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Diamond Lives - a guided tour

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Victoria and Albert Museum

Cromwell Road

London

SW7 2RL

United Kingdom

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Diamond Lives: a guided tour of the V&A Jewellery Gallery

Who were the women who wore the fabulous jewels we see in the V&A Jewellery Gallery?

Discover the little noted detail glinting in the glorious sapphire and diamond coronet designed by Prince Albert for his beloved wife, Queen Victoria, the new centrepiece of the Gallery. Why was a princess's gaoler sent jewels by a king; who sparkled quite literally at the head of fashionable society? Who was sent Siberian amethysts by a smitten Tzar? Learn insights into jewellery and social history from your expert guide, Jessica Cadzow-Collins, who will conduct you and a small group around key pieces in the collection. The V&A Jewellery Gallery is the most important public collection of jewels in the world. Jessica's engaging, witty and knowledgeable expertise brings the gems and jewels on display to life.

Jessica is a jewellery specialist and qualified gemmologist, and has spent all her life handling fine jewels and gems. She has worked at Britain's most quintessential jewellers, most recently as Retail Director at Garrard, the Crown Jeweller.

Meet at Talks and Tours Meeting Point in the V&A Main Entrance Foyer.


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Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

The tour is 90 minutes and suitable for adults only - age 16 and up. No ID required, please show your Eventbrite ticket confirmation email or receipt.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The V&A is close to bus routes and tube (nearest South Kensington).

Visit their Getting Here page to plan your journey:

https://tfl.gov.uk/plan-a-journey/?to=Victoria%20and%20Albert%20Museum

Parking is limited, and metered in the nearby streets.

What can I bring into the event?

A handbag is the only item allowed into the Jewellery Gallery, larger bags or coats may be left in the V&A Cloakroom, next to the Main Entrance on the Cromwell Road.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email: jessica@cadzowcollins.com

What's the refund policy?

No refunds.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes, you may update your registration information.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

No, due to the very limited number of the group, tickets and fees are not transferrable.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes, you may buy tickets for other attendees.

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Victoria and Albert Museum

Cromwell Road

London

SW7 2RL

United Kingdom

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Refund Policy

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