A display of 100 spectacular objects from or inspired by the jewellery traditions of the Indian subcontinent.

Beginning in the 17th century with the Mughal Emperors who collected them for use in Royal ceremonies and court rituals, India has established itself an international market for precious stones in the last four hundred years. This exhibition – drawn from the recently-formed Al Thani collection – includes rare and unusual examples from across the period, highlighting their value in local culture and the techniques used by goldsmiths in the subcontinent.

It also explores how Indian jewellery has influenced leading European designers and on display is a series of contemporary pieces that reflect this theme.

V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum)

Cromwell Road, London, Greater London, SW7 2RL

020 7942 2000


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Daily, 10am – 5.45pm (Fri until 10pm)

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