Day of Knowledge to focus on vintage jewellery and vanity cases.

The Goldsmiths’ Company is set to host four informative seminars exploring fashion, jewellery and luxury culture from the 1920s to 1950s at the Goldsmiths’ Hall next week.

The seminars mark the return of the Company’s Day of Knowledge program, with four events set to take place in one day on June 11.


The talks are an offshoot of the Goldsmiths’ Company’s current free exhibition Ultra Vanities: Bejewelled Make-Up Cases from the Age of Glamour.

The first talk, Ultra Vanities: the exhibition explained, will take place at 11am hosted by Meredith Etherington Smith of Christie’s auction house. Tickets cost £20 and include coffee and pastries.

At 2pm on the day the V&A’s Kate Bethune will host a seminar titled Fashion of the Era: Gatsby Glamour to Dior’s New Look, with a two course lunch and wine for £30.

Richard Hawkins of luxury cosmetics brand Guerlain will talk in depth about Shalimar, Guerlain’s leading perfume. The talk will kick off at 4pm, with a cream tea and tickets priced at £20.

The day will be rounded up with a seminar hosted by jewellery expert Joanna Hardy, who will discuss jewellery from the 1920s to 1950s. The event will include champagne and canapes with tickets priced at £30.

Those interested in attending any of the seminars should contact the Goldsmiths’ Company on 0207 367 5907.