It took about three minutes of chatting on the telephone for me to comprehend that Tiina Smith was a kindred spirit.
My curiosity had already been piqued by her retailer’s web site, with its stunning images, spotlight on girls makers, and intriguingly beautiful curation; however when she instructed me that their boutique is ready up like a parlor to encourage folks to come back in and be taught, to the touch the jewellery and perceive why it was particular, I knew I wanted to jot down about her.
Tiina Smith: greater than a jewellery retailer.
Tiina Smith makes a speciality of noteworthy jewellery, primarily classic signed items by grasp jewelers of the twentieth and twenty first centuries. After years of analysis and relationship-building as she constructed her personal private assortment of bijou, Smith started to really feel that there was an open area of interest within the jewellery market that her distinctive data may fill. Ultimately she determined to show private ardour right into a second occupation and based her eponymous Boston retailer, Tiina Smith Classic & Distinctive Jewellery.
A fast take a look at the Tiina Smith web site will persuade you that her strategy is working like a attraction. The gathering is immediately spectacular, full of distinctive designs bursting with colour and power. In my preliminary scroll-though, I opened virtually each itemizing to take a more in-depth look.
Michele della Valle brooch from Tiina Smith
Very similar to yours actually, Tiina involves jewellery from an surprising background. Earlier than jewellery, she labored on Wall Road. It wasn’t as unusual a leap as you would possibly count on. Within the founder’s personal phrases: “Engaged on Wall Road, I started to deal with my jewellery amassing the way in which I dealt with my portfolios – with in-depth analysis, market perception and a stable understanding of worth.”
Tiina prides herself in being a discerning, well-informed jewellery collector and she or he revels in serving to her prospects develop into as educated as she is. She desires jewellery lovers to actually perceive what makes a selected piece noteworthy and worthwhile, what was occurring on the planet when it was made, what makes one thing a great funding slightly than only a fairly object – and she or he desires them to know they’ll come to her to supply the items they’ll’t discover wherever else.
Rings from Tiina Smith
Listed here are three extraordinary rings that caught my eye: an Artwork Deco platinum and diamond defend ring, a 16.77 fancy gentle brown diamond ring, and a really cool design from Danish modernist Hans Hansen. Every very completely different in type, these three rings share a distinctiveness that’s emblematic of Tiina’s assortment.
In step with their founder’s perception in jewellery training, the Tiina Smith boutique regularly provides in-store occasions, from enjoyable, informal evenings to artwork occasions to jewellery talks with audio system like Tom Heyman of Oscar Heyman, jewellery historian Ruth Peltason, and Jewellery Curator on the Boston Museum of Effective Arts Emily Stoehrer.
Bulgari earrings from Tiina Smith
However don’t despair, my non-Bostonian jewellery lovers! The shop’s web site has a wealth of gorgeously-illustrated jewellery training which you can absolutely get pleasure from from wherever.
Try the Meet the Maker part to be taught extra about distinctive designers or learn via Tiina’s Takes for the founder’s in-depth ideas on any variety of completely different jewellery subjects. The shop additionally sometimes travels for occasions in different cities, bringing components of their extraordinary assortment on the highway.
David Webb bracelet from Tiina Smith
Should you’re a longtime DitL reader, I don’t assume I want to elucidate to you ways enthusiastically I agree with the concept of encouraging jewellery training. Jewellery training is sweet for all of us – educated collectors know what they need and might make shopping for selections with confidence. The extra you perceive one thing, the extra you may actually admire it!
Along with their beautiful jewellery assortment, training alternatives, and occasions, Tiina Smith additionally provides a wide range of jewelry-related providers that enable collectors to learn from her experience, together with jewellery styling, appraisal, and extra. She additionally acquires estates and particular person items from collectors wishing to make room for brand spanking new issues of their jewellery containers.
Manuel Santelices illustration that includes a Belperron necklace from Tiina Smith
Tiina Smith additionally makes use of her boutique as a leaping off level to discover the intersection of bijou with different types of artwork. In a current collaboration with Style Illustrator Manuel Santelices, Tiina Smith commissioned the artist to create “A Yr In Jewels,” a collection of 12 unique artworks that includes jewellery from the Tiina Smith assortment.
On November 2nd, Tiina Smith and Manuel Santelices are taking their joint challenge to NYC for a day of artwork and jewellery that includes some very particular actions for the visitors who attend! The illustrations are totally beautiful (see above) and I’m certain the occasion can be fascinating.
Marina B cuff bracelet from Tiina Smith
Tiina Smith’s subsequent jewellery training occasion is developing on October 20-21! The visitor speaker can be Inventive Director of Marina B, Man Bedarida.
Marina B was based by Marina Bulgari, and sure – these Bulgaris. Marina’s grandfather based Bulgari, however household infighting among the many subsequent era led Marina to strike out on her personal as a substitute. The outcome was Marina B, a wildly widespread model recognized for its boldness, versatility, and distinctive gemstone cuts.
Should you’re in Boston, go take a look at the October 20-21 occasion at Tiina Smith to be taught extra and in addition see extraordinary Marina B items from the Nineteen Seventies and Eighties together with their unique jewellery renderings.
Oscar Heyman earrings from Tiina Smith
My goodness, I’ve thrown loads at you right here, haven’t I? However I didn’t wish to depart something out! The extraordinary jewellery, the founder’s Wall Road background, the academic occasions, the artwork connection, and did I point out the jewellery?? It’s every part of what makes Tiina Smith so thrilling as a complete.
What do you assume, my dears? Do you intend to attempt to catch considered one of Tiina Smith’s upcoming occasions or cease by her retailer the subsequent time you’re in Boston? I positively hope to go to IRL sometime.
Classic automotive brooches from Tiina Smith
For now, don’t overlook to go to Tiina Smith’s web site and Instagram account to see extra, and if you happen to’re in Boston or NYC, don’t overlook to take a look at the upcoming Tiina Smith Marina B occasion (Boston, Oct 20/21) and Manuel Santelices illustration occasion (NYC, November 2).
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