UAB's Department of Art and Art History Lecture: India Adorns the World
Lecture: India Adorns the World: Jewelry Traditions of India and their Western Followers by Avani Patel, Jewelry Designer and GIA Graduate Gemologist, and Cathleen Cummings Associate Professor of Art History, UAB
Presented by UAB’s Department of Art and Art History
5:30pm | Reception
Lecture | 6:15pm
Wine & cheese reception supported with funds from Avani Rupa Fine Jewelers
Jewelry has been integral to life in South Asia for thousands of years, serving as social signifier, insurance policy, talisman, and diplomatic calling card. During the Mughal era, India was the center of the global gem trade and until the 18th century, India was the world’s only source of diamonds. By the 19th century, as maharajas came to the great European jewelry houses to have their stones reset in the latest styles, European jewelers began to emulate the colors and textures of Indian jewelry. In this talk, we will look at jewelry and adornment in the Indian tradition and its influence on European jewelry designs and designers.
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