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Margaret De Patta Jewelry | Oakland Museum of California

Studio jewelry pioneer Margaret De Patta blended Constructivist principals with Bauhaus design to create miniature sculpture that moved with its wearer. Based in the Bay Area, De Patta is credited with starting the American studio jewelry movement on the West Coast. The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) holds the largest collection of De Patta’s work, […]

Van Cleef & Arpels

Curator Sarah Coffin talks about the “Bejeweled Lives” section of Set in Style: The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels, the exhibition opening this Friday at the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt Museum. Van Cleef & Arpels decamped from Paris to New York City at the onset of WWII. Is that when Hollywood became a big influence? SC: The move […]