10 Things Rocking the Jewelry Industry: November 2013

1. Exhibitions Between 1640 and 1666, ­someone stashed hundreds of Elizabethan and Jacobean jewels beneath a cellar floor in London’s Cheapside neighborhood, but never returned to reclaim them. Now through April 27, the Museum of London’s eagerly anticipated new exhibition, “The Cheapside Hoard: London’s Lost Jewels,” invites jewel lovers, historians, and curiosity-seekers to ogle the full collection for the first time since its accidental discovery in 1912. Scholars hope the 500 ­jewels, gems, and artifacts—­including ­Byzantine cameos, bejeweled bottles, even a custom fragrance created by master perfumer Roja Dove to evoke the scent of ­Jacobean London—will bring them closer to solving the mystery of the hoard’s enigmatic owner. But in the words of ­curator Hazel Forsyth, at least one fact about the exhibit remains certain: “Nothing in the world comes close.”

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