Jewelry maker Shamaka Thompson has found the perfect thing for packing her long necklaces: a leather bowling ball bag

Jewelry Hits the Road

We asked collectors, jewelry makers, gallerists, and curators for tips on the types of pieces they select for travel and how they transport them safely  When renowned jewelry collector Susan Grant Lewin packs for a trip, she always takes rings. Lewin doesn’t typically wear earrings or brooches, and she usually doesn’t pack more than one […]

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AJF Trip 2019: Munich

In March, Art Jewelry Forum members attended the most celebrated jewelry event in the world, Munich Jewellery Week (MJW). Yvonne Montoya, AJF’s executive director, reports. I arrived on Tuesday morning, March 12, two days early, to prepare for the upcoming AJF events. I’ve been reading and hearing about Munich Jewellery Week since my university days,

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Copenhagen-Oslo Travelogue

Twenty-four members of Art Jewelry Forum enjoyed jam-packed days of crisp, mostly sunny weather in Copenhagen and Oslo, September 25–October 1, 2018, seeing jewelry and art and design exhibits while also taking time to savor the local sights and cuisine. Susan Kempin, former AJF board member, reports. Visiting the home of collector Cecilie Malm Brundtland,

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Camaraderie, Collecting, and Competition during Munich Jewelry Week 2017

Waiting for the Hoffman award and the Susan Beech award announcements, IHM, Munich, 2017, photo: Danielle Goris-Montanelli Camaraderie, collecting, and competition were the watchwords for the AJF group that traveled to Munich for this year’s Munich Jewelry Week. We traveled together from Wednesday, March 8, to Saturday, March 11, 2017. The lovely Charles Hotel served

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Amsterdam 2013

Art Jewelry Forum’s Trip to Amsterdam, the World’s Heart of Contemporary Art Jewelry October 10–14, 2013   Thursday, October 10  Marjan Boot and Dirk Jan Biemond, Rijksmuseum entrance hall, photo: Sofia Silfverstolpe Friday, October 11 After 10 years of renovation, the newly re-opened Rijksmuseum has a new and extended jewelry department. The author and collector

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