Jewellery Talks at The Gallery

Programme – July 2024

Programme – July 2024

Queen Adelaide's fabulous jewels are still worn by Royals today; wife to King William IV and Queen Victoria's favourite aunt, we look forward to delving into her jewellery box in July.  Susan will also make a return trip to Venice for an abundance of style and colour...

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Programme – April, May & June 2024

Programme – April, May & June 2024

From the Swinging Sixties, to Sheffield as a jewellery hub and Victorian International Exhibitions, then and add a touch of sparkle with the glamorous ladies Princess Mathilde, Helena Rubinstein, Estée Lauder and Ganna Walska. These six talks cover a vast array of...

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Programme – February and March 2024

Programme – February and March 2024

From Russian Princesses, to romantic jewellery, a society wedding 2023 and a trip to Venice, the jewel of Italy, these talks will bring lots of sparkle, glamour and intrigue! Doors open 11am - the Talk starts 11.30am£42.00 per personTea and Coffee on...

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Programme – December 2023 & January 2024

Programme – December 2023 & January 2024

Before Tutti Frutti: unlocking the art of gem carving and the Artistic Revolution a look at the more colourful jewellery from this exciting Art Deco period. The the perfect antidote to the winter blues. Doors open 11am - the Talk starts 11.30am £42.00 per person Tea...

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Programme – Autumn 2023

Programme – Autumn 2023

Ceremony, Sentiment & The Future, Maison Fouquet, Sumptuous Jewels, Fabulous Faux...Yes or No? and Before Tutti Frutti - An intriguing and varied series of lectures to delve into as the night draw in. Doors open 11am - the Talk starts 11.30am£42.00 per personTea...

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Programme – June and July 2023

Programme – June and July 2023

Romance & Jewels, Fame, Fortune & Poverty and Jewellery Trends all feature in The Gallery Jewellery Talks in June and July. Doors open 11am - the Talk starts 11.30am£42.00 per personTea and Coffee on arrivalComplimentary Glass of Fizz and sandwich lunch after...

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Meet The Designer: James Powell of House of Powell, York

Meet The Designer: James Powell of House of Powell, York

"MEET THE DESIGNER" SUSAN RUMFITT IN CONVERSATION WITH JAMES POWELL OF HOUSE OF POWELL FINE JEWELLERYSeptember Thursday 28th, Friday 29th or Saturday 30th Doors open 11am - the Talk starts 11.30am£42.00 per personTea and Coffee on arrivalComplimentary Glass of Fizz...

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Programme – April and May 2023

Programme – April and May 2023

The bygone age of Elegance & Beauty and the Emerging Talent of female jewellery designers feature in April and we focus on magical and controversial Coronation Jewellery in the run up to Kings Charles III's Coronation. Doors open 11am - the Talk starts 11.30am...

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Programme – February and March 2023

Programme – February and March 2023

From René Lalique in Paris to the mines of South Africa, on to gemstones from Mine to Mount and Empress Sisi of Austria, make February and March truly global Jewellery Talks Doors open 11am - the Talk starts 11.30am £38.00 per person Tea and Coffee on arrival...

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Programme – December 2022 and January 2023

Programme – December 2022 and January 2023

Jewels for Christmas and Hollywood plus Queen Mary's Collection to delight you in December and January Jewellery Talks Doors open 11am - the Talk starts 11.30am £38.00 per person Tea and Coffee on arrival Complimentary Glass of Fizz after the talk    DECEMBER...

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Lectures are individually priced at £38and include tea or coffee on arrival
and a complimentary glass of fizz after the Talk.

The Gallery doors will open between 11am and 11.15am and the Talk will commence at 11.30am

* 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. Amendments to bookings once confirmed will incur an admin fee of £5.

Join Susan Rumfitt at The Gallery

The Gallery is always an exciting hub of activity which we love to share with our clients. This can be through our Jewellery Talks at The Gallery Programme, which embraces the History of Jewellery and Gemstones or one of our Special Events where we invite guests from various fields to join us and talk about their experiences and share their knowledge. The Gallery is also a place in which we can hold private celebrations, corporate events including charity fundraising.

Gallery Events are a fun and relaxing way to share Susan’s knowledge on the history of jewellery and The Gallery is always full of beautiful jewels for sale.

Here are some comments from our happy and satisfied clients:

“I love the lectures they’ve opened a whole new world”

“It was a lovely evening and Susan is clearly an accomplished presenter, one that knows her subject inside and out.”

“I would just like to say a big thank you for your talk to our ladies lunch yesterday. I thought you were superb, and, I have had lots of feed back from our members saying the same.”

“I know everyone really enjoyed the event …. thank you so much it was an occasion to remember!”

“Thank you for coming to the Arts Society Leatherhead to give such a very interesting talk on jewellery.  As you could tell by the applause, it was very well received by the members who were at the meeting.”

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Special Events

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Previous events have included a In Conversation with Steven Moore, a Fashion Show with L K Bennett and Wine Tasting with Ake & Humphris.

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Planning Your Bespoke Event

Half Day

A lecture on either the history of jewellery or on gemstones chosen by you or your organiser. After the lecture there will be a handling session of jewellery relating to the subject. The morning will end with a complimentary glass of champagne.

Coffee and tea will be served throughout the morning.

Full Day

Two lectures on the history of jewellery from the period chosen. There will also be a jewellery handling session with an opportunity to use gemmological equipment to understand how jewellery specialists identify gemstones.  The day ends with a complimentary glass of champagne.

Tea and coffee are available throughout the day and lunch can be organised with our catering partners.

Anyone attending the course is invited to bring their jewellery along to find out information about the history or even value of the items.

Popular subjects include:

  • Designing for Wearing – Jewellery in the C20th
  • New Age Creations – Inspired Jewellery Design of the 1960’s to 2000
  • Cocktails and the Fashion Conscious – 1940’s & 50’s Jewellery
  • The Garland Style – Jewellery in the Edwardian Period
  • Romance with Nature – the love and sentiment potrayed in Victorian Jewellery
  • A Cut Above the Rest – Diamonds
  • The Romance of Pearls