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Jewellery Collection

"Jewellery: A Timeless Expression of Royalty, Beauty

Background imageJewellery Collection: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, c1953

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, c1953. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Wearing the Nizam of Hyderabad necklace made by Cartier, the George IV State Diadem and the insignia of the Order of the Garter

Background imageJewellery Collection: Daily Sketch Coronation Number 1953 Queen Elizabeth II

Daily Sketch Coronation Number 1953 Queen Elizabeth II
Front cover of The Daily Sketch Coronation Number featuring a portrait of the new monarch, Queen Elizabeth II. Date: 1953

Background imageJewellery Collection: Latuka woman, South Sudan, East Central Africa

Latuka woman, South Sudan, East Central Africa
Latuka woman of the Nile valley, South Sudan (then part of the British Empire), East Central Africa. Date: 1922

Background imageJewellery Collection: Girl with a Pearl Earring, c. 1665-6 (oil on canvas)

Girl with a Pearl Earring, c. 1665-6 (oil on canvas)
XOS1109249 Girl with a Pearl Earring, c.1665-6 (oil on canvas) by Vermeer, Jan (Johannes) (1632-75); 44.5x39 cm; Mauritshuis, The Hague

Background imageJewellery Collection: Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh, 1954

Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh, 1954
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh pictured together in the Grand Entrance in Buckingham Palace in 1954

Background imageJewellery Collection: Jewish Refugee, Vienna, by David Jagger, 1938

Jewish Refugee, Vienna, by David Jagger, 1938
Portrait of a woman, in striped headscarf

Background imageJewellery Collection: Elizabeth I, Queen of England and Ireland, c1588. Artist: George Gower

Elizabeth I, Queen of England and Ireland, c1588. Artist: George Gower
Elizabeth I, Queen of England and Ireland, c1588. Version of the Armada portrait attributed to George Gower. The last Tudor monarch, Elizabeth I (1533-1603) ruled from 1558 until 1603

Background imageJewellery Collection: Moorish Belly Dancer - Algeria

Moorish Belly Dancer - Algeria
Arabian Belly Dancer - Algeria

Background imageJewellery Collection: Mae West in Leo McCareys Belle of the Nineties (1934)

Mae West in Leo McCareys Belle of the Nineties (1934)
Mae West in Belle of the Nineties (1934) BELLE OF THE NIGHTIES BELLE OF THE 90s IT AIN T NO SIN ST. LOUIS WOMAN BELLE OF NEW ORLEANS

Background imageJewellery Collection: Traditional Cambodian apsara dancer, temples of Angkor Wat, UNESCO World Heritage Site

Traditional Cambodian apsara dancer, temples of Angkor Wat, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia, Indochina, Southeast Asia, Asia

Background imageJewellery Collection: Queen Rock Group - Freddie Mercury in concert at St James Park in Newcastle. 1986

Queen Rock Group - Freddie Mercury in concert at St James Park in Newcastle. 1986

Background imageJewellery Collection: Girl with a Pearl Earring, c1665. Artist: Jan Vermeer

Girl with a Pearl Earring, c1665. Artist: Jan Vermeer
Girl with a Pearl Earring, c1665. The girls headdress has an exotic effect. Turbans were a popular fashionable accessory in Europe as early as the 15th century

Background imageJewellery Collection: Queen Mary of Teck

Queen Mary of Teck (1867 - 1953), consort to King George V of Britain. Wearing high diamond neck choker and tiara Date: 1935

Background imageJewellery Collection: HM Queen Mary (of Teck) - Queen of King George V

HM Queen Mary (of Teck) - Queen of King George V
HM Queen Mary (of Teck) (1867-1953) - Queen of King George V - superb photographic portrait. Date: 1911

Background imageJewellery Collection: Sutton Hoo treasure

Sutton Hoo treasure
A double-page spread relating to the Anglo-Saxon ship burial ground discovered at Sutton Hoo in Suffolk. it was filled with many priceless treasures, a few of which are shown here

Background imageJewellery Collection: Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh, 1954

Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh, 1954
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh pictured together in the Grand Entrance in Buckingham Palace in 1954

Background imageJewellery Collection: Lady Annabel Vane-Tempest-Stewart

Lady Annabel Vane-Tempest-Stewart, the younger daughter of the Marquess of Londonderry. Shown here a couple of months before her coming-out dance on 8th July at Londonderry House

Background imageJewellery Collection: Portrait - Mary, Queen of Scots, c16th century, (1904). Artists: Unknown, Janet

Portrait - Mary, Queen of Scots, c16th century, (1904). Artists: Unknown, Janet
Portrait - Mary, Queen of Scots, c16th century (1904). Mary, Queen of Scots (8 December 1542 - 8 February 1587), also known as Mary Stuart[3] or Mary I of Scotland

