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Jewellery History Today 28 - Winter 2017


Articles

Bohemian Garnet Jewellery: 1,500 Years of Czech Treasures - Dana Stehlíková

Mughal & Ottoman Jewelled Objects: A Comparison - Claire Morgan

Beauty is Memory: a pair of recently discovered earrings by Henry Wilson - Thomas Holman


Reviews

Book: Barbara Cartlidge & Electrum Gallery: A Passion for Jewellery. Beatriz Chadour-Sampson, Janice Hosegood. Amanda Game

Book: Bringing Heaven to Earth: Chinese Silver Jewellery and Ornament in the Late Qing Dynast. Elizabeth Herridge. Michael Backman

3rd European Congress on Jewellery: La joia en l’art i l’art en la joia (The Jewel in Art and Art in the Jewel).

SJH Private View: Rings around the world .


Obituaries

Lesley Craze. Janet Fitch


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Jewellery History Today 27 - Autumn 2016


Articles

The Treasure Room at Blair Castle - John C. Benjamin

The Jewel in the Fish’s Head - Christopher J. Duffin

Searching for silver in the darkness: a bracelet from Sindh - Priya Khanchandani


Reviews

Book: The Art of Adornment: Jewellery of the Islamic Lands. Michael Spink, Jack Ogden. Tim Stanley

Book: Jewelry by Suzanne Belperron. Patricia Corbett, Nico Landrigan, Ward Landriga.Sophie Stevens

SJH study day: From Downton to Dali: 20th century Jewellery.

Jewellery Studies summaries

A Rediscovered Poniatowski Gem in the National Museum in Cracow. Paweł Gołyźniak

The Surviving Rings of the Serjeants at Law. Mark Emanuel


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Jewellery History Today 26 - Spring 2016


Articles

Counterfeiting Jewels in the 17th Century: Enhancement, Imitation, and Deceit - Anna Lisa Jensen

Björn Weckström: a brave visionary of Finnish jewellery design - Tuula Poutasuo

Jewellery in the Wallace Collection - Carmen Holdsworth-Delgado


Reviews

Book: Surviving Desires: Making and Selling Native Jewellery in the American Southwest. Henrietta Lidchi. Josie Goodbody

Book: Take This Ring: Medieval and Renaissance Rings from the Griffin Collection. Sandra Hindman.Rachel Church

We would like to clarify that Sandra Hindman is the main author of ‘Take this Ring’, reviewed in Issue 26, Spring 2016 and apologise for the confusion

Museum: The Jewellery Museum at Vicenza.


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Jewellery History Today 25 - Winter 2016


Articles

All that Glitters is not Gold Leaf: Painted jewels in portraits of King James V - Hannah Woodward

Edmund Waterton and the V&A jewellery collection - Rachel Church

The ‘Royal Emblem’: a little pin with significant meaning - Trine Imer Kappel

How a Falize customer was identified - Katherine Purcell


Reviews

Book: The Traditional Jewelry of Egypt. Azza Fahmy. Jane Perry

Exhibition: Celts: art and identity, British Museum. Melanie Giles

Museum: GIA campus at Carlsbad. Sharon Berman

SJH Event: The Art Jeweller, from Castellani to Knox, Fine Art Society.

SJH Event: Bejewelled Treasures: the Al Thani Collection, V&A.


Obituaries

Waltraud Ganguly. Nick Barnard


Jewellery Studies summary

Nineteenth-Century Australian Goldfields Jewellery. Dr Dorothy Erickson

James W. R. Linton, an Aesthetic Approach: The jewels of one of Australia’s early artist craftsmen. Dr Dorothy Erickson

A Brief History of Dunedin Jewellers in New Zealand, beginning with the Gold Rush. Alex Trapeznik


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Jewellery History Today 24 - Autumn 2015


Articles

Dutch Traditional Regional Jewellery: a short overview - Romartina Dekker

‘Upon a black silk twist’: a Jacobean court fashion - Juliet Claxton

The Lyte Jewel - Dora Thornton


Reviews

Book: Wartski The First One Hundred and Fifty Years. Geoffrey C. Munn. Richard Edgcumbe

Book: A Rothschild Renaissance: Treasures from the Waddesdon Bequest. Dora Thornton. Natasha Awais-Dean

