Beth Bernstein Presents The Modern Guide to Antique Jewellery with Elizabeth Doyle

06/22/2022 - 6:00pm


WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22 AT 6 PM

Beth Bernstein in conversation with Elizabeth Doyle about her chic, go-to guide for how to collect and wear antique jewelry, from the 1700s to the early twentieth century.

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The ultimate go-to guide, The Modern Guide to Antique Jewellery takes the reader on a tour through time, venturing from the 1700s all the way through to the early 20th century. From how to look chic while wearing jewelry that outdates you by 100 years, to how to spot and score the best pieces, this book is a must-read for all enthusiasts and collectors who have an affinity for the jewels of the past.

Fun factual tidbits are presented in a witty, conversational style, and lively narratives explore each piece’s history. Part travelog, featuring the most influential shops in New York, LA, London, Paris and Amsterdam; part educational guide, with anecdotes from dealers and experts; and part celebration of historical jewelry, this book is an invaluable and accessible reference.

Topics covered include (but are not limited to): how to identify the most popular gemstones, materials, styles and collectible pieces in the market today, and how to select antique jewelry to complement your lifestyle. The Modern Guide to Antique Jewellery will reveal what to look for and where to locate rare finds, as well as how the experts score the pieces that decorate the fingers, ears, necks and wrists of the collector.

Beth Bernstein has over 20 years of experience in all facets of the jewelry industry. A jewelry historian, author and journalist, her books include If These Jewels Could Talk (ACC Artbooks, 2015), Jewelry's Shining Stars (Fine Points Publishing, 2013) and My Charmed Life (Penguin, 2012). Bernstein has contributed to many magazines, journals and publications including Forbes online, The Plunge.com, Accent, Forum, Departures, Newsday and The Huffington Post, and was Senior Editor for two national jewelry magazines. She launched her own online jewelry magazine in 2017, Bejeweledmag.com. Bernstein lectures at, runs and participates in seminars at various jewelry fairs and educational events.

Elizabeth Doyle co-founded Doyle & Doyle in 1998 with her sister, Irene Pamela Doyle. Her love of gems began while studying geology at Amherst College. Elizabeth’s decision to focus her studies on the world of jewels has shaped her life and livelihood.

After graduation, Elizabeth followed her passion by studying gemology at the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) in New York City. While attending GIA, she was simultaneously studying jewelry-making techniques at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT). But she earned her real education in gemology while working in the GIA gem and diamond lab after graduation. She examined and researched innumerable exotic gems and quickly developed an eye for rare and notable jewels.

A desire to broaden her knowledge of finished jewelry led Elizabeth to a position with an estate jewelry firm. She soon solidified her understanding of jewelry periods and designers. With this foundation and her gemology background, she began to shop for exceptional jewelry for clients. Initially selling privately, her clientele grew quickly. This led her to found Doyle & Doyle alongside her sister in 2000.

With over twenty years in the industry, Elizabeth is recognized as an authority on antique and vintage jewelry. She's been interviewed in a variety of press outlets, given talks and lectures, and curated exhibitions on themes including mourning jewelry, sentimental rings, and jeweled accessories. Elizabeth also serves on the Board of the American Society of Jewelry Historians (ASJH), a non-profit organization dedicated to providing education and information on jewelry history and related topics.

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