Latest must see exhibition – Bejewelled Treasures


DSC_0921The V&A launches fashion exhibitions like no other museum, every other week there is something new to discover – “Bejewelled Treasures” is the latest one. 100 pieces of Indian jewellery by the Al Thani Collection are featured in this exhibition and even three objects are lend by her majesty Queen Elisabeth. Jewellery and other artefacts from the 17th century as well as modern pieces found their way to the V&A in London. Every piece is unique and beautiful – furthermore everywhere you look it sparkles and glitters. The diamonds reflect the light that shines in and lighten up the dark rooms. Indian Jewellery is very colourful and lots of yellow gold is used for the setting. During the exhibition you cannot only look at jewellery and brooches – you also get to see how the pieces are made. Amrapali opened their doors to their workshop to show how the Kundan Jewellery is made and how the diamonds are formed and fitted into the gold settings. I watched it three times because it was so informative and interesting. These goldsmith skills are spectacular and you can see that a lot of modern jewellery is influenced by India and its craftsmanship.

The Bejewelled Treasures exhibition runs until 28th of march 2016.DSC_0065 DSC_0977 DSC_0980 DSC_0964DSC_0951 DSC_0968 DSC_0970 DSC_0953 DSC_0936 DSC_0944 DSC_0945 DSC_0946 DSC_0933 DSC_0930 DSC_0935 DSC_0917 DSC_0904 DSC_0903

Here are some impressions of the short movie that was filmed at workshops in Mumbai and Jaipur – How to make Kundan Jewellery? DSC_0990DSC_0054 DSC_0049 DSC_0030 DSC_0993 DSC_0986 DSC_0001DSC_0006DSC_1001

When you visit the V&A you should not walk past the Wishing Tree in the foyer without making a wish. My wish was wedding related but I don’t tell you more since I don’t want to jinx it. wishing tree V&A

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