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Salon Art+Design Brings Home and Art Closer Together

Salon Art+Design Brings Home and Art Closer Together

By Martha Schwendener

Nov. 10, 2022

With tapestries and jewelry on display at the Park Avenue Armory in Manhattan, the fair makes you question the boundaries of art-versus-design.

Look for Contemporary Fare and Lots of Lighting at Salon Art + Design

Look for Contemporary Fare and Lots of Lighting at Salon Art + Design

Abby Schultz

11/2/22

Visitors to Salon Art + Design at the Park Avenue Armory in New York later this month will be seeing ever more contemporary decor, furniture, and fine art amid the vintage lamps and furniture. 

The Jewels On Display At The Upcoming Salon Art + Design Fair

The Jewels On Display At The Upcoming Salon Art + Design Fair

Anthony DeMarco

11/1/22

The 11th edition of Salon Art + Design, the collectible design and art fair, will be held at the Park Avenue Armory in New York November 10 – 14 with 52 exhibiting galleries and 11 “special partners,” designers and artists who will be exhibiting in individual rooms of the historic Armory. Among the exhibitors of art and design are two independent jewelry designers, two galleries featuring contemporary and 20th century jewelry works, and an exhibition of natural mineral works.

Wilensky Rocks Out At Salon Art + Design 2022

Wilensky Rocks Out At Salon Art + Design 2022

By Amy Elliott

10/27/22

If you’re planning a visit, Wilensky Exquisite Minerals, a newcomer to the show, should also be on your go-see list. The NYC gallery will be debuting a new exhibition of mineral specimens that any jewelry aficionado will appreciate—and welcome into their homes as compelling interior design objects.

Antonio Pio Saracino Designs a Gallery for Glittering Gems in New York

Antonio Pio Saracino Designs a Gallery for Glittering Gems in New York

by Carlene Olsen

12/7/21

For gem enthusiasts, the colorful stones offer more than meets the eye. From innate healing properties to deep wells of energy and striking sculptural shapes, the Wilensky Exquisite Mineral Gallery in New York enables visitors to interact with crystals up close, in their raw form. Designed by Antonio Pio Saracino, the meditative space features a moody palette of black walnut and brass that enables the minerals to shine with their vibrant hues and glistening exteriors. Using the latest lighting technologies, collectors have the ability to manipulate the lighting within the display cases for each crystal, in turn changing the perception of the mineral itself. “Some minerals are dense and conglomerate of shapes, some are translucent, some transparent, and some with internal inclusions. Light is everything to enhance the presentation of the pieces,” he shares.

The new age (not that sort) of crystals

The new age (not that sort) of crystals

by Victoria Woodcock

January 2021

With the finest specimens now selling for more than $2m, a different kind of collector is joining the “rockhounds” and spiritualists.
 

Collectors’ Focus Natural-history objects

Collectors’ Focus Natural-history objects

by Emma Crichton-Miller

July/August 2020

The market for fossils, meteorites and other geological curiosities has grown rapidly over the last 20 years, with collectors drawn to the rarest of examples. Yet it’s their decorative qualities, rather than their historical significance, that guarantee success at auction.

MINERALS CAN BE ROCK-SOLID INVESTMENTS

MINERALS CAN BE ROCK-SOLID INVESTMENTS

by Margie Goldsmith

December 2019

Minerals have been popular collectibles for centuries but they’re particularly in vogue now, at least partly because they’ve often proven to be such good investments.

The Purest Art

The Purest Art

by Sandra Nygaard

November 20, 2019

There’s a glistening metallic sculpture displayed on a stand that grabs my attention the minute I walk into the Wilensky Gallery in Manhattan. 

Extremely Rare Natural Emeralds on Display at Wilensky Gallery

Extremely Rare Natural Emeralds on Display at Wilensky Gallery

by Kristin Young

August 12, 2019

Anyone interested in geeking out on rare, natural minerals and stones will want to head directly to the Wilensky gallery, located in New York City’s Chelsea arts district. Aside from presenting these pieces as one would art, Wilensky has dedicated itself to holding a number of exhibitions as well.

Sato Sakura and Wilensky Galleries Presents “Summer Gems, ” an Exhibition of Nihonga Paintings and Exceptional Mineral Specimens

Sato Sakura and Wilensky Galleries Presents “Summer Gems, ” an Exhibition of Nihonga Paintings and Exceptional Mineral Specimens

June 26, 2019

Art is inspired by nature, often elevated to greatness by its adaptation and heightened aesthetic.

Fresh From Tucson

Fresh From Tucson

by Gems & Jewellery

Spring 2019

Gems & Jewellery contributor Olga González FGA DGA shares some highlights from the Tucson gem shows, including Colombian emeralds and the British businesses enjoying success ‘across the pond’.

A Rare Find

A Rare Find

by Gems & Jewellery

Spring 2019

Known for its exceptional mineral specimens, Wilensky Fine Minerals is sure to lure even more enthusiasts to its New York gallery with a display of rare, faceted grandidierites, supplied by Mineral Arts manager and gem dealer, Brice Gobin. Here we find out more about these unusual gemstones that are destined for high-jewellery houses and private collections worldwide. 

5 Things to Know About... Grandidierite

5 Things to Know About... Grandidierite

By Brecken Branstrato

April 08, 2019

When I was in Tucson, the team at Omi Gems’ booth treated me to something special: a viewing of not one but six grandidierite gems.

I had heard of the gemstone before but had never seen one in person. As it turns out, not many people have. They’re rare, and let me tell you, they’re gorgeous.

A Gemologist’s Dream: Wilensky Gallery’s Extraordinary Rare Minerals

A Gemologist’s Dream: Wilensky Gallery’s Extraordinary Rare Minerals

by Kristin Young

January 7, 2019

Even non-gemologists can get caught up in the Wilensky gallery’s incredible display of rare, natural minerals and stones.

MEDVEDEV: MASTER OF INTARSIA

MEDVEDEV: MASTER OF INTARSIA

by Amber Michelle

December 2018

Wilensky Fine Minerals - Marketing The Way A New York City Art Gallery Markets

Wilensky Fine Minerals - Marketing The Way A New York City Art Gallery Markets

June 09, 2015

Stuart Wilensky of Wilensky Fine Minerals (www.wilenskyminerals.com) recently spoke with The Curator's Eye (www.curatorseye.com) about the history of his gallery and his advanced marketing philosophy. 

Not Made By Hands

Not Made By Hands

by Sarah E. Fensom

April 2014

Wrested from the depths of the earth but possessing a beauty that seems almost unearthly, fine mineral specimens are now being collected as natural works of art.

ROCKS OF THE AGES

ROCKS OF THE AGES

by M.G. Lord

September 2002

Collecting minerals offers a lesson in the fine art of crystal gazing.

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