Tiina Smith: greater than a jewellery retailer.

It took about three minutes of chatting on the telephone for me to appreciate that Tiina Smith was a kindred spirit.

My curiosity had already been piqued by her store’s website, with its stunning images, spotlight on girls makers, and intriguingly attractive curation; however when she advised me that their boutique is ready up like a parlor to encourage individuals 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's Boston-based jewelry store

Tiina Smith: greater than a jewellery retailer.

Tiina Smith focuses on 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 information might 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 have a look at the Tiina Smith website will persuade you that her strategy is working like a allure. The gathering is immediately spectacular, stuffed with distinctive designs bursting with coloration and power. In my preliminary scroll-though, I opened nearly each itemizing to take a more in-depth look.

Michele della Valle sapphire and diamond octopus brooch from Tiina Smith

Michele della Valle brooch from Tiina Smith

Very like yours really, Tiina involves jewellery from an surprising background. Earlier than jewellery, she labored on Wall Road. It wasn’t as unusual a leap as you may 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 strong understanding of worth.”

Tiina prides herself in being a discerning, well-informed jewellery collector and she or he revels in serving to her clients turn out to be as educated as she is. She desires jewellery lovers to actually perceive what makes a selected piece noteworthy and priceless, what was taking place on the planet when it was made, what makes one thing a superb funding moderately than only a fairly object – and she or he desires them to know they will come to her to supply the items they will’t discover anyplace else.

Three extraordinary rings from Tiina Smith.

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 gentle brown diamond ring, and a really cool design from Danish modernist Hans Hansen. Every very totally different in model, these three rings share a distinctiveness that’s emblematic of Tiina’s assortment.

In line with their founder’s perception in jewellery schooling, the Tiina Smith boutique regularly presents 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 Advantageous 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 which you can absolutely take pleasure in from anyplace.

Try the Meet the Maker section to be taught extra about distinctive designers or learn by means of 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 highway.

David Webb bracelet with amethyst, green enamel, gold, and diamonds. From Tiina Smith.

David Webb bracelet from Tiina Smith

When you’re a longtime DitL reader, I don’t suppose I want to clarify to you the way enthusiastically I agree with the thought of encouraging jewellery schooling. Jewellery schooling is nice for all of us – educated collectors know what they need and might make shopping for choices with confidence. The extra you perceive one thing, the extra you possibly can really admire it!

Along with their attractive jewellery assortment, schooling alternatives, and occasions, Tiina Smith additionally presents quite a lot of jewelry-related services that enable 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 bins.

Fashion Illustration by Manuel Santelices for Tiina Smith, featuring a Belperron emerald necklace from Tiina Smith.

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 Style Illustrator Manuel Santelices, Tiina Smith commissioned the artist to create “A Yr In Jewels,” a sequence of 12 authentic artworks that includes jewellery from the Tiina Smith assortment.

On November 2nd, Tiina Smith and Manuel Santelices are taking their joint undertaking to NYC for a day of artwork and jewellery that includes some very particular actions for the friends who attend! The illustrations are totally attractive (see above) and I’m certain the occasion can be fascinating.

The Salvia emerald cuff bracelet by Marina B

Marina B cuff bracelet from Tiina Smith

Tiina Smith’s subsequent jewellery schooling occasion is arising on October 20-21! The visitor speaker can be Artistic 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 technology led Marina to strike out on her personal as a substitute. The consequence was Marina B, a wildly widespread model recognized for its boldness, versatility, and distinctive gemstone cuts.

When you’re in Boston, go take a look at the October 20-21 event at Tiina Smith to be taught extra and likewise see extraordinary Marina B items from the Nineteen Seventies and Eighties together with their authentic jewellery renderings.

Oscar Heyman earrings from Tiina Smith

Oscar Heyman earrings from Tiina Smith

My goodness, I’ve thrown so much at you right here, haven’t I? However I didn’t need to depart something out! The extraordinary jewellery, the founder’s Wall Road background, the tutorial 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 suppose, my dears? Do you propose to attempt to catch certainly one of Tiina Smith’s upcoming events or cease by her retailer the subsequent time you’re in Boston? I positively hope to go to IRL sometime.

Three vintage classic car brooches from Tiina Smith. With enamel and diamond details

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 when 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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