Classic Jewelry

Dark Victory

Now that a red line has been drawn and crossed with the death of Seattle metals artist and sculptor Nancy Worden (1954–2021), it’s possible to take stock of a lifetime dedicated to transforming materials into ideas that in the process flowered into social and institutional critique and humor of the highest order. Setting aside for …

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Contexts and Groundings in Black Jewels

The exhibition Divine Legacies in Black Jewelry is currently on view at the Metal Museum, in Memphis, TN, US, through September 12, 2021. It focuses on exploring and presenting histories and legacies in Black jewelry while working to introduce viewers to different names and personalities connected to the field. In this self-interview, exhibition curator LaMar Gayles, …

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Our Favorite Jewelry

The premise is simple: Pore over the jewelry you own, choose your current favorite or a piece that’s especially noteworthy, and send in a photo along with the reason you selected it. The only criteria: you must own the piece and it must have been made by someone other than yourself. This series aims to …

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Our Favorite Jewelry

The premise is simple: Pore over the jewelry you own, choose your current favorite or a piece that’s especially noteworthy, and send in a photo along with the reason you selected it. The only criteria: you must own the piece and it must have been made by someone other than yourself. This series aims to …

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The Making of a (Counterculture) Jeweler

Susan Cummins, Damian Skinner, and Cindi Strauss, In Flux: American Jewelry and the Counterculture. Stuttgart: Arnoldsche Art Publishers, 2020 The cover of the book In Flux, image courtesy Arnoldsche Art Publishers In Flux: American Jewelry and the Counterculture traces the figures, aesthetics, and techniques that blur distinctions between cultural turmoil and studio jewelry. Authors Susan …

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On Offer

There are so many reasons to purchase art jewelry: You got that hard-earned promotion—celebrate! You’re experiencing a once-in-a-lifetime occasion and want to honor it. You wrapped up that major accomplishment and it’s time to commemorate it, or you want to mark the beginning of a new relationship (or the end of one). Perhaps it’s an …

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Our Favorite Jewelry

  The premise is simple: Pore over the jewelry you own, select your current favorite or a piece you consider especially noteworthy, and send in a photo to share with readers along with the reason you selected it. This is the third installment in this series (if you haven’t already, check out the first one and …

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Bill Reid, Hinged “Abacus” Bracelet

Well Made

To Speak with a Golden Voice July 16, 2020–April 11, 2021 Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art, Vancouver, Canada “One basic quality unites all of the works of mankind that speak to us in human, recognizable voices across the barriers to time, culture, and space: the simple quality of being well made.” —Bill Reid …

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Our Favorite Jewelry

The premise is simple: Pore over the jewelry you own, select your current favorite or a piece you consider especially noteworthy, send in a photo to share with readers, and tell us why you selected it. This is the second installment in this series (check out the first one here). For this edition, we invited only AJF …

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