Friday, August 3, 2012

Vintage Jewelry Class • Registration is now Open

Registration is now open for our Fall Jewelry Class. This class will focus on Collecting Vintage Jewelry. It will be held on Tuesday nights, October 9th through November 6th. Set aside the dates, sign-up and plan to join us.

Jewelry from the past continues to be both a hot collectible and a brilliant fashion statement. Modern costume jewelry just does not have the special beauty of pieces from the mid-20th century. Vintage jewels are like miniature works of art, some classic, some flashy and all of it enduring.

The class will cover the history, designs and fashions of jewelry from as early as the Egyptians and up to modern trends. In each class session we will discuss a different time frame, looking into what was behind the designs, who the leading jewelers were and what makes the best “the best.” Classes will also cover topics to help give you an understanding of fashions and materials, as well as a basis to be able to decipher the age and maker of jewelry. We will bring some samples of collectible vintage jewelry into class (you are encouraged to bring in your own examples as well) and we will also view examples of the works of the important designers and artists who have created the masterworks. Each class will end with a chance for all attendees to share their own jewelry collections.

Collecting Vintage Jewelry: Schedule & Topics
Class #1 (10/9):
Historical Perspectives • Egyptian, Georgian and Victorian Jewelry
Class #2 (10/16):
Turn of the Century Jewelry • Art Nouveau, Arts & Crafts and Art Deco
Class #3 (10/23):
The Masters of Fine Jewelry • Lalique, Tiffany, Cartier, VC&A and Faberge
Field Trip (10/26):
Optional field trip to the San Francisco Fall Antiques Show
Class #4 (10/30):
Silver Jewelry • Southwestern, Scandinavian and Moderne
Class #5 (11/6):
20th Century Costume Jewelry • Coco Chanel to Eisenberg to Retro
Open House (11/13):
We will host a special Open House for attendees at Vintages of Los Gatos

The classes will be held at:
Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce Conference Room
10 Station Way, Los Gatos, CA 95030
Tuesday Nights • 6:30pm to 8:30pm • October 9th through November 6th

Registration is available through the LGS Recreation Website.

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