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Find books, videos, and other resources about glass jewelry as well as background materials. This is just a sample of the wealth of material available at the Rakow Research Library. For more information or specific questions, please search our library catalog (https://rakow.cmog.org) or contact our Ask a Librarian service.
History of Glass Jewelry
Digitized issues of The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review, The Jewelers' Weekly, and The Jewelers' Review from the Rakow Research Library's collection.
History of Glass Jewelry
Guest speaker Ursula Ilse-Neuman discusses the history of glass jewelry and concepts in contemporary glass jewelry, including the work of the 2015 Rakow Commission recipient, Swiss studio jeweler Bernhard Schobinger.
Ms. Neuman has been a curator at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, and organized the important traveling exhibition on contemporary glass jewelry, “GlassWear,” in 2009.
Glass in Jewelry: Hidden Artistry in Glass. 2nd rev ed. by
Call Number: NK7304.J34 1998
Publication Date: 1998
Contents: 1. Early glass -- 2. Neglected treasures: filigree and alabaster glass -- 3. About origin and age -- 4. Hidden on a little island: bead- and gem-making in Murano -- 5. Scattered in remote mountains: bead- and gem-making in Bavaria/Thuringia/Bohemia/Silesia -- 6. How the beads are made -- 7. Artificial gems -- 8. Glass cameos and incrustations -- 9. Millefiori jewelry -- 10. Mosaic jewelry -- 11. Aventurine jewelry -- 12. Once-fashionable jewelry -- 13. Modern design in glass jewelry.
Journals NOT in the Rakow Library
Jewelry Guides from other institutions
Websites for Jewelers
The Ganoskin Project
Ganoksin is the oldest and largest online community for everyone involved in jewelry.
Resources include a library of articles, publications, reports, and technical data on gem and jewelry related topics.
American Craft Council
The American Craft Council is a national, nonprofit educational organization dedicated to promoting understanding and appreciation of contemporary American craft.
American Society of Jewelry Historians
ASJH is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing education and information on jewelry history and related topics, including ancient to modern jewelry, cultural influences on jewelry design and wear, famous jewelry designers, jewelry design houses, and jewelry collectors for anyone with an interest in jewelry.
Jewelers of America
Jewelers of America to advance the professionalism and ethics of the jewelry industry. Jewelers of America represents independent jewelry stores, jewelry retail chains, jewelry manufacturers and suppliers, jewelry designers and brands, and service providers to the jewelry industry.
MJSA: Manufacturing Jewelers’ and Silversmiths’ Association
A trade association dedicated to the business of jewelry making and design. MJSA offers technical, sales, and business expertise. It offers practical compliance guides so our members can more easily meet federal, state, and industry standards.
Society of North American Goldsmiths
An international organization that seeks to advance jewelry and metalsmithing by inspiring creativity, encouraging education, and fostering community.
Society of American Silversmiths
Comprehensive resource for anything related to the art and craft of silversmithing
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