History of Jewelry

If I had the time, I would attend every edition of this seminar! It is impossible to understand the beauty and importance of this seminar other than by attending it; it’s a journey through history, stretching a century and a half, from mid-nineteenth century to modern days, one hundred and fifty years that have formed the rules and esthetics of modern jewelry and goldsmithing.

Knowing the history of jewelry is to understand today’s habits, to be able to interpret its dynamics and to predict future trends – these are analyses you cannot find on the web or in history books, because they belong to a wider scoop of reasoning that refers to both sociological observations and the general standards of taste which change from season to season.

This course is further enhanced by our instructor’s amazing selection of carefully chosen images.

Program

Analysis of forms and styles with ties to economic, political and social context in the period from the mid-1800s to mid-1900s.The evolution of fabrication techniques and equipment used, the advent of designers, the evolution of handicraft and the industry through the study of leading interpreters of their time to the technological revolution of our time. The role played by the Universal Exhibitions in dictating trends. The famous brands of the past and in modern days interpreted according to a study of the evolution of taste in the past century.

Booking

Deposit of € 200 not refundable in case of cancellation

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