Online Course, English, 2018
Explore the glamour and exquisite craftsmanship of Haute Joaillerie from the Belle Époque to the present day. Vanessa Cron brings high jewellery to life, revealing the context of its creation throughout the twentieth century in this introduction to jewellery design. Encounter the patrons, jewellers and fashions that made Europe the epicentre of influential new styles of jewellery, and see the global reach of high jewellery in the twenty-first century.
By the end of this course:
•You will be able to identify jewellery from the Belle Époque to today by period
•You will know the major fashions and jewellery houses, and understand how each influenced the other to create extraordinary jewels
•You will have been introduced to fashionable royalty, celebrities, magnates and artists whose patronage inspired jewellery designers
•You will have a broad understanding of the importance and mythology behind different gems, materials and motifs used in European jewellery
•You will have seen prominent contemporary jewellers at work, and have gained an insight into their personal inspirations and impact on today’s collectors
Registration is now open for this course, you can register today by clicking on Enroll Now against your preferred course dates below.
Watch an excerpt from Session 4: Retro Jewellery, about how French jewellery designers discovered new ways to create exceptional pieces in the aftermath of war.
May 15 - June 25, 2018 Now Closed
Online Orientation opens on May 8, 2018
July 10 - August 20, 2018 Enroll Now
Online Orientation opens on July 3, 2018
October 23 - December 3, 2018 Enroll Now
Online Orientation opens on October 16, 2018
Week 1 - Belle Époque (1890 - 1914)
Week 2 - Art Nouveau (1895 - 1910)
Week 3 - Art Deco (1915 - 1935)
Week 4 - Retro (1935 - 1955)
Week 5 - Modern (1960 - 1980)
Week 6 - Contemporary (1980 - Now)
The course will require approx. 2 hrs of study time per week. There will be a final assignment and optional further reading each week.
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The course is facilitated through an online learning environment that is compatible with modern browsers. It is the responsibility of students to have the proper hardware and software required to participate, along with access to Wifi. The basic technical requirements can be found in the FAQs.
The course is convened by Vanessa Cron, Jewellery historian and specialist.
Registration is open for all 2018 course dates.
Select your preferred course date and click on Enroll Now to register.
This course is offered in English.
Terms and Conditions
Sarah Buccarelli, Online Courses Department
Telephone: +1 212 355 1501 Email: Onlinecourses@christies.edu
We are grateful to Strutt & Parker, exclusive U.K. affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, for the kind loan of Hans Place, London, for the filming of this course.