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Amanda Triossi is a well known jewellery historian who has been active for the last 34 years in different aspects of the world of jewellery. She is a consultant to luxury goods companies and is an independent lecturer on the history of jewellery design for numerous institutions world-wide. She has curated major jewellery exhibitions and organized and curated jewellery centric travel for collectors and jewellery amateurs. Born and educated in Rome, Italy, she obtained a History of Art degree at Cambridge University (UK).
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Since 1988 she has been a Fellow of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain.
She served on the committee of the Society of Jewellery Historians (UK) of which she has been a member since 1985, and is a member of the Università e Nobil Collegio degli Orefici Argentieri e Gioiellieri dell'Alma città di Roma, the Roman goldsmiths' guild.

Her professional associations include executive positions at Sotheby's and Bulgari.
In 1992 at Sotheby's Institute in London, she initiated and held the 'Understanding Jewellery with Amanda Triossi' course, the first intensive course on the history of Western jewellery.
From 1997-2015 she was a consultant for Bulgari which included heading the project for the creation of the company's Corporate Historical Archives. Additionally, she worked closely with the Bulgari family curating the Bulgari Heritage Collection.
From 2009 until 2013 she curated five major exhibitions on Bulgari in Rome, Paris, Beijing, Shanghai and San Francisco.
She has consulted for various important jewellery brands including Pomellato and Vhernier.
She has published extensively on the history of jewellery and on Bulgari.
Today she writes, vets Bulgari jewels, gives lectures and seminars and curates jewellery-centric trips internationally.
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Exhibitions
Amanda Triossi curates jewellery exhibitions. Her recent major exhibition has been the retrospective on the jewellery house Bulgari. With iver 600 objects, it has held in Rome, in Paris, in Beijing and Shanghai.


Expertise
Amanda Triossi MA in Art History and FGA Fellow of the Gemmologica Association of Great Britain, reserchese, catalogues,authenticate and appraises jewels for private individuals as well as companies. She worked for fourteen years for the international auction house Sotheby's in jewellery department.

Lectures, Courses and Seminar
Amanda Triossi researches and presents taylor made lectures for academic and private institutions.Her lectures have a reputation for being informative as well as entertaining. She has held worldwide seminars ans courses on the history of jewellery. The outstanding reputation of the intensive "Understanding Jewellery with Amanda Triossi" course, held in London for Sotheby's from 1992-2000 continues into the 21st century.

Collections
Amanda Triossi curates collections of 19th and 20th century jewellery for private individuals as well as companies. She advises what to buy and is able to source best jewels. She initiated and has been building up the Bulgari Vintage Collection for the past fifthteen years.



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Why jewels?

Jewels made of rare and precious materials are a distinctive characteristic of us humans and date back to the dawn of civilization.

Anthropologist and archaeologists believe that primitive men began to be interested in personal adornment at the time when they began to use words: this explains why jewels feature in the earliest archaeological finds.

From these early days jewels have never ceased to be owned and coveted by men and women world-wide. Jewels are an expression of wealth, power and status, they serve as talismans and amulets, they are barometers of economic and social history, they are closely linked to the discoveries of precious deposits whether metals or gems, they are intimately associated to history of fashion, they depend on the advancement of technology and they are a magnificent small scale art form, in most cases intrinsically precious.

Jewels appeal to all people, to all classes and to all genders, so ultimately they are trans-cultural, trans-social and trans-gender.

For all the above and many more reasons, I believe jewels are a fascinating subject matter worthy of study and possibly of greater understanding.

