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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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