SPRING 2021 LECTURE SERIES: Through The Collector’s Eye - June 20th, 2021


 Through The Collectors’ Eyes 

Limited to 20, with adherence to NY State Covid safety protocols.

Before the talks, you will be welcome to shop all of our inventory; pieces will be available for purchase from Thea, Konstantinos, and Sarah. There will be time to enjoy a few light refreshments and to chat with one another. 

An intimate discussion about Konstantinos’s and Sarah’s respective antique jewelry collections accompanied by a slideshow and closer look at some of our favorite and most important pieces we own. We’ll talk about how we began collecting and share how our collections have changed and evolved over time. What defines our passion for collecting the things we do? What is some advice we would share with those starting to build their own collection?

Questions from our guest are welcome and encouraged.


How They Wore It 

Sarah will present an overview of the various styles and types of mourning jewelry from c. 1650-1900 and how those pieces were worn by both women and men.

This will include a history of significant styles of mourning jewelry and the types of items which were popular both both sexes of the upper classes and over time, for the middle classes as well.

How did people wear items such as ribbon slides, portrait miniatures, fichu pins, and watch fobs? An extensive slide show will present examples of these and more in context while exploring the history of jewels specifically made to memorialize those who have passed.

 ***Please note this will not be recorded***



Konstantinos Leoussis of KIL N.Y.C. is a jeweler and antique jewelry collector and dealer. His personal collection consists of various types of Georgian mourning and sentimental jewelry, Etruscan revival, Stuart era pieces, and various other items that appeal to him.

**Sarah Nehama is a jeweler, educator, author, collector, and dealer of antique mourning and sentimental jewelry.

For any inquiries or questions please email india@kil-nyc.com

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