A SERIES OF ONLINE JEWELRY CHATS
Gemflix is an online series of chats to learn from masters in our field. Live events are complimentary and open to all. In lieu of an event fee, we encourage charitable contributions to those doing greater good during these times. Register for Gemflix through the links in the titles below.
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WEDNESDAY, June 23rd: THE ALICE and LOUIS KOCH COLLECTION: FOUR GENERATIONS of RING COLLECTING
The Swiss National Museum Zurich is home to an extraordinary jewelry collection that tells the story of the finger ring through time. The Alice and Louis Koch Collection comprises nearly 2,500 rings from over 4,000 years, offering jewelry enthusiasts an almost uninterrupted study of the evolution of ring shapes and design from Ancient Egypt through today.
During this fascinating Gemflix, Beatriz Chadour-Sampson, jewelry historian, curator of the Alice and Louis Koch Collection and a treasure trove of knowledge, will take us on a virtual tour. Beatriz will explain the history of the collection, including introducing us to its founder who was a jeweler to the courts of Europe, and will share special pieces that tell its story. We will see how through this miniature art form historical events, religious practices, social customs and more may be traced. RSVP is open via link in the title.
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