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Collect or Perish: The Private Collection of Mimi Lipton


Mar 8, 2021 05:34 PM

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Vanessa Cron
Vanessa Cron is an independent jewellery historian specialised in the history of jewellery design and historic provenance research based in Geneva. After 4 years working for one of the most important dealers in antique jewellery and exceptional gemstones, Vanessa spent 15 years at Christie’s as Jewellery Archivist and Head of Cataloguing. In addition to being a lecturer and consultant, she is also responsible for the ‘Jewellery Design History’ class at the Geneva School of Art and Design (HEAD - Genève) and of the ‘History of Jewellery Design’ online course for Christie’s Education.
Valery Demure
Valery Demure is referenced in the industry not only for her discovery of design talent,but also for her ambition and innovation within the field of jewellery and accessories. In 2005 she launched eponymously named agency, providing a 360 degree approach to PR, consultancy and retail to shape and successfully build businesses. Earlier this year, Valery launched her new venture, Objet d’Emotion at PAD London. Adding to her arsenal a more private shopping platform, Objet d’Emotion is a curated fine-jewellery shopping concept - showcasing and mixing jewels from the best contemporary jewellery designers, in a modern and unconventional presentation. Today, Valery splits her time between showroom, galerie director, consultant and advisor for several prestigious independent jewellery brands outside of her stable. With the niche knowledge she possesses, Valery is a regular lecturer at Central Saint Martins to budding jewellery designers.
Mimi Lipton
Over the years, antique dealer, collector and jewellery lover Mimi Lipton has amassed a remarkable collection of uncut precious and semi-precious stones, corals and pearls, as well as antique pieces of carved amber, ivory and bone. Now, in collaboration with an array of the worlds finest jewellers, these original elements have been transformed in to more than eighty unique pieces of jewellery that evoke journeys to the furthest corners of the earth, from rings of Madagascan demantoid, Ethiopian opals and Dinka ivory to necklaces of carved Baltic amber, Chinese jade and Colombian emeralds. Mimi Lipton was born in Austria and educated in Belgium and England. She was closely involved in the research and realisation of the exhibition 'Peoples of the Golden triangle' and the accompanying book by Paul and Elaine Lewis, as well as several other publications.