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If Jewels Could Talk with Carol Woolton

SUPERSTITIOUS GEMS - Stephen Webster and Dr Jeffrey Post

Season 1, Ep. 3

Jewellery is one of the oldest decorative arts, originally answering our need for adornment in the form of shells, feathers, bones and pebbles. This rich cultural history dates back beyond recorded history. Their rarity and beauty meant they were used as decoration as well as amulets, to ward off evil. Gradually jewellery became attached to status, but stones were still considered to bring good health, wisdom and love, while superstitions and curses associated with others linger to this day. Dr Jeffrey Post, mineralogist and Curator of Gems and Minerals at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History (home to the infamous Hope Diamond) and British jewellery designer Stephen Webster, the original rock’n’roll jeweller, discuss stones with supernatural powers. 


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Produced by Natasha Cowan @tashonfash

Music and editing by Tim Thornton @timwthornton

Creative direction by Scott Bentley @bentleycreative

Illustrations Jordi Labanda @jordilabanda


Read Carol Woolton in Vogue magazine – vogue.co.uk/fashion/jewellery

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