New Book “On Jewellery”, by Liesbeth den Besten

I just received in my mailbox the news that Liesbeth de Besten has written an indispensable handbook of international contemporary jewellery art, introducing its tendencies and role from the late 1960s to today within the context of current trends in art and society. A synopsis of what jewellery art is and can be.  Knowing
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“The Power of Silver”, Wereldmuseum Rotterdam (The Netherlands) and more ethnic jewellery exhibitions

Last week I enjoyed a very nice lecture “Yemeni Silver Jewellery” by Luitgard Mols. She’s the editor and one of  the authors of the book “The Power of Silver: Ethnic jewellery of the Smith-Hutschenruyter collection” which accompanies the exhibition “The Power of Silver”. The exhibition “The Power of Silver” will show nearly fourhundred pieces of ethnic silver jewellery originating
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“The Immortal Alexander The Great” at Hermitage Amsterdam

The exhibition “The Immortal Alexander The Great”, on display until 18 March 2011, shows 350 masterpieces. Amongst others the famous Gonzaga cameo, a large number of beautiful other cameos and intaglio seal rings, golden objects, army attributes, paintings, tapestry and great information about the expedition he made  with his army, consisting of 50.000 soldiers with whom he conquered Syria, Egypt,
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“Gold”, exhibition curated by Aziz Bekkaoui at Catherijneconvent, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Exhibition “Gold” on display at the Catherijneconvent Utrecht, until 6 Januari 2011.

 Aziz’s vision of gold, the most desired metal since time immemorial! Protecting, adoring, symbol, power & show are theme’s where gold is related with. Sometimes symbolic and sometimes as a true fact. Crowns, sceptres, icons, masks, olympic medals, even an Ipod or day-crème are made of or
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Exhibition “Gold from Georgia” at Drentsmuseum, Assen (The Netherlands)

An exhibition filled with beautiful golden jewellery , until 27 June 2010.

As they say at their web-site: The makers of the succesful exhibition “The Terracotta Army of Xián ” present a spectacular exhibition on amazing treasures from a distant past; this time treasures from ancient Georgia. In the Drents Museum in Assen, The Netherlands, some 150
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Margriet Sopers

Margriet Sopers, FGA

Having a diploma in jewellery, FGA and a propaedeutic of the Academy of Art followed-up by interesting years as a jewellery expert at Sotheby's & Gemeentelijke Krediet Bank, as well as being a member for years of the Society of Jewellery Historians, I am glad to share with you today's world of jewellery.

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