This page includes brief descriptions of the Jewellery Discovery Days, Gemstone Discovery Days and NEW for 2020 Jewellery Journeys, held at The Gallery.
Ticket and timing information is at the bottom of the page.

Update: Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, these Jewellery Discovery Lectures have been postponed until further notice. Vouchers for Lectures can be purchased which will be valid for 12 months from when the Government advises gatherings of 20 or more are allowed. Please email for further information.

APRIL to JUNE 2020

JEWELLERY DISCOVERY LECTURES

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APRIL

Thursday 2nd or Friday 24th 

A Passion for Jewels –
The Creators of The Tudor and Jacobean Royal Jewels

This presentation will delve into the magnificent world of the Jewellery made by the important court jewellers during the reign of Henry VIII through to James I. From Holbein in the court of Henry VIII to George Heriot, Scotland’s most famous jeweller, we will discover the fabulous skills of these and other significant designers and learn about their own interesting lives.

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Friday 3rd, Thursday 16th or Saturday 18th SOLD OUT! Waiting List only

The Magical Jewellery World of The Maharanis

The world of Indian jewellery is magical!

This presentation will delve into the magnificent world of the Jewellery made by the important court jewellers during the reign of Henry VIII through to James I. From Holbein in the court of Henry VIII to George Heriot, Scotland’s most famous jeweller, we will discover the fabulous skills of these and other significant designers and learn about their own interesting lives.

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MAY

Friday 1st or Thursday 14th 

Fame, Fortune and Poverty; The Travels and Jewels of Edwin Streeter

Edwin Streeter is among a number of jewellers who tend to get overlooked in jewellery history, yet he was a leading jeweller during the Victorian period. This presentation will look at his travels across the world and his importance in the development of the Burma Ruby Mines and raising awareness of pearls in Western Australia. He also travelled to Montana for Sapphires and Egypt for Emeralds and produced jewellery of exceptional quality. He was also instrumental in the eventual legislation regarding jewellery hallmarking and gold. Considering all this fame and fortune he spent the end of his life in genteel poverty, we will find out why.

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Saturday 2nd, Thursday 7th or Friday 15th

The House of Gübelin; Gemmology and Jewellery Combined

Eduard Josef Gübelin was an exceptionally influential gemmologist of the C20th, laying the foundations for gemstone identification through inclusions and a microscope. This presentation will discover his lasting contribution to gemmology and how through the collaboration with the jeweller Edmund Frisch, (who trained with Paul Flato, often referred to as ‘Jeweller to The Stars’ from the 1930’s),  the firm has found a niche market, becoming not only a most prestigious supplier of gemstone certification, but also creating exceptional jewellery.

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JUNE

Thursday 11th, Saturday 20th or Friday 26th 

The Glorious Emerald Isle – Jewels of Ireland

This lecture will provide a fabulous insight into the exceptional jewellery that has been found, made and collected in Ireland over the centuries. From the Broighter Hoard, to the Jewels of the Marchioness of Londonderry and amongst others the Guinness family, we will be exposed to not only the grandeur of the jewellery but also the symbolism and importance of ancient examples that were to influence future jewellery designers.

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Friday 12th or Thursday 25th 

Creative Rivalry in New York; The Jewels of Schlumberger and Schepps

Seaman Schepps was born in 1881 in New York and as one of the most fashionable jewellers of the mid C20th became known as ‘America’s Court Jeweler’. Jean Schlumberger was born in France and started out as a popular costume jeweller in Parisian Society. He then became one of Tiffany & Co’s high profile designers in New York City at a similar time to Schepps. This presentation compares and contrasts these talented designers and will provide you with sumptuous amounts of colourful and vibrant jewellery to compliment the summer sun.

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Lectures are individually priced at £38and include coffee on arrival
and a light sandwich lunch with a complimentary glass of fizz.

We can accommodate specific dietary requirements with at least 72 hours’ notice.

On lecture days the doors to The Gallery open at 10.30am.

Coffee will be served from 10.45 Please note the lecture will start at 11.15
and we request you are in The Gallery by 11.10 to ensure a prompt start.

LATE COMERS – FOR THE PLEASURE AND COMFORT OF ALL COURSE ATTENDEES:
Once the lecture has commenced a sign will be placed on the Gallery entrance door and
we will be unable to allow admission until 12.15 when lunch is served.

* Terms & Conditions: Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Refunds can only be made when we can fill a place from a waiting list. Unfortunately, we are not in control of the weather and unless we cancel a lecture due to inclement weather, we are unable to make a refund.
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