We are delighted to welcome Reema Keswani of Golconda for a talk on the History of Diamonds.

Saturday, May 11, 1pm
Brooklyn Metal Works
640 Dean Street, Brooklyn

Join us for a foray into the world of antique diamonds. We will trace the history of diamonds through the evolution of the cut, and its impact on jewelry history. Keswani will share her current work on a series of rings inspired by the Renaissance. We will look at the use of antique diamonds in jewelry, and see how the diamond cut evolved in tandem with changing times. What was the Renaissance version of the classic four prong engagement ring? Attend this lecture and find out!

Reema Keswani is the founder of Golconda, a jewelry firm based in New York City. Golconda specializes in fine gems, diamonds and pearls to the trade. In addition to being a gemologist, Keswani designs a line of jewelry, and serves as a industry consultant. She is the author of Shinde Jewels(Assouline, 2004). Keswani is a graduate of the Gemological Institute of America(GIA) with certificates in both gemology and jewelry design. She began her career at Christie’s Auction House and is a past President of the American Society of Jewelry Historians(ASJH).