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Ashtead Special Interest Day - Designed for Wearing: Jewellery in the 20th Century
11/10/2016 Susan Rumfitt

Susan Rumfitt is a jewellery specialist, lecturer and one of the specialists on the BBC's Antiques Roadshow.

From the "Little Black Dress" created by Chanel to the chain mail fabrics of Mary Quant and the colour explosions of Versace, fashion had an exciting journey through the twentieth century. Across two lectures we will discover how jewellery design incorporated the delicacy of the Edwardian period, the dramatic contrasts between the Deco Period and the sculptural creations of the 1930's, the cocktail style of the 40's and 50's, the "new age" influence of the 60's and 70's, and the "bling" culture that followed. The last century was a truly unforgettable period of jewellery design.

This event takes place at Ashtead Peace Memorial Hall, Woodfield Lane, KT21 2BE. Doors open at 10 am for registration, teas and coffees before a 10.30 start. The two lectures (with a coffee break in between) follow, before light refreshments at lunchtime with a glass of wine. To help us better understand the design features and gemmological properties of items brought along by Susan, a hands-on appreciation session follows lunch and we anticipate the event closing at approximately 2.45pm.