India: Jewels that Enchanted the World

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State Museums of Moscow

 

Begins April 12


Examining the legacy of Indian jewellery dating to the 17th century, this comprehensive exhibition for the first time brings together more than 300 pieces generously loaned from museums, institutions, and private collections from around the world to showcase the beauty of Indian craftsmanship, the magnificence of gemstone setting, and the aesthetic refinement of Indian taste. The joint undertaking of Moscow State Kremlin Museums, headed by Dr Elena Gagarina, and the Indo-Russian Jewellery Foundation, founded by diamond and jewellery connoisseur Alex Popov, the exhibition will run through to July 27 and celebrates 500 years of jewellery and jewelled objects through a tapestry of fairy tales and stories of royal rivalries and intrigues, all told against a background of colourful fabrics, and the smells and sounds of India’s bazaars. Dr Gagarina and Alex Popov brought together scholars and enthusiasts from India, the UK, Switzerland, and the USA to realise this ambitious project, which features many items never exhibited previously.
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Necklace

Cartier, Paris, 1925; platinum, diamonds, sapphires, emeralds. Siegelson Collection, New York

 

Trompe l’oeil sarpech clip

Van Cleef & Arpels, Paris, 1924; platinum, diamonds, rubies, sapphires, emeralds. Van Cleef & Arpels Collection

 

Pendant

India, Mughal dominions, late 16th century; gold, baroque pearl, rubies, diamonds, emeralds, blue glass.

 

Tutti Frutti bracelet-watch

Cartier, Paris, 1929; platinum, diamonds, emeralds, sapphires, rubies. Cartier Collection

 
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