I like to think that this dual training of medieval manuscripts and rings truly qualifies me as an “expert.” But, one person never knows enough. Dialogue with other scholars, curators, dealers, and collectors throughout the world is an important part of being an “expert.”
In this interesting conversation with "Esprit Joaillerie", Sandra Hindman talks about studying, selling and collecting medieval rings, and her future projects at Les Enluminures.
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.
Six of our Cameo Rings are featured in the September issue of Vogue Italia
“…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
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.
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.
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.
Ken Johnson from the New York Times discusses the “Treasures and Talismans” exhibition at the Cloisters.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.