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Five centuries of Indian jewellery history to exhibit in Moscow
Will be showcased in the exhibit - India: Jewels that Enchanted the World
By: Diamond World News Service
Feb 19 2014 11:29AM
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Maharaja Bhupinder Singh of Patiala (cat. 145); Cartier Archives
Maharaja Bhupinder Singh of Patiala (cat. 145); Cartier Archives
An exhibition entitled - India: Jewels that Enchanted the World, will celebrate the history and grandeur of India’s craft in jewellery making. This exhibit is a joint effort between The State Museums of Moscow Kremlin and the Indo-Russian Jewellery Foundation, founded by diamond and jewellery connoisseur Alex Popov. It is being organised at the State Museums of Moscow Kremlin from 12 April to 27 July 2014.

This exhibit is a journey of five centuries of Indian jewellery history, from the 17th century to the present day, featuring over 300 pieces of jewellery and jewelled objects loaned from over 30 museums, institutions and private collections, across the world. Many of the items have never been exhibited before.

Lenders to the exhibition include the al-Sabah Collection, the British Museum, the Doha Museum of Islamic Art, the Khalili Collection, the Musée Barbier-Mueller, and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Jewellery houses such as Cartier, Chaumet, Mauboussin and Van Cleef & Arpels also will present pieces. The 21st century is represented by two of India’s leading jewellery houses – Munnu Kasliwal’s creations for The Gem Palace, and Bhagat.

The exhibition has been conceived by Dr Gagarina and Alex Popov who brought together scholars and enthusiasts from India, UK, Switzerland and the USA for the project. The pieces are arranged is themes of regions and periods, typology and sources of inspiration. One can see the jewellery tradition of South India, temple jewels, jewellery of the Mughal courts combining gold, enamel, gems; gem-set jewels created for the Nizams of Hyderabad; symbiosis between European jewellery houses and India and the cross-cultural influences between Europe and India; a dedicated narrative of the five great gems of Indian jewellery – diamonds, emeralds, rubies, sapphires and pearls.

India: Jewels that Enchanted the World tells of the history of Indian jewellery against a background of the colourful fabrics, and the smells and sounds of India’s bazaars.

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