Beyond Extravagance: A Royal Collection of Gems And Jewels


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This book will awaken a new understanding of the diverse tradition of Indian jewelry through pieces that span more than four hundred years. Assembled with a passion for gems and a love of Indian craftsmanship, each item sheds light on the evolution of style and technique in court jewelry from the peak of the Mughal imperial patronage, the rich commissions of Maharajas under the British Raj, the celebrated Indian commissions of Cartier, to the inventive creations of the 21st century.

  • Hardcover
  • 250 illustrations
  • 416 pages
  • 11" X 14"
  • Imported