Constellation Necklace
Kristina Logan (American, b. 1964)
United States, Portsmouth, New
Hampshire, 2011. Flameworked glass
and pâte de verre; sterling silver. L.: 60.8
cm; Diam: 5.3 cm (largest disk). 2011.4.3,
purchased with funds from Carl and
Betty Pforzheimer and Jamie and Maisie





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        ASJH Event/Lecture Series  2014


Special Event for ASJH Members

"The Power of Style: Verdura at 75"

November 11, 2014

ASJH members are invited to an after-hours intimate champagne tour of Verdura's first-ever retrospective exhibition.

Location: Verdura Gallery, New York City


Special Event for ASJH Members

"Cycles of Life: Rings from the Benjamin Zucker Family Collection"

November 19, 2014

This special evening event will include a lecture by Benjamin Zucker on his unique collection of ancient and Medieval rings, and his history as a collector. We will view this collection, which features many fine examples of the major types of rings created during the late Rome Migration Era, Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, and early Modern periods. It includes over 40 rings selected for their quality of stones, rarity, and level of artistry- certainly one of the most well known collections of its genre. Sandra Hindman of Les Enluminures will follow, explaining the collection in a wider historical context and how it became "The Cycles of Life"

Location: Les Enluminures, New York City





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The American Society of Jewelry Historians will be launching a new website in the near future which will contain many upgrades such as a private Members Login Section. In it we will have a section dedicated to "Services to our Members" which will include new innovations and services to the ASJH membership. Please keep an eye out for the launch of our new website!

Job Posting

Bonham's Auction House is seeking a Director for the Jewelry Department at their New York location. This position will have the responsibility of working in conjunction with the UK and US executive management teams. For complete details, see full posting at Bonhams




Recent Member Events


"The Evolution of  Diamond Cutting"

October 9, 2014

Lecturer Al Gilbertson discussed how our understanding of perfection in diamond cutting has evolved.

Location: Fashion Institute of Technology, New York


"The Making of 25,000 Years of Jewelry"

October 22, 2014

Lecturer Adelheid Rasche discussed personal adornment from the Paleolithic Era to the present day, and how the design, wearing, and collecting of jewelry has evolved over the ages.

Location: New York City











































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