The value of antique jewelry

Our May meeting was a fabulous and informative presentation by Dana Ehrman GG (Graduate Gemologist) Director of Bonhams Fine Jewelry in Los Angeles. Dana comes from a family jewelry business and has more than 30 years of experience. She first gave us an overview of jewelry and its value. Market value is top value, insurance next and then the price that a buyer is willing to pay. She went on to talk about collectability, fashion trends, where jewelry comes from, influence/style and condition of the jewelry. Dana stressed that you should save the boxes the jewelry came in as it increases the value. She also gave hints on how to clean jewelry. The market is like a wave, it constantly change


A new award was introduced at the End of Year Bridge Day - the “Sally Riley Memorial Award”. Sally was the heart, the soul, the embodiment of NIGC's bridge round robin. This award is given to the team who produces the most bountiful, beautiful and improved results in comparison to the previous year. The award was 2 beautifully decorated over-sized cupcakes. Here are the final results: 1st place: Anita & Ania 2nd place: Shirley & Lynn 3rd place: Lynette & Ann Sally Riley Memorial: Terry Marte-Greco & Sharon Civalleri Winner of the Day: Sharon Civalleri. A big THANK YOU to our three beautiful Subs who stepped in to make 4 full tables: Kay Bailey, Margaret Hay & Ginny Clark.


With support from the NIGC Board and Garden Club, signs are being installed identifying NIGC Beautification Projects around Naples Islands. The signs were designed by Cathy Black-Smith and Nancy Pinckert using a poppy floral graphic by Yoshiko Yamamoto of Arts & Crafts Press in Tacoma, Washington. The signs recall the Islands’ Arts & Crafts past while noting the Garden Club’s current beautification efforts. They will be posted on some of the 2nd Street planters, the Naples Plaza median, Naples School {at the completion of construction} and at La Bella Fontana Park.

Home Beatification Award

Sandy Davidson presents Steve Flam with the NIGC Beautification Award. This Treasure Island home was built in the 1950’s by Steve’s parents.

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