Who We Are
The American Society of Jewelry Historians (ASJH) is a 28-year old non-profit educational organization operated by volunteers who are committed to making the ASJH an up-to-date resource for those interested in jewelry related topics.
ASJH, founded in 1986, is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing education and information on jewelry history and related topics, including ancient to modern jewelry, cultural influences on jewelry design and wear, famous jewelry designers, jewelry design houses, and jewelry collectors.
You needn't be an "historian" to benefit from membership. ASJH members are people who share a passion for jewelry, be it ancient, antique or contemporary. We welcome jewelry collectors and historians, jewelers, jewelry designers and artists, jewelry appraisers and dealers, gemologists - anyone with an interest in jewelry.
The American Society of Jewelry Historians is a unique organization. There is no better way to enter the fascinating realm of people and traditions relating to jewelry than a membership in the Society.
Our meetings are wonderful opportunities to hear interesting and informative lectures by experts from all over the United States and abroad, and to connect with others who share your interests. For members who live too far away to attend lectures we offer synopses of each lecture program in our newsletter.
The ASJH relies on members and jewelry industry professionals to contribute articles, book reviews and information on exhibitions, and events throughout the nation and abroad.
ASJH is now soliciting content for our re-designed website. We invite you to contribute a short jewelry article, jewelry event announcement or an exhibit or book review to post on our site.
We also welcome suggestions for additional features and potential authors. Keep checking your Society website as we will be adding new features in the future.
We welcome your input; please email us at with your ideas and recommendations.
Thank you for your interest and support.
The ASJH Board