Friday, March 27, 2009

Question from Gervase - Websites with photos of surviving jewels

I was wondering if anyone in the group knows of a website where they show jewels left from Henry VIII,ElizabethI, Anne Boelyn? I am so interested in these pieces. Hope someone can help me. Thank you friends. GERVASE


PhD Historian said...

Do you mean jewels actually owned by the people you named, or jewels from the era in general?

The Victoria and Albert Museum in London recently remodeled the William and Judith Bollinger Jewellery Gallery, and the V&A website has a few photos, including a good one of the Armada Jewel.

But I do not know of a single website with photos of any large number of jewels known to have been owned by the Tudor monarchs. And as I said in another post, I'm not even aware that more than a mere handful of such jewels have survived, mostly from Elizabeth.

Marilyn R said... have good photos of Elizabeth's locket ring open and closed.
The Heneage Jewel is on the V&A site.