Hope was profiled in the October 2015 issue of New Orleans' St. Charles Avenue magazine. The Q & A is a nice introduction to Hope and HGM Fine Jewelry. Click here to read the article...
Hope Goldman Meyer
Hope has worked in the jewelry industry since 1985. Her passion for fine jewelry was ignited in high school when she took a jewelry making class from a noted local jewelry designer. After the class had ended, Hope was so enthusiastic about her work that she couldn’t stop working. So the designer offered Hope a job at the polishing wheel and that was the beginning of her love affair with jewelry.
Hope worked for a local jeweler through college and upon graduation attended Gemological Institute of America in New York City where she earned a Graduate Gemologist degree. During her time at the G.I.A., Hope also worked as an intern with a large jewelry manufacturer.
Feeling drawn to move back to her hometown of New Orleans, Hope returned and landed a job as a buyer of Antique and Estate Jewelry for an antique dealer on Royal Street. After 6 years, Hope went out on her own.
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