One of the Hermitage’s greatest treasures is the fabulous jewellery collection, and they can now be seen in the Dutch Hermitage in Amsterdam. Jewels! is the newest exhibition in the museum facing the Amstel river in the heart of the city. Get to know more about the flamboyant statements empresses like Anna, Elizabeth and Catherine the Great made, as well as grand dukes and duchess of the nineteenth and early twentieth century.

Glinstering tiara’s decorated the heads of the beautiful ladies at balls and parties. With ball gowns and heels embrowded with thousands of sparkling diamonds and emerald, the women of the tsardom made their fashion statement at the Russian court in St. Petersburg. The jewels were made to impress, creating an identity, but also to provoke or convey secret messages. Jewellery might also be designed to provoke or convey secret messages. Pieces were ordered from leading houses like Cartier and Fabergé. Many pieces were lost following the Russian Revolution. Jewels! presents a glittering array of surviving masterpieces, situated in ballrooms and boudoirs like those of the tsars’ Winter Palace.


Until the 15th of March 2020

Hermitage Amsterdam