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Jewelry Designer’s Resource List

This list began as a resource for my jewelry design students but can also be helpful to jewelry artists and designers already in the field, looking for contemporary art jewelry inspiration. What is contemporary art jewelry? A work in progress, this list is updated and grows as information is edited, and suggestions are welcome in the comments below. Most of the selected resources are in the U.S., but others are included in Europe and Italy (where I am based).

 

PERIODICALS/PUBLICATIONS/WEBSITES

 

ONLINE RESOURCES

 

JEWELRY ORGANIZATIONS + GUILDS

 

JEWELRY WORKSHOPS / SCHOOLS

 

JEWELRY MUSEUMS, COLLECTIONS AND EXHIBITS

 

JEWELRY GALLERIES in the US

 

JEWELRY GALLERIES IN ITALY

Galleria Antonella Villanova
Viale della Repubblica 39 – FOIANO DELLA CHIANA (Arezzo)
www.antonellavilla.it

OHMYBLUE
Campo San Tomà, San Polo, 2865 – VENICE
www.ohmyblue.com

Alternatives Gallery
Via della Chiesa Nuova, 10 – ROME
www.alternatives.it

Marijke Studio
Via A. Gabelli, 7 – PADOVA
www.marijkestudio.com

 

JEWELRY GALLERIES INTERNATIONAL

 

JEWELRY FAIRS

SCHMUCK – Munich, Germany
March

AUTOR – Bucharest, Romania
April

MELTING POINT – Valencia, Spain
April/May

ATHENS JEWELRY WEEK – Athens, Greece
May

FLORENCE JEWELRY WEEK – Florence, Italy
May-June

JOYA – Barcellona, Spain
October

SOFA – Chicago, IL
October-November

SIERAAD – Amsterdam, Netherlands
November

NYC JEWELRY WEEK – New York, New York
November

JEWELRY TOOLS + METAL SUPPLIERS

www.riogrande.com
www.ottofrei.com
www.contenti.com
www.gesswein.com
www.hooverandstrong.com
www.seattlefindings.com
www.stuller.com
www.hauserandmiller.com
www.myrontoback.com

CAD SOFTWARE

3Design (intermediate)
Adobe Illustrator (intermediate)
AutoCAD (intermediate/advanced)
LibreCAD (beginner, free)
MatrixGold (intermediate/advanced)
Rhinoceros 3d (intermediate)
SketchUp (intermediate, for more geometric designs)
TinkerCad (beginner, free)

JEWELRY BOOKS (coming soon)

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