The Glitter and The Gold

“The Glitter and The Gold: Fashioning America’s Jewelry” is the title of a new exhibit that will examine the evolution of the jewelry industry in Newark, N.J., from 1850 to 1950. The exhibit will be featured in the Newark Museum from May 7 to Aug. 17. The exhibit and its accompanying catalog will look specifically at the design, production and sociological significance of Newark’s jewelry. The exhibit includes more than 300 objects from more than 60 makers, most of which are no longer in the business or have undergone considerable change. These makers are well-known to today’s collectors, including such notables as Durand & Co., Alling & Co., Riker Bros., Krementz & Co., A.J. Hedges & Co., Unger Bros. and William B. Kerr Co. Included will be rare archival material, ranging from drawings, cost books and trade catalogs to items used in production, such as dies
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