If you are looking for ideas for your jewellery designs a great place to visit is the V and A museum. They have some amazing jewellery on display covering all eras from Edwardian and Victiorian through to more modern pieces. The gemstone jewellery on display is really fantastic with some stunning gemstone necklaces, and gemstone 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 can be seen at http://www.modernvintagestyle.co.uk/collections/gemstone-jewellery and http://www.modernvintagestyle.co.uk/vintage-antique-costume-jewellery/brooches-and-pins