In The Beginning Was The Line: Cartier, Art Deco Drawings 1910-1930

DISCOVER THE NEW BOOK BY OLIVIER BACHET

PRESENTING

IAJA EXPERTISE

The International Antique Jewelers Association (IAJA) introduces a team of experts consisting of former curators, archivists and directors from among the world’s foremost jewelry brands. Our esteemed team is the backbone of the IAJA Expertise which declares that an item of jewelry or precious object is an original, including period jewelry.

The IAJA Expertise is an assessment based on careful examination and scrupulous research. Upon successful completion of this process, a Letter of Expertise signed by the IAJA experts will be issued.

OUR OBJECTIVE

KNOWLEDGE AND ADVICE YOU CAN TRUST

The IAJA Jewelry Expertise service is brought to you by the International Antique Jewelers Association (IAJA) which consists of prominent professionals specializing in jewelry, precious objects and collectables. Our experts have the knowledge and experience to ensure you receive a reliable consultation. Our goal is to support collectors, dealers and auctioneers and to inspire confidence.

OUR MISSION

HONESTY, INTEGRITY AND IMPARTIALITY

Our experts bring together an accumulated wealth of knowledge and specialization, offering dependable assessments for all submissions. They are committed to bringing honesty, integrity and impartiality to every aspect of the process and are bound by professional confidentiality.

OUR EXPERTISE

PERSONALIZED AND PROFESSIONAL

“Expertise”, as translated from French, means the technical examination of a piece of art. It also translates as the resulting report. Our Letter of Expertise is aptly named and subject to strict criteria. Based on knowledge, experience and the information available to the expert, the IAJA Expertise describes as precisely as possible the defining characteristics of the item such as the period, maker/origin, use, metal and stones.

OUR

EXPERTS

IAJA’s experts include a group of eminent specialists who have been selected for their skills and experience within the jewelry industry. With experience ranging from curators and archivist to former heritage directors, these internationally recognized experts are well versed in the critical and technical requirements that are necessary to deliver a service that is synonymous with integrity and reliability.

  • ALL
  • CARTIER
  • VAN CLEEF & ARPELS
  • TIFFANY & CO
  • HARRY WINSTON
  • GRIMA
  • LENFANT
  • VINTAGE
Olivier BACHET

Jewelry consultant and expert, member of the Compagnie Nationale des Experts. Originally an antique art dealer and specialist with Cartier 20 years, he authored Cartier. Exceptional Objects. with Alain Cartier. His experience has propelled him to an internationally recognized expert in vintage Cartier jewelry.

Vivienne BECKER

Jewelry Historian, Author of some 30 books on antique and contemporary jewelry design, Creative consultant and trend-forecaster to the industry.

Bernhard BERGER

Jewelry consultant and former Director of Cartier Tradition for 22 years. As a jewelry expert, he is known as one of the finest connoisseurs of the Maison Cartier in the world.

Catherine CARIOU

Jewelry consultant and former Director of Van Cleef & Arpels Heritage for 18 years. She is a graduate of History and History of Art at la Sorbonne and École du Louvre. As the head of Van Cleef & Arpels Heritage she developed their vintage jewelry collection. Her strong jewelry knowledge and experience in the field, combined with her discerning expert eye, ensures authenticity of the Maison's items.

Francesca GRIMA

Along with her mother Jojo, Francesca continues her late father's legacy in designing unique, handmade jewels. Based in London, only 30 to 40 pieces are made each year by master craftsmen who have worked with Grima since the 1970s.

Angela HEDGES

Jewelry consultant and former Director of Harry Winston Archives & Estate Jewelry. As a Graduate Gemologist from the GIA (Gemological Institute of America), and with 16 years at Harry Winston, she pioneered the digitizing of the House’s historical archives and curated their estate jewelry museum collection.

Benjamin LENEMAN

Owner and director of one of Paris's leading Haute Joaillerie workshops for over a quarter of a century, he also owned the Georges Lenfant and Verger Frères brands for almost twenty years.

Annamarie SANDECKI

Over 30 years, as Director of the Tiffany Archives and Heritage Collection, assembled the world’s most important collection of luxury objects by this American jeweler. Advisor to a host of museums and collectors on potential Tiffany acquisitions. Exhibition curator, public speaker as well as published author on American jewelry history.

CONTACT US TO SUBMIT A PIECE

If you would like an appointment or more information regarding our expertises, please contact us.

We will be pleased to receive you in our office in all discretion and in the respect of the greatest confidentiality.

PRICING

1250 € per Letter of Expertise

Trade pricing available

Please contact us to inquire

TERMS

* One Letter of Expertise per item.

* These prices may be subject to VAT.

* For exceptional items requiring a detailed booklet, the price will be based on the complexity of the item.

* 20% discount for combined services of a SSEF report & IAJA Expertise letters.

* Please note that these prices are subject to change.

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