From sourcing gems, to learning the tricks of the industry, topped with international trends and styles, the pillars of tradition, trade and design are covered in this Intensive
The Indian subcontinent is known for its rich tapestry and the various influences its history has on the design and presentation of clothing and jewellery. Visits to some of these landmarks will aid the creator in their study and research of understanding different styles, learning the intricacies of design and its production, and networking with stalwarts who have transformed how the world sees Indian traditional jewellery. Set in Jaipur, this pillar will prepare the creators for the next stage in the Intensive.
A trade that goes back eons, jewellery has had the power to make or break empires. The second pillar of the Intensive will equip the creators with the understanding of how trade works in the industry. Learn from the best, put to test your learning from earlier tasks, network with those who have established themselves and created your own name/brand. With a boom in e-commerce, jewellery has now gone beyond its traditional boundaries of presentation and sale. You will learn and accomplish tasks that will educate you about what it takes to to present to the old world and the new.
The metals and gems unearthed from deep within, are only a fraction of its true potential. Its real beauty is unearthed by great design and thought process of presentation. Learn the intricacies of the global jewellery industry, the art of doing good business with global names, meet and understand from those who have created a unique style and persona of their own in an industry peppered with so many players. This leg of the Intensive will take place in London.
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Since training as a gemmologist at The Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A), Russian-born London-based Katerina has worked as a fine jewellery journalist, a social media influencer and as editor in chief of Katerinaperez.com. She has written articles in both English and Russian for VO+, Robb Report and Kommersant, amongst others. Alongside her work in brand consultancy, Katerina also is a media partner with several brands and exhibitions.
Preeta Agarwal is a New Delhi based jewellery specialist who dedicates a majority of her time to writing about fine jewellery for her blog ‘Bejewelled Finds’; and for various leading international jewellery journals like The Jewellery Editor, Solitaire Singapore, Forbes India, VO+, Make In India and more. A trained jewellery designer and a photographer in her spare time, she has also authored four books of high jewellery. Her latest venture ‘Preeta Agarwal Workroom’ is a one stop shop where she provides exclusive services for the world of fine jewellery in brand consultation (Branding, marketing and events), jewellery styling, creative content for books and magazines, collection conceptualization, PR & communications and guidance in design and trends.
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