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CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

16th Annual New York Fashion Conference

Visionary: Inspiration, Incubation, & Realization

Friday – Saturday, November 14 – 15, 2014

In the beginning is the Idea. But the journey from inspiration to product realization is arduous and even completing it can in no way guarantee success. This journey is the focus of the 16th Annual New York Fashion conference,
Visionary: Inspiration, Incubation, and Realization. Over the course of two days through panel discussions, film screenings, and designers’ work we will seek to tease out the magic that defines the visionary, to define where innovation and success in fashion come from and how, perhaps, they can be replicated.

To register / for additional information call Initiatives in Art and Culture (646-485-1952) or go to:

Initiatives in Art and Culture


Fashion Institute of Technology, New York

School of Continuing and Professional Studies, Hot Topics

"The Business of Jewelry: How to Cut It in a Multi-Faceted Industry"

Monday, October 20th, 27th, November 3rd, and 10th.

This course will provide students and creative professionals -- from high-craft entrepreneurs (including designers, manufacturers, buyers, dealers, appraisers) to fashion and fine jewelry corporate employees --with a more sophisticated appreciation of the marketing, business and legal issues they can expect to confront in their careers.

To get a more detailed course description and to register online for "The Business of Jewelry," click on FIT NYC class registration and click “Hot Topics/Noncredit Courses,” select “Fashion Business Studies (SXF), and then select “View Details” for course SXF 228 55A The Business of Jewelry.


Christie's Education, New York

Special Topics in 20th Century Jewelry

December 4-5, 2014; Christie's sale walkthrough December 6th.

This course is designed for professionals, collectors and the public and will explore fascinating moments in the history of jewelry in the 20th century through lectures on individual designers and major houses, and behind-the-scenes field studies including a workshop tour. For further details and registration please visit Christie's Education


Scholarship News


ASJH Scholarship Award 2014/2015

The American Society of Jewelry Historians announces a scholarship award competition for current and recent graduate students. The award, to support and encourage new scholarship in the field of jewelry, includes a $750 scholarship, publication of the winning essay in the newsletter of the Society and the opportunity to present the research in public to the members of the Society and invited guests.

Topics: All original research in the field of jewelry history is admissible.

Registration: All students interested in submitting essays for consideration must register at with the following information:  name, mailing address, email address, daytime phone, institution attending or attended, year graduating or graduated, program in which enrolled.  To be eligible, you must be enrolled in a graduate program or, if you have graduated, it must be within the last year and a half.

Deadline: All essays must be submitted by email no later than June 15, 2015.

Details: Essays should not exceed 2500 words. The jury, consisting of ASJH board members and museum curators, will review the submissions. The award will be announced in the Fall issue of the ASJH newsletter.

Questions: Please send any questions to


NAJA Award

The National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA) is pleased to announce that it will award an ACE© It Appraisal Conference Scholarship to a deserving gemology student.  NAJA invites GIA, FGA, FGAA, FGG, FCGmA, RGA students to apply for this scholarship for the 43rd Annual ACE© It Winter Educational Conference scheduled on February 1 – 2, 2015 in Tucson AZ. For information and application, please visit NAJA


Worthy Gemological Scholarship

As an organization that values expertise, objectivity, and transparency, Worthy wants to contribute to the growth and progression of the field of gemology. We are doing this by challenging the gemologists and jewelry industry experts of tomorrow, in our $1,500 scholarship competition. We’d like to see what the experts of tomorrow have to say about the jewelry industry in an in-depth research paper based on one of the three topics outlined in our guidelines. Feel free to be as creative as possible and include any additional media to supplement your research.

For details go to Worthy Gemological Scholarship


Jewelry Exhibitions


ALVR: Artist Jewelry Exhibition Preview

A La Vieille Russie, New York, NY

November 10th - November 29th, 2014

This preview will feature the work of William Harper who is renowned for his cloisonné enamel work and play of materials, ranging from the precious, like gold, silver, and pearls, to the unusual, such as teeth, nails, and feathers.

Ancient Chinese Jades and Bronzes                                                                                                                

Freer Gallery, Smithsonian, Washington DC

November 20, 2010 - Permanent

Arthur Koby Jewelry: The Creative Eye

Kent State University Museum, Kent, OH

through Oct. 5.

Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century

Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO

Nov. 16, 2014– Mar. 15, 2015.

Cincinnati Silver

Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH

June 14–Sept. 7.

Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

October 21, 2014 - February 1, 2015.

Emaux de Bresse: Joyaux du quotidien

Musée de la Bresse–Domaine des Planons, Saint- Cyr-sur-Menthon, France

through Nov. 15.

Fabergé: Jeweller to the Czars

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada
June 14–Oct. 5.

From the Coolest Corner: Nordic Jewellery

The Röhsska Museum of Art and Design, Gothenburg, Sweden

June 3–Sept. 21.

Gemmes: une brillante histoire

Musée de Saint-Antoine-l’Abbaye, Saint-Antoinel’Abbaye, France

through Oct. 5.

Gilded New York

Museum of the City of New York, New York, NY

through January 2015.

Glittering World: Navajo Jewelry of the Yazzie Family

The National Museum of the American Indian, New York, NY

Nov. 12, 2014–Nov. 1, 2016.

Gold and the Gods: Jewels of Ancient Nubia

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

July 19, 2014–May 14, 2015.

Hollywood Glamour: Fashion and Jewelry from the Silver Screen

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Sept. 9, 2014–Mar. 8, 2015

I Gave Gold for Iron: The Great War through the Medium of the Medal

Bode-Museum, Berlin

through Mar. 1, 2015.

Inca: Kings of the Andes

Ausstellungszentrum Lokschuppen, Rosenheim, Germany

through Nov. 23.

Jewellery by Winfried Kruger

Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim, Pforzheim, Germany

July 19–Oct. 19.

LOOT: MAD About Jewelry

Museum of Arts and Design, New York

October 6 - 10, 2014

L’Oro nei Secoli: Dalla Collezione Castellani

Basilica di San Francesco, Arezzo, Italy
through Nov. 2.

The Madeleine Albright Collection

FDR Museum in Hyde Park, NY

until November 2, 2014.

Maryland to Murano: Neckpieces and Sculptures by Joyce J. Scott

Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY

September 30, 2014 - March 15, 2015

Metal Museum Holiday Show

Metal Museum, Memphis, TN

November 22, 2014 -  January 4th, 2015

Ming: 50 years that changed China

British Museum, London, UK

Sept. 18, 2014–Jan. 5, 2015.

Multiple Exposures: Jewelry and Photography
Museum of Arts & Design, New York, NY

June 24, 2014–Jan. 18, 2015.

Mystery of The Urartian Jewellery

Rezan Has Museum, Istanbul, Turkey

Apr. 16, 2014–July 31, 2015.

Präsentation der neu kuratierten Danner- Rotunde: Schmuck (Danner Rotunda: Jewelry: Revisited)

Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany

through Dec. 31.

René Lalique: Enchanted by Glass

Corning Museum of Glass, Corning

through Jan. 4, 2015

Sentimental Rings: From Birth to Death and In-Between

Doyle & Doyle, New York, NY

October 9, 2014 - November 9th, 2014

Smycken: Jewellery

Nordiska museet, Stockholm, Sweden

through Dec. 14, 2015.

Treasure: Uncovering Celts and Romans

Jersey Museum and Art Gallery, St. Helier, Jersey

through Dec. 31.

Treasures from India: Jewels from the Al-Thani Collection

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

October 28, 2014 - January 25, 2015.

Treasures of Costa Rica

Cinquantenaire Museum, Brussels, Belgium
Nov. 28, 2014–Mar. 8, 2015.

With their Heads Held High: Headgear from All Over the World

Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim, Pforzheim, Germany

Oct. 15, 2014–Feb. 2, 2015.





Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces, New York, Sept. 17



Jewelry, London, Knightsbridge, Sept. 10
Fine Jewelry, London, New Bond Street, Sept. 17
Salon Jewelry, San Francisco, Sept. 29



Jewellery & Watches, London, South Kensington, Sept. 1

Freeman’s Auctioneers & Appraisers


Estate Jewelry, Freeman’s, Philadelphia, Sept. 17

Heritage Auctions


2014 Jewelry Signature Auction, Beverly Hills, Sept. 22

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers


Fine Jewelry, Chicago, Sept. 7–8



Important Jewels, New York, Sept. 23



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