Understanding Antique Jewellery

This one day introductory course will give you a fascinating insight into jewellery types and styles, from the late 18th Century through to the mid-20th Century.

  • Birmingham Assay Office
  • 10:00AM
  • £215 + VAT per delegate. Maximum of 8 delegates.

One Day Course

COURSE OBJECTIVE

This one day introductory course will give you a fascinating insight into jewellery types and styles, from the late 18th Century through to the mid-20th Century. The hands on course focuses on the more affordable everyday jewellery of each period, and provides key information for dating jewellery on stylistic grounds. This will involve discussing Diamond cuts, Gemstone types, hallmarks and jewellery construction. Current values both at auction and in the antique market will also be discussed. This course may be of interest to those working in auction houses, the antique trade, pawnbrokers and the antique enthusiast alike. No prior knowledge of antique jewellery is required, although some basic knowledge of jewellery and gemstones is preferred. The course provides 6 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activity.

COURSE CONTENT

Types of Jewellery

  • Cameos & Intaglios
  • Mourning Jewellery/Jet
  • Late 18th/19th Century Gold Jewellery
  • Late 19th and early 20th Century Jewellery

Gemstones

  • Diamond Cuts through the ages
  • Coloured Gemstones and Organic material, fashions, styles and periods

Metals and Hallmarks

  • History of Hallmarking
  • Metals and settings

Styles and Designs

  • Makers and style leaders

Pricing and Valuations

COURSE TUTOR – DAVID BYRNE FIRV FGA DGA

David is a member of the Institute of Registered Valuers. As an independent jewellery valuer he spreads his time between producing jewellery valuations for SafeGuard at Assay Office Birmingham, valuing antiques for auction houses, and has on occasion delivered courses for Birmingham City University at the School of Jewellery as a visiting lecturer.

David’s many roles throughout his lifelong career within the jewellery business from retail management to valuer and tutor means that he has a wide range of experience and expertise and believes in sharing his knowledge in a common sense approach in order that delegates not only get the most out of the day, but also enjoy the experience.

COURSE FEE

£215 + VAT per delegate. Maximum of 8 delegates.

To book a place contact sonia.sahota@thenpa.com or visit www.anchorcertacademy.com to book directly.