Manhattan Chapter of the GIA Alumni
Manhattan Chapter of the GIA Alumni


How to Spot a Georgian Fake


Nicholle Mogavero, GIA GD, “Jewelry Nerd”



Nicholle will walk you through an understanding of authenticating original Georgian jewelry from reproductions. It will begin with photos and details of original Georgian jewelry to use as a base. The talk will introduce photos and details of photos of reproductions to compare next to the authenticated items. She will give a step by step tutorial on what characteristics to look for including tool marks; gemstone settings; and construction techniques with visual references. Also reviews of common characteristics of known Fakes to use a quick reference guide when in the field. A section on marriages and their inclusion in the subject is raised. This talk provides photos from her appraisal/authentication business and information from personal studies since 2009. Other photos are used by permission of the item’s owner. Reference material will be sited within the talk and will include information from various books on the subject including the Dawes & Collings' book on Georgian Jewellery and George Frederick Kunz, Rings for the Finger. The presentation is intended to further the study of Georgian jewelry, provide valuable authenticating clues to professional jewelry appraisers and help protect the jewelry collector.



Date: Wednesday, November 14th, 2018  

Time: 6:00 PM Cash Bar & Networking

           6:30 PM Dinner - 7:30 PM Lecture

Place: Connolly’s, 14 East 47th Street (between Madison/Fifth Avenues)

Cost:   Please mail your non-refundable fee of $49 Students and Members, $54   Non-     members. No credit cards, please.  Attendance without reservations will require             cash or check at the door, based on space availability.  Limited to 50.  As a               courtesy to our alumni and the speaker there will be no admittance after 7PM.

RSVP: Reservations must be in by Friday, November 9th, 2018 – Checks made out to:   
           GIA-AA-NY.  Please do NOT reserve through FaceBook!

Payment: Send to:  Please mail your non-refundable fee to: Gail B. Levine, G.G., P.O. Box 18, Rego Park, NY 11374  718.897.7305


Grateful appreciation to Sean Gilson for his generous donation  at the September meeting. It contributed toward the 2018 effort for the Eunice Miles Scholarship Fund.


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