Culture Club: Five Fantastic Jewelry Shows to See

Looking for a fun fall daycation? Museums are the way to go this season which seam to be bedecked with jewelry. Check out our list of some exquisitely curated jewelry shows to visit…

1. Glittering World: Navajo Jewelry of the Yazzie Family, American Indian Museum of New York, NYC, NY

For an exclusive look at the opulent array of Navajo and Southwestern jewelry, check out some 300 examples of the Yazzie Family’s treasured collection. From stone- to bead work, Glittering World explores the fifty year history of one of the most revered jewelry making families known to date. November 13, 2014-January 10, 2016

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2. The Power of Style: Verdura at 75, gallery space next to flagship on 745 5th Avenue, NYC, NY 

The iconic American jewelry brand Verdura is marking its 75th year anniversary by exhibiting more than 100 pieces from jeweler Duke Fulco di Verdura. With its endless archival material including gouache jewelry designs, miniature paintings and objets d’art, The Power of Style: Verdura at 75 explores the design process and inspiration for one of America’s most famed jewelers. October 14, 2014-December 23, 2014

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3. Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO 

Save your appetite because the Denver Art Museum will be exhibiting more than 250 pieces of jewelry, watches and other noteworthy collectables at their Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century. Following the brand’s early beginnings in the mid 19th century to its rise to prominence. November 16, 2014-March 15, 2015

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4. Death Becomes Her: A Mourning Attire, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, NY 

Scheduled to open October 21 the Metropolitan Museum of Art will explore the cultish fascination of mourning attire, accessories and jewelry throughout history. The exhibit will span from the Neoclassical Era of 1815 ending to World War I in 1915. FUN FACT: Creating hair jewelry from the hair of recently deceased loved ones was and extremely popular innovation of the Victorian age. If you go to the exhibit, try finding some hair jewelry pieces. October 21, 2014-February 1, 2015

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5. Costumes of Downton Abbey, Winterhur Museum of Art, Wilmington, DE 

Any Downton Abbey enthusiasts? Well the Winterhur Museum of Art has just the show for you in their latest exhibit which runs until January 5th. From feather hair slides to a wave scroll tiara, this shows is a must for vintage jewelry divas and Downton Abbey fans alike. March 1, 2014-January 4, 2015

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