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Jewellery Week at Strauss & Co


  3 August 2010     Archived


Strauss & Co is delighted to host valuation days, lectures and exclusive jewellery appreciation courses in Johannesburg and Cape Town to be conducted by internationally acclaimed jewellery expert, Joanna Hardy.

For more than 30 years Joanna Hardy has led a “jewelled” existence. From valuing and auctioning the tiaras and pearls of the aristocracy at Sotheby’s international to trading diamonds in Antwerp or appearing on the Antiques Roadshow, there is little Joanna doesn’t know about gems. She now runs The Jewellery School of Excellence in London where she is able to share her passion and vast knowledge of the fascinating world of jewels in her series of jewellery appreciation classes.

The One-day Jewellery Master Class which she will be conducting at Strauss & Co in August presents a glamorous guide to the complexities of the jewellery world and a hands-on approach to assessing gems and jewels. The classes promise to give all participants a lasting appreciation of this often over-looked art form and clues on how to be more discerning when it comes to recognising and valuing jewellery – for its social and historical importance as well as its price. Joanna’s expert insider knowledge offers new insights into the skill and craftsmanship required to create beautiful jewels that stand the test of time. One thing is certain: time spent in the company of the ebullient Joanna promises to be great fun. Places are limited so booking is essential. Please call 011 728 8246 or 021 683 6560. R1200 + VAT per person.

Joanna will also conduct a free lecture titled Jewels that capture an expert’s eye in Johannesburg and Cape Town on 20th and 24th of August respectively, followed by cocktails. Please RSVP: Johannesburg: 011 728 8246 or Cape Town 021 683 6560.

(Joanna is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Freeman of the Goldsmiths Company and the City of London.)

Press enquiries
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Schedule for Johannesburg

Thursday 19 August
Jewellery Master Class from 10am to 5pm
Booking is essential as places are limited, R1200 + Vat per person,
Telephone 011 728 8246

Friday 20 August
Free Valuations from 9am to 4pm

Lecture at 5.30pm followed by Cocktails, please RSVP on 011 728 8246

Enquiries: Debbie Watson 011 728 8246, debbie@straussart.co.za
Venue: Strauss & Co, 89 Central Street, Houghton


Schedule for Cape Town

Monday 23 August
One Day Jewellery Master Class from 10am to 5pm
Booking is essential as places are limited, R1200 + Vat per person
Telephone 021 683 6560
Venue: Strauss & Co, First Floor, Colinton House, The Oval, 1 Oakdale Road, Newlands

Tuesday 24 August
Free Valuations from 9am to 4pm
Venue: Strauss & Co, First Floor, Colinton House, The Oval, 1 Oakdale Road, Newlands
Lecture at 5.30pm followed by Cocktails, please RSVP on 021 683 6560
Casa Labia, 192 Main Road, Muizenberg
Enquiries : 021 683 6560/078 044 8185

Wednesday 25 August
One Day Jewellery Master Class from 10am to 5pm
Booking is essential as places are limited, R1200 + Vat per person
Telephone 021 683 6560)
Strauss & Co, First Floor, Colinton House, The Oval, 1 Oakdale Road, Newlands