Background imageJewellery Collection: HM Queen Elizabeth II and HRH Duke of Edinburgh at Buckingham Palace, 12th March 1953

HM Queen Elizabeth II and HRH Duke of Edinburgh at Buckingham Palace, 12th March 1953. The Queen is shown wearing the Diamond Diadem, the sash, badge and star of the Order of the Garter

Background imageJewellery Collection: Portrait of Cecilia Gallerani, Lady with an Ermine, c1490. Artist: Leonardo da Vinci

Portrait of Cecilia Gallerani, Lady with an Ermine, c1490. Artist: Leonardo da Vinci
Portrait of Cecilia Gallerani, Lady with an Ermine, c1490. Cecilia Gallerani was an influential mistress of the ruler of Milan, Ludovico Sforza

Background imageJewellery Collection: Portrait of a Young Woman (La Muta), ca 1507. Creator: Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino)

Portrait of a Young Woman (La Muta), ca 1507. Creator: Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino)
Portrait of a Young Woman (La Muta), ca 1507. Found in the Collection of Galleria nazionale delle Marche, Urbino

Background imageJewellery Collection: Madame Sarah Bernhardt as Theodora - photograph by Downey

Madame Sarah Bernhardt as Theodora - photograph by Downey
Madame Sarah Bernhardt as Theodora - photograph by Messrs Downey. Date: 1894

Background imageJewellery Collection: Queen Elizabeth II at Balmoral, 28th September 1952. Artist: Lisa Sheridan

Queen Elizabeth II at Balmoral, 28th September 1952. Artist: Lisa Sheridan
Queen Elizabeth II at Balmoral, 28th September 1952

Background imageJewellery Collection: Tetisheri, Ancient Egyptian queen of the 17th dynasty, 16th century BC (1926)

Tetisheri, Ancient Egyptian queen of the 17th dynasty, 16th century BC (1926). Artist: Winifred Mabel Brunton
Tetisheri, Ancient Egyptian queen of the 17th dynasty, 16th century BC (1926). Tetisheri was the queen consort of Senakhtenre Tao I, the seventh pharaoh of the 17th dynasty

Background imageJewellery Collection: Zuni Indian jewellery

Zuni Indian jewellery, New Mexico, United States of America, North America

Background imageJewellery Collection: Tilda Swinton in Derek Jarmans Wittgenstein (1993)

Tilda Swinton in Derek Jarmans Wittgenstein (1993)

Background imageJewellery Collection: Queen Elizabeth I, 16th century (1905)

Queen Elizabeth I, 16th century (1905). From Cassells History of England, Vol. II, [Cassell and Company, Limited, London, Paris, New York & Melbourne, 1905]

Background imageJewellery Collection: Elizabeth Taylor, English-American actress, c1950s(?). Artist: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Elizabeth Taylor, English-American actress, c1950s(?). Artist: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Elizabeth Taylor, English-American actress, c1950s(?). Elizabeth Taylor made her screen debut as a child in Lassie Come Home in 1943

Background imageJewellery Collection: Portrait of Battista Sforza (From the Paired portraits of Federico da Montefeltro and his wife)

Portrait of Battista Sforza (From the Paired portraits of Federico da Montefeltro and his wife)
Portrait of Battista Sforza (From the Paired portraits of Federico da Montefeltro and his wife, the Duke and Duchess of Urbino), 1472. Found in the collection of the Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

Background imageJewellery Collection: Empress Theodora. Basilica of Saint Vitale. Italy

Empress Theodora. Basilica of Saint Vitale. Italy
Empress Theodora I (500-548) with a court of ladies. Mosaic. 6th century. Basilica of Saint Vitale. Ravenna. Italy

Background imageJewellery Collection: Roman gemstone K910213

Roman gemstone K910213
LULLINGSTONE ROMAN VILLA, Kent. Cornelian intaglio depicting Victory writing on a shield

Background imageJewellery Collection: The Rhine Maidens obtain possession of the ring and bear it off in triumph, 1924

The Rhine Maidens obtain possession of the ring and bear it off in triumph, 1924. Illustration from Siegfried and the Twilight of the Gods

Background imageJewellery Collection: Gabrielle d Estrees and one of her sisters, duchesse de Villars

Gabrielle d Estrees and one of her sisters, duchesse de Villars. Artist: Master of the School of Fontainebleau
Gabrielle d Estrees and one of her sisters, duchesse de Villars. Found in the collection of Louvre, Paris

Background imageJewellery Collection: DOG. Welsh corgi wearing crown and pearls

DOG. Welsh corgi wearing crown and pearls
JD-21828 DOG. Welsh corgi wearing crown and pearls John Daniels Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageJewellery Collection: Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan, Duchess of Marlborough

