Join the Society of Jewellery Historians!

October 11, 2009 | No Comments

The Society welcomes new members

Because I’m a member, and Hugh fan, of this English Society for so many years in meantime I have to inform you about them. It’s really such an interesting, friendly, active & well organized Society, with such a diverse range of lectures. And if possible seminars matched to the most beautiful exhibitions, next to private viewings. A short list of the beautiful seminars I joint; Cartier, Mogul Jewellery, The Regalia of the United-Kingdom, Byzantine Jewellery (two different ones) and more. So therefore by this the text of their own advertorial:

Formed in 1977 the aim of the SJH is to stimulate international interest in jewellery of all ages and cultures by publishing new research and by bringing together those seriously interested in the subject, whether in a professional or private capacity. Membership includes archaeologists, museum specialists, collectors, art historians, dealers, gemmologists, practising jewellers, designers, scientists, restorers, all united by their enthusiasm for all aspects of jewellery.

The Society runs a programme of eight lectures from September to June, inviting speakers from many different disciplines and many parts of the world. Lectures are usually held in London at the Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House. The lectures are followed by refreshments with an opportunity for members to meet. Members receive the magazine “Jewellery History Today”, three times a year and the journal “Jewellery Studies”, which is published on an occasional basis every few years and contains full length research articles. From time to time, the Society arranges private views of special exhibitions and symposia on aspects of history and technology.

The current subscription rate for individual members is GBP 33.- a year. For full details (including joint and corporate membership) and application form, please visit:

Although I have never visit a lecture or a private group tour of The American Society of Jewelry Historians (unluckily), their calendar looks very interesting to me. So for those from the United States; join this Society! Please take a look at their Internet-site;


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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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