Gem-Session 2 “Pearls”

Since the antiquity pearls are noticed for their natural beauty and therefore legendary. Like “Tears of the Gods that had fallen into the sea”, “Dew gathered in sea shells” and are often seen in important royal treasures. Although the natural pearl forming process is a complicated one I will try to explain it in a brief
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Pearls!

How could I forget?!

And how could I better start this article then with this stunning designed bracelet by Louis Vuitton, but set with glass pearls by Swarovski (which aren’t pearls at all, but just glass balls with a layer of “pearl-lacquer”). For me a great example that in former times costume jewellery also inspired “Haute Joaillerie”. So, I’m
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European Royal & Aristocracy Jewels

Since my youth it is known to me that the European monarchies have exquisite collections of jewels, but putting them together in this article makes it clear that it’s really dazzling! All those beautiful tiara’s, necklaces, brooches, earrings, rings, regalia etc. made of precious metal and set with sparkling diamonds, sapphires, rubies, emeralds etc. etc. This was by far my most glamorous
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About

Margriet Sopers

Margriet Sopers, FGA

Having a diploma in jewellery, FGA and a propaedeutic of the Academy of Art followed-up by interesting years as a jewellery expert at Sotheby's & Gemeentelijke Krediet Bank, as well as being a member for years of the Society of Jewellery Historians, I am glad to share with you today's world of jewellery.

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