Podcast - Episode 10: Diana Scarisbrick: 50 years of Jewelry Expertise

June 3, 2020

Renowned jewelry historian Diana Scarisbrick discusses the origins of her interest in jewelry with host Sandra Hindman in this podcast recorded between London and Chicago. They discuss her early, formative interactions with rings through S. J. Philips, the antique jewelry shop founded in 1869. From there they move into a discussion of the importance of working directly with objects, Scarisbrick’s extensive writing on jewelry and the adventures she has had traveling the world to work with collectors, dealers, museums, and libraries, and even her work as a translator for the French Navy. Diana Scarisbrick remembers her interactions with Joan Evans, the eminent British historian of French and English medieval art, and muses on the influence of fiction and memoir on her contemplation of jewelry.  

This conversation was recorded on Wednesday May 27, 2020.