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
• She is currently writing the catalog for Forging an American
Style: Jewelry and Metalwork of the Arts & Crafts
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
She lectures frequently and has spoken at dozens of venues
including museums, private clubs, universities, libraries,
She is co-producing the film, A
Story to Wear: A Jewelry History Documentary.
• Karlin is a graduate of the University of Missouri School
• 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.