In London with Understanding Jewellery | The Crowned and Uncrowned Jewels

Thursday 2nd & Friday 3rd March 2023


As we look forward to the Coronation of King Charles III on 6 May 2023, David and Daniela present a comprehensive two day lecture course in London accompanied by visits and handling sessions.

Our lectures will include:

– An introduction to the Crown Jewels
We will explore the history of this unique group of jewels known and seen throughout the world through the nation’s pageantry and ceremonial events
– The symbolism of the gemstones of the Crown Jewels
We deconstruct the Crown Jewels to discover the significance of their diamonds and gemstones
– Queen Elizabeth II’s personal jewellery collection
We discover the special jewels worn on special state occasions and at private family gatherings
– Chosen by a King: the splendid jewels of the Duchess of Windsor 
We reveal the unique collaboration between the Duke of Windsor and Paris’ finest Maisons leading to the creation of a collection of highly imaginative, ground breaking jewels

Our classes will take place at the Athenaeum Club, Pall Mall, London.

The Athenaeum is one of London’s most prestigious and respected clubs. Founded in 1824, the Athenaeum is a meeting place for artists, writers and scientists; uniquely at the time of its founding members were elected according to their own individual achievements. The club looks out over Waterloo Place, and its Grecian exterior features a statue of Athena and a frieze based on designs seen at the Parthenon. The interiors follow classical taste characterised by unity, simplicity and proportion in the style of the Grecian manner.


Cost: Book before 31st December 2022 – £975 per person | Book from 1st January 2023 – £1,250 per person

Refreshments, lunches and transport for the duration of the course are included in the total cost

The tour will accommodate 12 guests

Please note that the itinerary as set out here might be subject to change

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