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How it began

Her initial passion for jewels was sparked as child when she saw photographs of the Coronation of the Sha of Persia and Empress Farah Dibah. "When I was about four years old I came across a magazine with pictures of the coronation ceremony of Reza Pahlavi, Iran's Shahanshah. There were a lot of orientally styled magnificent and eye-catching things - a gem-studded crown, a throne and the main thing his wife Farah Diba wearing various jewellery pieces which struck my childish imagination. I could infinitely look through this magazine instead of books about Pinocchio and Cinderella." [...see photos ]
[ Photos Farah Diba Incoronation ]




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Professional Experiences

From 1997 to 2012 she has been a consultant for Bulgari heading a project for the creation of the Bulgari Corporate Historical Archives in Rome and to develop and increase the Bulgari Heritage Collection.
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In 2013 she was the guest curator for The Art of Bulgari at the De Young Museum, San Francisco.
In 2013 she curated Bulgari retrospective exhibitions held at Bulgari premises in Singapore.
In 2012 she curated Bulgari retrospective exhibitions held at Bulgari premises in Tokyo .
In 2012 she curated Bulgari retrospective exhibition in Shanghai at the Aurora Foundation.
In 2011 she curated the first Bulgari retrospective in Asia which was held in Beijing at the prestigious premises of the National Museum of China.
Triossi is the author of the three exhibition catalogues and all texts relating to the exhibitions.
In 2010 she curated a second and more extensive exhibition on Bulgari which was held at the Grand Palais in Paris, it featured over 600 items.
In 2009 she curated the first major retrospective exhibition on Bulgari entitled BVLGARI Tra Eternità e Storia 1884-2009. 125 anni di gioielli italiani (BVLGARI Between Eternity and History 1884-2009.125 years of Italian jewels).
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From 1999 to 2003 she collaborated with VBH Luxury for the creation of a line of high jewellery.
From 1986 to 2000 she was associated with Sotheby's in London and Geneva.
She headed Sotheby's jewellery department in Amsterdam where she was also an auctioneer.
In 1992 she held 'Understanding Jewellery with Amanda Triossi' course at Sotheby's Institute in London.
She has held world-wide conferences, lectures and seminars on the history of jewellery design. [...more about Amanda's lectures and seminars ]
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For Sotheby's:
in Europe -Amsterdam, Bruxelles, Geneva, London, St Moritz;
in Asia -, Hong Kong, Singapore;
in North America -Los Angels, New York, Seattle.

