Jewellery Matters was written and edited by Art Historian and jewellery collector Marjan Unger and Junior Curator of Jewellery at the Rijksmuseum Suzanne van Leeuwen. The book design is by Irma Boom. Jewellery Matters delivers a set of standards on ‘why jewellery matters’ and was written in collaboration with the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. In 2010, Marjan and Gerard Unger donated a selection of 500 Dutch twentieth-century jewellery pieces from their personal collection to the Rijksmuseum.
Marjan Unger has put together a special presentation of jewellery pieces that were incorporated in the book, called Verwondering (Wonder). The presentation shows het lifelong fascination for jewellery. The jewellery will be presented in the context of publications by herself and by the Rijksmuseum.
During SIERAAD, Verwondering can be seen at the Ra Books stand!

Earlier this year Noon Passama exhibited a set of jewellery at Ra Gallery that was influenced by the idea of a numeral system. This set has become the starting point of collaboration on a book with graphic designer and art director Amanda Haas, writer Gabriela Acha, and photographer Christian Hagemann. Noon Passama 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 is the beautiful result.