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Arvind Singh Mewar ofUdaipur, the scion of the House of Mewar has become the first Indian ever to win a trophy at the recently-concluded 62nd annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance event inCalifornia,USAon August 19, 2012.


The Maharaja Royal


This Mughal parrot finger ring (c.1600–1625) with a three-dimensional bird that can rotate and bob (possibly providing hours of entertainment for its owner) is set with rubies, emeralds, diamonds and a single sapphire. Photos © The al-Sabah collection.

Seal Ring with Hidden Key Object Name: Ring Date: 1884–1885 Geography: South India, Hyderabad Medium: Gold, set with spinel Dimensions: H. 1 1/8 in. (2.7 cm) W. 1 1/8 in. (2.8 cm), W. (with key extended) 2 1/8 in. (5.3 cm) Classification: Jewelry Credit Line: The Al-Thani Collection