It has taken over two centuries to assemble the unique collection of
gold, silverware and gems fashioned into fascinating pieces of jewelry
by Russian, European and Oriental artists and craftsmen. Known as the
Treasure Gallery under Catherine the Great and augmented to yet greater
splendor by her successors, the jewelry collection is finally back on
display at the Hermitage Golden Rooms, re-opened after years of dramatic
Due to the incredible diversity and the enormous size of its jewelry
collection, the Hermitage is planning to stage a number of displays so
as to provide the most comprehensive coverage of all the different styles,
epochs and regions.
First in a series comes the exhibition featuring three major sections.