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Romance, love and courtship are as universal as the precious jewels they inspire. Starting in Roman times, this course will look at the story of the wedding ring. Explore how the diamond came to be a symbol of betrothal and marriage and gemstones emblems of desire and passion. From lovers’ knots to hidden meanings behind flowers, you will learn how jewels have become symbols of romantic love.Read more
Beatriz Chadour-Sampson works as a freelance international jewellery historian, curator of exhibitions and scholarly author. She was the consultant curator in the re-designing of the William and Judith Bollinger Jewellery Gallery at the V&A (opened in 2008), London and was guest curator of the ‘Pearl’ exhibition (2013-14).
I love how the V&A Short Courses provide the opportunity to learn about the collection through the lens of new research, fantastic resources and the support of leading specialists in the field. 2018 Short Course Student
This course has a Half Term break on 29 May • Please note that in Week 2 the session will be moved to Thursday 7 May as Friday 8 May is a Bank Holiday. All other sessions will run on Fridays.
1 May 2020 - 26 June 2020
£325.00 - £378.00
+44 (0)20 7942 2000
Open 9.30 - 17.30, Monday to Sunday (closed 24-26 December)