Jewels

All images with permission from Mapin Publishing and the Alkazi Collection of Photography.

News and views from the Raj

3 min read . 01 Sep 2018
Ninth-generation jeweller Samir Kasliwal at The Gem Palace in Jaipur. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint<br />

Inside Gem Palace

9 min read . 19 Dec 2015
Empress Farah’s crown<br />

The crown jewels of Iran

5 min read . 14 Nov 2015
Alamkara displays 255 pieces from different jewellery traditions. Photographs by Priyanka Parashar/Mint<br />

Jewel tone

2 min read . 15 Nov 2014
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Regal read

1 min read . 30 Nov 2011
<br />A 1949-50 photo shows Jaques Arpels and his daughter studying a sketch for a necklace created for a maharani. Photographs: Roli Books<br />

National Treasure

6 min read . 02 Dec 2011
<br />New entrant: The Amrapali stall at London’s Harrod’s department store. Amrapali<br />

Amrapali breaks new ground

1 min read . 29 Nov 2011
<br />At Vastrakala it is rare for a single embroiderer to work on a piece. M Lakshman/Mint <br />

Thread fare

5 min read . 16 Dec 2010
<br />In vogue: Sherawat at the Cannes 2010 opening night. Tony Barson / WireImage <br />

Jewel of India

2 min read . 21 May 2010
Online auctioneering

Online auctioneering

1 min read . 29 Mar 2010
<br /> Flora and fauna: (left to right) A painting shows a tiger entering a village; a painting of a Pink-headed Duck, a bird that was common in Mumbai in the 1920s; and a painting by J.P. Irani. Photograph<br />

A tiger on Malabar Hill

3 min read . 04 Sep 2009