Kaitlin Shinnick

Director, Jewelry

Kaitlin Shinnick

Director, Jewelry

Skinner Inc.





Kaitlin Shinnick is senior specialist in Skinner’s Fine Jewelry Department. Her areas of special interest are in American Arts & Crafts and artist-designed jewelry. Kaitlin first joined Skinner in 2002 as a member of the Fine Jewelry Department under the close tutelage of Gloria Lieberman. She left in 2005 to pursue a master’s degree in Decorative Arts and Design at the Bard Graduate Center. Her thesis was on the jewelry of Josephine Hartwell Shaw. After graduation, Kaitlin joined the staff of the Art of the Americas department at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, where she was a Windgate research fellow. At the MFA, Kaitlin worked extensively with the Daphne Farago collection of artist-designed jewelry. In 2015, Kaitlin rejoined the Fine Jewelry Department.  Kaitlin is a Graduate Gemologist, having received her training from the Gemological Institute of America in New York.


Appraisal Videos

Watch Kaitlin Shinnick on the PBS TV series Antiques Roadshow:

Pearl & Diamond “Dog Collar” Necklace, ca. 1900
APPRAISED VALUE:  $3,000-$5,000

Gold Garter Bracelets, ca. 1870
APPRAISED VALUE:  $3,000-$5,000

Art Deco Jewelry Collection, ca. 1925


View more appraisal videos with Kaitlin Shinnick