Jewellery historian Vanessa Cron presents this course on the essentials of identifying fine jewellery.
During the course participants will uncover jewellery’s hidden language; delve into some of the most exquisite collections; meet the women who influenced and inspired the history of jewellery design and the designers who crafted masterpieces.
Participants will also learn how to identify classic jewels through handling sessions with selected pieces. With visits to exclusive jewellery houses and pieces selected from Christie’s Jewellery Department, this essential guide to identifying fine jewellery will offer the next step on a journey into this intriguing and glamorous world.
What you will learn
- The different designs and ways to identify the significant markings, hallmarks and other distinguishing features across a range of pieces
- The background and stories associated with significant historic and famous jewels
- The language of precious stones and their use