Beate Kalisch, Art & Jewels Consulting Ltd.
18th to 20th-Century Jewellery, Diamonds, Precious Stones, Pearls
After studying visual communication in Dusseldorf, Beate Kalisch first worked as a graphic designer and art director. In the late 1980s she decided to devote her career entirely to her great passion, historical jewellery, and opened an art and jewel consulting agency. She continued to expand her expert knowledge through specialist training, leading to her qualification as an authorised expert for ‘18th to 20th-century, historical European jewellery’, among others, and by attending seminars by Elisabeth Strack on natural and cultured pearls.
In 2002, Beate Kalisch, a native Rhinelander, successfully completed her qualification as a gemmologist and diamond valuer at the German Gemmological Society. In 2003 she consolidated her multifaceted activities to establish Beate Kalisch Art & Jewels Consulting Ltd., certified according to EN ISO 9001/2008 BUREAU VERITAS. From 2004 to 2011 she was head of the Jewellery and Watches department at Van Ham Fine Art Auctions in Cologne. Since late 2011, among other things, she has been working as a freelance expert and diamantaire in Antwerp. Parallel to this, she organises courses at the Watches, Jewellery and Gems Educational Centre (USE) in Pforzheim. Since January 2014 Beate Kalisch has been on the NEUMEISTER team as our external expert and representative for European precious objects (mainly from the 18th to 20th centuries), jewellery and jewels.