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Spanning three hundred years, Jewelry for America explores the evolution of jewelry in the USA, from the early eighteenth century to the present day. Its five chronological sections reveal changes in styles, materials, and techniques, all woven into a sociohistorical narrative. Some one hundred examples from The Met collection—including recently acquired and rarely exhibited objects—are displayed, you can read about them here.

Join the AFV&A for a private tour of this impressive exhibition, led by Dr. Page Knox. If you are interested in becoming a member of the American Friends of the V&A, please contact Diana Seaton at diana.seaton@afvam.org or on (203) 536 4328.

Image: Gorham Manufacturing Company (American, established 1831). Chatelaine (detail), 1887. Silver and glass, W. 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Purchase, Susan and Jon Rotenstreich Gift, 2001 (2001.326).

The exhibition is made possible by the Frank H. and Eva B. Buck Foundation