3 Hours

Bespoke Experience Course Series 

The History of Jewellery

Discover fascinating stories about some of the most celebrated, famous or illustrious time periods in the Jewellery World.
  • Discover the story of the craftsmanship, popularity and influences of your design favourites in history from an experienced Jewellery Historian and practising Goldsmith.
  • ​Learn from an experienced Jewellery Historian and practising Goldsmith.
  • Experience  3 hours of private tuition | Choose 1 or 2 time periods of your choice to explore or ask us to create a bespoke course to suit your interest.

Art Deco 1915-1935

 Victorian 1890-1915

Georgian 1714-1830

Medieval 1200-1500

 

1960+ Modernist

1880-1910 Art Nouveau

1890-1915 Edwardian

1500-1830 Renaissance

Ancient & Archaeological

Image : Still life - Evert Collier 1705; Courtesy Creative Commons

Explore | Favourite Historical Periods

History of Jewellery - Explore an Era
  • Choose any 2 Jewellery historical periods of interest to explore during your 3 hour session.
  • Private tuition for 1 or 2 persons
  • Open date Gift Vouchers available

OPTION

LEARN ONLINE

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 INTERACTIVE ONE-TO-ONE TUITION
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History of Modernist Jewellery
1960+ |
New exciting Avant-Garde Designs; an ear of non-precious metals, materials and the introduction of exciting new technologies in design.

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History of Art Deco Jewellery
1915-1935 |
How the Arts, Architecture & Geometry influence designs from Jewellery Houses such as Tiffany and Chanel where Platinum and Brilliant Diamonds feature heavily in design.

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History of Art Nouveau Jewellery
1880-1910 |
The Arts & crafts era of free flowing jewellery influenced by the natural world and the designs of Renee Lalique. Use of Pearls, Enamelling and alternative materials..

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History of Edwardian Jewellery
1890-1915 |
Discover Belle Époque the “Beautiful Era” that introduced Engagement rings, Platinum. Where glamorous fashion dictated ribbons and wreaths in designs for the Nouveau Riche.
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History of Victorian Jewellery
1835-1900 |
How Queens Victoria’s life influences fine jewellery designs. Gold, Hair, Enamel, Motifs, Pearls, Black/Mourning Jewels are popular and Diamond Solitaire rings are introduced.
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History of Georgian Jewellery
1714-1830 |
Gemstones sparkle in candlelight that pre-dates assay & makers marks. Handmade ostentatious Baroque & Rococo designs in yellow gold are popular along with Memorial/ Hair Jewellery.
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The Story of Renaissance Jewellery
1500-1830 |
An era where religion and politics influence magnificent, luxurious designs featuring Enamels & Pearls. The rise of the Pendant, where Gemstones adorn the jewellery of the wealthy.

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History of Medieval Jewellery
1200-1500 |
The Royal, Nobel and Religious are prominent in design this era where status is defined with Jewellery. Hair, clothing and accessories such as belts and buckles are adorned with gold.

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History of Ancient Jewellery
Dark Ages / Prehistoric |
Reveals the myth and mystery of Jewellery from ancient and prehistoric dark ages where beads, shells, stones, silver, glass & gold are found in Hoards, Tombs and Burials.

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Note: The Jewellery images shown are used to describe the era of history only and this jewellery is not specifically part of any course content.

Other images  Courtesy of  Wikipedia Commons Public Domain CC1.0 or purchased licenses

Explore | Fabulous Jewels from Esteemed 20th Century Design Houses

History of Jewellery – Infamous Jewellery Designers
About | Jewellery Design Houses
For 1 or 2 persons

Bulgari, Boucheron, Cartier, Chanel, Dior, Faberge, Lalique, Piaget, Tiffany and Van Cleef & Arpels and others.

Choose 2 or 3 favourite Jewellery Design Houses and ask us to create a bespoke 3 hour course about the story of their designs just for you.
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Related Courses | ONLINE

How to Date Vintage Jewellery
ONLINE | 3 Hours in 2x 1.5 Hour sessions

One-to-one fully interactive private tuition from a Jewellery Historian & Goldsmith, introduces you to techniques for determining the date of Jewellery.
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Please email  Dawn Meaden-Johnson for information.

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