Exhibition “The Magnificence and Grandeur of the Courts of Europe”, July-September 2011 Monaco

The masterly exhibition “Fastes & Grandeur des Cours en Europe” will take place from the 11th July until the 11th September 2011 at The Grimaldi Forum, Monaco.This exhibition will show the grandeur and splendour of the European Courts. A travel through time, from the 16th century until the 20th century. More than 700 pieces of works
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“The Walters Art Museum”, Baltimore USA

Being on the internet for my preparings of “Gem-Session 2” I entered the web-site of The Walters Art Museum. Because there’s so much more to see than only the famous conch pearl ‘cage’ pendant, where I was looking for, I have to share this with you right away. An amazing varied and aesthetically beautiful jewellery collection! This museum contains
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Gem-Session 1 “True Colour”

Let’s kick-off this series with an interesting and buoyant theme, namely “Gems – True Colour”. As with many things , today’s world comprises modern techniques which can impact and improve the appearance of natural products, including gems. This together with the fact there are at this moment several world-wide projects aimed at improving fair-trade in the “coloured
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TEFAF until 27th March 2011, with my special interest for Otto Jakob & Hemmerle

As you know in meantime I am a true fan of the TEFAF Maastricht, The Netherlands. Each year The Fine Art Fair ‘TEFAF’  manages to gather so much beauty from all over the world of all the disciplines you can think of… it’s breath taken & dazzling! And so there are very much jewels from all centuries of
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Rome:”Castellani Collection” at Villa Giulia, London: Work of Giuliano at “The Cult of Beauty” exhibition V&A

The permanent Castellani collection, Italian  19th century archaeologically inspired jewellery, at “Villa Giulia” is an absolute beauty! Lately I enjoyed the famous Castellani jewellery collection at “Villa Giulia”, in Park Borghese (Piazzale di Villa Giulia 9), in Rome. A beautiful collection divided in different periods and showed next to the original inspiring jewellery from former times. It’s a true must
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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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