Egyptian Revival Necklace

Circa 1920’s, gold, lapis, enamel.

JEWELRY CAPTURES LIFE

LETTER FROM THE ASJH PRESIDENT

Dear jewelry friends:

No matter what’s going on in the world, our passion for jewelry seems to be bottomless, and we know we’re not alone. Our non profit organization devotes time to all things jewelry related: the history, the collectors, the stories, the stones, the metals, the designers, the business, the trends. The sources of inspiration we see are literally endless, and we’ve recently been posting what we affectionately refer to as “nibbets of knowledge” on our instagram page (@jewelryhistorians). The nibbets show up daily, and include subjects both familiar and arcane, from the ridiculous to the sublime. We’ve just sent out our most recent newsletter, which we offer to members three times a year. Although each issue is spectacular and memorable in its own right, we’d like to share this most recent issue with potential new members. This way, you can get an idea of who we are and what we do. Please click on this link to read it, and if you’d like to join our group of jewelry afficionados for fun, factual information, and friendships, simply click on this link to access our membership page. We look forward to hearing from you and meeting you in person.

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Art Nouveau Choker Plaque

Circa 1901, made by Levinger and Bissinger for the French market.
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January 2016

Napoleon’s Power in Miniature: Cameos in Napoleonic France

January 14, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fashion Institute of Technology, 227 W 27th St
New York, NY 10001
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ASJH members were invited to a lecture by ASJH 2015 Scholarship winner Ana Estrades as she spoke on the variety of cameos owned by Napoleon and Josephine Bonaparte. She explored the personal and public, political and economic, aesthetic and historical uses of cameos to understand the personal tastes of the Bonapartes, aligning Napoleon with the greatest Roman Emperors and advancing the couple's political ambitions.

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March 2016

History in Context: Identifying Georgian and Early Victorian Jewelry, 1760-1860

March 10, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fashion Institute of Technology, 227 W 27th St
New York, NY 10001
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Lecturer Jacquelyn Babush, M.A., jewelry and costume historian, explained how to correctly identify Georgian and early Victorian jewelry through the context of fashion, construction, and comparative examination, and discussed the changes in the technology of jewelry manufacture throughout the Industrial Revolution.

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April 2016

Secrets of the Ancient Goldsmiths Demystified – and Demonstrated

April 6, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jewelry Arts, Inc., 22 E 49th St, Fourth Floor
New York City, NY 10017 United States
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Jeanette K Caines, Master Goldsmith and author of Soldering Demystified, offered an exploration of goldsmithing techniques to ASJH members who were able to participate in live demonstrations of chain weaving, metal forging and gold alloying in an authentic jewelry studio, New York.

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Twenty Centuries of Enamel in 60 Minutes

April 19, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fashion Institute of Technology, 227 W 27th St
New York, NY 10001
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Lecturer William Harper, author of Step By Step Enameling (1973) and Fellow at the American Craft Council, offered an examination and explanation of numerous enameling techniques: champlevé, cloisonné, Limoges technique, basse-taille, en résille, and modern interpretations in jewelry, ornaments, and plaques. Mr. Harper's view came to us not only from the perspective of a historian well versed in the story of enamel, but as a workshop artist as well.

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May 2016

Potentials and Potencies: Gems in India’s Myths and Medicine

May 5, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fashion Institute of Technology, 227 W 27th St
New York, NY 10001
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Lecturer Chris Davies, jewelry designer and scholar, discussed classical India and the importance of "Ratna" or Gems. Through the ideas embedded in the stories of the Gods, gemstones achieved a special place in India as powerful remedies for suffering. Gems ground into powders and incorporated into Ayurvedic medicines, as well as precious gemstones mounted into fine jewelry and prescribed by astrologers occupied a prominent role in Indian Culture.

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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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