Museum Monday: Treasures from India at the MET

At Gray & Davis, our collection tends to focus on jewels of Europe and the Americas, so we’re always glad when an opportunity to expand our jewelry horizons presents itself. Luckily, the Metropolitan Museum of Art has obliged us with just such an opportunity.

Treasures from India: Jewels from the Al-Thani Collection is on view through January 25th at the MET, and features 60 stunning jewels dating from the Mughal era through the turn of the twentieth century. 

A few of the pieces we're excited to see in person:

 Locket Pendant, 17th Century. Gold, Rubies and Emeralds. 

Locket Pendant, 17th Century. Gold, Rubies and Emeralds. 

The impressive gemstone inlay on this locket is so flawless it almost resembles enamel work.

 Pen Case & Inkwell, 16th or 17th century. Gold, Diamonds, Rubies and Emeralds. 

Pen Case & Inkwell, 16th or 17th century. Gold, Diamonds, Rubies and Emeralds. 

A necessary object, if there ever was one. 

 Turban Ornament, c. 1800-1850. Gold, Diamonds, Spinel and Enamel.  

Turban Ornament, c. 1800-1850. Gold, Diamonds, Spinel and Enamel.  

The back is just as stunning as the front!

 Dagger, c.1620. Steel, Jade, Rubies & Gold

Dagger, c.1620. Steel, Jade, Rubies & Gold

Because if you’re going to have a dagger, it should be a dagger with a jade handle inlaid with ruby flowers.