Stellene Volandes with Jewels that Made History: 100 Stones, Myths, and Legends

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Since ancient times, shiny stones and precious metals have determined empires and inspired expeditions, communicated status and brought about ruin. In Jewels, Stellene Volandes takes us a on surprising and glittering tour of historic turning points and gem-driven drama, delving into the passions and predilections of those who’ve been adorned by or collected jewelry. With NEHGS Curator of Special Collections and jewelry enthusiast Curt DiCamillo, she’ll discuss the prevalence and influence of jewels as part of ancient treasures, the prize of great heists, and star performers on the red carpet and at royal weddings. Don’t miss their illustrated conversation.