This talk discusses bejewelled objects and jewels and many of their owners from the 19th and 20th centuries. Lavishly decorated and stylishly designed often epitomizing the period in which they were created, some are jewels and objects that emphasize opulence, while others were commissioned for clients and have become synonymous with their collections.
From Carl Faberge to Jean Schlumberger, with other famous jewellers in between, their owners have amassed truly unique collections that are now sort the world over.
Using various enamel and metal-smithing techniques, different and rare coloured stones, this talk also touches on the use of colour and decoration used to create these magnificent and often amusing pieces. Adrian Dickens presentation will feature some of the lavishly decorated bejeweled treasures in the world.
ADRIAN DICKENS trained in the United Kingdom for six years and has been a fixture on the Melbourne and Sydney fine jewellery scene for over 30 years. Adrian’s knowledge of historical and recent jewellery trends are insightful. He regularly gives talks and presentations nationally and internationally. He has managed some of Australia’s fine jewellery houses and now runs CircaAD Jewels. This is the tenth talk in the Adrian Dickens series, the most recent being The Jewels of Three Queens & Three Princesses in 2018
William Tolliday (1915 - ?) for Garrard & Co. (est. 1735, London - ), a “Fairy tale” castle, England, late 1960s, specimens (jewels, gold, minerals). Image supplied