Join V&A Senior Curator of Jewellery, Helen Molesworth for a look at how the remarkable stories of gems can bring a sparkling new way to explore the history of humanity.

+44 (0)20 7942 2000
  • Wednesday, 29 May 2024

  • V&A South Kensington

    Cromwell Road
    London, SW7 2RL

  • The Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre

  • For Members

    and general public; general booking now open

  • Tickets cost £15.00 - £18.00

    Includes wine reception.

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Join jewellery historian and gemmologist, V&A Senior Curator of Jewellery Helen Molesworth, for an exploration of the symbolism, significance, esteem and allure of gemstones, told through the history of some of nature’s most dazzling jewels. Their stories are an extraordinary journey through time, and are significant to the human narrative in as many ways as they boast sparkling facets.