If you are looking for new ideas for your jewellery creations a great place to visit is the V and A museum in London. They have some fabulous jewellery on display covering all eras from Edwardian and Victiorian through to more modern pieces. The gemstone jewellery on display is truly fantastic with some stunning necklaces and earrings
One of the exhibitions currently on from 21 November 2015 to 28 March 2016 is titled “Bejewelled Treasure – The Al Thani Collection. “
This exhibition is full of amazing objects, taken from a single private collection, and it explores the themes of tradition and modernity in fine Indian jewellery
Particular highlights include Mughal jades, a rare and special jewelled gold finial from the throne of the Tipu Sultan, and several items that reveal the dramatic changes that ocurred in Indian jewellery design during the early part of 20th century. The exhibition examines the influence that India had on avant-garde European jewellery made by the likes of Cartier and other leading jewellery houses and finishes with contemporary pieces made by Bhagat and Jar, which are much inspired by a creative combination of Mughal motifs and Art Deco ‘Indian’ designs.
If you are a fan of amazing gemstone jewellery and history then its well worth a visit. Examples of beautiful gemstone jewellery including semi precious stone bracelets can be seen here.
Below right. Moonstone necklace with gold vermeil details, click here for details