Hidden Gems explores the history, design and market for jewelry. Presented by jewelry historian Vanessa Cron, this two-day course is held in conjunction with the Christie’s Magnificent Jewels sales that take place in both December and April. With in-house lectures as well as behind-the-scenes tours of important luxury jewelry houses, workshops and studios, this course is essential for jewelry lovers and collectors. Vanessa will highlight a selection of pieces from the sale and unveil the history behind them. Participants will have a jewelry handling session to gain an appreciation of their design, and an exclusive opportunity to experience a specialist-led private viewing of the Christie’s Jewelry sale at Rockefeller Center.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
• The history of jewelry design and the fascinating stories behind famous jewelry pieces
• The important luxury jewelry houses in today’s marketplace and behind-the-scenes access
• Techniques for handling gems and an appreciation for jewelry design across a range of periods from a leading jewelry historian first-hand