Jewelry Podcasts by Virginia Utley and John David Cooney on jewelry topics

These brief podcasts are a valuable insight empowering you to pursue ownership and purchasing jewelry. The podcasts touch on the rich history of jewelry from two industry professionals who share their knowledge and experiences.

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American Gem Society Conclave 2010, 2012 and 2015 and Virtual 2020

Three day event featuring gemological updates, education, and new product presentations. Premiere jewelry wholesalers and retailers participate in this yearly event. The Gemological Institute holds many classes and activities during this event. New information available to members and laboratory classes conducted by the Gemological Institute of America.

What’s it Worth? 2018

Event to Benefit the Armory Arts Center in West Palm Beach, Florida Appraisers from many disciplines offer advice about items and give ranges of values based on a quick visual observation.

Participant in appraisal presentations and “road show” style events. Including:

  • Von Lieibig Galleries, Naples Florida
  • Lighthouse Gallery, Tequesta Florida
  • Nursing home facilities throughout the state of Florida
  • Flagler Museum, Palm Beach, Florida
  • Northern Trust Bank in Boca Raton and Vero Beach, Florida

Appraisal Day Event, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

The appraisal day events for Northern Trust were a smashing success as the parade of beautiful jewelery came though for examination.


Virginia joined LALIQUE’s National Spokesperson, Craig Zehms, to discuss the fine art of collecting LALIQUE. March 2009 The two events were held in the Bloomingdale’s south Florida store locations in the Aventura and Boca Town Center Malls.