Attendance at lectures
The booking of seats for lectures last autumn was exceptional and was taken because it was thought demand would exceed the lecture theatre seating. As a rule, members do not need to inform the Society of their intention to attend - unless they bring a guest. The Society will inform members well in advance if booking a seat is a requirement of attendance at a particular lecture. If you want to be certain that there will a place for you at a specific lecture, please feel free to inform the Society
Silver Speaks - half-day symposium
Silver Speaks is a programme of events created by Contemporary British Silversmiths to celebrate silver in contemporary life, in collaboration with the V&A and supported by the Goldsmiths’ Company and Arts Council England. This half-day symposium, to be held in partnership with the Royal College of Art, is designed to bring together silver practitioners, educators and enthusiasts to explore the role of silversmiths, their unique skill set, and how they have helped shape British culture from the past to the present. Leading cultural commentators, designers and silversmiths will explore silversmiths’ contributions across craft and design practices. Everyone is welcome.
The Symposium will take place on 6 May 2017, 2.00 - 6.00 pm, followed by an evening reception at The Royal College of Art, BATTERSEA CAMPUS, London. The cost is £16, but the organisers have kindly offered a discount of £4 to members of SJH.
For full details of the symposium, click
To buy a ticket, £12 with SJH discount, click
18th century Portuguese jewellery
An exceptional collection of jewels from the 17th and 18th centuries will return briefly to Portugal for a special exhibition this spring, courtesy of Sotheby’s and S.J.Phillip. The exhibition will take place at the Casa-Museu Medeiros e Almeida, Lisbon from 25–28 May 2017. The exhibition will be accompanied by the launch of a book by Diana Scarisbrick.
For full details, click
Coming Full Circle: The Re-Use of Styles in Jewelry
The American Association for the Study of Jewelry and Related Arts (ASJRA) will be holding a 2-day symposium in Boston on June 9-10 2017 in asssociation with the new jewellery exhibition 'Past is Present: Revival Jewelry' at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
For full details, click
The Art & Antiques Fair Olympia - free ticket for members
Celebrating its 45th edition, The Art & Antiques Fair Olympia showcases 160 of the world’s leading specialist dealers. Discover a diversity of periods and styles crossing a variety of disciplines from furniture, clocks, ceramics and glass to jewellery, textiles, sculpture and art.
Returning as part of the Fair in 2017, the Sculpture Objects Functional Art & Design Fair – SOFA London - will present three-dimensional contemporary artworks crossing the boundaries of design, fine and decorative art.
The Fair will take place at Olympia, London from 27 June - 2 July 2017.
To receive your complimentary invitation (members only), click
New Designers exhibition offer
Every year over 3,000 of the most promising graduate talents from Britain's leading design courses exhibit at New Designers, presenting an unmissable opportunity to buy new products, be inspired and discover new design talent to commission or recruit, or visit the popular 'One Year On' section for young, entrepreneurial designers who are in their first year of business. Nowhere else is it possible to see such innovation and creativity across all disciplines, and the content is completely new every year. For full details of the event, click
New Designers will be at London's Business Design Centre from 28 June to 8 July 2017. SJH members can purchase day tickets in advance for just £10.50 (£1.50 booking fee applies per ticket purchased in advance) instead of £16.00 on the door. Offer expires 18 June 2017. To take advantage of this offer, click
Cameo Corner, Bloomsbury
Does anyone remember the above shop in Museum Street, adjacent to the British Museum? If so, I would love to hear from you. I am a memebr of SJH and a postgraduate student at Kingston University completing a masters in Art Market Appraisal (Professional Practice). My final dissertation, to be completed this summer, will be looking at the extent to which Cameo Corner influenced the jewellery designs of the 1960’s and 1970’s.
My cousin, the late Hilary ‘Jill’ Clarke, was a director at Cameo Corner until it shut down in 1978. Jill was an active SJH member and I’m quite sure many to you will remember her. Whilst I would love to hear from anyone with any memories of Cameo Corner, I would be especially pleased to hear from any designers who exhibited and sold jewellery there.
Please contact me at
Jewellery History Today 28
The winter issue of JHT, number 28, was sent to members at the end of January 2017. The next issue, JHT 29, will be available at the beginning of May.
Pdfs of all issues of JHT, along with all articles published in Jewellery Studies, are available free to members on the website,
here (members only).
Since May 2015, Jewellery Studies, the peer-reviewed academic journal of The Society of Jewellery Historians, has been published online. All articles in previous issues of Jewellery Studies have been loaded onto the website, and are available free of charge to all members
The latest articles, on aspects of Australian and New Zealand jewellery by Dr Dorothy Erickson and Dr Alexander Trapeznik, are now available
To access Jewellery Studies online you will need your current member's password. If you do not have a password, or have forgotten it, please contact us at
Password for accessing members-only pages
Membership of SJH is calculated on a rolling basis. Whenever you join, you will receive a full 12 months of value. We change the passwords, which allow members to access all the pages on the site which are restricted to members, each year on 1 October, but your current password will remain valid until you are next due to renew. We will issue the new passwords to everyone as they renew their membership after October. You can download an appliaction/renewal form, or renew online at
Membership application. If you have any problems, or any questions about this, please contact us here.
The SJH Library
The Society of Jewellery Historians has a small library of books on jewellery which is available to members at the Society of Antiquaries, in Burlington House. For full details, contact us here.