World Digital Library

In between all the old documents at “World Digital Library” there are so many real beauties, also for our world of jewellery!

This online project by The American National Library of Congress, with the aid of amongst others UNESCO and libraries from more over than thirty countries, this Internet-website includes manuscripts, maps, rare books, photos, architectural drawings,
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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)


 

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 www.lavenaria.it


 

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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