Today’s Tomorrow’s Hot Lots

PART TWO: The world is full of noteworthy jewelry designers, but the work of some has already been pegged as future collectibles. Part One of this report explored what elevates a piece of jewelry to collectible status. Now jewelry historian Elise Misiorowski asks a panel of experts to predict whose jewelry will join the select.How does a piece of jewelry become a collectible? Experts say the three main qualifying factors are design, workmanship and materials. If, presumably, all good jewelry designers strive for excellence in these criteria, why do some make history while others just make jewelry?JCK asked jewelry appraisers, auctioneers, dealers and historians which of today’s designers they feel are likely to be viewed one day as makers of highly prized collectibles. The panel included Camilla Dietz-Bergeron, Camilla Dietz-Bergeron Ltd., New York; Carol Elkins, assistant vice preside
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