Marriage, English Style

The Goldsmiths' Company of London recently wrapped up a celebration of love, in the form of an exhibit spotlighting wedding-related precious-metal jewelry and gifts. Entitled "Love Story," the exhibit—featuring both antique and contemporary pieces—ran from May 29 through July 12 in the opulent confines of Goldsmiths' Hall. Amanda Stücklin, press officer for the Goldsmiths' Company, says the show was extremely successful. "Some 7,500 attended and the overall response was 'love at first sight,' " she says, noting that exhibit curator Paul Dyson was pleased with the result. Viewer feedback praised the exhibits' theme, contents, and presentation, and one attendee even noted that it was "a marvelous way to start [her] hen day"—"hen day" being an English term comparable to the American "bridal shower." The items on show represented four decades—the 1890s, the 1920s, the 1960s, and

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