Monday, January 18, 2016

The History of Pearls - V & A Museum Video

Many years ago I inherited a very traditional triple rope of cultured pearls from my grandmother and later a single rope from my mother but to be honest they never really did much for me. Once I started making jewellery however, I discovered that there is a lot more to pearls and began a bit of a love affair with them, especially the Baroque and subtly coloured varieties which I've used in my designs every since.

Last week I discovered this video about the history of pearls on the Victoria and Albert Museum website. I thought it would make a nice change form one of my written posts and at about 8 minutes long it's perfect for a quick coffee break so get a brew, put your feet up and enjoy!

Pearls from Victoria and Albert Museum on Vimeo.


  1. Thanks for sharing this fabulous video, I'll share this great resource with my students

  2. I have had a love affair with pearls for many years without knowing the history-excellent video-I want to know more...

  3. The video was very interesting. I learned so many things about pearls that I did not know. Thank you for sharing it!


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