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November 2016

A private tour of “Rings Around the World”

November 18, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Les Enluminures, 23 E 73rd St
New York City, NY 10021 United States
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Les Enluminures hosted ASJH members at a private viewing of an exhibition of rings spanning over four millennia. Organized chronologically, the exhibition explored the eternal forms, inspirations, and aesthetics of finger rings across many cultures throughout history, with over forty rings deriving from China, the Middle East, Europe, and America. The focus of the exhibition was on the universality of the ring, spanning across aeons and civilizations.

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December 2016

50 Years of Gem Miracles – Gemstone Stories from Near and Far

December 15, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fashion Institute of Technology, 227 W 27th St
New York, NY 10001
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Lecturer Abraham Nassi spoke of his life experiences of mining, sourcing, cutting, and selling gemstones in worldwide markets for the most refined of connoisseurs.

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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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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

“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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September 2019

Sacred to Memory: A talk with Sarah Nehama

September 11, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Register to See Location New York City, NY

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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October 2019

Diamonds: A Lecture and Reminiscence of a Lifetime’s Collecting

October 29, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Register to See Location New York City, NY

The lecture will feature diamond jewels belonging to the personal collection of Benjamin Zucker, a third generation diamond and gemstone dealer. Thirty five jewels made for wealthy European patrons will be discussed, and the importance of India and Brazil as historic diamond sources will be mentioned. This lecture will trace the history of diamond cuts over the centuries, and attendees will have the opportunity to examine museum quality jewels showcasing these diamonds. It's a rare opportunity to see rare jewels…

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