Saturday, December 11, 2010

New Seminar Posted on Website

Reema Keswani, Golconda
Antique Diamonds: From Golconda and Beyond
We will begin our journey at the fabled mines of Golconda, in India, which produced some of the most sought after diamonds, including the legendary Hope & the Kohinoor diamonds. Long considered the jewel in India's crown, Golconda was the world's only and most important source of diamonds for centuries. We will then explore the history and lore of antique diamonds from Brazil and South Africa, important new diamond sources during the 19th and 20th centuries, and trace the evolution of diamond cuts, including the rose-cut, the old mine cut and the Asscher-cut diamond. Finally, we will end with examples of the use of antique cutting styles in jewelry, including the current resurgence in popularity of these cuts with twentieth century designers.

No comments: