Art History Talk – The Secret Language of Jewellery in Art History

Art History Talk – – ‘Everybody Must Get Stones’, the Secret Language of Jewellery in Art History

Thursday 9th November 2023

2.00pm for the Lecture, followed by Tea & Cake in the Pavilion Gallery

Penarth Pier Pavilion

Ticket/s: £15.50per person (+ booking fee). Ticket price includes Tea & Cake

We are delighted to welcome back to Penarth Pier Pavilion this autumn, acclaimed art history lecturer, Stella Grace Lyons for this fascinating glimpse into the secret language of jewellery.

After it sold out debut at Goldsmith’s Hall, as part of the 40th anniversary of the Goldsmiths Fair, Stella Grace Lyons is looking forward to offering Penarth Pier Pavilion guests the chance to learn all about ‘Everybody Must Get Stones; the Secret Language of Jewellery in Art History’.


As Stella says, “we know that rubies symbolise love and sacrifice, emeralds suggest truth and fidelity and diamonds are a ‘girl’s best friend’ but why would someone wear a dead weasel with a jewel-encrusted mask?”


This talk explores the significance of jewellery as seen in some of the most famous portraits of art history, with a special focus on works from the 15th to 17th century.


“…. have only had the highest praise for your talk” – Harriet Scott, Head of Events, Goldsmiths.


“Such a fascinating talk on the secret language of jewellery in art history” – The Piece, London


Following the talk, please stay for tea and delicious homemade cake, served in our beautiful Gallery.


Nov 09 2023


2:00 pm - 4:00 pm




Penarth Pier Pavilion
Penarth Pier Pavilion


Penarth Pier Pavilion