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Mottos, Messages, and Gem Lore in Victorian Jewellery



On April 15, 2017, Dr. Laura Johnson of Historic New England supplied an intimate Salon on Victorian gems. Johnson decodes the meanings of gem stones and “posy” rings, and the key messages that nineteenth-century women and men may spell out via the symbolic meanings of gems and flowers. Her presentation, entitled “Mottos, Messages, and Gem Lore in Victorian Jewellery,” is a part of The Chipstone Basis’s occasional Salon sequence held in Mrs. M.—–’s Cupboard.

To be taught extra about Mrs. M.—– and uncover particulars on future engagements in her Cupboard, please go to http://www.mrsmscabinet.org. Video by Ted Brusubardis.

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