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


"The Evolution of  Diamond Cutting"

October 9, 2014


Join lecturer Al Gilbertson as he discusses 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

Join lecturer Adelheid Rasche as she discusses 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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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


Special Member Event

Private tour of "Multiple Exposures: Jewelry and Photography"

June 19, 24, 28,  2014

Location: Museum of Arts and Design, New York City

The ASJH was pleased to offer members a private, docent-led tour of the celebrated Multiple Exposures: Jewelry and Photography exhibition at the Museum of Arts and Design. More than 80 renowned artists from over 20 countries are represented including Gijs Bakker, Wafaa Bilal, Jordan Doner, Mari Ishikawa, Jiro Kamata, Sooyeon Kim, Iris Nieuwenburg, Kara Ross, Gabriela Sanchez, Bernhard Schobinger, Bettina Speckner, Joyce Scott, Kiff Slemmons, Andy Warhol and Noa Zilberman. 

Organized by MAD's Curator of Jewelry and ASJH Board member Ursula Neuman, this unusual and intriguing exhibition utilizes the confluence of jewelry and photography. Some pieces are more traditional - such as "eye" portraits from centuries past- and others are innovative and thought provoking, with the photograph creating the jewel. Please join us for one of our ASJH member docent-led tours in June.


Special Member Event

Private tour of "Unique by Design: Contemporary Jewelry in the Donna Schneier Collection"

July 18th, 2014

Location: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

The ASJH was pleased to offer members a private, docent-led tour of the exhibition Unique by Design: Contemporary Jewelry in the Donna Schneier Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This exhibition provided a close look at more than 80 pieces that came to The Metropolitan Museum of Art through a significant 2007 gift of over 130 works from collector Donna Schneier. The pieces date from the 1960s to the present and include modern master jewelers such as Thomas Gentille, William Harper, Mary Lee Hu, Hermann Junger, Gijs Bakker, and Peter Chang, as well as avant-garde jewelry makers Robert Baines, Ted Noten, and Lola Brooks, all of whom have contributed to the creative revolution in contemporary jewelry design.












































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