Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s greatest museum of art and design

The V&A has one of the finest and most comprehensive collections of jewellery in the world. Over 3,000 jewels tell the story of jewellery in Europe from ancient times to the present day; from a great gold Celtic breastplate to medieval love rings and pendants given by Elizabeth I to her courtiers; from jewels by Cartier to animals by Fabergé; and jewellery by an international selection of contemporary makers.

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The Medal Cabinet Appeal

We urgently need your help to raise £534,000 to save this rare and remarkable medal cabinet from export. We only have until July 2014 to acquire it and ensure its place in the national collections.

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Fashion Jewellery - Made in Italy (Hardback)

Fashion Jewellery - Made in Italy (Hardback)

In Italy there has always been a tradition of making jewellery from semi-precious metal, as copies or prototypes of fine jewellery. Fashion Jewellery:…

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Event - What do you do with that? Some unusual traditional jewellery.

Thu 07 August 2014 13:00

FREE TALK: Traditional jewellery is often worn in ways unknown to fashionable jewellery - some pieces date back to medieval dress functions, others, such as the Dutch oorijzer, represent a unique local development.

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