If we are willing to travel the globe, the world’s greatest diamonds are at our disposal, on view in museums around the world and available for our viewing pleasure. These diamonds, including the Hope, the Cullinan, the Centenary, the Tiffany Yellow, the Regent, the Orlov, and the Koh-i Noor, are beautiful to behold, and capture our imagination with tales that are full of mystery and intrigue worthy of a bestseller. Every royal family in the western hemisphere has laid their claim to these jewels and whether they have brought them fortune or misfortune, one thing we know for sure: these precious stones are priceless.
Led by Bella Neyman, Co-Founder of New York City Jewelry Week, this one-day course will reveal the fascinating history behind the world’s most expensive diamonds. The day will consist of a morning lecture followed by an afternoon visit to a jewelry house to see these precious stones in all their glory.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
• The different types of diamonds and the defining characteristics that make them so rare and expensive
• The history of jewelry design with a focus on the world’s most expensive diamonds and the revealing tales of mystery and intrigue that surrounds them
• Insight and knowledge of diamonds from a design perspective by a contemporary jewelry specialist