Jewelry Collection is meticulously hand-made with the finest materials and workmanship.
24k gold-plated, silver-plated, pewter and Swarovski crystals. Each Vatican Jewelry piece comes in a distinctive green and gold embossed gift box bearing the Vatican logo.
Sixtus IV (1471–1484) was the library’s founder. The nucleus of the
present Vatican Library consists of Pope Nicholas V collection of
ancient texts, some dating from medieval times, of more than 1,500
manuscripts. At the time of his death, in 1455, his collection was the
greatest in Europe. Today, the Vatican Library houses more than 70,000
volumes of manuscripts, 100,000 individual autographs, about 7,000
incunabula, 100,000 engravings and maps, thousands of parchments, and
tens of thousands of archival volumes and files.
Busts and statues
of the Roman period, papal busts, terra-cotta models, exceptional
Byzantine and Romanesque ivories, textiles and vestments dating to the
earliest centuries of the Church, frescoes and ancient paintings by
major artists, and the incomparable Treasury of the Sancta Sanctorum
with it’s Medieval reliquaries—these are some of the glorious treasures
that together form one of the great wonders of the world. These
priceless works of art that have been accessible only to qualified