SJH 40th anniversary celebrations - Goldsmiths' Hall, 27 & 28 March 2017
The Society has just heard that the Goldsmiths' Company has agreed to provide its splendid Hall to the Society for a Study Day and Reception, on 27 March 2017, to celebrate its 40th anniversary. We have invited the Association of Contemporary Jewellery (ACJ) to join us, as it is also celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2017. Speakers for the Study Day will include Geoffrey Munn, past Chairmen Jack Ogden and Nigel Israel, Hazel Forsyth, Muriel Wilson, Rosemary Ransome Wallis, Eleni Bide, journalist Corinne Julius, and John Benjamin. There will be a Reception in the evening for members of both societies. The following day, visits to places of interest are being arranged which, at present, include the Museum of London, the British Museum, the Goldsmiths' Company's jewellery collection and the archives and library, the Garrard workshops, E. Wolfe & Co., Wartski, and Kempton Park Antiques Market. Members may choose from these visits. More places of interest are being sought, and full details will be posted here as soon as possible.
On Tuesday evening, 28 March, Marjan Unger will talk to the Society at its usual location, the Society of Antiquaries, about her collection of contemporary jewellery.
The Society has put together this festivity of jewellery events to encourage all members to participate in the celebration of the Society's forty years. We hope you will be able to join us.
To register your interest, please click
ACJ Conference 2017 - call for papers
The Association for Contemporary Jewellery is inviting speakers to take part in the 20:20 Visions Conference, 7-9 July 2017, at Sheffield, which will coincide with a major touring exhibition of the same title, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the ACJ. The deadline for submissions is midnight January 6th 2017. Successful applications will be notified by the beginning of February 2017. For full details, click
ASJRA Annual Conference
The Association for the Study of Jewelry and Related Arts (ASJRA) will be holding its annual conference 'Coming Full Circle: The Re-Use of Styles in Jewelry' on 9-10 June 2017 at Boston, USA. Anyone with an interest in jewellery is welcome to attend - you do not have to be a member. For full details, click
AFE London Art Antiques Interiors Fair - Free tickets
A new antiques fair, by Antiques for Everyone, will take place on 13-15 January 2017 at ExCeL London. The organisers are kindly offering complimentary tickets to members of SJH. Over 120 specialist dealers will showcase 30,000 individual items including art, furniture, jewellery, decorative and collector’s pieces. For full details of the Fair, click
For free tickets (members only), click
Jewellery History Today 27
The autumn issue of JHT, number 27, was published in mid-September.
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.