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“JEWELS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN USED AS ADORNMENT TO SHOWCASE POWER, TO ALIGN POLITICALLY OR RELIGIOUSLY, TO BESTOW HEAVENLY BLESSINGS ON THE WEARER, OR AS BOLTON MENTIONS, ACT AS A VISUAL LANGUAGE IN THE FORM OF GEMSTONES AND PRECIOUS METALS”.

CLOCKWISE FROM THE TOP: PROSPERA 3/2011, NATURALLY FORMED ROCK CRYSTALS AND WHITE GOLD CROSS PENDANT WITH A PETROL GREY TOURMALINE, 3 BROWN DIAMONDS HELD BY SLUGS AND MICRO PAVÉ-SET BROWN DIAMONDS. IMAGE COURTESY OTTO JAKOB. THORN NECKLACE 24K YELLOW GOLD PLATE ON BRONZE. IMAGE COURTESY TED MUEHLING. 19TH CENTURY CROSS PENDANT. IMAGES COURTESY OF WARTSKI, LONDON. TIARA OF PIUS IX ON DISPLAY AT THE MET’S HEAVENLY BODIES: FASHION AND THE CATHOLIC IMAGINATION. COURTESY OF THE COLLECTION OF THE OFFICE OF LITURGICAL CELEBRATIONS OF THE SUPREME PONTIFF, PAPAL SACRISTY, VATICAN CITY. IMAGE COURTESY OF THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART/ @ SGPITALIA. NEXT PAGE: IMPERIAL TOPAZ AND DIAMOND CROSS C.1840. IMAGE COURTESY HANCOCKS LONDON ARCHIVE.

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