Jewelry in the Space Age

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As we're approaching the 45th anniversary of Apollo 11 landing on the Moon we are not surprised to see Forbes' newest exhibition "Out of this World! Jewelry in the Space Age". The exhibition is set around jewelry that was inspired by and even worn during the Space Race. Above is perhaps the cornerstone of the exhibition, one of three solid gold Lunar Module replicas given the Apollo 11 astronauts by Cartier. The show opens March 16th at Forbes Gallery, 62 Fifth Avenue, at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 12th Street, NYC. 

From Forbes Gallery:
Depictions of bodies in outer space have appeared in jewelry since ancient times. The influence of the space race beginning in the late 1950s had a major impact on jewelry design and continues to do so today. This exhibition will trace space images in jewelry from the Georgian period through today and will include fine and costume jewelry from the 1960s through the present, jewelry being made by contemporary studio artists influenced by space, jewelry made from materials created by NASA for space exploration, jewelry with materials that came from space and jewelry flown in space by astronauts and more.

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