Necklace from the Carnevale Collection, made by Yoko, London, 2013, 18 carat white gold, diamonds, natural colour pink and orange freshwater pearls, golden Indonesian South Sea and white Australian South Sea pearls, grey and blue Tahitian pearls. © Yoko London

Carnevale Collection necklace by Yoko London, 18 carat white gold, diamonds, natural colour pink and orange freshwater golden Indonesian South Sea and white Australian South Sea pearls, grey and blue Tahitian pearls.

The Flowers of the Fields of France  Evening dress  London, England (made)  Spring/summer 1957 (made)  Hartnell, Norman, born 1901 - died 1979 (designer)  Given by Her Majesty the Queen

The Flowers of the Fields of France

Evening dress worn by Queen Elizabeth II on a state visit to Paris in 1957 with gold and white beadwork. The dazzling, jewel-like details of the embroidered design include miniature bees, grasses, wheat and wild flowers.

Yoko London has revealed the special collection of pearl jewellery created for the upcoming V and A and Qatar Museum Authority exhibition Pearls, which opens on September 21. The brand has used freshwater pearls, Tahitian round and keshi pearls and Indonesian and Australian South Sea pearls for the collection, as well as diamonds and coloured gemstones.

Yoko London Carnevale earrings gold set with diamonds, natural colour pink and orange freshwater pearls, gold Indonesian South Sea pearls, white Australian South Sea and grey and blue Tahitian pearls.

The Canning Jewel belonged to Charles John Canning, Governor General of India 1856-61, It is said to have been given to a Mogul Emperor of India as a gift from the Medici Family after being crafted by Benvenuto Cellini a famous Florentine craftsman. The jewel was sold to the V & A in 1935 and still remains there today

The Canning Jewel Place of origin: Europe (probably, made) Date: V & A Artist/Maker: Unknown (production) Materials and Techniques: Enamelled gold, set with baroque pearls, blister pearl, table-cut diamonds and Indian rubies

VIDEO: 'Pearls' Exhibition at the V&A Museum. #History #Pearls

With the V&A and Qatar Museums Authority's 'Pearls' exhibition underway, The Jewellery Editor went down to the historic design museum to get up…

Queen Elizabeth's "flower in the fields" dress warn on her visit to Paris.

Duchesse satin, embroidered with pearls, beads, brilliants, and gold thread - Norman Hartnell - 1957 - V & A

Gold and pearl necklace following Marie Antoinette designs based on nature

Necklace with natural pearls set in coloured gold, probably England, circa © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Enamel and sees pearl brooch, this was a 3d price where the reed in the bouquet stuck out at an angle!

This gold brooch with silver-set rose cut diamonds, adorned with a basket of flowers in seed pearls, mother of pearl and gold--mounted on blue enamel—represents the sort of memorial jewelry which was prevalent in France in the Late Eighteenth Century.

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