Wednesday, April 20, 2011


Princeton University Art Museum Store

Make the Museum Part of Your Mother's Day

Come to the Princeton University Art Museum Store for inspired jewelry selections for Mother's Day. Whether it's an exquisitely carved traditional cameo from Italy, a contemporary beaded bracelet, or handmade silver-and-pearl earrings, the jewelry collections at the Museum Store have something to delight every mother. She'll also appreciate that purchases made at the Museum Store support the arts!


Engraved by hand in Torre del Greco, Italy, a special collection of exquisite cameos is available for purchase in the Museum Store, in celebration of Lasting Impressions of the Grand Tour: Giuseppe Vasi's Rome. The cameos are made from conch shells delicately carved into works of art--depicting dancing Muses, the Three Graces, Venetian landscapes, Roman horses, mermaids, and portraits--set in 14-karat gold or sterling silver to wear as a brooch or pendant.

$75.00-$1,600.00; Friends member $67.50-$1,440.00

Julie RofmanFrom California artist Julie Rofman come hand-loomed beadwork cuff bracelets. Inspired by colors in nature, Julie weaves glass beads into intricate, one-of-a-kind patterns, then finishes them with a supple suede backing and sterling silver finding, which adjusts the piece to fit any wrist. This season we feature an array of pieces in widths ranging from one-half to two inches.

$115.00-$225.00; Friends member $103.50-$202.50

Penelope Rakov

Glass artist Penelope Rakov makes slices of glass dance with color in her Philadelphia studio, where molten canes of glass are melded, then sliced and polished to reveal exquisite patterns when they become necklaces and earrings.

$79.95-$169.95; Friends member $71.95-$152.95

Debbie FisherBrooklyn-based artist Debbie Fisher creates delicate strands of pyrite nuggets and mystic topaz seed beads to make necklaces and bracelets. Combining gold vermeil and silver with gemstones and charms, these pieces are meant to be worn in multiples for a chic, bohemian feel.

$75.00-$245.00; Friends member $67.50-$220.50

Robindira Unsworth"Inspire a rich life" is the trademark of California-based artist Robindira Unsworth, whose work is inspired by India. Rich, exotic designs in 22-karat gold vermeil are set with jewels, including carnelian, amethyst, quartz, moonstone, citrine, and black garnet. Her rings and bangles can be worn in multiples, or shine alone as simple objects of beauty.

$64.95-$199.95; Friends member $58.45-$179.95

Deborah BushinskiFrom designer Deborah Bushinski comes an organic combination of birch bark embellished with repurposed copper wire and sterling silver beads formed into distinctive, "green" handmade earrings. She uses reclaimed wood from dead standing trees that have been marked for cutting, along with metals and trims also worked from recycled materials.

$39.95-$72.95; Friends member $35.95-$65.65

Become a Museum member and save 10% on Museum Store purchases throughout the year! Contact, call 609.258.4057, or join online.

The Museum Store is open whenever the Museum is: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM; Thursday from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM; and Sunday from 1:00 to 5:00 PM.
For more information, please call the Museum Store at 609.258.1713.

Credits (top to bottom):
Princeton University Art Museum Store. Photo: Bruce M. White.
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