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JEWELLERY HISTORY TODAY

JEWELLERY HISTORY TODAY June 2017

Sandra Hindman, in this interesting report on Jewellery History Today discusses the Museo dei Gioielli. In a restored Palladian building in the centre of Vicenza, the Basilica Palladiana, Alba Cappellieri oversees one of the few museums in the world entirely devoted to jewellery.

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Other articles

ANTIQUES TRADE GAZETTE

ANTIQUES TRADE GAZETTE

January 2017

How do Posy Rings speak today? Les Enluminures is launching a public contest to create your own social-media-inspired posy inscription! Tweet your posy inscription using the hashtag #LEposycompetition.

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VOGUE ITALIA

VOGUE ITALIA

September 2016

Six of our Cameo Rings are featured in the September issue of Vogue Italia

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JEWELLERY HISTORY TODAY

JEWELLERY HISTORY TODAY

Spring 2016

“…a good addition to a jewellery historian’s library” : Rachel Church, curator in the Sculpture, Metalwork, Ceramics and Glass Department at the V&A, London, reviews Sandra Hindman’s publication Take this Ring: Medieval and Renaissance Rings from the Griffin Collection

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FINE BOOKS & COLLECTIONS

FINE BOOKS & COLLECTIONS

April 2016

For the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare institutions around the globe have been preparing for the day with countless celebrations. Here’s another way to savor the day: Les Enluminures is offering a selection of posy rings in a nod to the Bard.

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THE ECONOMIST

THE ECONOMIST

March 2016

Was the most expensive medieval European ring to have been sold at public auction really that of France’s most famous historical martyr, Joan of Arc? Paula Weideger weighs up the facts in this article for The Economist.

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THE JEWELLERY EDITOR

THE JEWELLERY EDITOR

January 2016

Beth Bernstein discusses the wide-range of Renaissance rings displayed at the Winter Antiques Show, while Paula Weideger reports on the Galloway rings - a collection of memorial rings constituting a rich repository of Stuart and Jacobite pictorial and cultural history.

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GEM GOSSIP

GEM GOSSIP

July 2015

Gemologist and Jewelry blogger, Danielle Miele, reviews Toward an Art History of Medieval Rings: A Private Collection, taking us through the several chapters and her favorites among the 35 featured rings.
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1stDIBS

1stDIBS

September 2015

Hilarie Sheets highlights several of the exceptional rings from “The Griffin Collection” currently on display in the “Treasures and Talismans” exhibition at the Cloisters Museum, New York, open through Sunday 18th October.

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 THE NEW YORK TIMES

THE NEW YORK TIMES

September 2015

Ken Johnson from the New York Times discusses the “Treasures and Talismans” exhibition at the Cloisters.

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THE ECONOMIST

THE ECONOMIST

May 2015

This article walks us through the “Treasures & Talismans” exhibition at the Cloisters, zooming into some of the highlights including and a skull and crossbones memento mori ring and a 15th-century painting by Petrus Christus.

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THE JEWELLERY EDITOR

THE JEWELLERY EDITOR

May 2015

In this enlightening article, Paula Weideger examines the fifty-two rings from “The Griffin Collection” exhibited at the Cloisters as well as the fully illustrated catalogue that accompanies the exhibition.

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FORBES LIFE

FORBES LIFE

November 2014

Anthony de Marco reports for Forbes Life on some of the standouts in the Cycles of Life exhibition as well as telling us about Benjamin Zucker’s role in the market as merchant, collector and author.

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NEW YORK TIMES

NEW YORK TIMES

October 2014

Eve Kahn from the New York Times discusses the “Cycles of Life: Rings from the Benjamin Zucker Family Collection” exhibition, drawing upon the collecting history of Benjamin Zucker and some of the exhibition highlights.

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ANTIQUES TRADE GAZETTE

ANTIQUES TRADE GAZETTE

September 2014

Roland Arkell announces the upcoming rings exhibition "Cycles of life. Rings from the Benjamin Zucker Family Collection" to Antiques Trade Gazette readers, highlighting the Gimmel Ring, Medieval Sapphire Ring and Roman Key Ring.

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THE JEWELLER

THE JEWELLER

November/December 2013

The use and purpose of medieval rings in the Middle Ages is a mysterious topic. Sandra Hindman discusses how these miniature works of art functioned as multiple symbols of identity and explains how their wearability and history can even be continued today.

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 THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

October 3, 2013

For the Wall Street Journal, Sandra Hindman discusses the present-day significance of medieval and Renaissance jewelry; how ancient rings, centuries old, can have their values and meanings appropriated by their owners, for sometimes a very modest price.

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THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

October 27, 2012

In addition to the NYTimes, the Wall Street Journal also featured our Byzantium and the West exhibition. In "Daring to Wear Ancient History" Anna Russell highlights how the ancient jewelry that Les Enluminures offers is not just for collectors. These ancient treasures can be and are worn today, from the common person to celebrities.

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THE NEW YORK TIMES

THE NEW YORK TIMES

October 26, 2012

On October 26th Les Enluminures was featured in the New York times. Aptly titled "Byzantine Bling," the article (written by Eve M. Kahn) gives a brief overview of our November 2012 exhibition, "Byzantium and the West.' Ms Kahn also notes Les Enluminures' next jewelry projects - wearable reliquaries and posy rings.

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