Alumni Chapter

Washington D.C. Chapter: “French Courtesans and Their Jewels” by Elyse Zorn Karlin

3 vintage photographs of French courtesans wearing elaborate jewelry
Image provided by Elyse Zorn Karlin

Presenter: Elyse Zorn Karlin
By the late 19th century, and for a brief period in the early 20th century, courtesans had reached a level of social acceptance in many circles and settings, particularly in France. One of the great perks of being a courtesan to a powerful man was the magnificent jewelry that came along with the position.
Join the Washington D.C. Chapter for a webinar with Elyse Zorn Karlin who will tell the story of some of the most famous French courtesans and their jewels.
Elyse Zorn Karlin is the co-director of the Association for the Study of Jewelry & Related Arts (ASJRA) and the former president of the American Society of Jewelry Historians. Elyse is also an author and freelance curator.


Admission is free. Please visit the chapter’s website to obtain the zoom meeting link.
No advanced registration required.
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