Today, Sandra Hindman is in conversation with Benjamin Zucker— a leading New York based dealer of diamonds and precious stones. They discuss his creative journey from youthful writer to prominent collector after becoming enamored by the dazzling nature of diamonds. From colored diamonds to Charles II’s bodkin (a gift to his mistress Nell Gwyn), this talk covers many of the elements of Benjamin Zucker's experience as a professional dealer and passionate collector. This conversation took place within the exhibition Diamonds at Les Enluminures, NY, on October 24, 2019.
Les Enluminures podcasts transform the past into the present with untold stories, research, science, and histories of Medieval and Renaissance artworks through illuminating lectures, gallery talks, in-house research, and interviews with collectors and scholars.