New Delhi: As the demand for classical Indian art and jewelry continues to grow, Saffronart is currently featuring ‘Treasures from the Past’, a month of events focusing on Indian miniature paintings, antiquities and period jewelry. As part of this, Saffronart Delhi is currently showcasing an exhibition of Indian period jewelry. The exhibition was previewed on April 11th, 2013, with a talk, an Introduction to Indian Period Jewelry by Meera Kumar, a renowned jewelry expert and co-author of Dance of the Peacock: Jewelry Traditions of India.
The exhibition features approximately 30 pieces of exquisite hand crafted jewelry from various regions of India renowned for their intricate design work and skilled craftsmanship. It also includes several jewels that were originally part of Indian royal collections, such as a beautifully carved emerald pendant with rose cut diamonds, a stunning neckpiece accented with large pearls with a surmount of rubies and emeralds.