Amanda Triossi F.G.A. (Fellow Gemmological Association of GB) is a jewellery historian, consultant to luxury good companies and independent lecturer on the history of jewellery design.
Born and educated in Rome, she studied History of Art Cambridge University. In 1988 she obtained her gemmological diploma at the Gemmological Association of Great Britain.
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 at Sotheby's Institute in London, she initiated and set up the ‘Understanding Jewellery with Amanda Triossi’ course, the first intensive course on the history of Western jewellery design.
She has held world-wide conferences, lectures and seminars on the history of jewellery design:
in Europe -Amsterdam, Bruxelles, Geneva, London, St Moritz,
in Asia -, Hong Kong, Singapore;
in North America -Los Angels, New York, Seattle.
In 1996 she published the first monograph on Bulgari with co-author Daniela Mascetti. From 1999 to 2003 she collaborated with VBH Luxury for the creation of a line of high jewellery. From 1997 she has been a consultant for Bulgari heading a project for the creation of the Bulgari Corporate Historical Archives in Rome. At the same time as Curator she has worked closely with the Bulgari family to develop and increase the Bulgari Heritage Collection - the Company’s retrospective collection of jewels watches and precious objects- by researching, selecting and purchasing on the international market items that are representative of the company’s style and heritage.
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.). Presented at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome. The exhibition, with over 500 objects, celebrated the 125th anniversary of the fist Bulgari store in Rome. The exhibition show-cased items from the Bulgari Heritage Collection as well as priceless items from important private collections, among these the jewels belonging to Elizabeth Taylor were seen in Europe for the first time.
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 2011 she curated the first Bulgari retrospective in Asia which was held in Beijing at the prestigious premises of the National Museum of China followed in 2012 by the exhibition in Shanghai at the Aurora Foundation. Triossi is the author of the three exhibition catalogues and all texts relating to the exhibitions.
In 2012 and 2013 she curated Bulgari retrospective exhibition held at Bulgari premises in Tokyo and Singapore.
Always in 2013 she was the guest curator for The Art of Bulgari at the De Young Museum, San Francisco.
· ACMI - Australian Centre for the Moving Image -Melbourne;
· Alrosa Diamond Company, Moscow;
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;
· 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;
Ca'Foscari, Department Asian
and Northern African Studies, Venice;
· Vhernier, Rome
· Victoria and Albert Museum, London;
· Victorian Box, Tokyo .