Exhibition Opening for Bijoux: The Origins and Impact of Jewelry Reception

A cocktail reception and private tour celebrating the exhibition Bijoux: The Origins and Impact of Jewelry at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut, drew nearly 100 guests, including gemologists, jewelry designers, sponsors and friends, on Thursday, July 28, 2011. The dazzling exhibition, which is on view through March 11,2012, features a magnificent array of different types of jewelry as well as samplings of minerals, precious stones and other materials that artists use to create human adornment. Bruce Museum Executive Director Peter C. Sutton and Curator of Science Gina C. Gould, who organized the show, welcomed the guests, and Dr, Gould gave a tour of the exhibition. The Bijoux exhibition is supported by Betteridge Jewelers, the Charles M. and Deborah G. Royce Exhibition Fund, Anne and Fred Elser, and Hank and Meryl Silverstein.

Curator of Science Gina Gould and collector Susan Hut

Nancy Duffy, Museum docent, and Hank Silverstein, volunteer and exhibition consultant

Deborah Armstrong, designer, and Pamela Smith

Dick and Jean Bergstresser with Lexy Tanner of Betteridge Jewelers, exhibition sponsor

Alice Melly

Peter Linderoth, Caren Winnall, and Jessica Brockington

Carol Dixon, collector; Patricia Smith; and Scott La Du of Betteridge Jewelers

Nancy Raquet

Darby and Alan Cartun

Michael Sherman and Debbie Jamgochian