Jewels & Gems

September 26, 2003 – February 8, 2004

Renwick Gallery
1661 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

1st Floor

The approximately 131 one-of-a-kind pieces on view -- brooches, necklaces, rings, and bracelets in enamels, precious metals, and organic elements by 97 artists -- highlight the spirit, wit, and ingenuity of American studio jewelry artists. The academically trained artists represented have created unique works that range from the beautifully and exquisitely crafted to the anti-jewelry aesthetic embodied by studied primitivism.