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To that latter point, however, there should have been some transparency about BADA’s intentions to sell the fair, rather than inform us after the horse has bolted.

Much consultation and contemplation were needed; the sale felt done and dusted far too quickly. We don’t know how much the fair was sold for, but the price tag needs to be significant to achieve the avowed goal of ensuring bada.org can compete with the likes of 1stdibs.

Sandra Cronan

Fine Antique and Period Jewels; BADA Fair Committee member and former Chairman of Jewellery Vetting at the BADA Fair