Talk at the V&A museum’s Pearl Exhibit

Introducing Pearls: Across Centuries, Across Cultures.

During the pearl study day held on October 12, Melanie gave a talk about Contemporary Pearl Practice. Other speakers included Maggie Campbell Pederson, Beatriz Chadour-Sampson and Nigel Israel.

On display is an array of stunning jewellery from Bulgari, Cartier, Chaumet, Rene Lalique, and Tiffany. The exhibition also looks at the creation of cultured pearls through Mikimoto and the impact this has had. The Exhibition runs from 21/09/2013 – 19/01/2014.