Reimagining Ancient Jewellery for the Modern Collector

In-Person Event

Friday 1 October 2021 

13:30 BST

Spaces at this event are limited, please book to avoid disappointment.

Please ensure you have the correct Goldsmiths’ Fair ticket in order to attend this event.

Rings, necklaces and pendants have been a symbol of beauty and power for millennia, with intaglios of carnelian, jasper and garnet adorning powerful men and women alike. More and more, precious and semi-precious stones, intaglios and ancient coins, set in both contemporary and classical styles, are becoming sought-after by modern collectors as statement pieces of jewellery for any collection.

Join leading jewellery historian Dr Jack Ogden with gallerist Beth Morrow of Kallos Gallery and Fair exhibitor Jean Scott-Moncrieff as they discuss the trend of updating ancient jewellery for the modern collector, the challenges of preserving ancient techniques and precious stones, and the timeless beauty of ancient Greek, Roman and Egyptian jewellery.

Dr Jack Ogden is a leading jewellery historian specialising in the study of ancient gold and gemstones, and is considered one of the foremost experts in his field. He is the current President of The Society of Jewellery Historians, and was appointed Visiting Professor of Ancient Jewellery, Material and Technology at the Birmingham School of Jewellery in 2019.

Beth Morrow is a Director at Kallos Gallery, specialising in Ancient Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Western Asiatic and European artefacts. The gallery was founded in 2014 by Baron Lorne Thyssen-Bornemisza and regularly shows at renowned, international fairs including Masterpiece London, Frieze Masters and TEFAF.

Jean Scott-Moncrieff is a regular Goldsmiths’ Fair exhibitor whose work is influenced by artefacts from ancient Mediterranean cultures. She uses traditional hand tools and techniques, high carat gold and old cut gemstones, cabochons and beads to create beautiful contemporary jewellery.