Days of knowledge 8th & 9th June

Just around the corner is London Jewellery Week: a whole week of jewellery events in the capital. Culture vultures should head for the  two days of illustrated talks at Goldsmiths' Hall with Joanna Hardy, jewellery expert and Carol Woolton, jewellery editor at Vogue.

A diamond necklace circa 1820

Just around the corner is London Jewellery Week: a whole week of jewellery events in the capital. Culture vultures should head for the  two days of illustrated talks at Goldsmiths' Hall with Joanna Hardy, jewellery expert and Carol Woolton, jewellery editor at Vogue. Days of Knowledge at Goldsmiths' Hall is all about in-depth understanding of a chosen topic and the place to find out more about your favourite jewels. Go for the whole day or chose the one that most grabs your fancy. I am very interested to meet a Francesca Cartier Brickell talking about her ancestors jewellery adventures and in particular Jacques Cartier's  "Voyages of Discovery." This year Joanna Hardy, jewellery expert, will host a day of talks entitled: "Jewellery Rich in Heritage" on Wednesday June 8. The four illustrated talks will cover some of the most celebrated jewellery houses of the past century, their history and their impact. 10.30 - Judy Rudoe - Jewellery in the Age of Queen Victoria: a mirror to the world £20 includes breakfast 13.00 - Vivienne Becker - The jewellery of René Lalique £30 includes lunch with wine 16.00 - Francesca Cartier Brickell - Jacques Cartier: Voyages of Discovery £20 includes tea 18.15 - Joanna Hardy - The Age of Decadence and Discovery £30 champagne reception The second day is "Jewellery for Fashion" hosted by Carol Woolton on Thursday June 9 focussing on contemporary high-profile jewellers whose work can be seen on the red carpet, catwalk and the most glamorous openings around the world. 10.30 - Carol Woolton - Fashion for Jewels £20 includes breakfast 13.00 - Theo Fennell - Jewel Purpose - Jewellery beyond Fashion £30 includes lunch with wine 16.00 - Louisa Guiness - Jewellery made by contemporary artists £20 includes tea 18.15 - Stephen Webster - Black Diamonds, Green Gold and Zultanite: Jewellery in the 21st century. £30 champagne reception For more information contact: Tel: The Promotion Department 020 7 606 7010 ext: 2044 [email protected]

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