Dear Fellow Orchidites-
We’ve just returned from attending the re-opening of the V&A’s new
With the donation of Patricia Goldstein’s collection (aptly named
New York dealer & collector) they’ve re-designed their famous
jewelry gallery to exhibit their 3,500 piece collection.
With the aid of a magnifying glass and a sketch book I spent the
better part of the day there. And plan to return again next week.
It is, by far, the greatest museum collection of jewelry in the
world. I will not attempt to describe the emotional roller-coaster
ride that I (and you) will experience. Just jack up the credit card,
go to London and prepare for an epiphany.
My advice is to visit the museum early on a week-day morning to
avoid the crush. It is an intimate setting and you’ll want time and
elbow room to appreciate the lot.