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 co-director of the Association for the Study of Jewelry & Related Arts (ASJRA).

She runs the Annual Conference on Jewelry & Related Arts in various locations 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

• several non-jewelry books


She is the co-author of:

• Imperishable Beauty: Art Nouveau Jewelry

• Maker and Muse: Women and Early 20th Century Art Jewelry

She is currently writing the catalog for Forging an American Style: Jewelry and Metalwork of the Arts & Crafts Movement


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)

• Maker and Muse: Women and Early 20th Century Art Jewelry, (Richard H. Driehaus Museum, Chicago and is now traveling to a number of venues through 2020)

She is currently curating an exhibition that will open in St. Petersburg, Florida in 2019 at the Museum of the American Arts & Crafts Movement, Forging An American Style: Jewelry and Metalwork of the Arts and Crafts Movement


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

She lectures frequently and has spoken at dozens of venues including museums, private clubs, universities, libraries, and associations.

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.


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

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