Miniature. “Khusraw Beholding Shirin Bathing”  India, Deccan, Hyderabad; c. 1720-1740

Miniature. “Khusraw Beholding Shirin Bathing” India, Deccan, Hyderabad; c. 1720-1740

On her wedding day, Queen Elizabeth received quite the sparkly avalanche of presents. Among the spoils were a diamond tiara and matching necklace from the Nizam of Hyderabad. Made by Cartier, the design is appropriately based on English roses.

On her wedding day, Queen Elizabeth received quite the sparkly avalanche of presents. Among the spoils were a diamond tiara and matching necklace from the Nizam of Hyderabad. Made by Cartier, the design is appropriately based on English roses.

he ruled Arcot as Subadar, under the Nizam of Hyderabad. He had magnificent diamonds and very large pearls.

he ruled Arcot as Subadar, under the Nizam of Hyderabad. He had magnificent diamonds and very large pearls.

Paigah Tombs, Hyderabad by Andrew & Steph, via Flickr

Paigah Tombs, Hyderabad by Andrew & Steph, via Flickr

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