On behalf of the entire ASJH board, we welcome you to a new year in the American Society of Jewelry Historians. The "jewelry historians" in our title embraces not just the rich history and lessons antique jewelry offers, but the fresh eye and innovative designs in modern jewelry as well. The jewels of today are the antiques of future generations, and we wholeheartedly embrace jewelry aesthetics past, present, and future.
2015 was yet another memorable year filled with fascinating and informative programs:
Guided tours of "Glittering World: Navajo Jewelry of the Yazzie Family" at the National Museum of the American Indian, NY; the newly renovated Cooper Hewitt by Sarah Coffin, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, NY; and Treasures and Talismans: Rings from the Griffin Collection at The Cloisters, NY
"The Visual Language of Beads: An Overview from Prehistory to the Present" lecture by Lois Sherr Dubin
"Elihu Yale: Merchant, Collector & Patron" lecture and book signing by Benjamin Zucker
"Oscar Heyman – From Russia and the House of Fabergé with Love" lecture by Adam and Tom Heyman
"Bats, Bad Dreams, and Damsels in Distress: The Darker Side of René Lalique’s Jewelry" lecture by Stefanie Walker
2016 has begun with our ASJH Scholarship winner Ana Estrades and her informative talk on Napoleonic cameos. We have many innovative and wonderful things planned for members this year, and we are looking forward to your continued participation and input. As you know, membership includes the lectures, three newsletters providing synopses of past lectures, invitations to special events, special discounted book purchases, and research from leading figures in the jewelry field.
Please visit our Membership page to join the ASJH – we have a Paypal link for your convenience. We look forward to welcoming you as a member and hope that you will consider gifting a membership to friends and colleagues who share our enthusiasm for jewelry and its rich history.
We look forward to your continued friendship and support.
A private tour of "Rings Around the World"
November 18, 19th, 2016
Les Enluminures will host ASJH members at a private viewing of an upcoming exhibition of rings spanning over four millennia. Organized chronologically, the exhibition explores the eternal forms, inspirations, and aesthetics of finger rings across many cultures throughout history, with over forty rings deriving from China, the Middle East, Europe, and America. The focus of the exhibition is on the universality of the ring, spanning across aeons and civilizations.
Location: Les Enluminures, New York
"50 Years of Gem Miracles - Gemstone Stories from Near and Far"
December 15, 2016
Join lecturer Abraham Nassi as he speaks of his life experiences of mining, sourcing, cutting, and selling gemstones in worldwide markets for the most refined of connoisseurs.
Location: Fashion Institute of Technology, New York
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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!