Jewelry Historians to Decode Hip-Hop Jewelry

The American Society of Jewelry Historians will present a
lecture titled “How We Swag: Decoding Hip-Hop Jewelry” Thursday, Sept. 30, at 6
p.m. at the Fashion Institute of Technology, in New York.

Lyneise Williams, an assistant professor in the department
of art at the University of North Carolina, will lead the discussion, which
will focus on the significance of hip-hop jewelry and its connection with
American culture. She will examine styles, the people who wear them, and how
urban society inspired the “bling” trend.

Reservations are required. To make reservations, call ASJH
at 914-235-0983 or e-mail: info@jewelryhistorians.org.