Competition

Win Wartski Book and V&A Tickets

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Wartski and SLOAN! Magazine are giving you the chance to win a signed copy of the fabulous book, Wartski: The First 150 Years by Geoffrey Munn and a pair of tickets to the fabulous jewellery exhibition sponsored by Wartski at the Victoria & Albert Museum.

The Managing Director of Wartski, Geoffrey Munn, well-known from the BBC Antiques Road Show, has marked the 150th anniversary of Wartski by writing a history of the firm. Wartski: The First 150 Years is a remarkable book illustrating the story of Wartski’s famous transactions related in 300 pages of colourful text and many unique and remarkable images of gorgeous jewellery fit for a king.  It gives the reader new insight into the jewellery trade, the fascination of collecting and the lives of the rich and famous. The lavishly illustrated text opens a window on to an otherwise private world full of excitement and amazement.

Geoffrey Munn

Geoffrey Munn, Managing Director of Wartski

Wartski has served six generations of the British Royal family, including Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother and Queen Elizabeth II, and more recently the firm made the wedding rings for Their Royal Highnesses the Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall. Welsh gold was used by Wartski to make the wedding ring for Miss Catherine Middleton on her marriage to His Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge.

As well as enthusiastically sponsoring contemporary goldsmiths and jewellery designers, this year Wartski is sponsoring a fabulous exhibition at the V&A – Bejewelled Treasures: The Al Thani Collection – which runs from 21 November 2015 to 28 March 2016.

Part of the V&A India Festival, This exhibition will present around 100 spectacular objects from or inspired by the jewellery traditions of the Indian subcontinent, drawn from a single private collection formed by Sheikh Hamad bin Abdullah Al Thani.

3. Diamond turban jewel made for the Maharaja of Nawanagar, 1907, remodelled in 1935, India

Diamond turban jewel made for the Maharaja of Nawanagar

The exhibition will showcase magnificent precious stones of the kind collected by Mughal Emperors in the 17th century and exquisite objects used in royal ceremonies.  It will reveal the influence of India on jewellery made by leading European houses in the early 20th century and display contemporary pieces with an Indian theme made by modern masters.

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.

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