- Costume jewellery 1800 to nowCourse start date: Sun 2 Apr 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Judith Crowe, Derek JhinnooCostume jewellery tends to be viewed as the poor cousin of fine jewellery but the reality is far from that. This is a one day course that looks at the history of costume jewellery from 1600 and how the advances in materials and technology made it so popular. Tutor: Judith Crowe.
- Jewellery: a buyer's guide to pearlsCourse start date: Sat 6 May 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Judith Crowe, Derek JhinnooJoin this fascinating one-day course for a valuable insight into pearls, their cultivation and trade, and use in jewellery. Learn how to recognise the many types on the market, judge the good from the bad, spot the imitations and buy your pearl jewellery with confidence.
- Jewellery: understanding rubies, sapphires and emeraldsCourse start date: Sun 11 Jun 2023
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Judith Crowe, Derek JhinnooJoin this fascinating one day course for a valuable insight into the trade of rubies, sapphires and emeralds, different types of these precious stones on the market, and how to assess them. Learn about how the beautiful stones are mined, cut, graded and priced, as well as exploring common simulants. No previous experience necessary.
- Appraising jewellery and gemstonesCourse start date: Sat 21 Jan 2023 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Judith Crowe, Derek JhinnooWish you knew more about the jewellery you were buying, or could value the heirlooms in your drawer? Join this fascinating two-day course to learn how to appraise gem set jewellery and stones. Explore precious metals, hallmarking, common gemstones found in jewellery and how to identify antique pieces, and bring your own jewellery for assessment by the tutor.
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