R epresenting a rare and historic gathering of fine jewels, this exhibition draws together over 40 outstanding tiaras including examples with British and European royal provenance. The assembled exemplars, most handed down through families for generations and seldom loaned for public display, include the Spencer Tiara worn by Diana, Princess of Wales on her wedding day. Their range reflects successive design evolutions in the format, prompted by monarchic taste, societal shifts and the influence from other art forms, through to contemporary jewellers redefining tiaras today. Included are a number of tiaras, available for purchase, from the new generation of contemporary British jewellery designers redefining the format again today.
Exhibition On View
Sotheby’s London, 34-35 New Bond Street
28 May–15 June 2022
Weekdays: 9:00 AM–4:30 PM
Weekends: 12:00–5:00 PM
Closed Sunday 5 June
This exhibition is free and unticketed.
Jubilee Arts Festival
Tuesday 7 June, 3:00 PM | Tiaras: Ancient Format, Modern Forms
Join jewellery designer Kiki McDonough and Sotheby’s expert Kristian Spofforth as they discuss the place of tiaras in jewellery design, from past to present.
Friday 10 June, 1:00 PM | Expert Talk: Tiaras: Power, Style and Versatility with Sotheby’s Kristian Spofforth
The rise and fall of tiaras. Inspired by Royal jewels and crowns and revered as the pinnacle of jewellery design we will look at how they have changed over the last few centuries.
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