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“Mapping a Legacy of Indian Jewels” Uncovers India’s Historic Gem Trade

Led by Saffron Art, the biennial jewellery conference, Mapping a Legacy of Indian Jewels will be making a comeback with a second edition in early autumn on the 11thto the 12thof October at Mumbai’s Four Seasons Hotel. The two-day conference  will feature a line-up of prestigious speakers such as contemporary jewellery designer Viren Bhagat, art historian and author Hugo Crespo, chief advisor to the Maharaja of Kapurthala, Cynthia Meera Frederick, and international jewellery specialists Joanna...

Spectacular Indian Jewellery Design

This autumn, as part of the V&A India Festival, an exhibition of spectacular objects, drawn from a single private collection, will explore the broad themes of tradition and modernity in Indian jewellery design. Highlights of Bejewelled Treasures: The Al Thani Collection will include Mughal jades, a rare jewelled gold finial from the throne of Tipu Sultan, and spectacular pieces that reveal the dramatic changes that took place in Indian jewellery design during the early 20th...

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