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



2x 1.5 Hours sessions Via ZOOM  
Details below
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
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.

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.

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..

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.
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.
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.
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.

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.

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

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Explore | Fabulous Jewels from Esteemed 20th Century Design Houses

History of Jewellery
Famous Jewellery Designers
In your 3 hour interactive online session with a Jewellery Historian, choose 2 or 3  Jewellery Design Houses and discover more about the classic Jewels they created, such as;
Bulgari, Boucheron, Cartier, Chanel, Dior, Faberge, Lalique, Piaget, Tiffany, Van Cleef & Arpels and many others.
Famous Jewellery Design Houses
For 1 or 2 persons

Bulgari, Boucheron, Cartier, Chanel, Dior, Faberge, Lalique, Piaget, Tiffany and more.
Choose 2 or 3 favourite Jewellery Design Houses and we will create a bespoke 3 hour course about the story of their designs just for you.

Make an Enquiry >
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How to Date Vintage Jewellery
ONLINE | 3 Hours in 2x 1.5 Hour sessions

Jewellery Historian & Goldsmith, William introduces you to techniques for determining the date of Jewellery.
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Tutor Options

Course Type and/or Location (When available)
Tutors & Course Fee
Tutor Experience
Visiting Tutor option
If Covid-19 restrictions permit.
Ask for a quote.
William H
Historian & Goldsmith
Course Fee: 3 Hours £195
Vat n/a
Online courses are one-to-one interactive tuition delivered by the tutor via Zoom conferencing.
You will see and hear the tutor, be able to discuss course content live and view presentations/images etc as applicable.
You join free at Zoom.us and the tutor emails you a link to join your one-to-one course session just before the agreed start time.
  • You simply copy the meeting code provided in the link
  • Open Zoom on your PC or Laptop
  • Click join meeting and paste your meeting code into the box provided.

Additional Information

About the course date

The course date is set by you, so that you can undertake a tuition session at your convenience.


All dates / times of course sessions are subject to tutor availability.

Course start times are arranged to suit on GMT London Time.

About the Course Fee

A large portion of the course fee quoted is paid to the tutor, because, it’s their expertise that you pay for.

Where there is a selection of tutors,  course, fee's may vary due to individual tutor requirements for teaching.


In addition a there is a small fee for arranging your course which is included in the total course fee.


Course fee payment is required in advanced by BACS Bank Transfer invoice or IBAN for international students.

International IBAN payments will incur a £20 banking payment transaction fee, this will be added to your invoice.

Vat/Tax is not applicable

About Tuition


None required for this course.

Course Preparation


Your tutor will contact you prior to to the course and advise any additional course content information as necessary.


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  • At this stage this is just an enquiry with no obligation to book. 

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Booking Information

Payment Terms

Payment is required in advance and payments are handled safely and securely by BACS Bank Transfer invoicing (IBAN for International students - where a banking transaction fee of £20 may apply)


Some courses are available to pay in instalments, whereby a non-refundable deposit is required to book your course date. Please ask for details if this is of interest to you.


Booking Terms

  • Once you have booked a cancellation fee of £75  will be deducted from your refund if you cancel your course up to and including 14 days prior to the start of the course once your payment has been received.


  • Cancellations received within 14 days of the course date are not eligible for a refund, however you may rearrange your course for one other date if you wish. 


  • Should we need to cancel your course due to unforeseen circumstances we will refund your course fee in full.

  • Practical Courses  | Covid-19 If a course has to be postponed in order to comply with Public Health England guidelines, we will in the first instance rearrange the course on a mutually convenient date, however if we are not able to do this within 3 months of your original course date due to ongoing Lockdown restrictions we can refund your course fee payment in full.


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