Membership of The Society of Jewellery Historians

The membership of The Society of Jewellery Historians consists of archaeologists, museum specialists, collectors, art historians, dealers, gemmologists, practising jewellers and designers, scientists and restorers, and anyone who is simply interested in the subject. Around one-third of members live outside the UK.

The Society organises an annual programme of lectures for members, which runs from September to June. The speakers represent many different disciplines and come from many parts of the world, although the speech is always in English. Click here for the list of future lectures and the past lectures archive. Lectures are usually held in London, at the beautiful 18th-century home of the Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BE. These lectures, usually held on a Tuesday evening, are followed by refreshments in the Council Room and provide an opportunity for members to meet each other, council members, and the evening’s speaker. Members are warmly invited to attend, and are entitled to bring one guest to any lecture. If it is the first time you have attended a lecture, please make yourself known to a council member afterwards, so that we can welcome you.

In addition, the Society arranges occasional events, such as private views of special exhibitions, international symposia and one-day seminars on aspects of the history and technology of jewellery, and study visits to museums. Details of these, and booking forms where relevant, will be found in Jewellery History Today and on the members’ news page of this website.

Members also receive our colour magazine Jewellery History Today three times a year. The peer-reviewed academic journal, Jewellery Studies used to be published in hard copy form and has been published electronically since 2015. All articles are available free of charge to members as pdf downloads from the website here.

Please contact us here, if you have any comments about the Society or this website, would like to tell other members about anything of interest, or have forgotten your password.

For full details of membership and how to join or renew your existing membership, click here.