Five centuries of astonishing gem stones, valuable stones and mythic jewels from India

Treasures of the Mughals and the Maharajas permits readers to immerse themselves within the jewellery traditions of the Indian subcontinent, from the Mughal length to the brand new day. The evolution of gem-atmosphere and jewellery is proven via over 270 outstanding items from The Al Thani Assortment, along with leading works on mortgage from prestigious establishments and personal collections. Well-known ancient Indian diamonds, impressive valuable items and mythical items of knickknack are introduced in combination to constitute the evolution of style and methodology in India’s jeweled arts over 5 centuries.

The e-book additionally gifts the main trends in Indian jewellery traditions, from the height of seventeenth-century Mughal imperial patronage via years of political chaos and colonization from the 18th century onward, to the age of the Durbar, nice ceremonies that equipped Indian sovereigns with a brand new atmosphere wherein to sing their own praises their jewels all the way through the time of the British Raj.