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 person
Tea and Coffee on arrival
Complimentary Glass of Fizz and sandwich lunch after the talk

Multi-coloured Sapphire Gold Bracelet 2 | Susan Rumfitt


Thursday 15th, Friday 16th or Saturday 17th

Romance & Jewels – The Jewellery Collections of
Her Highness Begum Sultan Muhammad Shah Aga Khan and Nina Dyer

This talk will delve into the fabulous jewellery collection of two exceptional collections. Her Highness The Begum Aga Khan III had a fascinating life. She was the fourth wife of the Aga Khan and their story is full of romance. From historical pieces to romantic gifts and of course essential jewels for official events, her jewellery collection was sumptuous. We will also consider the collection of Nina Dyer, who married Prince Sadruddin, the second son of Sultan Muhammad Sah Aga Kahn III. She was a divorcee, having been married to Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza. She was only 27 and a former model at the time of the marriage. Her life is mysterious, but her jewels are magnificent.

Multi-coloured Sapphire Gold Bracelet | Susan Rumfitt


Thursday 6th or Friday 21st 

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.

Multi-coloured Sapphire Gold Bracelet | Susan Rumfitt


Friday 7th, Thursday 20th or Saturday 22nd

Investigating Jewellery Trends

The Glorious World of Georgian Paste

In the first of a new series of talks that cover the current trends in the jewellery market, we will delve into the world of Georgian Paste. There has been quite a frenzy regarding Georgian Paste recently with auction pieces reaching fabulous prices. Paste was a very fashionable alternative to diamonds and precious gemstones. We will look at some beautiful examples of jewellery made and unravel why there is such an interest in today’s market.

Lectures are individually priced at £42and include tea or coffee on arrival
and a complimentary glass of fizz and sandwich lunch
 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.