Portrait jewel depicting Edith Cooper, designed by Charles Ricketts, made by Giuliano, 1901. Courtesy of The Fitzwilliam Museum

SJH Conference 2019 – Jewels in Portraits: Portraits in Jewels

Registration is now open for the Society of Jewellery Historian’s 2019 conference, Jewels in Portraits: Portraits in Jewels.
Please note that online registration closes at 11pm on Sunday 23 June.


Saturday 29 June 2019


Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BE


£55 for members

£75 for non-members and guests

This one-day conference explores the themes of jewellery in portraits and portraits in jewellery, from depictions of a Roman emperor on engraved gems right up to a modern portrait jewel. The papers take us on a journey around the world from the Moghul Empire through Europe and to America. We welcome many distinguished national and international speakers to this event, as we further our understanding and knowledge of these complementary themes. The conference programme is available here.

Booking and registration

Tickets are available to members and non-members of SJH, and can be paid for online or by cheque. Included in the ticket price are all refreshments, buffet lunch, and evening drinks reception.

Registration has now closed.

Student Bursaries

We are pleased to offer a small number of student bursaries for this event. These will cover the registration fees, but please note that we are unable to provide any contribution towards travel costs. To apply, please send a short CV and 200 words outlining why attending this conference would be beneficial to your studies to Helen Ritchie.

Deadline: 5pm, Monday 10 June 2019. Applications for bursaries are now closed.

Successful candidates will be notified the week commencing Monday 27 May and may be asked to write a short article about the conference for a future issue of Jewellery History Today.

In case of any further questions, contact SJH here.