Henry VIII and the fickle hand of fate

By jackie keily on 3 Feb 2015


Last week I wrote about a badge in the form of a combined Tudor rose and Aragon pomegranate, commemorating one of Katherine of Aragon’s marriages to a Tudor prince, either Arthur or Henry. In the same display case as this badge in the Medieval London gallery at the Museum of London, there is another little remembrance of Katherine’s involvement with the Tudors. This object is a silver-gilt belt chape – a curved metal strip or edging that protected the end of a leather belt. Read the full postRead the full post

Made in London designer profile: Jordan Askill

By beatrice behlen on 13 Nov 2013

Jordan Askill is one of seven jewellery designers profiled in Museum of London's 'Made in London: Jewellery Now' exhibition, which opens on 21 November. Part of The Museum of London’s Jewellery Season, the exhibition brings together seven London-based contemporary jewellers. Delving into the creative processes and working methods of the designers, the exhibition paints a picture of London as a source of inspiration and innovation. Beyond presenting their work, the exhibition explores the unique professional identity of each designer, giving a snapshot of their world and imagination.Jordan AskillJordan Askill Panther Ring

London serves as a training ground, workshop, market place and inspiration to a large number of jewellery makers. Made in London: Jewellery Now explores the creations and unique vision of the most exciting, imaginative and boundary-pushing jewellers working in the capital today. In this blog series, exhibition curators Beatrice Behlen and Agata Belcen speak to the designers involved in the exhibition and discover what inspires them. Read the full postRead the full post