Museum: The Alice and Louis Koch Collection of finger rings in the Swiss National Museum. Beatriz Chadour-Sampson

SJH study day: ‘What tricks, what device’: counterfeits, ‘magical’ gems and imitation jewellery from Roman times to the present day’. Anne-Marie Carey


Obituaries

Ingeborg Bratman. Lynne Bartlett

Saleroom news

A jewel from the House of Savoy. Veritas, Lisbon

A 15th-century Marriage Ring. Sotheby’s


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Jewellery History Today 23 - Spring 2015


Articles

Forget Me Not: the language of mourning jewellery, 1650-1850 - Rachel Warner

Jewels of the Flesh: the corporeal relationship between jewellery, hair and the body in the early modern period - Sarah Ann Robin

The Brooches That Could Not Be Bought - Susan Petty


Reviews

Book: Treasures from India: Jewels from the Al-Thani Collection. Navina Najat Haidar. Sophie Stevens

Book: Maker and Muse: Women and Early Twentieth Century Art Jewelry. Elyse Zorn Karlin. Catherine Cutler

Place: Amsterdam. Marjan Unger


Obituaries

Alexandra Rhodes. David Bennett, Lisa Hubbard and Chin Yeow Quek

Hilary Anne Hawkins (Jill Clarke). John Benjamin


Jewellery Studies summary

The Cullinan Diamond and its true story. Boris Gorelik


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Jewellery History Today 22 - Winter 2015


Articles

Byzantine Phylacteries - Panagiotis Kambanis

The Danny Jewel - Christopher J. Duffin

The Lost Diamond of Süleyman the Magnificent - Anna Malecka


Reviews

Book: Jules Wièse und sein Atelier. Silke Hellmuth. Beatriz Chadour-Sampson

Book: Bertrand’s Toyshop in Bath. Vanessa Brett. Nigel Israel

Book: The Hull Grundy jewellery at Harrogate. Helen Ritchie. Charlotte Gere

Exhibition: A Fine Possession: Jewellery and Identity, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences at the Powerhouse, Sydney, Australia. Dorothy Erickson


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Jewellery History Today 21 - Autumn 2014


Articles

The 1903 Costume Ball in the Winter Palace, St Petersburg - Pamela Smith

In homage to St Wenefride: a newly discovered Arts and Crafts necklace - Muriel Wilson

Jewels from a Spanish Galleon - Deborah Elvira


Reviews

Book: Charles Edenshaw. D. Augaitis, R. Wright. Allison Barclay-Michaels

Book: The Jewels of Trabert & Hoeffer Mauboussin: A History of American Style and Innovation. Yvonne J. Markowitz. Marielle Whiting

Exhibition: Emaux de Bresse. Joyaux du quotidien (Bressan enamels – everyday jewels) Jane Perry


Museum

Artists’ Jewellery in ‘s-Hertogenbosch. Marjan Unger


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Jewellery History Today 20 - Spring 2014


Articles

Cartier’s bridal tiara (1913) in the Jewellery Gallery, Victoria and Albert Museum - Claire Brisby

Mrs Charlotte Newman: pioneer woman jeweller and the first female goldsmith to open her own shop in London - Anne Schofield

An Armada Earring - Natasha Awais-Dean


Reviews

Exhibition and Book: Cartier: Le style et l’histoire. A. Bosc, T. Coudert, L. Dalon, V. Petit. Sabrina O’Cock

Book: 25,000 Years of Jewelry. Maren Eichhorn-Johannsen. Naqiyah Z. Sultan


Reminiscence

Reflections on working with Anne Hull Grundy, ‘AHG’. Ruth Facey


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Jewellery History Today 19 - Winter 2014


Articles

Golden Boys and Girls in Ancient Greece and Italy - Alexis Q. Castor

Mourning and Memory: Queen Victoria’s jewellery in the ‘Albert Room’ - Helen Ritchie


Reviews

Exhibition and Book: ‘Pearls’ at the V&A. Jessica Wyndham

Exhibition and Book: London’s Lost Jewels: The Cheapside Hoard. Natasha Awais-Dean


Saleroom news

‘A Life’s Devotion’. Christie’s


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Jewellery History Today 18 - Autumn 2013


