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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AJF Hangouts

AJF Ambassadors Program AJF Hangouts takes the pulse of the rapidly expanding world of global art jewelry. We hear from voices in emerging jewelry scenes, featuring those with the responsibility of representing their country as AJF Ambassadors. Despite the varying quality of video feeds, it’s quite amazing that we can now use this platform to

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Sarah Hood: Botanical Illustrations

Sarah Hood, Three Wreaths, 2016, mixed media, dimensions variable, photo: artist Botanical Illustrations is a group show, curated by Taboo Studio, of five international jewelers—Laura Baxter, Janice Ho, Sarah Hood, Kyunghee Kim, and Maia Leppo—who reinterpret this theme from the perspective of their own individual aesthetics. One of the artists, Seattle-based Sarah Hood, discusses her

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