Beyond Extravagance : A Royal Collection of Gems and Jewels
I have finally ordered my copy of this amazing publication from Assouline, “Beyond Extravagance: A Royal Collection of Gems and Jewels”. The book presents a journey of over 400 years of important jewels and objects from India, from opulent court jewels to commissions from some of the wealthiest Maharajas.
It is on the slightly pricey side, however, if you are interested in purchasing a copy, the following link offers a good introduction and a peek inside !
There's an interesting interview with the author, Dr. Amin Jaffer, who is also the International Director of Asian Art at Christies.
Until my copy arrives, I thought id introduce you to a few of my favorite Maharajas and the mode of transport for the female members of the royal household.