Museums you should visit if you are a jewelry lover

Museos que debes visitar si eres amante de las joyas

If you are passionate about jewelry and consider them works of art worthy of being exhibited in a museum , take note of the main jewelry exhibitions, all of them very valuable. Generally the jewels on display have belonged to monarchies and aristocratic families of the past. They are usually pieces with very elaborate designs and made with precious stones and metals of incalculable value. You can also find prehistoric jewelry or jewelry corresponding to ancient civilizations such as the Egyptian or Roman.

There are them in different countries, so we do not ask you to travel the entire world admiring their beauty and design, but we do ask you to keep it in mind if on one of your trips you find yourself in one of these cities:


The Victoria and Albert Museum: It is the museum with the largest jewelry exhibition in the world. Pieces of Catherine The Great or Marie Antoinette, as well as the crown jewels of the British monarchy that are on display in the Tower of London museum. In its diversity it also houses historical products of metalwork, photography, sculptures, clothing and furniture.


– Jewelry Museum of Iran, within the Central Bank of Iran: the collection includes crowns, tiaras, thrones, swords and shields made of precious metals decorated with jewels. The famous 182-carat pink diamond “Darya-ye-Noor” (the sea of ​​light) is part of this museum.


The Kremlin Armory: it is one of the oldest museums in the capital, it has the Diamond Fund, the jewels of the Russian Imperial Crown, the ivory throne of Ivan the Terrible as well as a collection of 10 Fabergé eggs, among others.


Swedish Crown Museum: the crown that was worn by Queen Christina and the imperial crown of the Holy Roman Empire are on display.


Diamond Museum: has a large and diverse collection of diamonds and information on the history of their extraction and polishing. In it you will find the diamond Katana, that of Rembrandt and his famous ape skull covered in diamonds.


Colombia Gold Museum: houses more than 50,000 pre-Columbian gold pieces that belonged to indigenous cultures, including pectorals, masks, bracelets and necklaces from the Quimbaya, Calima, Tayrona, Sinú and Muisca cultures.


Louvre Museum: in addition to the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo, you can see the jewels of the French Crown and art objects created at that time, as well as the emeralds that Napoleon gave to Marie Louise, his second wife.


Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET): has a permanent jewelry exhibition, and exhibitions throughout the year. The most popular is the tribute collection to Van Cleef & Arpels, and it also has a La Met Store jewelry store, where you can get countless jewelry.

Rio de Janeiro

H. Stern Museum: it is one of the most important and globally recognized Brazilian jewelry companies, founded by the German Hans Stern. It offers a tour to observe the process of manufacturing its jewelry from raw gems.

Wingen-sur-Moder (France)

Lalique Museum: It was inaugurated in 2011 and offers all the works of the Art Nouveau master jeweler René Lalique (1860 – 1945), a specialist in enamel and glass. Its permanent collection is 650 pieces.

St. Petersburg

Fabergé Museum: It is located in the Shuvalov Palace, a private initiative of the Link of Times Foundation. The most famous works are the Fabergé eggs, this museum houses more than 1500 pieces by this artist, including 9 imperial eggs.

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