The redesigned William & Judith Bollinger Jewellery Gallery at the Victoria & Albert Museum London

September 14, 2009 | No Comments

The redesigned William & Judith Bollinger Jewellery Gallery displays 3500 pieces from the V&A jewellery collection, one of the finest and most comprehensive in the world.

On display are numerous exquisite pieces from The Great Jewellery Houses, like Cartier and Boucheron. As well as historic highlights, like Queen Elisabeth’s gifts, Napoleon’s gifts and also jewellery from René Lalique, Castellani and Guiliano. The collection is extraordinarily rich in the 19Th century jewellery. And even pieces from more over than 140 living goldsmiths and jewellers are presented, like Wendy Ramshaw.

It’s by far my absolute favourite jewellery museum collection world-wide! I can recommend it to everyone who likes to see an immense divers and high quality collection of jewellery. It’s a real joy for your eyes! Like the rest of the museum. Please take a look at for more information.

Next to see this collection it’s good to read the book “Understanding Jewellery”, by David Bennett & Daniela Mascetti ISBN 1-85149-205-4, which will provide you of very interesting European jewellery information from the late 18th Century up to the eighties of last Century. A real must to everyone loving European jewellery.


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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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