I love ornate architecture. There are so many incredible examples all over the world. These jewels are added to the treasure chest because of their beautiful designs and colours – Their style and grace. Be inspired – whatever your creative outlet.

Scroll through the wonderful examples below to see incredible patterns, structures and colours. There are examples of the structure being made of stone or metal. Tiles bring the building to life in some jewels. Glass works its magic for others creating beauty and light. Repetitive shapes also feature. The scale and grandeur of these buildings is just part of their charm. In summary they’re magnificent.

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