Articles

The Forgotten History of South Devon Marble Jewellery - Clare M. Jones

Notes on South African silver- and goldsmithing - Fred van Staden

A Gem in the Archives - Natasha Awais-Dean


Reviews

Exhibition: Vanity, Profanity & Worship: Jewellery from the Maltese Islands. Marjan Unger

Find: The Wiener Neustadt Hoard. John Cherry

Book: Traditional Jewellery in Nineteenth-Century Europe. Jane Perry. Judy Rudoe

Book: The Impossible Collection of Jewelry: The 100 Most Important Jewels of the Twentieth Century. Vivienne Becker. Claudine Seroussi-Bretagne


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Jewellery History Today 17 - Spring 2013


Articles

The highs and lows of an 18th century London jewellery business - Lynne Bartlett

Satisfying increasing demand for precious materials within the late-medieval northern European goldsmithing trade - David Humphrey


Reviews

Exhibition: Crowning Glory, Fairfax House, York. Sarah Nichols

Book: Imperial Ottoman Jewellery. Reading history through jewellery. Gül İrepoğlu. Jane Perry

Book: Jewels from Imperial St Petersburg. Ulla Tillander-Godenhielm. Darin Bloomquist


Obituaries

Gertrud Seidmann. John Boardman

Peter John Hinks. Alexandra Rhodes


Saleroom news

A rare piece by Lalique’s workshop manager. Woolley & Wallis


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Jewellery History Today 16 - Winter 2013


Articles

Bezoar stones and their mounts - Christopher J. Duffin

Aspects of Victorian Jewellery: A Glimpse into the Registered Designs of 1875 to 1884 - Laura Knowles-Cutler


Reviews

Book: Sea of Pearls. Robert A. Carter. Nigel Israel

Book: Diamond Street. The Hidden World of Hatton Garden. Rachel Lichtenstein. David Lancaster

Book: Jewellery in 18th-Century Poland. Ewa Letkiewicz


SJH Event: May in Malta. Details of a visit to Malta in May 2013.


Obituary

Dr. Yvonne Hackenbroch. Anthony Phillips


Saleroom news

The Archduke Joseph diamond. Christie’s Geneva


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Jewellery History Today 15 - Autumn 2012


Articles

The Reunion of the Totnes rings - Rachel Church

Medieval Jewellers and their ‘Families’, a View from the Dijon Archives - Céline David


Reviews

Books: The Crown Jewels. Anna Keay, Crown Jewellery and Regalia of the World. René Brus, The Queen’s Diamonds. Hugh Roberts. Nigel Israel

Books: Gold Jewellery of the Indonesian Archipelago. Anne Richter and Bruce Carpenter, Ethnic Jewellery from Indonesia: Continuity and Evolution. Bruce Carpenter. Jane Perry

Exhibition: Gold: Power and Allure, Goldsmiths’ Hall.Alexandra Barbour

Exhibition: The Noble Art of the Sword: Fashion and Fencing in Renaissance Europe, The Wallace Collection.

SJH Event: Diamond Day Symposium, Goldsmiths’ Hall.


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Jewellery History Today 14 - Spring 2012


Articles

Natternzungen-Kredenz: tableware for the Renaissance nobility - Christopher J. Duffin

A Rare Automated Sarpech (Turban Ornament) attributed to Garrard, circa 1910 - Katharine Collins

Anglo-Saxon garnet jewellery: a new find from Oxfordshire - Esther Cameron


Reviews

Book: The Look of Love: Eye Miniatures from the Skier Collection, Ed. Graham C. Boettcher. Sophia Tobin

Book: Serpentina: Snake Jewellery from around the World, Fritz Falk. Melanie Eddy

Exhibition: Rooms of Dreams: Wendy Ramshaw, Somerset House.


