Everybody Must Get Stones: The Secret Language of Jewellery in Art History

Breakfast Talk

Thursday 29 September 2022

10am – 11am

Tickets: £10

We know that rubies symbolise love and sacrifice, emeralds suggest truth and fidelity and diamonds are a ‘girl’s best friend’ but why would someone wear a dead weasel with a jewel-encrusted mask?

This talk explores the significance of jewellery as seen in some of the famous portraits of Art History.

Stella Grace Lyons is a freelance Art History lecturer, speaker and writer accredited with The Arts Society. She has lectured across the UK, Ireland, Spain, Norway, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy, and Malaysia.

Stella gained her BA in the History of Art from the University of Bristol and her MA in History of Art from the University of Warwick. She spent a year studying Renaissance art in Italy at the British Institute of Florence, and three months studying Venetian art in Venice. In addition, she attended drawing classes at the prestigious Charles H. Cecil studios in Florence, a private atelier that follows a curriculum based on the leading ateliers of nineteenth century Paris.

Stella runs her own online lectures, ‘Stella Talks’, which frequently attract listeners from across five continents. She is also a regular lecturer for various travel companies, London-based private members’ clubs and small, boutique cruise ships.