Jewellery fulfils a number of functions including the obvious one of personal adornment.
It can celebrate an event such as an engagement, a wedding, or an anniversary
Image: Diamond brooch, French, 18th century. Click image to enlarge
However, jewellery is also part of the image we project, complementing our individuality and our tastes.
The major part of the Ulster museum's collection of jewellery was given by Mrs Anne Hull Grundy, a renowned collector and historian, who started to buy jewellery at the age of eleven with her pocket money. Her generous donation to the Ulster Museum began in 1975 and continued until her death in 1984.
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