Understanding Jewellery, Averted Diamond Disasters, & Mineral Magic

Our international correspondent Richa Goyal Sikri conducts a video interview with David Bennett and Daniela Mascetti on the launch of their digital learning platform www.understanding-jewellery.com

David Bennett, former Worldwide Chairman of Sotheby’s Jewellery Division, and Daniela Mascetti, former Chairman Jewellery for Sotheby’s Europe, are no strangers to the world of rare gemstones and collectable jewels. They have both enjoyed illustrious careers spanning over four decades, with numerous record-breaking jewellery auctions and iconic research projects under their belt.

In 1989, they collaborated on a book titled Understanding Jewellery, which many consider a ‘500-page bible’ on Western jewellery history, followed by Celebrating Jewellery in 2012. They are now working on a third book, Understanding Jewellery – the 20th century, slated for a November 2021 release.

Richa catches up with David and Daniela in an exclusive interview to discuss their latest project, www.understanding-jewellery.com, their selection criteria, delightful stories from the past and their plans for the future.  

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