The Georgian and Regency periods produced elaborate parures of gems as well as simple keepsakes that had meaning and character. Like many jewels, they were worn by royalty and aristocracy of the day and nowadays are often found in museums or private collections.
This talk delves into the world of Georgian and Regency jewels. From magnificent necklaces to gorgeous brooches and elaborate parure. The extravagance can at times be overwhelming and yet simplicity and the use of paste often shines through. We will hear about three items of jewelry once worn by the author Jane Austen as well as current day wearers of these 18th and 19th century adornments.
Join Adrian Dickens for this fully illustrated 45 minutes presentation of the history of Georgian and Regency jewels.
ADRIAN DICKENS is a jeweller with 40 years experience in modern, estate and antique jewellery. British-born, he trained in England before moving to Australia in 1988, where he managed iconic Australian jewellery retailers such as Paul Bram, Jan Logan, and Bunda Fine Jewels
In 2012 Adrian founded his own business, Circa AD Jewels, where he personally collaborates with clients and to exceed their expectations. His guiding principles are trust, value, and discretion. As an independent jeweller, Adrian offers his clients, an extremely personal experience in all aspects of jewellery – from sourcing old or new diamonds, coloured stones and pearls to reinventing old jewels and heirlooms into more modern designs.
Adrian travels throughout Australia and internationally, sharing his passion and extensive knowledge about the world’s finest jewels to audiences. The stories he relates about renowned women and men and their jewels are fascinating and reveal his penchant for jewellery. In May 2018, Adrian was delighted to be invited to present his Queen’s Diamond talk as part of CARTIER: The Exhibition, at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra.
This lecture is presented on-site at The Johnston Collection. Please see your ticket for details.
This lecture is supported by The Friends of TJC.
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