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.


Saturday 29 June 2019


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


£55 for members (exclusive booking period until Friday 24 May)

£75 for non-members (please note that non-members may only book after Saturday 25 May)

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.

To pay online

Complete the  booking form and return by email to

To pay, by paypal or credit card, choose your ticket option below. If you wish to buy more than one class of ticket, use your back button on the next page to return to this one. Confirmation of registration will be sent to you shortly after receipt of both payment and the completed registration form.

Member Portraits Conference & Reception - £55 each

To pay by cheque

Complete the  booking form, and return it by post together with a stamped addressed envelope and a cheque for the full amount to 

The Society of Jewellery Historians,
Scientific Research,
the British Museum,
London WC1B 3DG

Cheques should be made payable to The Society of Jewellery Historians. Confirmation of registration will be sent to you shortly after receipt of both payment and the completed registration form.

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, Friday 24 May 2019

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.