For other institutions and companies:
-ACMI - Australian Centre for the Moving Image -Melbourne;
-Alrosa Diamond Company, Moscow;
-Annual Antique and Period Jewelry and Gemstone Conference, 1995, 1997, 2001, 2003, USA;
-American Society of Jewelry Historians, New York;
-Arro Conference, Maxxi, Rome;
-Artmark, Bucharest;
-British Museum, London;
-De Young Museum, San Francisco;
-Gemmological Association, Tel Aviv;
-Golkonda, Moscow;
-Istituto Europeo del Design, Milan, Rome;
-IGI - Istituto Gemmologico Italiano, Milan and Rome;
-Forum Interculture, Bern;
-Fondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti, Malta;
-National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne;
-National Museum of China, Beijing;
-Phillips de Pury Auction House, Moscow;
-Society of Jewellery Historians, London;
-Università Ca'Foscari, Department Asian and Northern African Studies, Venice;
-Vhernier, Rome;
-Victoria and Albert Museum, London;
-Victorian Box, Tokyo;
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2018 - August 10-12th
North West Jewellery Conference, Seattle WA
Join me for a series of lectures including a "History of Earrings" ; "Bulgari", "Snakes or Fakes".
for more information go to tirwin@nwgem.com
2018 - May 10-13th
Gem Genève, Palais Expo in Geneva
Join me at Gem Genève for a lecture entitled:"Precious Rough".for more information contact: events@gemgeneve.com Gem Genève website: www.gemgeneve.com.
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2016 - November 29th - December 3rd
Join me for 'Jewels of Milan: Italian style jewels.
A trip curated for Adventures in Art to further knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of Italian design jewellery.
for more information go to www.adventuresinart.com
2016 - November 10th
CREA Genève
Full day seminar and lecture in Geneva for the International Master on Luxury Marketing at CREA.
Join me for a dazzling day of jewellery with Adventures in Art.
for more information go to www.adventuresinart.com
2016 - June 30th
London Masterpiece Art Fair.
Join me for a dazzling day of jewellery with Adventures in Art.
for more information go to www.adventuresinart.com
2016 - May 22th - 30th
Join me for 'Jewels of Russia' Moscow & St. Petersburg with Adventures in Art.
for more information go to www.adventuresinart.com
2016 - April 14th at 20.30
Nobil Collegio degli Orefici Sant'Eligio,
Via S. Eligio, 7, Rome.
Lecture '20th Century High Jewellery: a story of extraordinary variety'.
2016 - January 29th
India Art Fair, Delhi,
BMW Collectors' Lounge,
for a talk: "Snakes or Fakes: the joys and pitfalls of collecting vintage jewels". Get a look here
2016 - January 20 -30
in India with Adventures in Art for a journey of rare gems throughout India
for more information go to www.adventuresinart.com
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2015-09-08 at 12.00
Hotel Plaza Athénée in Paris
for a short lecture on Gold for the presentation to the press of "Goldea" by Bulgari
2015-06-23 at 17.00
Hotel Alfonso XIII in Seville
for a short lecture on Gold for the presentation to the press of "Goldea" by Bulgari
2015-06- from 4th to 7th
in Rome with Adventures in Art
for an insider's Rome Jewellery trip "From Etruscan gold to Bulgari gems"
for more information go to www.adventuresinart.com
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2014 -05-22 at 18.30
Archivio Flavio Beninati, Palermo (Italy)
Lecture "Bulgari storia di uno stile prezioso dal 1884 ad oggi"
2014 -05-16 at 19.00
Victoria and Albert Museum
Evening talk 19.00-20.00
Conversation with Curator Sonnet Stanfill
2014-04-09 at 15.40 pm
Victoria and Albert Museum
Conference:
Made in Italy: re-use of fashion heritage and new digital perspectives.
Europeana Fashion
Lydia and Manfed Gorvy Lecture Theatre
Case Study: the Genesis of Bulgari Heritage Collection
2014-04-02
Victoria and Albert Museum
opening event of The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945-2014
2014 -05-16 at 19.00
Victoria and Albert Museum
Evening talk 19.00-20.00
Conversation with Curator Sonnet Stanfill
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2013-11-17
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Lecture "20th Century Jewelry Design and JAR"
for The JAR Experience, organised Christie's Travel with Art
coinciding with the opening of the Exhibition "Jewels by JAR" on view until March 9th 2014.
2013-09-22
At the de Young Museum San Francisco
Lecture " The Art of Bulgari from the Dolce Vita and beyond" coinciding with the opening of the Exhibition "The Art of Bulgari" on view until February 17th 2014.
2013-07-24
Bulgari Shop, Sydney
Conversation at Bulgari
2013-07-22
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Lecture and Conversation "Is Jewellery Art?"
with Edwina McCann, Editor in Chief Vogue Australia.
Moderator Julie Ann Morrison, MD Bulgari Australi & UK.
2013-05-21
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Lecture and Conversation "Is Jewellery Art?"
with Carol Woolton Jewellery Editor Vogue UK.
Moderator Julie Ann Morrison, MD Bulgari Australi & UK.
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Bulgari Monographs

co-author Daniela Mascetti

First Edition 1996
Hardcover: 255 pages
Publisher: Leonardo Arte (1996)
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-8878135987

Paperback: 255 pages
Publisher: Abbeville Press
New York (1996)
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-0789 202024
Second Edition 2007
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Mondadori Electa (2007)
Language: Italian
ISBN-13: 978-8837051181

Hardcover: 319 pages
Publisher: Abbeville Press (2007)
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-0789209450
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Bulgari Catalogues

Four Major BVLGARI Exhibition Catalogues

Rome Exhibition 2009

tra eternità e storia
- BVLGARI -
"dal 1884 al 2009
125 anni di gioielli italiani"

Italian Edition
Paperback: 376 pages
Publisher: Skira (2010)
Language: Italian
ISBN-13: 978-8857203003
English Edition
Paperback: 376 pages
Publisher: Skira (2010)
Language: English
ISBN: 978 88 572 0048 4
EAN: 88-572-0048-5
French Edition
Paperback 369 pages
Publisher: SKIRA (2009)
Language: French
ISBN-13: 978-88 572 0049 1

Paris Exhibition 2011

- BVLGARI -
"125 ans de magnificence italienne"

