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Jewelry Related Organizations
American Jewelry Design Council
To that end the AJDC is committed to raising the awareness of the jewelry industry, the art community, the media and the consumer about the aesthetic value of artistic fine jewelry.
Association for Contemporary Jewellery
The Association for Contemporary Jewellery is devoted to the promotion, representation, understanding and development of contemporary jewellery in the United Kingdom and abroad.
Association for the Study of Jewelry and Related Arts
The Association for the Study of Jewelry and Related Arts, LLC is an organization dedicated to the advancement of jewelry studies. It is also committed to the dissemination of knowledge to anyone who is interested in the history of jewelry. ASJRA takes a broad approach to the subject, seeking to understand and place jewelry within a variety of contexts, including from the ancient past to present day, the decorative arts, and fashion.
Jewelers of America
With a mission to increase consumer confidence in the jewelry industry, Jewelers of America advocates professionalism and adherence to high ethical, social and environmental standards. Our Code of Professional Practices and position statements on issues of importance to consumers illustrate our deep commitment to responsible business practices in the retail jewelry industry.
Since its incorporation in 1903, MJSA has provided the resources needed for jewelry makers, designers, and related suppliers to achieve professional excellence. Its 1,400 member companies employ over 50,000 skilled workers, and they are a diverse group. They range from high-volume manufacturers to artisans and custom jewelers; from single-person trade shops to global suppliers of tools and equipment.
Jewelry Making Daily
This webpage provides an alphabetical list of jewelry-making projects that users can click on to receive detailed step-by-step instructions.
Jewelry Making - About.com
Get started making jewelry now with this helpful hub of links to the basics of all kinds of jewelry making: bead stringing; bead weaving; wire work; metal clay; metal fabrication; metal soldering; fused and lampwork glass; and mixed media and fiber.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Jewelers and precious stone and metal workers design, manufacture, and sell jewelry. They also adjust, repair, and appraise gems and jewelry.
Jewelry Designer - Wikipedia
A jewelry designer or jewellery designer (see American and British English spelling differences) is a person who renders original jewelry creations and usually constructs them as well. By profession this person would be trained in design and metalsmithing.
Art and Jewelry Websites
GIA Gems and Gemology
GIA is the world’s foremost authority on diamonds, colored stones, and pearls. A public benefit, nonprofit institute, GIA is the leading source of knowledge, standards, and education in gems and jewelry.
Art History Resources on the Web
One of the largest art resources on the internet, this site is a comprehensive directory for art history and museum websites. A chronological display of art periods, followed by more detailed subheadings, enables quick and easy navigation. Regular updates ensure that the links are kept current.
Ganoksin is dedicated to serve the information needs of the world's jewelers. It is our mission to educate, improve working conditions and facilitate sharing between goldsmiths globally. Ganoksin continues improving access to information for productivity, safety, skills and education of all jewelers, professionals and hobbyists.
Getty Research Institute
Dedicated to furthering knowledge and advancing understanding of the visual arts through the J. Paul Getty Museum. There are multiple digital collections.
Jewellery - From Wikipedia
Jewellery or jewelryis a form of personal adornment, such as brooches, rings, necklaces, earrings, and bracelets.
With some exceptions, such as medical alert bracelets or military dog tags, jewellery normally differs from other items of personal adornment in that it has no other purpose than to look appealing, but humans have been producing and wearing it for a long time – with 100,000-year-old beads made from Nassarius shells thought to be the oldest known jewellery.
Jewellery may be made from a wide range of materials, but gemstones, precious metals, beads and shells have been widely used. Depending on the culture and times jewellery may be appreciated as a status symbol, for its material properties, its patterns, or for meaningful symbols. Jewellery has been made to adorn nearly every body part, from hairpins to toe rings.
Metalcyberspace® is created & maintained by
contemporary studio jewelry designer Susan Sarantos
to help provide information, documentation and inspiration
in the field of modern art jewellery design & metalsmithing arts.
Native American Jewelry
Jewelry styles were different in every American Indian tribe, but the differences were less marked than with other arts and crafts, because jewelry and the materials used for making it (beads, shells, copper and silver, ivory, amber, turquoise and other stones) were major trade items long before European arrival in America. After colonization, Native American jewelry-making traditions remained strong, incorporating, rather than being replaced by, new materials and techniques such as glass beads and more advanced metalworking techniques. There are two very general categories of Native American jewelry: metalwork, and beadwork
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Visual Arts Data Service
VADS is the online resource for visual arts. It has provided services to the academic community for 12 years and has built up a considerable portfolio of visual art collections comprising over 100,000 images that are freely available and copyright cleared for use in learning, teaching and research in the UK.