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European museums, etc, for jewelry?

I’m organizing a tour for a few friends to Europe to see art museums
that have jewelry. And shop some flea markets. And other places for
jewelry, jewelry related stuff. I’ve been doing internet searchs and
finding cool stuff, but I know there are some folks in Orchid who
know great jewelry related places to see, things to do in the
European Union. If you have time, would you please share suggestions
with me? @Barb_VanDusen

And if you are interested in joining us, let me know. No dates or
places are yet set in stone, so you have an opportunity to get your
dream place on the list!

Barb V.

Of course the Victoria & Albert in London is a must. It’s an
substantial permanent exhibit.

Lynn’s Jewelry
2434 E. Main Street
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 648-4544


When I was in Pforzheim, Germany I visited the town museum.
Considering the size of the city, it has an incredible collection of
jewelry from early historical examples to contemporary German
artists. I loved the contemporary work but unfortunately it was a
smaller proportion of the work than I would have liked . I believe
the school there has a museum too, though I didn’t get a chance to
visit the school. If your looking for an example of a museum
featuring stones, you can’t go very wrong checking out the museum in
Ider-Oberstein, sorry I can’t remember the name of the museum, but
it’s on the main road going into town and not hard to miss.

Good luck,

Barb and Larry, “Deutches Edelstein” is the name of the 4-floor
museum dedicated to the stone/gem carving trade in Idar-Oberstein.
All I can say is that it’s memorable!

If you go to Tucson, get a taste of Idar-Oberstein at the G.L.D.A.
in the Radisson. The carvers from Idar-O display their talent each
year. Very congenial group of people.

Check out for lists of galleries world-wide.
It’s a great website.

Kay Taylor