French Edition
Hardcover: 388 pages
Publisher: Skira (2011)
Language: French
Paper back
ISBN: 978 88 572 00900-55
Hard Cover
ISBN: 978 88 572 0770-4
English Edition
Hardcover: 388 pages
Publisher: Skira (2011)
Language: English
Paper back
ISBN: 88 5720 830-5
Hard Cover
ISBN: 978 88 572 0910-4

Beijing / Shanghai Exhibitions 2012

- BVLGARI -
Chinese Edition
Paperback: 376 pages
Publisher: Skira (2011)
Language: Chinese
Paper Back
ISBN: 978 88 572 1141-1
Hard Cover
ISBN: 978 88 572 1142-8

San Francisco Exhibition 2013

The Art of
BVLGARI
"La Dolce Vita and Beyond 1950-1990"
English Edition
Hardcover:377 pages
Publisher:Allemandi(2013)
Language: English
ISBN: 978 88 422 1200 3
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Earrings

co-author Daniela Mascetti

English Edition
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Thames & Hudson (1999)
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-0500281611
French Edition
Hardcover: 222 pages
Publisher:Thames & Hudson (1998)
Language:French
ISBN: 2-87811-031-5
EAN: 9782878110319
German Edition
Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: Propyläen,
Frankfurt am Main,Berlin,(1991)
Language: German
ISBN: 3549072309
EAN: 9783549072301
Italian Edition
Hardcover: 222 pages
Publisher: Longanesi
Language: Italian
ISBN -13 : 978-8830409842
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The Necklace

co-author Daniela Mascetti

English Edition
Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: Thames & Hudson (1997)
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-0500017678
American Edition
Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: Harry N.Abrams Inc.(1997)
Language: English
ISBN-13: 9780810936829
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Others

Italian/English Edition
Catalogue Introduction.
Alexandra Albini Jewels
Hardcover: 377 pages
Publisher: Silvana(2017)
Language: English/Italian
ISBN: 978 88 366 37 898
English Edition
Essay:
"Andrew Grima.
An outstanding international jeweller
of Maltese descent".
"Vanity, Profanity & Worship"
Jewellery from Maltese Island (2013)
Italian Edition
Essay:"Bulgari".
Dizionario del Gioiello
Paperback:377 pages
Publisher:Allemandi(2005)
Language: Italian
ISBN: 978 88 422 1200 3
Italian//English Edition
Essay:"Bulgari"
L'Arte del Gioiello
Paperback:482 pages
Publisher:Giunti editore (2001)
Language: Italian / english
ISBN-13: 978 88 090 1907 2
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Press Cuttings 2018 - 2014

2018 Sotheby's
2017 Pomellato
2016 Dorotheum
2016 VogueIndia
2016 AJF
2015 VanityFair
2014 Financial Times
2014 Christie's
2014 MarieClaire
2014 AnOther Magazine
2014 FT Smart Art

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Press Cuttings 2013 - 2012

2013
Fora de Serie
2013 7x7
2013 TheGlass
2013 R.Kopinski
2013 TheEdge
2013 Buscando en el Armario
2013
ThePop
2013
How to spend it
2013 Arts New York Times
2013 Phoenicia
2013 Hiamag
2012 Kommersante
2012
QB Magazine
2012
Harper's Bazaar
2012
Robb Report
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Press Cuttings 2011

2011 JetGala
2011
Elle China
2011
Le Temps
2011
China Daily
2011 N.Museum of China
2011
Nikke Style
2011
The Vine
2011 Financial Review
2011
L'Express
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Press Cuttings 2010 - 2009

2010
Int.Herald Tribune
2010
Le Figaro
2010
Quadrige Louvre
2010
Qantas Magazine
2010
Newsweek
2010
L'Officiel
2010
RobbReport
2010
Rough and Polish
2010
ZbBz Singapor
2010
The Australian
2010
ASJH Newsletter
2009
Elle
2009
Il Riformista
2009
L'Espresso
2009
W Magazine
2009
All About Italy
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Press Cuttings 2008 - 1990

1998
Sotheby's Preview
1996
Le Matin
1996
Vogue America
1991 AD Show
1990
NRC Holland
1990
Telegraph Holland
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