The Necklace, from Antiquity to the Present

This talk is informative but at the same time it is an entertaining presentation which will introduce the audience to the stylistic development of the necklace.
The lecture will touch upon the origin in the Western world of the necklace and then focus on more recent times.

This overview will enable the audience not only to appreciate the extraordinary stylistic development of the necklace which is linked largely to the changes of fashion but also it will enable jewellery amateurs to appreciate all aspects that determine the value of a particular jewelled ornament.

The talk will be presented with exciting visual material which illustrates not only jewels but also the wearers as seen in contemporary portraiture, famous paintings and in fashion photography.