Saleroom news

The Beau Sancy, Sotheby’s Geneva

Annie Horniman’s Pendant, Dreweatts Donnington Priory

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Jewellery History Today 13 - Winter 2012


Articles

The Staffordshire Hoard: a Find of Anglo-Saxon Treasure - Kevin Leahy

A Curious Case for Conservation - Eleanor Baumber


Reviews

Book: The Boucheron Archives, Vincent Meylan. Nigel Israel

Book: Jewellery in Malta, Treasures from the Island of the Knights (1530-1798), Francesca Balzan.Catia Viegas Wesolowska

Exhibition: Serpentina ‘Die Schlange im Schmuck der Welt’ (Snake Jewellery from around the World) Beatriz Chadour-Sampson

Exhibition: Splendour and Power: Imperial Treasures from Vienna David Reed and Nancie Crick

Museum: James Cromar Watt at Aberdeen, Christine Rew


Saleroom news

A personal commission by Henry Wilson at Tayler and Fletcher, Cheltenham

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Jewellery History Today 12- Autumn 2011


Articles

Mary Tudor: Pearls for a Princess, Pearls for a Queen - Maria Hayward

Ellen Terry’s Jewellery at Smallhythe Place: The Hidden Gem in the National Trust Crown - John Benjamin


Reviews

Exhibition: Japonisme: From Falize to Fabergé, the Goldsmith and Japan. Clare Phillips

Book: Van de Goudsmid. De historie en de ontwikkeling van Zeeuwse en andere streeksieraden (Dutch Peasant Jewellery), P. J. Minderhoud. Vivianne Veenemans

Book: Gold and Silversmithing in Western Australia: A History, Dorothy Erickson. David Lancaster


Saleroom news

Madame Moitessier’s Bracelet at Sotheby's, Geneva

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Jewellery History Today 11 - Spring 2011


Articles

A Glimpse into a 15th Century Goldsmith’s Shop - Christopher J. Duffin

Watch-cock Jewellery - Jane Perry

Jewellery in The Cult of Beauty - Clare Phillips


Reviews

Exhibition: Jacqueline Mina: Dialogues in Gold, Goldsmiths’ Hall. Beatriz Chadour-Sampson

Book: British Commemorative Medals and Their Values, Christopher Eimer. Nigel Israel

Book: Pearls, Hubert Bari & David Lam. Christopher Cavey


Saleroom news

A Falize Necklace at Christie's

Arts and Crafts Jewellery at Bonhams Knowle

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Jewellery History Today 10 - Winter 2011


Articles

Dragon-stones: fact or fiction? - Dr Niamh Whitfield

Jewellery in Indian Miniatures - Michael Wheeler


Reviews

Book: Brilliant Effects: A Cultural History of Gemstones and Jewellery, Marcia Pointon. - Eleni Bide

Book: The Jewels of the Romanovs, Stefano Papi.- Thomas Holman

Book: Paul Flato: Jeweler to the Stars, Elizabeth Irvine Bray. - Sophie Jackson


Obituary

Graham Hughes

Saleroom news

High Society Jewels at Christie’s

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Jewellery History Today 9 - Autumn 2010


Articles

What an unusual brooch! Aspects of agates used in Victorian jewellery - David Lancaster

The Chevron bead and its simulants - Stefany Tomalin


Reviews

Book: Jewellery in the Age of Queen Victoria: A Mirror to the World, Charlotte Gere and Judy Rudoe. - Nigel Israel

Book: How the Watch was Worn, Genevieve Cummins - David Thompson

Book: Medieval Jewellery in Europe 1100 - 1500, Marian Campbell - John Cherry


Saleroom news

Royal Jewels at auction

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Jewellery History Today 8 - Spring 2010


Articles

The Toadstone – a rather unlikely jewel - Christopher J. Duffin

The Mystery Collector and the Lost Gems - John Boardman


Reviews

Book: Jewellery from the Orient: Treasures from the Bir Collection, Wolf-Dieter Seiwert. - Jane Perry

Book: Worldwide History of Beads: Ancient, Ethnic, Contemporary, Lois Sherr Dubin - Stefany Tomalin

Book: Private Passion. Artists’ Jewelry of the 20th Century, Ed. Yvonne G.J.M. Joris. - Martine Newby and Didier Haspeslagh

Book: David Watkins, Wendy Ramshaw: A Life’s Partnership, Graham Hughes - Nigel Israel.


