Elyse Zorn Karlin is the publisher and editor-in-chief of Adornment, The Magazine of Jewelry and Related Arts.

She is a past president of The American Society of Jewelry Historians and is currently the co-director of the Association for the Study of Jewelry & Related Arts (ASJRA).

She runs the Annual Conference on Jewelry & Related Arts and the Annual Jewelry History Series in Miami, FL every winter.

Karlin is the author of:

• the definitive book on jewelry of the Arts and Crafts movement, Jewelry and Metalwork in the Arts and Crafts Tradition

• the catalogues International Art Jewelry: 1895-1925 and Out of this World! Jewelry in the Space Age

She is the co-author of:

Imperishable Beauty: Art Nouveau Jewelry (accompanied the exhibition of the same name at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

Maker and Muse: Women and Early 20th Century Art Jewelry (also the editor for this book which accompanied the exhibition of the same name at the Richard H. Driehaus Museum, Chicago)

Karlin’s curating credits include:

Jewelers of the Hudson Valley (The Forbes Galleries, NYC)

International Art Jewelry: 1895-1925 (The Forbes Galleries)

Finer Things: Jewelry & Accessories from the 1880s –1930s, Stan Hywet House and Gardens, Akron, OH, (the home of Franklin Seiberling, the founder of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company)

Out of this World: Jewelry in the Space Age (The Forbes Galleries and the Carnegie Museum of Natural History and Tellus Science Museum, Cartersville, GA)

Maker and Muse: Women and Early 20th Century Art Jewelry, (Richard H. Driehaus Museum, Chicago and traveled to a number of venues)

Karlin was a contributing editor to Collector’s, Clocks and Jewelry Magazine and has written for a number of other publications.

She is co-producing the film, A Story to Wear: A Jewelry History Documentary.

• Karlin is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

• She has been listed in Who’s Who in American Women and Who’s Who in American Writers, Artists, and Poets.

• She is a member of The Society of Jewelry Historians, Great Britain; The American Society of Jewelry Historians, The Decorative Arts Society of America, and The Decorative Arts Society of Great Britain,

She is currently working on several jewelry book projects.




Karlin lectures frequently at museums, private clubs, universities, libraries and for associations. This is a partial list of where she has lectured:

Neue Galerie, New York City; Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, TN; The Taft Museum, Cincinnati, OH; Paine Art Center and Gardens, Oshkosh, WI; American Association of Appraisers; International Association of Appraisers; National Association of Jewelry Appraisers; Jewelry History Series, Miami; Annual Conference on Jewelry and Related Arts; Gemological Institute of America Alumni Association (New York, Chicago, Washington, D.C.); University Club, New York City, Boston Antiques Weekend; Minneapolis Institute of Art; Stan Hywet, Akron, OH; Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University, Laurel, MD; Pratt Institute Graduate Program, New York City; 92nd St. Y, New York City; Lille St. School, Chicago; Woman’s Athletic Club, Chicago; Richard H. Driehaus Museum, Chicago’ At Home on the Sound, Larchmont, NY, Everhart Museum, Scranton, OH; Woman’s Jewelry Association, Metro Chapter, New York City; Flagler Museum, Palm Beach, FL; Stickley Farms, Parsippany, NJ and others.


Contact Elyse through this website or at (410) 465-8775.

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