Hugo Kohl’s vintage jewelry — and additional resources

by ALISON MAIN

Hugo Kohl makes his vintage-style jewelry in six different precious metals, from silver to gold and platinum, and from 14 karat to 18 karat levels of metal quality.

Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) is an international nonprofit organization that serves as the primary organization of jewelers and metal artists in North America. It advances jewelry and metalsmithing by inspiring creativity, encouraging education, and fostering community through the publication of Metalsmith magazine, an annual conference, SNAGnews newsletter, SNAGnet listserv, and their website. Members include independent studio artists, teachers, students, gallerists, collectors, curators, and writers.

The Providence Jewelry Museum in Cranston, Rhode Island is dedicated to preserving the history of American Jewelry. President Peter DiCristofaro curates the museum’s collection and archives encompassing works from America’s jeweled past, including both famous designers and unknown artisans.

American Jewelry Design Council is a non-profit educational corporation, which recognizes and promotes the appreciation of original jewelry design as art.

A Brief History of American Jewelry from JCK Magazine (March 28, 2013) follows the story of American jewelry from Manhattan in the 1880s to Hollywood in the 2000s, as told by some of the makers and manufacturers themselves.

American Society of Jewelry Historians is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing education and information on jewelry history and related topics, including ancient to modern jewelry, cultural influences on jewelry design and wear, famous jewelry designers, jewelry design houses, and jewelry collectors.

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Published: October 10, 2017