Aigrette Cartier (French, founded Paris, 1847) Date: 2012 Geography: France, Paris Medium: Platinum, set with emeralds and diamonds Dimensions: H. 7 3/4 in. (19.5 cm) W. 3 in. (7.4 cm) Classification: Jewelry Credit Line: The Al-Thani Collection

Aigrette Cartier (French, founded Paris, 1847) Date: 2012 Geography: France, Paris Medium: Platinum, set with emeralds and diamonds Dimensions: H. 7 3/4 in. (19.5 cm) W. 3 in. (7.4 cm) Classification: Jewelry Credit Line: The Al-Thani Collection

Turban Ornament and Brooch (sarpesh) Object Name: Turban Ornament Date: Turban ornament: ca. 1900; clip on reverse made by Cartier Paris, 2012 Geography: India Medium: Gold and silver, set with emerald, diamonds and hanging pearl Dimensions: H. 4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm) W. 5 1/8 in. (12.8 cm) Classification: Jewelry Credit Line: The Al-Thani Collection

Turban Ornament and Brooch (sarpesh) Object Name: Turban Ornament Date: Turban ornament: ca. 1900; clip on reverse made by Cartier Paris, 2012 Geography: India Medium: Gold and silver, set with emerald, diamonds and hanging pearl Dimensions: H. 4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm) W. 5 1/8 in. (12.8 cm) Classification: Jewelry Credit Line: The Al-Thani Collection

Art Deco carved emerald and sapphire brooch by Cartier, circa 1920. Via Diamonds in the Library.

Amazing carved emerald and sapphire brooch by Cartier

Art Deco carved emerald and sapphire brooch by Cartier, circa 1920. Via Diamonds in the Library.

Tipu Sultan's Magic Box Object Name: Box Date: 1780–90 Geography: South India, Mysore Medium: Gold Dimensions: H. 2 1/4 in. (5.5 cm) W. 2 3/8 in. (5.8 cm) D. 1 7/8 in. (4.7 cm) Classification: Gold Credit Line: The Al-Thani Collection

Tipu Sultan's Magic Box Object Name: Box Date: 1780–90 Geography: South India, Mysore Medium: Gold Dimensions: H. 2 1/4 in. (5.5 cm) W. 2 3/8 in. (5.8 cm) D. 1 7/8 in. (4.7 cm) Classification: Gold Credit Line: The Al-Thani Collection

Rosewater Sprinkler (gulabpash) Date: 17th century (base), late 18th century…

Rosewater Sprinkler (gulabpash) Date: 17th century (base), late 18th century…

Turban Ornament (jigha) Object Name: Turban ornament Date: 1675–1750 Geography: North India Medium: Gold, set with spinel, diamonds, rubies, with hanging emerald; enamel on stem and reverse Dimensions: H. 8 7/8 in. (22.5 cm) W. 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm) Classification: Jewelry Credit Line: The Al-Thani Collection

Turban Ornament (jigha) Object Name: Turban ornament Date: 1675–1750 Geography: North India Medium: Gold, set with spinel, diamonds, rubies, with hanging emerald; enamel on stem and reverse Dimensions: H. 8 7/8 in. (22.5 cm) W. 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm) Classification: Jewelry Credit Line: The Al-Thani Collection

Flask Bottle Date: 1650–1700 Geography: North India Medium: Rock crystal, inlaid with gold wire, rubies, and emeralds, with gold collar, stopper, and foot Dimensions: H. 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm) W. 2 1/8 in. (5.5 cm) Classification: Lapidary Work-Crystal Credit Line: The Al-Thani Collection

Flask Bottle Date: 1650–1700 Geography: North India Medium: Rock crystal, inlaid with gold wire, rubies, and emeralds, with gold collar, stopper, and foot Dimensions: H. 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm) W. 2 1/8 in. (5.5 cm) Classification: Lapidary Work-Crystal Credit Line: The Al-Thani Collection

#Mughal Jeweled Falcon. India. c. 1640 Gold with enamel and india rubies, emeralds, diamonds, sapphires and onyx. Made in the Imperial Mughal workshop and was part of the private jewels of #ShahJahan.

#Mughal Jeweled Falcon. India. c. 1640 Gold with enamel and india rubies, emeralds, diamonds, sapphires and onyx. Made in the Imperial Mughal workshop and was part of the private jewels of #ShahJahan.

The Patiala Ruby Choker, 1931by Cartier - Rubies, diamonds, and pearls, with platinum mounts. The Al-Thani Collection. © Servette Overseas Limited 2013. All rights reserved.

The Patiala Ruby Choker, 1931by Cartier - Rubies, diamonds, and pearls, with platinum mounts. The Al-Thani Collection. © Servette Overseas Limited 2013. All rights reserved.

COLLECTION OF SHEIKH HAMAD BIN ABDULLAH AL-THANI - Necklace (kanthi), circa 1850-75, made of gold set with diamonds and emerald. The Al-Thani Collection. (Photo: © Prudence Cuming Associates)

Treasures from India: Jewels from the Al-Thani Collection Opens at the Met

COLLECTION OF SHEIKH HAMAD BIN ABDULLAH AL-THANI - Necklace (kanthi), circa 1850-75, made of gold set with diamonds and emerald. The Al-Thani Collection. (Photo: © Prudence Cuming Associates)

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