takes place in New York City on Saturday, October 12, 2013

Speakers will be:

Yvonne Markowitz, Rita J. Kaplan and Susan B. Kaplan Curator of Jewelry,Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Jeweled Emblems of Wealth & Power at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Elyse Zorn Karlin, Co-Director ASJRA, author, curator

A Badge of Honor: The Orders of the Cinncinatti and The Golden Fleece, The French Legion of Honor

Rita Freed, John F. Cogan Jr. and Mary L Cornille Chair, Ancient Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Jewelry: Ancient Egyptian Protective Armour

Sarah Nehama, artist, co-curator and author of In Death Lamented: The Tradition of Anglo-American Mourning Jewelry

Hair Jewelry and Sentimentality...Even Today!

Curt DiCamillo, architectural historian, past Executive Director of the National Trust for Scotland Foundation, USA, and President of DiCamillo Companion, Ltd.

The British Crown Jewels

Bella Neyman, design historian and journalist with an area of specialization in 20th Century Decorative Arts, Fashion, and Contemporary Studio Jewelry

Suffragist Jewelry

Jack Ogden, ancient jewelry expert, Chief Executive of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem- A), author, lecturer, consultant

A History of Betrothal and Wedding Rings

Jennifer Trask, studio jeweler and artist

Jewelry as a Means of Self-Expression

We also have a Study Day on Friday, October 11 which includes the following events:
We will board a bus in New York City and go to the Newark Museum (Newark, NJ). There we will have a tour of the permanent jewelry gallery and well-known jewelry historian and Janet Zapata will show us selected items from the museum’s archives. We will also visit the newly opened Tiaras to Toe Rings: Asian Ornaments collection.

We will return to New York City and visit the studio of Joe Gold who specializes in jewelry photography and see the studio jewelry of Chris Davies. The day will end with a wine and cheese reception.

The day will include a continental boxed breakfast on the bus, lunch and afternoon snacks and the wine and cheese reception.

For complete details, speakers biographies, and downloadable registration forms please go to

With only 100 spaces for the conference now is the time to reserve your space. The Study Day limited to 40 people. Details including pricing, speaker bios, and registration forms, can also be found on our website

If you are interested in staying at the private club located at Fifth Avenue and 54th St., where the conference is being held, ask us for contact information.

Association for the Study of Jewelry & Related Arts, LLC (ASJRA)
246 Regent St., Port Chester, NY 10573
(914) 286.7695 (to join ASJRA and learn about the benefits) (conference details) (about our magazine) (about the film we are making on the study of jewelry history)

ASJRA Co-Directors, Elyse Zorn Karlin, Yvonne Markowitz

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