In this episode, we speak to distinguished jewellery historian Dr Jack Ogden about the historical significance of jewellery.
Dr Jack Ogden is a historian whose research has focused on the history of gems and jewellery technology. His most recent book is Diamonds; an early history of the king of gems (Yale University Press, 2018). He was awarded the Gem-A Gemmology Diploma with distinction in 1971 and served as CEO of Gem-A from 2004 to 2012.
Dr Jack Ogden is a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, current president of the Society of Jewellery Historians and Visiting Professor in Ancient Jewellery Materials and Technology at the School of Jewellery, Birmingham City University. He is the current president of the Society of Jewellery Historians.