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




It is with the greatest sadness that the

Board of the American Society of Jewelry Historians

informs the members of founder and first president

Jean Appleton's death. Jean was, at the time of her death, Founding Chairman Emeritus, providing valuable insight and inspiration up to her last days. She will be sorely missed.  

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The American Society of Jewelry Historians is proud to celebrate our 28th year as the nation's pre-eminent jewelry organization. Thank you for your continued support over these past years and our all-volunteer board is committed to setting the industry's benchmark for quality programming and jewelry research. Please consider gifting a membership so that we may achieve our goal of doubling our membership this calendar year. If you are interested in sponsoring programs, events and newsletters of the nation's leading resource for the study of jewelry related topics and history, please contact ASJH President Sarah Coffin at


        ASJH Event/Lecture Series  2015


"The Visual Language of Beads: An Overview from Prehistory to the Present"

March 26th, 2015

ASJH members are invited to a lecture by Lois Sherr Dubin as she speaks about why beads worn on the human body were the original media communication system and how beads continue to serve as a visual language. She explains why an object that was cherished tens of thousands of years ago is still deeply adored today.

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!

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 Event for ASJH Members

"Glittering World: Navajo Jewelry of the Yazzie Family"

January 15th & 22nd, 2015

ASJH members were invited to a guided tour of the Glittering World exhibition which featured almost 300 examples of contemporary jewelry made by several members of the Yazzie family and showed how the family's art flowed from their Southwest environs and strong connection to their Navajo culture.

Location: National Museum of the American Indian, New York


Special Event for ASJH Members

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

November 19, 2014

This special evening event included a lecture by Benjamin Zucker on his unique collection of ancient and Medieval rings, and his history as a collector. We viewed this collection, which featured 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 included 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 followed, 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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