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Ulster Museum: jewellery collection – the corals

Ulster Museum: coral “Cavan brooch”, mid-19th century

Ulster Museum: coral brooch and earrings, 19th century

The Ulster Museum sits serenely in the town’s Botanic Gardens, and its clearly a hit with tourists and locals alike. There’s something for everyone here in its electic displays, including for lovers of jewellery.

The museum is one of just a handful in the UK to house part of the Anne Hull Grundy jewellery collection.¬† Appropriately enough, the pieces to be found in the Ulster Museum are some of the finest examples of 19th century Irish jewellery in that collection. There are six cases worth spanning several centuries, and a very informative guide which explains, amongst other things, why some jewels are so much sparklier than others … Read more…