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Seven More Examples of Art Jewelry

I CREATED THIS AS A LIST , BUT I COULD INSTEAD PRESENT IT AS A PHOTO ESSAY. WOULD THAT SEEM LESS OVERWHELMING FOR THE READER?   What makes these earrings art jewelry: SOCIOPOLITICAL COMMENTARY. Chen employs texting—our most common means of communication—to illustrate the stereotypes of young Asian American woman. What makes this brooch art jewelry: MATERIALITY. Stones …

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Defining Art Jewelry

Art jewelry resists easy definition. That’s because it explores, questions, and challenges the meaning of jewelry. The jewelry historian Toni Greenbaum says that art jewelry, like art, has embodied meaning. This means it is made to communicate an idea. Most jewelry is designed only for adornment. Without embodied meaning, it is not art jewelry. People call art jewelry by different names: contemporary jewelry, studio …

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AJF Live with Pioneering Dutch Jewelry Artist and Collector Ruudt Peters!

Art Jewelry Forum has expanded its efforts to connect more directly with the jewelry community by regularly hosting live chats online. We feature artist studio visits, talk with gallerists about shows they’re hosting, interview curators and authors, and have other programming tied to various jewelry weeks from around the globe. We record these all and …

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Sophie Hanagarth, Bijoux de Famille (Family Jewels)

Jewelry as a Way to Transfer Wealth

Namita Gupta Wiggers published this short essay in the book Contemporary Jewelry in Perspective, by Damian Skinner.▲ Jewelry has long served as primary evidence of wealth and status throughout global cultures. From a dowry delivered by a father to secure his daughter’s future to polite Victorian-era references to male genitalia as the “family jewels,” connections …

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