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; . Penn Museum, Philadelphia (USA)


Masterpieces of Italian Goldsmiths’art of the Court of Savoy, Italy

Royal tiaras and jewellery on exhibition in Turin

This exhibition shows court jewellery and “civil” jewellery; pieces from the 17th, 18th and 19th century.

From 26 July 2009 until 10 January 2010

Reggia di Venaria, Piazza delle Republica 4, Venaria Reale Torino (Turin) Italy. For more information, please take a look at


Exhibition “Maharaja: The Splendour of the India’s Royal Courts”, Victoria & Albert Museum

How to Dress an Elephant from Victoria and Albert Museum on Vimeo.

This beautiful exhibition is at the V&A Museum from 10 October 2009 until 17 January 2010.

Special events to this exhibition; “Majestic Maharajas” Free Art Fun Festival, Sunday 1 November 2009, Experience the life of the maharaja’s Court for a day! Dress, create
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Diamond Museum Amsterdam

The Diamond Museum is a modern museum about all the aspects of diamond en the origin of the diamond industry in Amsterdam, who started already in 1586. Four centuries of craftsmanship and a successful industry took care for the fame of Amsterdam as a diamond trade centre world-wide. Many famous diamonds were cut in Amsterdam; The
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Moctezum Aztec Ruler, British Museum London

Interesting exhibition about the Aztec ruler Moctezum, besides the objects there are also some golden jewels on display. The exhibition will be held from September 24,  2009 until January 24, 20 10 at the British Museum (London, UK) . Please see for more information: There is also some information available at: /British Museum.



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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