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Testimonials

Client Praise

  • I am absolutely thrilled with my purchases and the only disappointment is that I did not buy more. We have such a shared love of jewelry and your depth of knowledge feeds my interest. I can hardly wait to wear my pieces and I will with pride! Thank you very much. I am an even bigger fan than I was before.

    Lori, Ontario
  • I would like to thank you for your site. You have a knack for picking up some very interesting pieces I have never seen before!

    Mary, Missouri
  • I am sitting here writing to you, wearing my beautiful amethyst earrings!!!  I just adore them.  Thank you so very much for having them in the first place for me to admire on your site and then decide to purchase.  They will be worn with so much, and I know I will feel very special every time I wear them.

    Vicki, Australia
  • Thank you so much for venturing out to the country and showing me your beautiful treasures. I really appreciate the extra effort and am very happy with the bracelets that I selected.

    Daria, Ontario
  • Want to let you know I got my earrings. They are gorgeous!

    Sharon, North Carolina
  • The earrings arrived yesterday!  I opened them last night and put them on.  They are magnificent!

    Glenavie, Pennsylvania

Reader Praise

  • I really love the looks you posted on Polyvore!

    Neli, New York
  • A great article – as always, interesting & well written, & the personal aspect is particularly appealing.

    Patricia, Ontario
  • Just found you – full of valuable info – thank you for such devotion!

    Denise, Pennsylvania
  • Barbara is an excellent researcher and writer who is passionate about what she does.

    Elyse, New York
  • Just wanted you to know I got my electronic copy of the new ASJRA magazine with your fabulous article on Wachenheimer/Diamonbar.  I’ve been a collector of this jewelry for years, and I do have all the patents, many catalogues, and info on the company myself (including about Fred Friendly), but I think it is absolutely fantastic that you wrote a scholarly article on this company that was a long time coming.  You wrote a wonderful, historical study of this fantastic company and I truly admire your research skills. I’m in awe. I loved the story and your writing is exceptional. I am so happy there is someone out there doing real, hard, concrete research; something that is very important to me and dear to my heart.

    Robin, New York
  • Your work is truly impressive.

    Leonore, Ontario

Lecture Praise

  • Thank you so much for the wonderful presentation you gave to our chapter. It was entertaining and very informative. I loved the Downton Abbey references and the history of fashion and jewelry. My personal favourite part of the presentation was using the Art Deco pieces to accessorize today’s fashions, and how they work well whether you are dressed up or down.

    Mirella, Ontario
  • Barbara did an excellent job presenting on the topic of Art Deco jewelry at our Costume Jewelry Collectors Int’l convention in 2013. She was knowledgeable, articulate, and passionate about her work as a public speaker as well being enthusiastic about the topic she covered. We would certainly welcome her back to future conferences to further share her expertise with our attendees.

    Pam, Texas
  • Barbara, an expert jewelry historian, presented an engaging and informative lecture. Her understanding of the jewelry industry and her passion for jewelry studies are evidence by her thorough lectures. She is a tremendous asset to the community.

    Melinda, California
  • As for what I found interesting in your webinar — I have to say that it was all riveting. I particularly liked the historical aspect and how it influenced the style of jewellery.  The visuals were stunning, and, of course, very helpful.

    Lynda, Ontario