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April 2017

Suzanne Belperron: My Style is my Signature

April 27, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fashion Institute of Technology, 227 W 27th St
New York, NY 10001
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Lecturer Ward Landrigan spoke about Suzanne Belperron, one of the most renowned and powerful designers in the history of jewelry. She developed a distinctive style that was sensual, tactile, and arrestingly modern.

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May 2017

Clasps: 4,000 Years of Fasteners in Jewellery

May 30, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fashion Institute of Technology, 227 W 27th St
New York, NY 10001
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Join lecturer Anna Tabakhova as she presents the history of clasps through the use of photographs, historical data, and personal experience as a bench jeweler. Her extensive knowledge of the subject is the result of study at museums and private collections as well as consultations with jewelers and designers worldwide.

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June 2017

The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920’s

June 13, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, 2 E 91st St
New York, NY 10128
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Special Event for ASJH Members This exceptional exhibit showcases the dynamic changes in American taste and lifestyles that prompted an outpouring of design and heralded an exhilarating new era. Many spectacular Art Deco examples including jewels, furniture, clothing, sculpture, and objets are included in the exhibit. Join us at an event specifically for ASJH members, with a private tour led by Sarah Coffin, curator, and Emily Orr, assistant curator. This is a unique opportunity to view these museum quality jewels…

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September 2017

I Gave Gold for Iron

September 12, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fashion Institute of Technology, 227 W 27th St
New York, NY 10001
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“I Gave Gold for Iron” Themes of Patriotism in Berlin Ironwork Jewelry Lecture offered by Naomi Sosnovsky ASJH 2016/2017 Scholarship Winner Following an appeal by Princess Marianne of Hesse-Homburg in 1813, gold jewelry in Prussia was given in trade for a cast iron surrogate as a means of raising funds for an uprising against Napoleon. The fashionably designed iron jewelry became widely popular most notably because it allowed for an understated demonstration of national pride, in addition to being quite…

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New York Silver: Conversation on the Craft

September 26, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Museum of the City of New York, 1220 5th Ave & 103rd St
New York City, NY 10029 United States
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$15

Join three contemporary metalworkers, Ted Muehling, Myra Mimlitsch-Gray, and Preston Jones for a discussion about their latest work and silver as an art form today with Wendy Goodman, Design Editor at New York magazine. Register at http://mcny.org/programs, use code SILVER1 for $15 tickets.

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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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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