Bling at the BMA

Diamonds and pearls and gold, oh my! Jewelry is a universal form of adornment. It can be an indication of rank and social status. Precious materials can be used as a form of protection against dangers. And, just like paint and stone, bling can be used as a material to make art. This tour explores the use of bling in the BMA’s collection.


Duration: 60 minutes

Limit: 90 visitors

Tour type: Discovering art; History/cultural


  • Art made from precious materials, like gold leaf
  • Art depicting precious materials, like coral
  • Art depicting fine jewelry, like fabulous earrings and necklaces!