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Brand News: Oscar Heyman Featured In Two Museum Exhibits; Rahaminov Celebrates 25K Instagram Fans July 19, 2017 (0 comments)


Oscar Heyman Jewels Featured In Two Museum Exhibits

Boston, MA—Following its publication of Oscar Heyman: The Jewelers’ Jeweler, the Museum Of Fine Arts, Boston is treating visitors to a live glimpse into the jeweler’s craft with a special wall exhibit of a few select Oscar Heyman pieces. The exhibit is on display for about four months in the museum’s Scharf Visitors’ Center, says Tom Heyman, third generation partner at Oscar Heyman.

The museum has a storied jewelry collection. One of the most comprehensive in the world, it spans 6,000 years and features adornments that represent a wide array of materials, techniques and functions. More than 20,000 objects range from Neolithic Chinese jade to ancient Egyptian beadwork to gems and jewels from 21st-century designers, as well as the most comprehensive collection of 20th-century studio jewelry ever assembled. The MFA’s Rita J. and Stanley H. Kaplan Family Foundation Gallery is one of only a few permanent space galleries in the United States solely dedicated to jewelry.

Oscar Heyman Bros. is known as “the jeweler’s jeweler” because of the meticulously crafted pieces the firm has created for some of America’s most elite jewelry houses since 1912. Many pieces bearing the names of Cartier, Tiffany & Co., Harry Winston, Van Cleef & Arpels, Shreve, Crump, & Low, and Black, Starr & Frost originated from the Oscar Heyman workshop. The book, launched in April, chronicles the company’s role in the story of American high jewelry, and features new photography of both vintage and contemporary pieces, as well as design drawings from the firm’s archives that are works of art in and of themselves.

The platinum, diamond, and emerald brooch featured on the cover of the book was originally owned and frequently worn by heiress and art collector Marjorie Merriweather Post. The brooch, which fuses design elements of both the Art Deco and the Edwardian eras, is one of 50 pieces of Post’s jewelry on display at the Hillwood Museum in Washington, DC. The brooch is part of the museum’s Spectacular Gems & Jewelry exhibit, running now through January 7, 2018.

Nora Abrahamer poses with one of the showcases in the MFA Boston exhibit. Her father, Rafael, was a jeweler in Oscar Heyman’s New York workshop for almost 50 years, joining in 1945 and retiring in 1995 at age 80, says Tom Heyman. Below, the book from the Hillwood Museum exhibit with the same brooch as on the cover of the MFA book, and a portrait of Marjorie Merriwether Post, heiress, philanthropist, and jewelry collector.


Rahaminov Reaches 25,000 Followers On Instagram, Celebrates With Jewelry Giveaway

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