ABOUT Tiina Smith
My goal as a collector, curator and retailer of exquisite jewelry is to present pieces that excite. My collection is characterized by an aesthetic that values the refinement and elegance of each jewel, beautiful color stories, timeless artistry and precise fabrication. Inspiration comes from pastel summers by the New England seaside, the olive hills around Wineglass Bay in Tasmania, rich spices from the bustling souks of Marrakesh, the emerald green vineyards of Tuscany, the dazzling white snowfalls in Rosa Khutor in the Caucasus Mountains and the brilliant blue roof tops of Santorini.
My focus is to build a collection that highlights unique, one-of-a-kind and the best examples of master jewelers including Van Cleef & Arpels, Tiffany & Co., Cartier, Bulgari, Boucheron, David Webb, Moussaieff, Michele della Valle, Buccellati, Henry Dunay, David Morris and others. Relationships with the finest jewelry houses, private sources, auctioneers and makers around the globe allow me to locate hard-to-find, special pieces that clients are not likely to find elsewhere. With degrees from Harvard College, Harvard Business School and the Gemological Institute of America, I am well-trained to research relevant history and provenance, to compare and assess similar pieces in order to select the best option, thereby providing tremendous value to the client.