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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. The deadline for submission is May 28th, 2015.

For details go to Worthy Gemological Scholarship


Jewelry Exhibitions


Ancient Chinese Jades and Bronzes                                                                                                                

Freer Gallery, Smithsonian, Washington DC

November 20, 2010 - Permanent

Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century

Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO

Nov. 16, 2014– Mar. 15, 2015.

Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

October 21, 2014 - February 1, 2015.

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.

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

Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY

September 30, 2014 - March 15, 2015

Mystery of The Urartian Jewellery

Rezan Has Museum, Istanbul, Turkey

Apr. 16, 2014–July 31, 2015.

Smycken: Jewellery

Nordiska museet, Stockholm, Sweden

through Dec. 14, 2015.

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.


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