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 store’s website, with its stunning pictures, spotlight on ladies makers, and intriguingly beautiful curation; however when she advised me that their boutique is ready up like a parlor to encourage individuals to return in and be taught, to the touch the jewellery and perceive why it was particular, I knew I wanted to write 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 knickknack, Smith started to really feel that there was an open area of interest within the jewellery market that her distinctive data may fill. Finally she determined to show private ardour right into a second career and based her eponymous Boston retailer, Tiina Smith Classic & Distinctive Jewellery.
A fast have a look at the Tiina Smith website will persuade you that her method is working like a allure. The gathering is immediately spectacular, stuffed with distinctive designs bursting with coloration and vitality. 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 sudden background. Earlier than jewellery, she labored on Wall Road. It wasn’t as unusual a leap as you may anticipate. Within the founder’s personal phrases: “Engaged on Wall Road, I started to deal with my jewellery gathering the best way 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 clients grow to be as educated as she is. She needs jewellery lovers to actually perceive what makes a selected piece noteworthy and priceless, what was taking place on this planet when it was made, what makes one thing a superb funding somewhat than only a fairly object – and she or he needs them to know they’ll come to her to supply the items they’ll’t discover anyplace else.
Rings from Tiina Smith
Listed below are three extraordinary rings that caught my eye: an Artwork Deco platinum and diamond defend ring, a 16.77 fancy mild brown diamond ring, and a really cool design from Danish modernist Hans Hansen. Every very totally different in fashion, these three rings share a distinctiveness that’s emblematic of Tiina’s assortment.
Consistent with their founder’s perception in jewellery schooling, the Tiina Smith boutique steadily 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 High quality 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 schooling you could absolutely get pleasure from from anyplace.
Take a look at the Meet the Maker section to be taught extra about distinctive designers or learn by Tiina’s Takes for the founder’s in-depth ideas on any variety of totally different jewellery matters. The shop additionally sometimes travels for occasions in different cities, bringing components of their extraordinary assortment on the street.
David Webb bracelet from Tiina Smith
For those who’re a longtime DitL reader, I don’t suppose I would like to elucidate to you the way enthusiastically I agree with the concept of encouraging jewellery schooling. Jewellery schooling is sweet for all of us – educated collectors know what they need and may make shopping for selections with confidence. The extra you perceive one thing, the extra you’ll be able to actually admire it!
Along with their beautiful jewellery assortment, schooling alternatives, and occasions, Tiina Smith additionally provides quite a lot of jewelry-related services that permit collectors to profit 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 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 knickknack with different types of artwork. In a latest collaboration with Vogue Illustrator Manuel Santelices, Tiina Smith commissioned the artist to create “A 12 months 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 company who attend! The illustrations are totally beautiful (see above) and I’m certain the occasion will probably be fascinating.
Marina B cuff bracelet from Tiina Smith
Tiina Smith’s subsequent jewellery schooling occasion is developing on October 20-21! The visitor speaker will probably 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 common model recognized for its boldness, versatility, and distinctive gemstone cuts.
For those who’re in Boston, go take a look at the October 20-21 event 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 need to go away 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 an entire.
What do you suppose, my dears? Do you propose to attempt to catch one among Tiina Smith’s upcoming events or cease by her retailer the subsequent time you’re in Boston? I undoubtedly 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 in case you’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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