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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Karl Bollmann

Karl Bollmann, 1943–2022

The Austrian attorney was—with his spouse, Heidi—an important collector of new jewelry, the term he preferred Bollmann didn’t view himself as a collector, but rather as someone who enjoyed purchasing jewelry to give to his wife The exhibition Schmuck 1970–2015, held at Vienna’s MAK in 2015, showed roughly half of the couple’s collection at the …

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The cover of The Jewellery Box features this graphic treatment

A Life Story in Jewelry

The Jewellery Box chronicles Jorunn Veiteberg’s jewelry collection. Our reviewer calls it one of the best books about jewelry ever. Life-sized photos of the pieces—presented in order of purchase—appear almost from the start. Refreshing! Veiteberg examines her motivation to collect, shining a light on this human urge The author quotes from her diaries and talks about …

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AJF in Conversation: Collecting for Joy!

AJF visited NYC Jewelry Week, November 14 to November 20, 2022. The week was packed with jewelry-related events, including lectures, exhibitions, pop-ups, and opportunities to connect with like-minded jewelry enthusiasts. AJF hosted a lively conversation with a mix of seasoned and next-gen art jewelry enthusiasts and collectors who shared why they collect and the joy …

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Jesse Monongya, Night Sky

Studio Jewelry at Auction

Several recent sales of modern and contemporary studio jewelry at prominent auction houses have set records for individual jewelers, signaling that the market for this work is growing. In October 2021, Bonhams Los Angeles held its first auction devoted to studio jewelry, with 308 pieces from a cross-section of many of the most significant makers, …

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How Is the Next Generation Collecting?

During Schmuck, we presented AJF in Conversation: Collecting—The Next Generation. Gallerist and curator Christian Hoedl moderated the discussion. The panelists were: Artist and educator Mallory Weston, who teaches jewelry at Tyler School of Art and Architecture Joya organizer Paulo Ribeiro Collectors and life partners Juan Harnie and Dennis Pellens. Harnie studied jewelry making at university. …

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Can I Borrow It?

In this photo essay, Anni Nørskov Mørch tells us about the Danish Arts Foundation’s Jewellery Collection, which is available for loan. Click on the photos to learn about what they show. In fact, every Dane is invited to borrow a piece of jewelry from the collection. The loan is free of charge and insured by …

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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—honor it. You wrapped up that major accomplishment—pay it tribute. You want to mark the beginning of a new relationship or the end of one— commemorate it. Perhaps it’s an investment—do it! It’s the perfect piece to …

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