JUNE 2022

Private Tour of Sotheby's "Royal & Aristocratic Tiaras" Exhibition

A Tour with Kristian Spofforth, Head of Jewelry, Sotheby’s

Last week, a group of lucky Gem X’ers joined Head of Jewelry @kristian.spofforthfor a personal tour of “Power & Image: Royal & Aristocratic Tiaras.” We were dazzled by the 40 tiaras, some on view to the public for the first time ever. There were stories like why Empress Josephine so favored cameos (yes there is a cameo tiara!), stunners like the Cartier Waveform created in 1904 and the magical Westminster Halo Tiara, created by Lacloche in 1930. It was an exhibition for any age and certainly one for the ages, that we will all remember.

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