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Mrs. Plant's Pearls

Nan Summerfield chronicles the story of the natural pearl necklaces that Pierre Cartier traded for the legendary jeweler's Fifth Avenue flagship store.

Titans of Tiffany

Nan Summerfield profiles three turn-of-the-century jewelers and the profound effect they had on American jewelry design.



SVP/Director, California Operations | Jewelry

Nan Summerfield joined Doyle New York as Director of the California office in Beverly Hills in 2014. Ms. Summerfield, a GIA Graduate Gemologist, has been in the appraisal and auction business for thirty-eight years.

Nan began her career at the Gemological Institute of America in New York as a Staff Gemologist in the GIA Laboratory and later as an Instructor in the Education Division, before spending thirteen years as a Vice President in the Jewelry Department at Sotheby’s, first in New York, then in Los Angeles. Nan continued to develop and direct Sotheby’s jewelry auctions in Beverly Hills for eight years. For twenty years before joining Doyle, she owned Summerfield’s, a successful firm in Beverly Hills that specialized in buying and selling estate jewelry. 

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California Jewelry

Mon, May 14, 2018 at 11am EDT |
New York
Exhibition dates:  May 04 May 05 May 12 May 13

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2018-05-14 11:00:00 2018-05-14 19:00:00 America/New_York California Jewelry Beverly Hills Preview at The Paley Center for Media on May 4 - 5. Please note that the end time is an estimate based on average auction duration and is not guaranteed; auctions may end earlier or later than their estimated end time. New York Doyle info@doyle.com