Alumni Chapter

California - Golden Gate Chapter: 19th Century Enamel and Engraving Techniques

An Art Nouveau plique a jour enamel and gold pendant with a natural pearl drop by Rene Foy. 18ct yellow gold, plique a jour enamel and natural pearl, France, circa 1898-1899. Courtesy: Hartley Brown LLC.

Presenter: Deborah J. Finleon, GIA GG   

Join the Golden Gate chapter for a presentation examining enameling techniques that were popular in the 19th century, from the Late Georgian period all the way up through the Art Nouveau movement at the turn of the 20th century. For each decade we will look at the way enamel was used in the current styles, the methodology employed for each technique and many examples of each technique to help with identification. Along the way, we will highlight several masters of the art, each of whom specialized in a different technique.
Deborah Finleon is a GIA Graduate Gemologist and a National Association of Jewelry Appraisers Certified Master Appraiser. Finleon manages her own independent jewelry appraisal practice in the Washington DC metro area. She is also an associate director of NAJA and their chair of education, a member of the Association of Independent Jewellery Valuers, and the Association for the Study of Jewelry and Related Arts. Finleon presents at various workshops and conferences across the count


The event is free of charge but registration is required receive the Zoom meeting link.