Gemstone Jewellery at the V and A Museum

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   and