Category: Diamonds

Rock star: gem artist and diamond counterfeiter John Hatleberg

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John Hatleberg has done just about everything imaginable with rare gems: pasting them on naked women, making vegetables out of pearls, counterfeiting diamonds. When I first met him in the nineties, he was known for turning precious material into objects…

3 things you need to make it on 47th Street

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As jewelry expert Diana Singer tells her students at the Antique Art & Jewelry Conference, aka Jewelry Camp, there is a protocol on 47th Street. She should know. She cut her teeth there three decades ago and then built a…