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Centuries of Opulence: Jewels of India

Mughal Diamond and Emerald Necklace with Earrings
Mughal Era, 18th century
Diamond and emerald in 22K gold
Necklace 20.5 x 18 cm, earrings 3 x 7.5 cm.

Obtained from descendants of the Nizam of Hyderabad, this magnificent necklace and matching earrings are set with approximately 150 carats of Golconda diamonds and 47 Colombian emerald beads. They are strong symbols of the power and wealth of one of the richest ruling families of India.

Courtesy of a private collection. Photo by Robert Weldon/GIA.