The Adventurine Posts Virtual Talk on Beautiful Creatures at the 92Y

The cover of the Beautiful Creatures exhibition catalog and 1942 Verdura Lion's paw shell brooch by Verdura set with set with sapphires, diamonds and gold Photo Rizzoli and Verdura

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Virtual Talk on Beautiful Creatures at the 92Y

Join jewelry historian Marion Fasel in conversation with 92Y’s Jonathan Wahl

by The Adventurine Editors

Butterflies, fish, lions and birds are among the many animals immortalized in fine jewelry and featured in Beautiful Creatures, a catalogue for the forthcoming exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History’s newly redesigned Allison and Roberto Mignone Halls of Gems and Minerals.

Join Marion Fasel, jewelry historian and guest curator of the Beautiful Creatures exhibition, for a virtual conversation with 92Y Jewelry Center Director, Jonathan Wahl for a virtual talk on November 17, 2020.

Ellen Futter President of the American Museum of Natural History will be giving an introduction on the Mignone Gems & Minerals Hall.

The experts will review backstories of the jewels, symbolism of the creatures and celebrities who have worn the joyful, fierce and adorable menagerie made by legendary jewelry houses including Cartier, Bulgari and Tiffany and independent design stars such as Suzanne Belperron, Lucien Gaillard and JAR. All of the jewels date from the last 150 years. The timeframe dovetails with the founding of the museum and it’s 150th anniversary.

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