Jewellery History Today
The latest issue of Jewellery History Today, JHT 36, was despatched to members on 15 September.
The pdf, and pdfs of all earlier issues of JHT, along with all articles published in Jewellery Studies, are available free to members on the website,
here (members only).
Goldsmiths' Fair - tickets for members
Goldsmiths’ Fair is recognised internationally as the premier UK selling showcase for contemporary jewellery and silver.
This year’s Fair shines a light on collectors, collections and the joy of buying pieces that speak directly to you. It’s been suggested that ‘collectors don’t create collections, collections choose the collector.’ You may have inadvertently started collecting by acquiring pieces you love over the years. Goldsmiths’ Fair lets you explore the finest craftsmanship, creativity and innovation in contemporary jewellery and silver. A chance to start or augment your collection with something uniquely meaningful to you.
Goldsmiths’ Fair will take place on 24 – 29 September, and 1 – 6 October, 2019 at Goldsmiths’ Hall, Foster Lane, London EC2V 6BN. Goldsmiths' are kindly offering SJH members a discount of 50% off the usual ticket price.
Click here for full information about the
Fair, or the programme of
talks and tours .
Click here for
Diplomatic Diamonds. The Triumphs, Tragedies and Treasures of James Harris, 1st Earl of Malmesbury - talk by Alice Minter
This lecture, at 18.30 on Wednesday 9 October at the V&A, will retrace the fascinating diplomatic career of James Harris, 1st Earl of Malmesbury, who was ambassador to Madrid, Berlin, St. Petersburg, The Hague, Brunswick and Paris between 1767-1795, and whose collection of gold boxes are now on display in the Gilbert Galleries at the V&A. Tickets are £10 each.
For full details, click
Ann Louise Luthi
We are very sorry to report the death of Ann Louise Luthi, a member of SJH for many years, who passed away on 26 August, after a brief illness.
Family and friends are invited to a service at Golders Green crematorium, at 62 Hoop Lane NW11 7NL, on Tuesday 8 Oct at 11 am. Please let her son, Kit Luthi, know if you are expecting to attend, at
No flowers, please. Donations can be made to the British Museum where, as some of you know, she volunteered for many years. The easiest for most would be online, through the Museum’s Just Giving page:
Friends could also send cheques, made out to ‘The British Museum’, to
The British Museum
Great Russell Street
SIERAAD Art Jewellery Fair
The annual Sieraad Art Fair takes place this year on 7-10 November at Gashouder WesterGasterrein, Klönneplein 1, 1014 DD Amsterdam. There will be a special tribute to Marjan Unger, who died last year, in cooperation with the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, consisting of a special exhibition of 13 well known jewellery designers and their specific personal designs that connect them with the versatile Marjan Unger. For an SJH obituary. see JHT 33.
For full details of the Sieraad exhibition, click
Special Offer for members – Jewels in Portraits: Portraits in Jewels
Yale University Press is kindly offering members of the Society 20% off Nicholas Hilliard: Life of an Artist, a new book by Elizabeth Goldring, one of our conference speakers. This includes free P&P for UK orders.
For full details, click
Special Offer for members – The Young Victoria
Yale University Press is also kindly offering members of the Society 20% off The Young Victoria, by Deirdre Murphy. This includes free P&P for UK orders.
For full details, click
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 sent a new one. You can only reset your passwword yourself if you have a current one - if it is out of date we have to reset it manually here at SJH. There is no automatic re-setting facility by email. If you have any problems at all, or any questions about this, please contact us here, and we will sort it out as soon as possible.
You can download an application/renewal form at
Membership application, or renew online at
ACJ Muriel Wilson Fund
Muriel’s passion, knowledge and research into jewellery, both historical and contemporary, and her unstinting work as Editor of both Jewellery History Today and the ACJ magazine Findings, enriched the reading of many people, and sparked much interest.
Muriel's SJH obituary was published in
JHT 33. You can see the ACJ obituary
In memory of their esteemed Founder Member and long-term Editor, the Association for Contemporary Jewellery has established the Muriel Wilson Fund.
This will be used to fund travel with the purpose of research connected with contemporary jewellery. Both makers and non-makers may apply. An article for Findings will be required.
To donate to the Fund, please send your contribution thus:
Bank transfer: Association for Contemporary Jewellery, Barclays Bank, sort code 20-07-89 account number 0305 6937 reference: MWF+your name (e.g. MWF A Brown)
Cheque: please send your cheque to ACJ, PO Box 71338, London, SE17 9DY
PayPal : please send as a gift to: email@example.com
An email to the ACJ administrator saying what & how you have donated would be much appreciated:
EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
As many members will be aware, GDPR came into force on 25 May 2018. We emailed members to ask for their specific permission to continue to contact them in future, as we cannot do this, under the GDPR rules, without it. We will continue to send membership reminders and JHT to members who have not yet replied, but will not be able to send any other communications, such as invitations to special events. If you have not yet replied and wish to remain in contact please tell us NOW at
Full details of what records we carry, and how we use them, are available
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
The Surviving Rings of the Serjeants at Law - Mark Emanuel,
A Rediscovered Poniatowski Gem in the National Museum in Krakow - Paweł Gołyźniak
and The Identification of the Goldsmith’s Working Tools in Talmudic literature - Tziona Grossmark
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
Attendance at lectures
The booking of seats for lectures in autumn 2016 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
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.