‘The Language of Jewelry’ exhibit at The Henry B. Plant Museum in Tampa
By: Farrah Estrella
|19th Century Brooch|
The Henry B. Plant Museum in Tampa is hosting “The Language
of Jewelry” exhibit from March 8-October 8, 2013.
imbedded in these tokens of love and loss, function and fashion as told in
gold, silver, hair, precious and semi-precious stones.
watches, brooches, bracelets and more will narrate the cultural and economic
context in which jewelry was designed and displayed during the mid-19th through
gems and gemstones, the romantic meaning of serpents and other elements from
nature, the intimate art of writing romantic messages with stones, the rise of
the diamond as the most valuable gem and the myriad symbolic nuances crafted
into each object. Find out how the California Gold Rush, discovery of the
Comstock Lode, and the Queen of England affected the jewelry industry.
pieces from the Museum’s permanent collection including the Plant Family
jewelry that will be complemented by selections from other private collections.
more information visit the Museum’s website at www.PlantMuseum.com.