Jewellery: The Human Story
From Bronze Age torcs to modern bling, people have adorned themselves with jewellery for thousands of years. What hidden stories do these objects hold and why do we still choose to express ourselves in this way?
We have brought together objects from collections across the region to reveal the jewellery worn by the people of Essex through time. Meet modern makers and local people to discover the inspiration and personal stories of love, friendship, loss and status behind the jewellery we wear.