Encountering Beauty: Precious Stones

In this episode we’ll be hearing about precious stones – about how artists and patrons have lusted for their lustre across civilisations, and of how their brilliance has thrilled beholders over centuries. We’ll learn how the meanings of different stones have shifted over time and as they’ve crossed borders, and about how changing techniques of cutting or working with them have added new facets to their appeal.
 


Thomas Marks, editor of Apollo magazine, is delighted to be joined by Sandra Cronan, one of London’s leading antique jewellery specialists, who handles important jewels from the 17th to the early 20th century; and by Keegan Goepfert,  former vice president of Les Enluminures, the New York-, Chicago- and Paris-based experts in manuscript illumination – and who also focus on rings and jewellery from the medieval and Renaissance periods. 
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