Saleroom news

Imperial Jewels

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Jewellery History Today 7 - Winter 2010


Articles

The love for classical gems - antique intaglios and cameos in Sicilian mounts - Claudia Wagner

Pearls and Plunder: the West Country contact of a jeweller to Queen Elizabeth - Molly A. Warsh


Reviews

Exhibition: Maharaja: the splendour of India's royal courts - Waltraud Ganguly

Book: Scottish jewellery, a Victorian passion, Diana Scarisbrick - Jane Perry

Book: Gold, Susan La Niece, and Silver, Philippa Merriman - Melanie Eddy


Preview

Painting history: Delaroche and Lady Jane Grey - Melanie Eddy


Saleroom news

A royal chaplain's legacy

An Arts and Crafts jeweller discovered at Bonhams

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Jewellery History Today 6 - October 2009


Articles

Bill Reid, a personal reminiscence - Peter Page

Secular and Sacred: redisplaying medieval jewellery at the British Museum - James Robinson


Reviews

Museum: Jewellery in Maltese Museums - Marika Azzopardi

Book: Ancient Gems and Jewels in the Collection of Her Majesty the Queen, Kirsten Aschengreen and John Boardman - Charlotte Gere

Book: Bagues Mérovingiennes: Gaule du Nord, Reine Hadjadj - Barry Ager


Saleroom news

A Pforzheim cicada

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Jewellery History Today 5 - May 2009


Articles

Thereby hangs a tale - Suffragette pendants - V. Irene Cockcroft

Cameos of the paper variety: A new archive comes to the library of the Goldsmiths' Company - Melanie Eddy


Reviews

Exhibition & Book: Treasures of the Black Death, Christine Descatoire - Melanie Eddy

Book: Scottish Pebble Jewellery, Nick Crawford - Jane Perry

Exhibition: Elsa Peretti: Jewellery and objects for Tiffany and Co.


Saleroom news

A Napoleonic souvenir

Noble Jewels

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Jewellery History Today 4 - January 2009


Articles

Powerful jewellery: 16th and 17th century European gunpowder flasks - Leslie Fitzpatrick

A problem solved: identification of some silver marks used on 19th century Greek jewellery from Corfu - Jane Perry


Reviews

Book: Imperishable beauty: Art Nouveau jewelry, Yvonne J Markowitz and Elyse Zorn Karlin - Deirdre O'Day

Book: Art Déco jewellery and accessories: a new style for a new world, Ed. Cornelie Holzach - Sophia Dicks

Book: David Watkins: Artist in jewellery, Beatriz Chadour-Sampson - Margot Coatts

Book launch at Asprey: Famous Diamonds


Saleroom news

A citrine cameo of Philip II of Spain

An Amy Sandheim pendant

The Wittelsbach diamond

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Jewellery History Today 3 - September 2008


Articles

Scientific studies of enamelled gold jewellery: helping to distinguish between old and new - Mark T. Wypyski

A magnificent 18th century devotional jewel from Portugal - Rui Galopim


Reviews

Exhibition: All that glitters: shopping and advertising in 18th century Paris - David Lancaster

Book: Verdura: the life and work of a master jeweler, Patricia Corbett - Ann Tozer

Exhibition: Painted enamels: an illustrated survey 1500-1920, Erika Speel - Catia Viegas Wesolowska

Book: Kevin Coates: a hidden alchemy, E Goring, H Clifford, N Romano and F Carli - Eleni Bide

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Jewellery History Today 2 - May 2008


Articles

Jewellery in Casanova's memoirs - Isadora Rose de Viejo

Rene Lalique: Charity badges 1915 - David Lancaster

New jewellery gallery at the V&A - Jane Perry


Reviews

Book: Georgian jewellery, 1714-1830, Ginny Reddington Dawes and Olivia Collings - Nigel Israel

Catalogue and Exhibition: Cartier 1899-1949, the journey of a style - Eleni Bide

Book: Late antique and early Christian gems, Jeffrey Spier - Hadrien Rambach

Exhibition: Treasures of the English Church: sacred gold and silver 800-2000

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Jewellery History Today 1 - January 2008


Articles

Rediscovering the Cheapside hoard - Hazel Forsyth

A wedding present for a musician - Anne Shannon


Reviews

Book: Rene Lalique: bijoux d'exception 1890-1012, Ed. Yvonne Brunhammer - Katherine Purcell

Catalogue & Exhibition: Tresors de la peste noir: Erfurt et Colmar - John Cherry

Exhibition: Helen Holmes: Arts and Crafts artisan - Muriel Wilson

Exhibition: Perles, une histoire naturelle - Chrissie Coleman Douglas