“India: Jewels that Enchanted the World” will be held at the State Museums of Moscow Kremlin on 27th July 2014. This exhibition will display more than 300 pieces of Indian jewellery and jewelled objects loaned by more than 30 museums, institutions and private collections from around the world. The exhibition will showcase the legacy of 500 years of India and celebrate centuries of outstanding craftsmanship.
“India: Jewels that Enchanted the World” is an exhibition created by Dr Gagarina and Popov who brought together scholars and enthusiasts from India, United Kingdom, Switzerland and the United States for this project.
Lenders to the exhibition include the Al Sabah Collection, the British Museum, the Doha Museum of Islamic Art, and the Victoria and Albert Museum, as well as jewellery houses such as Cartier, Chaumet and Van Cleef & Arpels.
The first hall will include south Indian jewellery: monumental pieces crafted from gold, worked in relief and decorated with beautiful flowers, dancing peacocks and gems.
The second hall shows the fusion between European and Indian jewellery and the cross-cultural influences of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.