Join Christie’s and Bella Neyman on 5 weeks of jewelry adventures around New York City. Familiarize yourself with some of the most beautiful and unusual jewels crafted over the last two centuries by seeing them in-person. This course is an incredible opportunity to experience jewelry history firsthand in important public and private collections, as well as see some of the most incredible designers in their private salons. Each visit will explore a particular period as told by museum curators, gallerists, dealers, collectors, and jewelers. Why rely on images when some of the world's best jewels can come to life in front of your very eyes?
Bella Neyman is the co-founder of New York City Jewelry Week, a city-wide celebration of jewelry held annually in November. She is also an independent curator and writer specializing in contemporary art jewelry. She has organized multiple exhibitions in the United States and Europe including most recently, 45 Stories in Jewelry at the Museum of Arts and Design. Bella’s articles on decorative arts, fashion and jewelry have appeared in the New York Times, Metalsmith, American Craft and The Magazine Antiques amongst others. From 2014-2018, she was the director of the Gallery at Reinstein|Ross, a New York-based gallery specializing in contemporary jewelry. Bella has been on the Board of the Art Jewelry Forum since 2013. She lives with her husband and daughter in Brooklyn, NY.
Image: Citrine Peridot and Diamond Necklace and Bracelet Flower Suite, ca. 1940s Courtesy of Macklowe Gallery.