Natural Beauties

Natural Beauties
Marjorie Merriweather Post was a renowned collector of jewelry and gems and today her collection is considered to be one of the most important of those assembled in the twentieth century. Marjorie’s interest in gems and minerals wasn’t limited to its use in jewelry and a less well-known but no less dramatic area of her collection reflects the appreciation she had for the finest hardstones. Natural Beauties is the first exhibition at Hillwood to focus on the exquisite stones and minerals that became works of art in the hands of masterful artisans. It will present a selection of nearly 100 objects from Hillwood’s collection alongside loans that further explore the beauty and history of the precious stones.