Cheapside Hoard jewellery to go on display at the Museum of London
The Cheapside Hoard - a priceless collection of 16th and 17th century jewellery found buried in London in 1912 on display in the museum of london. 17th century watch made of Colombian emerald. Part of the Cheapside Hoard.
An Edwardian 18ct gold, platinum, diamond and sapphire brooch, early 20th century. With central foliate motif within a laurel leaf border. 3cm x 2.3cm. Contained in its original fitted tooled leather 'London & Ryder' presentation box.
London, April 11 - Late actress Elizabeth Taylor's prized jewellery collection, which includes some of the world's most expensive stones. Christie's said the collection will be sold along with pieces from the star's art collection, some of her clothing and other memorabilia, reports the BBC.
A 19th century jewellery set made from Assyrian and Babylonian cylinder and stamp seals, belonging to Lady Layard. The seals date from anywhere between 2000 and 600 B.C., the gold mounting from the late 1800s. This practice, where ancient artefacts, when pretty enough, were reused as jewellery, was prevalent in the late 19th and early 20th century. (Source: The British Museum)