Consuelo Vanderbilt Balsan, Duchess of Marlborough
Portrait of Consuelo Vanderbilt (1877 - 1964), American heiress and first wife of Charles Spencer-Churchill, 9th Duke of Marlborough

Background imageJewellery Collection: Algeria - Woman smoking a nargile pipe

Algeria - Woman smoking a nargile pipe
Algeria - woman smoking a nargile (Hookah Pipe)

Background imageJewellery Collection: Portrait of two dancers in traditional Thai classical dance costume

Portrait of two dancers in traditional Thai classical dance costume, smiling and looking at the camera, Bangkok, Thailand, Southeast Asia, Asia

Background imageJewellery Collection: Silver necklace worn by women of old tribes in Sind

Silver necklace worn by women of old tribes in Sind, Pakistan, Asia

Background imageJewellery Collection: Portrait of a traditional Cambodian apsara dancer, temples of Angkor Wat

Portrait of a traditional Cambodian apsara dancer, temples of Angkor Wat, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia, Indochina, Southeast Asia, Asia

Background imageJewellery Collection: Indonesian Dancers

Indonesian Dancers
Two royal court dancers performing the female style of Javanese dance. The bent knees, flexed wrists and refined movements are characteristic of this style

Background imageJewellery Collection: Jeweller A. Calderoni (A. Calderoni Gioielliere), Milano, 1898

Jeweller A. Calderoni (A. Calderoni Gioielliere), Milano, 1898. Artist: Hohenstein, Adolfo (1854-1928)
Jeweller A. Calderoni (A. Calderoni Gioielliere), Milano, 1898. From a private collection

Background imageJewellery Collection: Three Cartier platinum and diamond bracelets

Three Cartier platinum and diamond bracelets Date: circa 1930s

Background imageJewellery Collection: Masai warrior, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya, East Africa, Africa

Masai warrior, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya, East Africa, Africa

Background imageJewellery Collection: Norwegian Types (5 / 5) - Young Norwegian wife

Norwegian Types (5 / 5) - Young Norwegian wife
A Young Norwegian wife in traditional national costume Date: circa 1910s

Background imageJewellery Collection: David Wright woman in black and pink

David Wright woman in black and pink
Elegant woman in a black top, with a pink and black bow in her hair and gold jewellery. David Wright (1912 - 1967), was a popular British artist specialising in glamour

Background imageJewellery Collection: Close up of traditional metal jewellery in handicraft shop

Close up of traditional metal jewellery in handicraft shop, Leh, Ladakh, India, Asia

Background imageJewellery Collection: Pectoral decorated with winged scarab, protected by the goddesses Isis and Nephthys

Pectoral decorated with winged scarab, protected by the goddesses Isis and Nephthys, made from gold cloisonne with glass-paste, from the tomb of the pharaoh Tutankhamun

Background imageJewellery Collection: Pectoral of the sacred eye flanked by the serpent goddess of the North

Pectoral of the sacred eye flanked by the serpent goddess of the North and the vulture goddess of the South, made from gold cloisonne with glass-paste, from the tomb of the pharaoh Tutankhamun




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"Jewellery: A Timeless Expression of Royalty, Beauty, and Culture" From the regal adornments worn by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II during her coronation in 1953 to the captivating pearl earring immortalized in Vermeer's masterpiece, it has always held a special place in history. Intricately crafted pieces like the Sutton Hoo treasure evoke tales of ancient civilizations and their opulent lifestyles. These treasures provide glimpses into the artistic prowess and wealth that once graced our world. Throughout time, it has been more than just an accessory; it tells stories of love, power, and resilience. The Jewish Refugee from Vienna depicted by David Jagger in 1938 symbolizes both tragedy and hope as it represents a community displaced but still holding onto their heritage through cherished heirlooms. Even iconic figures like Queen Elizabeth I showcased their status through extravagant jewels that reflected their reigns. George Gower's portrait captures her majesty's strength and grandeur while highlighting the exquisite craftsmanship of her embellishments. Beyond royalty, it also celebrates diverse cultures worldwide. From the mesmerizing Moorish Belly Dancer adorned with ornate accessories to traditional Cambodian apsara dancers wearing intricate headpieces at Angkor Wat temples – each piece reflects unique traditions passed down through generations. Not limited to historical contexts alone, jewellery continues to captivate modern audiences. Mae West exudes glamour in Leo McCarey's Belle of the Nineties (1934), where statement necklaces become symbols of allure and sophistication. Whether it be a crown adorning Queen Mary of Teck or Queen Elizabeth II elegantly donning pearls at Balmoral Castle - these images remind us how jewellery transcends time and remains an enduring symbol of beauty and prestige throughout history. So next time you admire a dazzling gem or delicate trinket on display, remember that behind every piece lies a rich tapestry woven with stories of royalty, culture, and the human spirit.