President & Director of Fine Jewelry, Skinner Inc.
is Director of Skinner's Fine Jewelry Department and
one of the renowned experts in the United States on
antique jewelry. Her skillful marketing and management
of SkinnerĂs Fine Jewelry department has resulted in
the achievement of international world record prices
for estate and heirloom jewelry, gaining valuable recognition
for Skinner. Gloria is also a leading auctioneer and
appraiser at Skinner and responsible for a wide range
of marketing activities throughout the country.
A frequent lecturer,
Gloria has participated in many educational seminars including
the University of MaineĂs Antique Jewelry Seminar and New
York UniversityĂs Jewelry Appraisers Conference in Tucson,
Arizona, and has been invited to speak on behalf of the Society
of Jewelry Historians at the Fashion Institute of Technology
in New York City. In addition, she has discussed artist-designed
jewelry before the New York University Jewelry Studies Program
and the New York State Appraisers Association. Locally, Gloria
has lectured for the Boston Center for Adult Education, the
Cambridge Center for Adult Education, Harvard UniversityĂs
Extension Program, Brandeis University and the Society for
the Preservation of New England Antiquities. Gloria is also
a teacher and lecturer at Rhode Island School of DesignĂs
(RISD) Decorative Arts program. Her television appearances
include the BBCĂs The Great Antiques Hunt, the PBS
series on antiques, and the Boston-based series Chronicle.
Gloria has been interviewed by The New York Times, The
Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, Yankee Magazine, Maine
Antique Digest, and other art and antique publications.
is available for speeches, workshops and group appraisal sessions
through the MasterMedia Speakers Bureau.