Barbara Palumbo is a public speaker and freelance jewelry and watch editor currently contributing to U.S. publications such as Watchonista, The Jewelry Book, and Modern Luxury. In August of 2013, after spending nearly eighteen years working in a variety of roles across different genres of the jewelry industry, she launched her blog, Adornmentality.com, in order to bring an air of humor to jewelry editorial. The success of that blog earned her back-to-back nominations for an Award for Excellence in Editorial Media by the Women’s Jewelry Association, and in March of 2016, she carried that same concept over to the watch side of the industry by launching WhatsOnHerWrist.com.
As a former metalsmith apprentice who worked under the direction of the world’s finest jewelry artisans, Barbara appreciates a watch’s details and finishing above all else. She is a believer that the watch industry needs both its scientific and its artistic sides working together harmoniously if it wishes to maintain its importance for future generations.
Barbara currently resides in Atlanta with her husband and two young children.