View one of the world’s most dazzling private collections of Indian jewellery in London.
Daily 10am-5.30pm; Friday 10am-9.30pm
As part of the V&A India Festival, the exhibition entitled Bejewelled Treasures: The Al Thani Collection brings the opulence and breathtaking beauty of India’s jewels to the capital. Arriving after a warm reception at the Met Museum in New York, the exhibition consists of a single, exceptional private collection, on loan from Sheikh Hamad bin Adbullah Al Thani of Qatar. From the traditional to the contemporary, the exhibition, sponsored by jewellery house Wartski, charts the colourful history of Indian jewellery design. From the ceremonial majesty of an 18th century ornament from Tipu Sultan’s throne, to the delightful Cartier brooch from 1922, marvel at how the styles of Indian jewellery have changed over the centuries.
Admission: £11 including £1 donation; senior citizens £9; full-time students £6; family tickets available.
Fabulous Indian jewels and rare Mughal jades sit alongside contemporary pieces from Cartier and JAR, showing India’s far-reaching influence on jewellery design.