State Museums of Moscow Kremlin
12 April to 27 July 2014
The Kremlin, Moscow, Russia

This exhibition is billed as the most comprehensive exhibition of Indian jewellery ever staged. Examinign the legacy of five hundred years of Indian jewellery, from the 17th century to the present day, the show includes more than 300 pieces of jewellery and jewelled objects brought together for the first time to showcase the beauty of Indian craftsmanship, the magnificence of gemstone setting and the aesthetic refinement of Indian taste. Many of the items have never been exhibited before.

Lenders to the exhibition include the al-Sabah Collection, the British Museum, the Doha Museum of Islamic Art, the Khalili Collection, the Musée Barbier-Mueller, and the Victoria and Albert Museum as well as the world’s greatest jewellery houses such as Cartier, Chaumet, Mauboussin and Van Cleef & Arpels. The 21st century is represented by two of India’s leading jewellery houses – Munnu Kasliwal’s creations for The Gem Palace and Bhagat – both famous for their exquisite designs, fine craftsmanship and consummate glamour.