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  • Fine Art Jewelry Lectures by an Esteemed Gemologist: In San Francisco, California (1)


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    Fine Art Jewelry Lectures by an Esteemed Gemologist

    Meriwether McGettigan invites you to her private salon for a talk that will give you a deeper appreciation of jewelry. Engage her expertise in topics ranging from animal-inspired designs, to gems from the highly experimental and innovative World War II period, to the artistry of two 20th-century luminaries, Paul Flato and Fulco di Verdura.

    San Francisco, California

    15-22 people

    15-22 people

    30 - 1 hour

    • Bejeweled Creatures
    • The Wit & Whimsy of Flato & Verdura
    • Jewelry in Wartime - 1939 - 1945

    US$3,000 Total US$3,000

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      The Experience

      You’re invited to the private salon of Meriwether McGettigan for a lecture on the history and art of fine jewelry. The experience begins with a cocktail reception, where you’ll have a chance to browse the boutique’s collection of glittering gems from Tiffany & Co., Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, and more. Shortly after, Meriwether will begin her talk. An engaging and gifted lecturer, Meriwether brings jewelry to life through a series of historical frameworks.


      Depending on your group’s interest, she lecture on any one of the following topics: “Bejeweled Creatures,” a quick romp through the Victorian Period and the 20th century focusing on animals that fascinated jewelry designers and collectors during that time; “Jewelry in Wartime: 1939-1945,” a look at how this turbulent time changed how jewelry was created with such limited resources; or “The Wit & Whimsy of Flato & Verdura,” a review of the life and art of two very imaginative and creative men, Paul Flato and Fulco di Verdura. This brilliant experience will benefit an important charity. 


      • History of jewelry lecture by Meriwether McGettigan at her salon
      • Includes a talk on your choice of topics:

      1) Bejeweled Creatures (30 minutes)

      2) Jewelry in Wartime: 1935 to 1945 (60 minutes)

      3) The Wit & Whimsy of Flato and Verdura (60 minutes)

      • Cocktails will be served
      • This experience occurs at a mutually agreed upon time
      • To host this experience at a venue of your choosing please contact IfOnly Concierge at 415 376 4640 for more information
      • Experience provided in English (US)

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