Metropolitan Museum of Jewels

Picture 6I just received my catalog from The Metropolitan Museum of Art Store and am smitten with these three pairs of antique-y earrings.  I became a member of the museum when I lived in Manhattan last year and it was deadly—not only is the art collection unparalleled, but the gift shop is an art lover’s Eden.  The turquoise and pearl “forget-me-not” sets are based on a design by Peter Carl Fabergé that was popular in 19th century Russia.  The last pair of daisies is also based on a Fabergé design, drawn from an individual flower in his famed Basket of Wild Flowers Egg.  How I adore history…especially when combined with costume jewelry.

5 comments on “Metropolitan Museum of Jewels

  1. Corinna

    oh my, how amazing! I love museum gift shops, a piece of history becomes more alive with the little replica treasures you take home with you. and such great conversation topics unique jewelry makes! thank you for sharing!

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