Upcoming Events and Presentations


June 2022 – Catherine Jensen

Amulets, Talismans, and Charms

Inspired by an amulet in the Bowers collection, I was reminded of the magic and mystery in the traditions of amulets. The history of amulets could be seen as a timeline of human efforts to manage challenges- right up to today. I will share some of the amazing stories underlined the use of amulets and talismans over the centuries.

Bio: Catherine was born in Wisconsin, but was raised in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. She has completed graduate work in a Bachelor of Arts in Education as well as the GIA’s graduate gemology program. Her passion for history is fed with travel. Catherine is passionate about putting historical connections together as though completing a jigsaw puzzle of historical culture. For the last 30 years, she has been a partner in Michael Jensen Designs and Art Jewelry company.