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November 2017

“Women Jewellery Designers” Lecture and Book Signing

November 8, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bonhams, 580 Madison Avenue
New York City, NY
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Juliet Weir-de La Rochefoucauld, lecturer and author of Women Jewellery Designers, discussed the enduring work of designers from around the world throughout the 20th century and up to the present. Along with the great names of Chanel, Suzanne Belperron, and the women who broke ground at Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Jensen, and Tiffany & Co, she examined in detail the work of a new generation of innovative designers, including those at the forefront of sustainable sourcing.

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“Mughal and Deco Influences in the Designs of Three Contemporary Indian Jewelers: Viren Bhagat, Nirav Modi & Hanut Singh” Lecture with Claire Morgan

November 30, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
Fashion Institute of Technology, 227 W 27th St
New York, NY 10001
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India has a long tradition of jewelry history that is often thought to have reached its pinnacle during the Mughal period. Indeed, many associate Indian jewelry with the heavy gold settings and irregularly shaped gems of such jewelry. The jewelry of the Maharajahs in the early twentieth century, and their fondness for resetting their gems in new European styles has also been discussed extensively. Tradition is always important in Indian jewelry. But while contemporary designers draw on older motifs and…

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March 2018

Jewels Now, Jewels Tomorrow

March 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Phillips Auction House, 450 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10022 United States
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“THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE OF COLLECTABLE JEWELS” Panel discussion with: Lauren Adriana Lee Siegelson Levi Higgs Susan Abeles, a longtime supporter of ASJH and the newly appointed head of the Jewelry Department (Americas), Senior Vice President for Phillips Auction House, has graciously offered to invite ASJH members to this discussion. Lauren Adriana (a current jewelry designer), Lee Siegelson (a third generation estate jeweler), and Levi Higgs (jewelry historian and archivist) will all participate in a lively discussion and interview led by…

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October 2018

Jewels of the Rich, the Famous, and the Infamous

October 1, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Phillips Auction House, 450 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10022 United States
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Everyone harbors a secret (and sometimes not so secret) fascination with the jewels of the rich and famous.  How do these individuals acquire their treasures, and what are the stories behind both the people and the jewels?  Whether inherited or purchased or gifted, from royalty to famed movie stars and turn of the century courtesans, share in these stories of the rich, the famous, and the infamous.  Some names will be well known and familiar, but we promise that some…

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November 2018

American Society of Jewelry Historians Jewelry Book Sale

November 14, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Doyle & Doyle, Inc., 412 West 13th Street
New York, NY 10014-1103 United States
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The ASJH was fortunate enough  to receive the generous donation of the Ruth and Dr. Joseph Sataloff Library.  Included in this fabulous collection are over 1200 books, auction catalogs, and magazines with jewelry related articles, most of which are out of print and difficult to find.  Many of the books are rare and desirable.  Most of the books are jewelry related, but there are plenty on art and history as well.  This is a wonderful opportunity to browse through a…

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January 2019

Jewelry: The Body Transformed

January 10 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028
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$55

ASJH members are invited to a Curator-led tour of “Jewelry: The Body Transformed" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC. Please remember to RSVP to info@jewelryhistorians.org if you plan on attending. What is jewelry? Why do we wear it? What meanings does it carry? Traversing time and space, this exhibition explores how jewelry acts upon and activates the body it adorns. This global conversation about one of the most personal and universal of art forms brings together some 230 objects…

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Jewellery in the Age of Queen Victoria: A Mirror to the World

January 31 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Phillips Auction House, 450 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10022 United States
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Lecture by Judy Rudoe This lecture emerges from the book of the same title, co-authored with Charlotte Gere in 2010. Taking a new approach to the study of jewellery in the Victorian age, this lecture seeks to understand the nineteenth century through its jewellery. The “age of Victoria” is taken in its widest sense to encompass jewellery from Europe and America, at a time when expanding foreign trade, the new illustrated press and a growing tourist industry brought jewellery from…

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February 2019

Jewelry: The Secret Language in Portraits of Power

February 19 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The 92nd Street Y, Buttenwieser Hall, 1395 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10128
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$35

Stellene Volandes joins Jonquil O’Reilly Vice President, Specialist, Head of Sale for Old Master Paintings at Christie’s, Stephanie L. Herdrich, Ph.D. Assistant Curator of American Painting and Sculpture The American Wing The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Diana Singer President, American Society of Jewelry Historians, Owner, Abbott & Austin Estate Jewels. A lively and entertaining investigation into how artists have used jewelry as signifiers of wealth in portraiture, from Queen Elizabeth I mounds of pearls to the subtler pieces in…

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March 2019

Power Against Evil: Eye Beads and other Protective Measures

March 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Phillips Auction House, 450 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10022 United States
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Stone agate eye bead, 3rd millennium BCE, Mesopotamia

Stone agate eye bead, 3rd millennium BCE, Mesopotamia   Lecture by Lois Sherr Dubin The evil eye is an epic story of humanity’s on-going struggles between superstition and reality, religion and science, moderation and excess. Prior to the evil eye, there were fertile eyes, holy eyes and solar eyes. When and why did eye imagery become associated with evil? Belief in an eye of evil has a long history and wide geographic spread. Beginning with Paleolithic times and continuing to…

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September 2019

Sacred to Memory: A talk with Sarah Nehama

September 11 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Register to See Location New York City,

This talk will illustrate and explain examples of rings, bracelets, brooches, and other pieces of mourning jewelry from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. The speaker will discuss the history, use, and meaning of mourning jewelry in Western European and American culture as well as related pieces of material culture such as gravestones, painted portraits, and photographs. Sarah Nehama has a degree in art history from Boston University and has been designing and creating one-of-a-kind precious metals jewelry for over…

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