Much news for all of you living in the UK/or simply interested in jewelry news
1 there this free exhibition at The Ritz/London called
"Royal Portraits, Life Drawings & Enamel Miniatures" which are to be auctioned by the VZ Gallery.
They are by a Russian artist named Alexei Maximov.
The exhibition also had photos taken at the sittings which began in 1992.
The paintings are of The Queen, The Queen Mother, Princess Anne, Princess Michael of Kent, Queen Beatrix, King Harald & Queen Sonja.
There is a catalogue to go with it at £20.
The exhibition is on until 1st May.
2 Warstki's May exhibition ‘Fabergé from a Private Collection’ sounds like a must for anyone coming to London for the Diamond Jubilee!!
Plus .... (drum roll here) Geoffrey Munn is writing a history of Wartski's to be published in 2015 on their 150th anniversary !!!!
3 "The Queen's Diamonds" by Hugh Roberts
will be available at Van Hoogstraten Royal Bookshop soon !!! (May 14!)
This book provides the first authorised account of the history of some of the finest diamond jewellery in the world. Published on the occasion of the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, it tells the story of the magnificent royal inheritance of diamonds from the time of Queen Adelaide in the 1830s to the present day. Illustrated with a wealth of archive material as well as extensive new photography of the jewels, this important publication includes stones of international importance as well as items of great historic significance, and wile a standard work reference on diamond jewellery for many years to come. Hugh Roberts was Director of the Royal Collection from 1996 to 2010
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