In this two-day masterclass, jewellery historian Vanessa Cron guides participants to explore the glamour and exquisite craftsmanship of Haute Joaillerie from the Belle Époque to the present day. Iconic fashion photography and rare archival images reveal the context of the creation and stylistic evolution of fine jewellery in the twentieth century, bringing the art of jewellery design to life. Lectures are complemented by a handling session, a visit to a jewellery house and a guided tour of the renowned Hong Kong Jewellery and Gem Fair.
What you will learn
- The history of jewellery design from the periods spanning the Belle Époque to present day
- The importance and mythology behind different gems, materials and motifs used in European jewellery
- The global market for fine jewellery, the key players, and trends with contemporary jewellers