The museum was the brainchild of the renowned Greek jewelry designer Ilias Lalounis. Within the museum, visitors are treated to 24 collections of jewelry that total to over 4,000 jewels as well as small ornaments. This collection is dedicated to the history and art of jewelry making, showing those who have an interest in jewelry and its origins, manufacture as well as development of jewelry. In the museum, there is a permanent exhibition that typically displays 3000 pieces. These pieces were designed between the years 1940-1992. Just as Greece has a special place in the history books, so do the jewelry pieces that were made. That is why this museum represents not only an institution but a couple Of Generations Of Jewelry And Jewelry Making.
What To Expect
There is something about history that almost always fascinates. It not only shows you where it is you are coming from but almost always it has some tips that you can use. When it comes to jewelry, those that withstand the test of time are often more valuable, the older they grow. For instance, the crown jewels of the British Empire have been passed down through generations. These pieces of jewelry are considered to be among some of the most expensive and most revered artifacts. From simple gold rings dotted with diamond all around, to massive diamond rings with big perfectly cut rocks, the Lalaounis Jewelry surly provide you with a wide range of options.
The museum is home to some of the major contributors towards the development of jewelry making in the world. In this collection, you will go through up to 24 different collections of jewelry. In this collection, you will get an inkling of what was in vogue during the different years that have been covered. Between the years 1940 and 1992, there are almost 50 years of development, all majestically illustrated through the different pieces of jewelry. By going through the 24 different collections, you get access to over 4000 different pieces of jewelry. Each of these pieces comes with a certain unique finishing and quality. In this way, you get to live through a whole generation of life in the jewelry world. Keen eyes would even notice the way the different pieces became finer and more details as technological advancements were made.
Lalaounis Jewelry is a one of a kind collection. Just like Athens, in Greece and the rich history that it comes with, the Lalaounis Jewelry collections comprise one of the largest jewelry hauls in history. This museum like the city it is in has a lot to offer.