ADFAS Byron Bay and Districts: The Queen’s Private Diamond Collection
Presenter: Adrian Dickens Monday 8 April A & I Hall Bangalow
6pm for a 6.30pm start
The Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Societies Byron & Districts Branch (ADFAS Byron) extends a warm welcome to all those interested in the arts for this one hour lecture.
Cost: $25 non-members
Having viewed “The Queen’s Private Diamond Collection Exhibition,” Adrian Dickens presents the history and craftsmanship of these diamonds from a jeweller’s point of view. In this one hour lecture, Adrian explains how diamonds are reworked to reflect changes in fashion. Hear stories behind Russian tiaras; necklaces from India and the great South African diamonds. Discover the political role of Queen Victoria’s diadem and appreciate how the Queen, Camilla and Kate use diamonds to express political power.
Adrian was born in the UK. He emigrated to Australia in 1988 and is now a fixture on the Australian jewellery scene. Previously, he was manager of Paul Bram in Melbourne, Jan Logan’s flagship store in Collins St Melbourne and more recently, manager of BUNDA Fine Jewels in Sydney. In 2012, he created Circa AD Jewels, providing a unique personal jewellery service collecting and “re-inventing” selected items of fine jewellery and rare pieces, into wearable 21st century designs, reflecting the design values and quality of their era.
Lectures are held once a month on a Monday evening at the A & I Hall Bangalow.
Doors open at 6pm with a welcome drink, for a 6.30pm start. Light supper is served following the lecture. Visitors and guests are most welcome, no need to book.
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