Tiina Smith: greater than a jewellery retailer.

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

My curiosity had already been piqued by her store’s website, with its lovely images, spotlight on girls makers, and intriguingly beautiful curation; however when she informed me that their boutique is about up like a parlor to encourage individuals to return in and be taught, to the touch the jewellery and perceive why it was particular, I knew I wanted to put in writing about her.

Tiina Smith's Boston-based jewelry store

Tiina Smith: greater than a jewellery retailer.

Tiina Smith makes a speciality of 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. Finally she determined to show private ardour right into a second career and based her eponymous Boston retailer, Tiina Smith Classic & Distinctive Jewellery.

A fast take a look at the Tiina Smith website will persuade you that her strategy is working like a attraction. The gathering is immediately spectacular, crammed with distinctive designs bursting with shade and vitality. In my preliminary scroll-though, I opened nearly each itemizing to take a better 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 sudden background. Earlier than jewellery, she labored on Wall Road. It wasn’t as unusual a leap as you may anticipate. Within the founder’s personal phrases: “Engaged on Wall Road, I started to deal with my jewellery gathering 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 grow to be as educated as she is. She desires jewellery lovers to actually perceive what makes a specific piece noteworthy and beneficial, what was taking place on this planet when it was made, what makes one thing a great funding quite than only a fairly object – and she or he desires them to know they’ll come to her to supply the items they’ll’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 protect ring, a 16.77 fancy gentle brown diamond ring, and a really cool design from Danish modernist Hans Hansen. Every very completely different in fashion, 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 provides 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 you could absolutely take pleasure in from anyplace.

Take a look at the Meet the Maker section to be taught extra about distinctive designers or learn via Tiina’s Takes for the founder’s in-depth ideas on any variety of completely different jewellery subjects. The shop additionally often travels for occasions in different cities, bringing components of their extraordinary assortment on the street.

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

David Webb bracelet from Tiina Smith

For those who’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 selections with confidence. The extra you perceive one thing, the extra you may really recognize it!

Along with their beautiful jewellery assortment, schooling alternatives, and occasions, Tiina Smith additionally provides a wide range of jewelry-related services that permit collectors to learn 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 collection of 12 unique artworks that includes jewellery from the Tiina Smith assortment.

On November 2nd, Tiina Smith and Manuel Santelices are taking their joint challenge to NYC for a day of artwork and jewellery that includes some very particular actions for the friends who attend! The illustrations are totally beautiful (see above) and I’m certain the occasion will likely 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 developing on October 20-21! The visitor speaker will likely be Inventive 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 era led Marina to strike out on her personal as a substitute. The end result was Marina B, a wildly in style model recognized for its boldness, versatility, and distinctive gemstone cuts.

For those who’re in Boston, go try 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 unique jewellery renderings.

Oscar Heyman earrings from Tiina Smith

Oscar Heyman earrings from Tiina Smith

My goodness, I’ve thrown rather a lot at you right here, haven’t I? However I didn’t wish 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 an entire.

What do you suppose, my dears? Do you propose to attempt to catch one in all Tiina Smith’s upcoming events or cease by her retailer the subsequent time you’re in Boston? I undoubtedly hope to go to IRL sometime.

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

Classic automobile brooches from Tiina Smith

For now, don’t overlook to go to Tiina Smith’s web site and Instagram account to see extra, and for those who’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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