Tuesday 13 March, 2018
Podcast: Nelson's Chelengk
Jewellery expert Joanna Hardy was in conversation with historian Martyn Downer (author of Nelson’s Lost Jewel), jeweller Philip Denyer and the Deputy Chairman at Lock & Co Hatters, Roger Stephenson, on the topic of Nelson’s Chelengk, one of the most iconic jewels in British history.
The turban/hat ornament, a plume of more than 300 diamonds and one of Vice-Admiral Lord Nelson’s most treasured possessions, was presented to him by Sultan Selim III of Turkey after the Battle of the Nile in 1798.
The piece was stolen more than half a century ago, and a new replica has recently been recreated by Philip Denyer using the original drawings and plans from Nelson's original lost jewel.
Listen on iTunes via the link below, or online here.