Pennsylvania’s Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology casts new light on ancient Iraq

“Iraq’s Ancient Past: Rediscovering Ur’s Royal Cemetry”

Opening: 25th  October 2009, In total 220 objects. The centerpiece of the show is the Queen Puabi headdress containing 4 kilograms  of gold and 3.600 beads made of carnelian and lapis lazuli. Please see for more information; www.museum.upenn.edu . Penn Museum, Philadelphia (USA)


 

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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Royal Dutch Jewels

As no surprise I would like to introduce you to the Dutch Royal Family and of course their jewellery! So luckily I found a great, English written, Internet-site with very good information & lots of photos! Please enjoy the majestic glamour and historical values of it all at www.royaldutchjewels.nl .


 

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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