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October 2019

Diamonds: A Lecture and Reminiscence of a Lifetime’s Collecting

October 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Register to See Location New York City, NY

The lecture will feature diamond jewels belonging to the personal collection of Benjamin Zucker, a third generation diamond and gemstone dealer. Thirty five jewels made for wealthy European patrons will be discussed, and the importance of India and Brazil as historic diamond sources will be mentioned. This lecture will trace the history of diamond cuts over the centuries, and attendees will have the opportunity to examine museum quality jewels showcasing these diamonds. It's a rare opportunity to see rare jewels…

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November 2019

Curator Led Tour of “Jewelry for America” Exhibit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

November 7 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Register to See Location New York City, NY

This wonderful exhibit spans three hundred years of jewelry evolution in this country. With five chronological sections revealing changes in styles, materials, and techniques woven into a sociohistorical narrative, it relates the rich history of jewelry in America. Beth Carver Wees, Ruth Bigelow Wriston Curator of American Decorative Arts for the Met, has graciously offered to lead attending ASJH members through the exhibit, offering observations and insights as only an experienced curator can. Space is limited. Reservations and payments must…

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