Qing dynasty jeweled gold, pearl, glass bead, and kingfisher feather hairpins…

Qing dynasty jeweled gold, pearl, glass bead, and kingfisher feather hairpins, Forbidden City collection.

A new exhibition at the V&A may showcase an unrivalled gem collection, but owning even a few pieces makes the spine tingle, says Vivienne Becker

Indian court jewellery

Two Sarpeches (Turban Ornaments) for a Boy Object Name: Turban ornaments Date: late 18th century Geography: India, Deccan, Hyderabad Culture: Islamic Medium: Diamonds, gold setting

Two Sarpeches (Turban Ornaments) for a Boy Object Name: Turban ornaments Date: late century Geography: India, Deccan, Hyderabad Culture: Islamic Medium: Diamonds, gold setting

An enamelled diamond-set and pearl turban ornament (turra) Probably Hyderabad, Mughal India, 19th century

Century Enamelled Diamond-Set And Pearl Turban Ornament Turra Probably Hyderabad Mughal India.

Ozion - Oasis blue and patterned ringneck bird feathers with antiqued brass steampunk style charms - headdress fascinator headband, comb, or elastic band your choice

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.

Turban Ornament (jigha) Object Name: Turban ornament Date: Geography: North India Medium: Gold, set with spinel, diamonds, rubies, with hanging emerald; enamel on stem and reverse

Headdress Ornament, 1700s or 1800s China, Qing dynasty (1644-1912)

Headdress ornament, China, or Qing Dynasty - Made from a copper- silver alloy, with some guilding, and decorated with kingfisher feathers and glass beads. Cleveland Museum of Art.

India | Close up of an intricate gold braid; one of the 28 pieces that Bonhams is about to sell ~ an inspiring array of Indian Temple Jewellery from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, all from one impressive private collection. Each of the 28 pieces were used to ornament the Hindu gods. As tributes to the deities, these works of art are beautifully made of gold, diamonds and rubies combined with centuries old Indian craftsmanship.

Bonhams to sell private collection of Indian Temple Jewellery

Close up of an intricate gold braid, part of the Bonhams Indian Temple Jewellery sale. Close up of an intricate gold braid, part of the Bonhams Indian Temple Jewellery

Turkmenistan / Afghanistan | Turkoman Headdress with gold brocade; Stitched cotton, gold brocade, silver, glass beads, carnelian, brass, metal | ca. 1900 | Est. 1'500€ ~ (Jan '15)

Turkoman Head Dress with gold Brocade. Turkmenistan, c.

India | Hair ornament (jadai nagam); gold, rubies, emeralds, diamonds | Tamil Nadu, 19th century

India | Hair ornament (jadai nagam); gold, rubies, emeralds, diamonds | Tamil Nadu, 19th century

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