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BESSIE JAMIESON: RECENT JEWELRY
               OPENING DECEMBER 17, 2015
BESSIE JAMIESON: RECENT JEWELRY will consist of twenty-four hand-made rings, necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and pendants of 22-karat gold with precious and semi-precious gemstones, including antique rose-cut diamonds. Featured in the exhibition will be five pieces that have never before been shown. JAMIESON draws on ancient, classical, Byzantine, and medieval jewelry to inspire her own designs. Her jewelry is contemporary, yet rooted in the past and demonstrates her mastery of such techniques as repoussé and cloisonné.

BESSIE JAMIESON began her career in jewelry design as an apprentice to Robert Kulicke at the Kulicke-Stark Academy in New York. JAMIESON is the former owner and director of the Jewelry Arts Institute in New York (a descendant of the Kulicke-Stark Academy), where she taught traditional techniques of classical jewelry. JAMIESON was featured in a film demonstrating the art of granulation, shown at The Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture in conjunction with the exhibition The Castellani and Italian Archaeological Jewelry (2004). JAMIESON has also given lectures to the staff of The Cloisters on classical jewelry making techniques.

Her pieces have been exhibited annually at Davis & Langdale Company since 1980.

Necklace
Faceted sapphire beads and pearls with chain sections and filigree clasp [19 inches]
KUJ-1203
Earrings
Rose-cut diamonds in granulated 22 karat gold dome setting
KUJ-1327
Pendant
​Faceted pear-shaped ruby in granulated setting
KUJ-1244 
Pendant
South Sea pearl with emerald beads 
KUJ-1273
Bracelet
Hollow gold with repousséed termination
KUJ-1280
Pendant
Enamel in gold setting. 
The design is inspired by the Townley Brooch, Ottonian, c. 975-1025, on view at The British Museum, London.
KUJ-1272
​Drops for hoops
Planished drops with emerald beads 
KUJ-1329
Necklace
Double loop and loop 22 karat gold chain sections
with emerald beads, emerald in clasp
KUJ-1328