10 December 2015

Indian jewelry at the Victoria & Albert Museum

The exhibition “Bejewelled Treasures: The Al Thani Collection” presents 100 extraordinary, old and contemporary pieces retracing four centuries of the history of Indian jewelry. They are part of a set of 250 jewels and objects collected in just five years by Sheikh Hamad bin Abdullah Al Thani. The Qatari collector with absolutely no budget restrictions gathered up these priceless treasures: Colombian emeralds engraved with flowers and mounted as turban ornaments, natural pearl bracelets signed by the Indian contemporary jeweler Bahgat, the peacock brooch created by Mellerio in 1905 for the Maharaja of Kapurthala, and diamonds from Golconda, among the most beautiful in the world.

Until April 10, 2016.

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