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About me

Occupation Avid Vintage Jewelry Dealer / Trained Historian
Location Upstate New York, United States
Introduction I live in upstate New York and would describe myself as "an escaped academician" - a historian by training who decided not to pursue an academic career. More than ten years ago, I stumbled upon my first "lot" of vintage Mexican silver jewelry at a local auction and lost my heart for ever. So here I am today, with my own website (point your browsers to and "cyber presence" on Trocadero, Ebay and Etsy. I guess one could say that my fascination with Mexican silver jewelry is informed by my love of history and research. This blog is a result of both. I hope it will become a venue for me and everybody else who shares that fascination to revel in our new discoveries, pose and answer our questions and, why not, get to know each other a little better.
Interests reading, singing, "antiquing", cooking, debating with friends, swimming, traveling, learning learning learning...
Favorite Movies Time of the Gypsies, Big Fish, Let the Right One In (the original version!), Pan's Labyrinth
Favorite Music Rembetika, Fado, all kinds of "ethnic music" particularly from the Balkans and the Middle East, Reggae, Classical, Indian (both classical and Bolywood) - and so much more...
Favorite Books 100 Years of Solitude, Master and Margarita, Brave New World, Medea, Lord of the Rings, Watership Down- more coming...

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