Museum Displays Historical Jewels
For the next four weeks, Los Angelinos and visitors to southern California have a unique opportunity to gaze upon some of the most famous jewels in world history, Los Angeles Fashion reports. The actual jewels have not been collected from the four corners of the world and brought to one place, but replicas of the stones have been forged and placed upon life-sized mannequins representing the important personages that made the gems famous. The exhibit is on display at the Museum of Ventura County until September 28.
For many centuries, the world’s most precious and largest diamonds that include the Cullinan, Koh-i-Noor, Orlov and Beau Sancy, have been permanently mounted in the crowns jewels of France, England and Russia. Combining George Stuart’s remarkable Historical Figures and Scott Sucher’s world famous diamond replicas, will illustrate history and explain the intriguing stories behind these special gems.
Displays will include:
Tavernier, French Blue, Golden Fleece Badge, Hope exhibited with Louis XIV and Louis XV
Regent with Marie Antoinette
Beau Sancy with Marie De Medici
Mirror of Portugal With Queen Elizabeth I
Orlov with Catherine the Great
Koh-i-Noor with Queen Victoria and Prince Albert