How did you become a jeweler? When I was 15 I heard a jeweler speak, and I decided that was the industry I wanted to work in.

What qualifications does a jeweler need? The best thing is to earn a degree in Gemology. After graduating college, I went to The Gemological Institute of America and did just that.

What’s the most important thing to think about when buying jewelry? Buy the best quality you can afford and buy what you love!

What’s in vogue right now? Gold, pearls and tassel jewelry are very popular. Recently, I acquired an amazing 18 karat yellow gold, art deco necklace with tassels. Buying estate jewelry, I’m always guaranteed the best price and I pass that along to my clients.

How does one know whether to buy diamonds or colored stones? Think about your lifestyle; what will you wear? I have silvery grey baroque South Sea pearls that I wear with jeans during the day and at night with fabulous diamond earrings.

What are your favorite items of jewelry? I love my art deco diamond ring and my emerald and diamond tassel.

Which jewelry designers do you admire? I love the art deco period: Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels and Tiffany.

What makes HGM different? I have a personally curated collection of antique, estate and new fine jewelry. You won’t see my pieces anywhere else.

What range to you provide? I can acquire simple wedding bands to jewelry for the Oscars!
 

Hope Goldman Meyer

Hope Goldman Meyer Fine Jewelry, 957-3409, 897-0252, hope@hgmjewelry.com