Extraordinary Encounters (III): A Carpet of Pearls

At Saffronart’s inaugural Jewellery Conference in 2017, Maharani Radhikaraje Gaekwad from the Royal Family of Baroda shared stories of her family’s significant jewellery collection in her talk titled “Royal Patronage, Enduring Grace: The Gaekwad Legacy.” She spoke about the jewels once owned by the family, such as the Dresden diamond and the Empress Eugenie diamond, but all of these paled in comparison to the well-known Pearl Carpet of Baroda.

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Extraordinary Encounters (II): The Jacob Diamond

The first day of Saffronart’s inaugural Jewellery Conference in 2017 opened with a riveting discussion between Dr Usha Balakrishnan and John Zubrzycki, titled “Jacob: The Largest Diamond in India’s Crown.” Zubrzycki, a Sydney-based author, journalist and researcher specialising in South Asia and India, shed light on the intriguing saga involving one of the most famous diamonds in the world – the Jacob Diamond, formerly known as the Imperial Diamond – and the enigmatic character most commonly associated with it.

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Watch Now: The Timeless Legacy of Indian Jewels

Saffronart Co-founder Minal Vazirani and jewellery historian Usha Balakrishnan on the upcoming conference, The Timeless Legacy of Indian Jewels.

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