The Understanding Jewellery Platform

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The definitive digital jewellery companion of all jewellery professionals and enthusiasts.
Sign up to the Basic plan to access two free chapters of Understanding Jewellery.

About the platform

A subscription to Understanding Jewellery provides access to an ever-expanding resource of jewellery knowledge, which is unique in the online environment, supported by over 1,000 images of jewels and gemstones dating from 1750 to the present day.

Over the course of 10 comprehensive chapters the evolution and development of jewellery is explored through its various forms, set within the context of social and economic trends and the fashions of the era.

Eighteen gemstones and precious materials are covered in an informative reference section, from diamonds, rubies and sapphires, to spinels, garnets, amber, coral and opal – to name just a few.

The digital Understanding Jewellery is a dynamic, constantly updated, portable version of the renowned reference work.

We invite you to subscribe to this unique 21st century tool, whether you are a novice or established collector, a new or long-tenured enthusiast or a student in gemmology.

What's included

10 Chapters

From 1750 through to the year 2000. Each chapter features an overview of the period highlighting key trends and notable developments. Text is accompanied by multiple images as well as paintings and photographs

Introduction to 18 Gemstones and Precious Materials

A practical survey of the world’s most coveted gemstones and precious materials covering basic methods of identification, composition and source

Over 1,000 Beautiful Images

With full captions and selected to bring the informative text to life

Jewellery Finder

Search the Understanding Jewellery database using a combination of jewellery type, gemstone, metal, era and keywords

Future Content Updates

Understanding Jewellery will be updated on a regular basis with new pieces of jewellery and accompanying information

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Basic

An introduction to Understanding Jewellery

Sign up to access the comprehensive Introduction to the 1900-1920 Chapter and the introduction to Diamonds

Features

Individual user

Access to two Chapters from Understanding Jewellery

Browse the regularly updated News & Events and Explore & Collect articles

Attend Understanding Jewellery's exclusive Tours and Courses

Paid

Best for individuals

Access to all Understanding Jewellery content featuring 10 chapters from 1750 – 2000, introduction to gemstones and precious materials, plus on-going new content uploads.

Features

Individual user

10 chapters

Introduction to 18 gemstones and precious materials

Over 1,000 beautiful images

On-going new content uploads

Access to exclusive News & Events articles

Access to unique pieces selected by David and Daniela available in the global marketplace

CHF70 per year

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Plus

The choice of two plans for organisations, institutions and professional bodies

Includes discounted tours and courses plus a 30 minute video consultancy interview with David and Daniela

Features

Two subscription plans: 2-5 users (CHF55 per user) or 6-10 users (CHF50 per user)

10 chapters

Introduction to 18 gemstones and precious materials

Over 1,000 beautiful images

On-going new content uploads

Access to exclusive News & Events articles

Access to unique pieces selected by David and Daniela available in the global marketplace

Discounted Tours & Courses

Live video consultation

From CHF50 per user per year

Student Subscription

For gemmology students we offer a reduced price subscription to Understanding Jewellery.
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Gift Subscription

Buy a subscription to Understanding Jewellery for friends and family.
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