The Art of the Great Parisian Fine Jewellery Houses

3 DECEMBER 2015 


A one day masterclass will take participants on a journey through the history of illustrious French jewellers, Boucheron, Cartier, Chaumet and Van Cleef & Arpels.
Paris is the custodian of the famous ‘high jewellery’ houses such as Cartier, Boucheron, Chaumet and Van Cleef & Arples who have created jewels that have adorned Kings, Queens, Maharajahs, millionaire industrialists of the 1900’s, bankers, entrepreneurs, Hollywood royalty and some of the most beautiful women in the world. These jewellery houses have continued their quest to create jewels that are innovative in design and beautifully crafted, ingredients needed to make iconic creations that will stand the test of time.

The skill’s of the Parisian goldsmith is unrivaled and Joanna has had the unprecedented privilege of being invited to Cartier’s workshops in Paris to discover and witness first hand what goes into making ‘high jewellery’ that will ultimately be sought after and collected by international jewellery connoisseurs. But it is also the stories that lie behind the commissions and the fabulous diamonds, pearls and gemstones that have been used which bring the jewels alive and by sharing these tales we will travel through history following some of their remarkable journeys that have helped make Paris the centre for jewellery luxury and excellence.   

Following the morning lecture, participants will enjoy a delicious light lunch in the Christie’s King Street boardroom.

In the afternoon, participants will be taken to a leading Bond Street jeweller where they will go behind the scenes and experience some beautiful jewels in person. 

This wonderful day will draw to a close with a Champagne reception.