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The Nizam's jewels

Discussion in 'Jewelry & Accessories' started by Mythraeyi, Sep 28, 2007.

  1. Mythraeyi

    Mythraeyi Silver IL'ite

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    The Nizam's jewellery is one of the largest collections of jewels in India.
    The collection comprising 173 jewels covers a period ranging from 18th century to the early 20th century.
    The collection includes sarpeches, necklaces, belts and buckles, pairs of bracelets and bangles, earrings, armlets, toe rings and watch chains.
    Here are a few pics from the collection
    Armband- Deccani workmanship can be seen in these armbands. This pair is made up of three hinged panels with openwork foliate design set with foiled table-cut diamonds.
    Paizeb- Pair of anklets (Paizeb) in the form of interlocking vertical repeats hinged with each other set with old-cut Golcunda diamonds, with a crest of pearls along the upper edge. Such ornaments of Mughal design were made for all important women in the royal household.
    Belt Buckle- The belt buckle made in three parts hinged together for a better fit has over 55 carats of diamonds, the central weighing approximately 30 carats
    Sarpech (turban Ornament)- This is the proud ornament used to adorn turbans in all princely states in India. They appear quite often in the court of the Nizam and Sikh court of Maharaja Ranjit Singh
    The Jacob diamond- The Jacob diamond, believed to have been found as a rough stone in an African mine was brought over by a syndicate in Amsterdam where it was cut in a style that prevailed around 100 years ago. It was brought to India by a dealer by name Alexander Malcon Jacob. He then sold the diamond to the VI Nizam Mahboob ali Pasha in 1891.

    The Satlada- Seven stringed Basrah pearl necklace commonly known as the Satlada
    Emeralds- This is the collection of 22 unset emeralds weighing around 412 carats, the kind which is not seen anywhere.
    Currently this is being exhibited at the national museum in Delhi, so check it out if you have a chance.
    Mythraeyi
     

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  2. Mythraeyi

    Mythraeyi Silver IL'ite

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    more pics of the jewels
     

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  3. krish22

    krish22 Senior IL'ite

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    Hi maitreyi,

    The Nizam's collections is on eof the world's most valuable and beautiful one.I have gone to the exbition in the Salarjung Museum.I was amazed by the inticacies of the jewels.What we are seeing is only part of the collection.More valuable ones are with the govt and with the british.

    I heard that the treasure is now in Delhi for exhibition .
     
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    madhu11 Bronze IL'ite

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    hi,

    Wow!!! Such beautiful pieces. I wish I had seen them in hyd. May be I will some day since they are in the museum in hyd. Are they still in the museum in hyd or do you have to go to Delhi now for seeing such magnificent pieces?
     
  5. krish22

    krish22 Senior IL'ite

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    I saw in the newspaper that the jewellery was taken to Delhi.

    I am not sure where they are now.
     
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    Hi Mythraeyi,

    Breathtaking I must say!!!!!! The nizam's collection is fabulous.

    Qudsia.

     
  7. Sudha Kailas

    Sudha Kailas IL Hall of Fame

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    Seeing the name brought me back to this page that has not been visited by so many for years now.
    I found some good ideas here and thanks a lot Mythraeyi.
     
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    Padhmu IL Hall of Fame

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    wow!! beautiful and rare collections of jewels with good information. thanks for sharing Mythrey
     

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