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London’s Lost Jewels


The Cheapside Hoard—a collection of almost 500 pieces of Elizabethan and Early Stuart-period jewelry now on exhibit at the Museum of London—proves that there is such a thing as buried treasure; the precious jewels were discovered by workmen in 1912 under a cellar floor in the London neighborhood of Cheapside.

*The Cheapside Hoard: London’s Lost Jewels*, sponsored by Fabergé and Gemfields, will be on exhibit through April 27, 2014; museumoflondon.com**

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The Cheapside Hoard

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Delicate, bejeweled necklaces and chains hang in the display.

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A garnet pendant hanging in front of a portrait of Elizabeth Wriothesley, Countess of Southampton

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A Colombian emerald, diamond, and enamel Salamander brooch

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Briolette amethyst pendants.

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A bejeweled scent bottle.

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A brass gilt watch with maker’s mark: ‘G Ferlite.’

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Gold and pearl cage pendants.