved gifts for Mom this Mother's Day

#mondaymotivation #MothersDay Not always eye to eye but always heart to heart. Most-loved gifts for Mom from artist Amy Faust! http://buff.ly/2pTj1Zf. 

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Nancy Troske and The Princeton University Art Museum

Check out Nancy Troske on YouTube discussing how to make jewelry from Ancient Coins.  https://youtu.be/VwIvtsN_zeE

Artful Jeweler's own Goldsmith Nancy Troske is a Princeton artisan who uses ancient techniques in jewelry-making and “re-interprets them for the modern world.” Her painstaking process brings her joy as she endeavors to create stunning pieces destined to become family heirlooms for today’s audience.

Troske adopts many of the labor-intensive methods used in ancient Rome, Greece and Egypt when creating her exquisite line of jewelry. Evidence of Greek goldsmithing dates to the first millennium. Troske points out that the methods she uses today, such as granulation, filigree work, and cloisonné enameling, are highly specialized arts. They have disappeared, and then reappeared many times over the centuries. Today, these prized techniques are experiencing a strong resurgence amid a renewed appreciation for handmade, one-of-a-kind pieces. 

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Nancy Troske Jewelry made from Ancient Roman Coins



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All New Jewelry from Artist Christine MacKellar

Christine MacKellar expands her jewelry line with the addition of jewelry in oxidized silver, 18k gold and a myriad of gemstones.  Let's get this party started with new jewelry that has a flair for the dramatic. Click here to view all of Christine's jewelry!

Black Blossoms silver and gold necklace.



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Bespoke Jewelry by Shana Kroiz

While struggling through Grad School I dreamt about my future and one of my goals was to wear bespoke clothing and jewelry.  It was not a desire to have an overt display of wealth but rather to be in a position where I could be uniquely me! Fleur-de-Lis Necklace by Shana Kroiz https://www.artfuljeweler.com/collections/shana-kroiz.  

Bespoke jewelry by Shana Kroiz


BESPOKE - British.

  1. (of clothes) made to individual order; custom-made:
    a bespoke jacket.
  2. making or selling such clothes:
    a bespoke tailor.
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Shana Kroiz Catalogs Go Out This Week!

It's not too late to sign up to receive your Shana Kroiz catalog where you may view jewelry only available online at the Artful Jeweler! Just send your name and address via email to info@artjewelryonline.com or message us on Facebook.
Shown: Large Swoop Earrings and Crescent Enamel and 18k Gold Vermeil Necklace.
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Boris Bally at the Haystack School of Crafts

The Haystack School of Crafts’ Paul Sacaridiz has invited Boris to be a presenter at the 2017 Haystack Art School Collaborative conference in Maine – September 21-24, 2017.


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Boris Bally Teaching for Teen Week Touchstone Center for the Arts

On June 26-30, 2017 – Boris will teach Jewelry/Metals for Teen Week at Touchstone Center for Crafts near Pittsburgh, PA.  This session is designed towards those in grades 9-12.

Here is a link to the Teen Outreach Program: http://www.touchstonecrafts.org/Teen-Outreach-Program.


In this metals course, you will use selfies to create wearable art (brooches, pendants, rings). Through lively demonstrations, we will explore the basics of simple metal fabrication (sawing, filing, riveting, soldering, forging, polishing, finishing, and simple stone setting). You are welcome to experiment and will be expected to finish at least one wearable “selfie”.

Boris Bally is a Swiss-trained metalsmith/designer working in Providence, Rhode Island where he maintains his small studio business, Bally Humanufactored, LLC. Recently, Boris was interviewed for the Smithsonian Institution, Archive of American Art: Oral History Project, part of the Nanette Laitman Grant.

Pictured are Art Jewelry Pins by Boris Bally

Boris Bally Jewelry Humanufactured


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Randi Chervitz Talks About Her Unique Crocheted Jewelry

randi chervitz,

jewelry artist

I first picked up my grandmother’s crochet hook while taking a metalsmithing class in college.  My grandmother taught me to knit when I was a child, and I always had good feelings about the individual stitches that make up a larger whole.  Given this beginning, making jewelry from stitches is what I was meant to do. And that’s how Uncommon Threads began in 1991. 

 My inspirations include authenticity -at least the process of searching for it- and beauty.  I relish beauty of all kinds, from the visual to the spiritual.  These things, along with my belief that each of us lives to celebrate the human spirit, allow me to embrace life and live my higher purpose: to make things that enrich us all. 


1991 - BFA, Cum Laude, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, double concentration in Metal and Fiber

2010 - AJP-Accredited Jewelry Professional, Gemological Institute of America, Carlsbad, CA

1992 - Summer Study Abroad, Paris Fashion Institute, Paris, France

1987-1989 - Parsons School of Design, New York, NY

1986-1987 - Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY

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