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Cycles of Life: Highlights from the Benjamin Zucker Family Collection

Cycles of Life: Highlights from the Benjamin Zucker Family Collection

Sandra Hindman introduces the upcoming rings exhibition “Cycles of Life” along with some of its extraordinary rings.

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Cycles of Life: Sandra Hindman Interviews Benjamin Zucker

Cycles of Life: Sandra Hindman Interviews Benjamin Zucker

Benjamin Zucker, the great novelist and gem specialist, reveals to Sandra Hindman what it is that fascinates him about rings and gemstones, how they represent “portals of discovery” and how they have served as inspiration to write books and novels.

The De Clerq Roman Diamond: “The Story of the Diamond Starts Here”

The De Clerq Roman Diamond: “The Story of the Diamond Starts Here”

Keegan Goepfert discusses the history and significance behind one of the highlights of the Cycles of Life exhibition: The De Clerq Roman Diamond Ring and how its beauty was inspired by some of the greatest classical sculpture of the period.

Byzantium and the West: Jewelry in the First Millennium

Byzantium and the West: Jewelry in the First Millennium

Small and precious, jewels travelled easily as personal belongings and as gifts, and testify exchanges between different cultures, here Byzantium and the West. Sandra Hindman presents a selection of objects made of precious metals such as rings, pendants and earrings.

Renaissance Rings and Gloves

Renaissance Rings and Gloves

Renaissance rings functioned not only as self-adornment but also as status symbols. Aristocrats were faced with the dilemma of how to wear both rings and gloves: one solution was to slash the gloves fingers so the rings could show through.