John Benjamin: A History of Jewellery from Elizabeth I to Elizabeth Taylor
From dazzling Elizabethan jewels to glamorous pieces from the golden age of Hollywood, discover pieces from the pomp of High Renaissance enamelled gold work to stunningly contemporary Harry Winston diamonds.
This talk will cover the importance of Cartier and the introduction of platinum jewellery as a statement of style, and the jewels of the Duchess of Windsor.
John Benjamin is perhaps best known for his well-established role as a jewellery expert on BBC TV’s ‘Antiques Roadshow’. He is also well known as the International Director of Jewellery at Philips Fine Art Auctioneers; he is a Freeman of the Goldsmiths’ Company and of the City of London, and the author of several books