Though we visited many times the National Museum in New Delhi, this week we made a special visit only to see Nizam’s Jewels. Priceless royal jewels which once adorned some of the most powerful Hyderabad Nizams, bear testimony to the sheer grandeur of the Asaf Jahi dynasty rulers. Open in Delhi third time now, a public exhibition has displayed 173 dazzling pieces of jewellery, including one of the world’s biggest diamonds — the Jacob Dimond.
“Jewels of India: The Nizam’s Jewellery Collection”, a temporary exhibition at the National Museum, has the Jacob (or Imperial) Diamond as its centerpiece, amid panels of richly-studded crown jewels, headbands, waistbands, necklaces, rings, earrings and other jewellery.
Now temporarily housed in a highly-protected chamber of the Museum, the studded rubies, emeralds, diamonds and pearls dating back to 18th-20th centuries, glitter in dim light. Such was the splendour of the Nizams that jewellery worn by royal men and women now represent some of the finest jewels and cultural heritage globally.
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What a collection!
Yeah amazing collection. Thank you for visiting.
That’s such a treasure to visit.
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Extremely amazing collection!!
Thank you Rupa Rao for the nice comment.
These are gorgeous! I tried to pick a favourite, but it’s not possible. They’re all stunning.
Thank you for the nice comments. Yeah it was really stunning.
Such artistry and creativity IS delightful to behold. I can’t imagine actually wearing these necklaces, bracelets, etc.–much less as a child!
Yeah true. Thank you for the nice comments.
That would be awesome to see in person! Thank you for sharing the pictures and information.
I wanted to reach out and touch them all. 😍
Ha ha, thank you for the nice comments.
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Very nice photos and amazing exponats…
That is a stunning collection