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London Chapter: Beyond Fabergé - Russia’s Rich Jewelry History

Diamond and Red Spinel Bow Brooch
Diamond and Spinel Bow Brooch, Diamond Fund Moscow. Courtesy: Nikolai Rakhmanov
Presenter: Marie Betteley
Join renowned Russian specialist and jewelry dealer Marie Betteley as she reveals untold stories and dazzling images of jewels and their creators from her new book Beyond Fabergé, Imperial Russian Jewelry. Bask in the opulence of Imperial Russia’s glittering treasures that lies Beyond Fabergé!
Born in Paris, Marie Betteley grew up in a world of Russian treasures, having spent her teenage years on the grounds of Hillwood Museum in Washington, DC, as the director’s daughter. Marie majored in art history at university and went on to earn a Graduate Gemologist diploma from the Gemological Institute of America. Her professional career began at Christie’s auction house in New York where she worked as a gemologist, and eventually rose to head of the Russian Department. After ten years at Christie’s, she launched her own business trading in antique jewels and is the author of the book Beyond Faberge: Imperial Russian Jewelry.


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