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ENRICH-0646 – Art Hist In-Person: Heirloom Jewelry  (ENRICH-0646_JEWL)

Jewelry: A Cultural History and Why Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend

Humans have been adorning themselves in jewelry for thousands of years. But why? What does wearing jewelry really mean? Who wore it? What influences jewelry styles today? Join jewelry expert Theresa Peregoy for the answers and much more in this sparkly new course that gets to the heart of why diamonds—and many other gems—are a girl’s best friend! “Much like the secret language of flowers, stones and their settings also have hidden meanings and messages,” Peregoy says. “The late former Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright, famously wore brooches to comment on foreign policy, and the suffragettes wore accessories to know who was safe to talk to about their clandestine activities.” Explore the history and lore of gemstones. Examine how fashion trends are born and why they fade. Discover how vintage pieces can be worn today and where you can find them to add to your own collection. Learn how to uncover the hidden bargains. Get practical tips on buying jewelry and how to know if you’ve found your next pearl. Understand the tools for identifying gemstones and how to use them effectively. And finally, enjoy a field trip to Peregoy’s store, Classic Facets, to see an array of vintage pieces. This is truly a gem of a class!

Three in-person sessions
Mon., Oct. 10, 17, 2022, 6:30-8:30 pm MT
Classic Facets visit, Sun., Oct. 23, 1-3 pm

Theresa Peregoy is the owner of Classic Facets, a beloved Boulder, Colorado institution for over 25 years. She's also a graduate gemologist from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), the GIA Alumni Chapter vice president and a self-described certified gem nerd: a lover of all things fine and sparkly.
Course Details
Location: University ParkMode of Study: In-personPlaces Left: 16Waitlist Places Left: 10Fee: $120


Days of the WeekStart DateEnd DateTimeVenueInstructor
Monday10th October 202217th October 202206:30PM - 08:30PMSturm HallTheresa Peregoy
Sunday23rd October 202223rd October 202201:00PM - 03:00PMN/ATheresa Peregoy