Collection of Unmounted Gemstones, including emerald and topaz.
Note: From the collection of Jean Reist Stark. Jean Reist Stark (DÆAndrea) is a nationally recognized artist who has mastered several ancient and complex jewelry arts. After attending Penn State, she studied contemporary jewelry at the Fashion Institute of Technology, plique-a-jour enameling at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, and chasing and repouss? at Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts. She has also received private lessons from German master goldsmith Hans Hoerstebrock. In 1972, she co-founded Kulicke-Stark School of Jewelry Art, the first American school to teach skills used in classical jewelry design, serving there as an instructor as well as at Parsons School of Design, Revere Academy, Wild Acres Retreat, and various workshops for many schools and groups around the country. Considered to be a major force in the rediscovery of ancient goldsmithing techniques, she co-authored and illustrated Classical Loop-in-Loop Chains. The book has been extolled as "a landmark contribution to the field." Nicknamed "the guru of granulation" by Lapidary Journal, she was also recognized by Ornament magazine as being a "brilliant practitioner of a trio of extraordinary processes: granulation, cloisonn? enameling, and loop-in-loop chain making." Her work has been exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York City), Walters Museum (Baltimore, Maryland), Corcoran Gallery (Washington, DC), Telfair Museums (Savannah, Georgia), and numerous other galleries. In 2007, Jean Reist Stark was inducted into the National Metalsmiths Hall of Fame.
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