Every Gemstone Has a Story to Tell

The Al-Thani Jewels

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York currently has on display Indian Jewels part of the private collection of Sheikh Hamad bin Abdullah Al- Thani. The exhibition is on until the 25th of January 2015 and depicts Indian workmanship from the Mughal times.

Jigha (Turban Ornament) taking inspiration from western shapes and a modern feather plume

With India’s rich heritage in terms of gemstones with diamond, gold and gemstone mines accessories and functional items made with precious materials were always prized possessions.

The Taj Mahal Emerald

Uddharane (Ritual Spoon) set with Rubies and Diamonds

Seal Ring with a hidden key set with Spinel

The Nizams of Hyderabad were well known for their riches. Many of the gemstones used in their jewellery have been carved to perfection.

Pankhiyan Earrings set with emeralds, diamonds and seed pearls dating back to the 1900

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