From Downton to Gatsby - Jewellery & Fashion from 1890 to 1929


DFASinMalta has the good fortune to have Andrew Prince for the opening lecture of our new season.  Interested in jewellery at an early age, Andrew started work in London's Bond Street, working for the Antiques Roadshow expert Ian Harris.  Under his guidance, Prince developed an appreciation for jewels that were valued for their quality of design and craftsmanship, rather than for how much the stones in the piece were worth.  Private commissions then started to trickle in, one thing led to another, and Andrew's jewellery began appearing in film.  His creations have graced Mrs Henderson Presents, starring Judy Dench and The Young Victoria starring Emily Blunt and Miranda Richardson.  In 2012 he was chosen by the creators of Downton Abbey to supply a large collection of jewellery for the third series.  The characters played by Maggie Smith, Shirley Maclaine, Elizabeth McGovern and Michelle Dockery were all adorned with elegant tiaras, earrings and necklaces designed and created by Andrew Prince.  Our lecture will be Thursday 11 October at 6.30 pm at the Salini Resort, St Paul's Bay.  The lecture is free for members and open to the public for a fee of €15.  Contact Nicky Stilon at for tickets and reservations.